About Passionate Ink
What is Passionate Ink?
Passionate Ink is a Special Interest Chapter of Romance Writers of America for erotic romance writers. We are an online chapter with members from all over the world. With the rapid growth of erotic romance as a sub-genre, our goal is to have an official presence within RWA, as well as a voice in the industry. This is the place for erotic romance writers to be heard, understood, supported, encouraged and promoted.
Our goal is to promote erotic romance through education about the different levels of erotic romance, and promotion and overall good will towards all romance writers, regardless of the genre in which they write.
We are all romance writers with varying degrees of sensual content in our writing. The Passionate Ink Chapter believes in exploring all forms of romance, without boundaries, and the happily ever after that comes with a committed relationship.
- To educate new, almost there and published erotic romance writers by offering a safe place to exchange resources, craft advice and industry news.
- Create a safe forum for networking with all members of Passionate Ink.
- Support and encouragement for erotic romance writers.
- Educate others about the different sub-genres, styles and heat levels within erotic romance.
What is “Erotic Romance”?
This particular genre of romance is one where the erotic elements are integral to the plot and take the book beyond traditional romance boundaries. The erotic elements (in the context of any traditional or non-traditional romantic relationship) play a major part in plot and/or character development, and the end of the book is emotionally satisfying and optimistic. The story must end with a “happily for now” or “happily ever after” ending. A romance may contain or reflect multiple genres and themes (ie: historical, paranormal, LGBTQ, BDSM culture, polyamory, contemporary); however, for erotic romance, the erotic element is the *primary* defining genre of the work. Learn more