Online Resources Available to Beau Monde Members
Membership in The Beau Monde (TBM), a special chapter of the Romance Writers of America (RWA), includes access to a wide range of valuable online resources. For the convenience of our members, this page provides direct links for quick access to those resources. (Please Note: Any resources which require membership credentials for log in are noted.)
Romance Writers of America Home Page http://www.rwa.org/
RWA University http://my.rwa.org/p/co/ly/gid=51
The RWA University offers ongoing courses for romance writers, in addition to maintaining a library of useful documents and hosting a forum in support of each class. (Member log in required.)
TBM PAN Community http://my.rwa.org/p/co/ly/gid=91
This is the myRWA hub for the Beau Monde’s Published Author Network (PAN), with a forum and files section. (Member log in required.)
TBM PAN Forum http://my.rwa.org/p/fo/si/topic=350
This is the general discussion forum for the Beau Monde’s Published Author Network. Here, published authors can find a range of information on the publishing industry, promotional opportunities for their books, and other issues of interest to published authors and interact with other published authors. (Member log in required.)
TBM PRO Community http://my.rwa.org/p/co/ly/gid=118
The area of the myRWA site for those authors who are in pursuit of a professional writing career but have not yet had a manuscript accepted for publication. This area includes the PRO Community’s Discussion Forum, Announcements, and File library. (Member log in required.)
TBM Community Main Page http://my.rwa.org/p/co/ly/gid=46
The is the home page for the Beau Monde special interest group. This page provides a list of upcoming TBM Events, plus links to the TBM Members-only Blog, the TBM Forums, as well as the File Library, Chapter History, Contacts, and Media Centre, plus the Chapter Calendar and Polls. (Member log in required.)
The TBM Members-Only Blog http://my.rwa.org/p/bl/bl/blogid=4
News about chapter activities, research articles, good news from members, updates from board members and committee chairs, and the latest book releases. This is also the new home of our members-only newsletter, The Quizzing Glass, which includes articles on various aspects of Regency history, specifically for authors, by our members. (Member log in required.)
The TBM File Library http://my.rwa.org/p/do/si/topic=130
This library includes a collection of files with chapter information, such a bylaws and member rosters. Also available here are various ‘How To’ instruction sheets and back issues of our public newsletters, The Regency Reader. (Member log in required.)
The TBM Media Centre http://my.rwa.org/p/co/ml/gid=46
This collection of media has been made available by our members for use by our members. Members can upload images here for use in blog and forum posts, or to share with other members. (Member log in required.)
myRWA Special Forum Sections http://my.rwa.org/p/fo/in/
This is the main page from which to locate all the forums available to members of special interest groups within RWA. Those for the Beau Monde are listed below. Members can elect to have any posts in any of these forums sent to them via email. (Member log in required for each forum section.)
TBM Announcements http://my.rwa.org/p/fo/si/topic=124
All announcements regarding the Beau Monde special chapter are posted here.
TBM General Discussions http://my.rwa.org/p/fo/si/topic=129
This forum is open for any type of discussion and subjects have ranged from help with a specific point of Regency history to suggestions on dealing with recalcitrant copy editors to discussion about today’s readers of Regency romance novels.
TBM Manuscript Workshop http://my.rwa.org/p/fo/si/topic=295
In this section of the forum, members can request critique assistance from other members on their Regency romances in progress.
TBM Working on the Web http://my.rwa.org/p/fo/si/topic=1451
In this section of the forum, members can get or share information on how to increase the search engine optimization of their web sites and blogs, get the most out of social media and protect themselves online, among others.
TBM Forums Search http://my.rwa.org/p/fo/se/
This is the Advanced Search page where members can search by area, topic and several other criteria in all forums. (Member log in required.)
The Regency Realm/The Regency Wiki http://my.rwa.org/p/wi/ar/wid=1
This TBM Wiki includes the substantial annotated bibliography of books on all aspects of Regency history which is maintained by the Beau Monde. It is continually updated by members, who share their views on each book. There are also pages which explain how to get the best from your local library when doing research and a list of sources for acquiring out-of-print and rare books. (Member log in required.)
myRWA Help http://my.rwa.org/h/fo/se/
This easy to use Help section provides help documentation for every area of myRWA.
The Beau Monde Public Resources
The Beau Monde Blog http://thebeaumonde.com/main/blog
This is the Beau Monde’s public web site, which includes an active blog and links to a host of Beau Monde pages. The blog also includes links to member’s blogs and web sites, and links to various research sources. Specific pages are noted below.
The Regency Academe http://thebeaumonde.com/main/resources/academe
This page lists all the classes on aspects of Regency history and the writing industry offered by Beau Monde.
The Royal Ascot Contest http://thebeaumonde.com/main/resources/the-royal-ascot-contest
This is the Beau Monde’s annual contest for unpublished authors of Regency-set romances. Entries can be made in several categories and are judged by professionals in the industry.
The Regency Reader http://thebeaumonde.com/main/resources/the-regency-reader
The Regency Reader is the Beau Monde’s free newsletter which provides a list of new Regency book releases for the month, and an article on some aspect of Regency history. This email newsletter is available to anyone who wishes to subscribe.
The Beau Monde Social Media Links
The Beau Monde’s Facebook Page http://www.facebook.com/TheBeauMonde
THE TBM public page for sharing chapter members’ good news and information on the Regency period. ‘LIKE’ our Face Book Page and we can ‘LIKE’ you in return.
The Beau Monde’s Facebook Group http://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/thebeaumonde/
An interactive group for sharing good news, book releases, and blog articles. Ask an admin to add you to the TBM’s Face Book Group.
The Beau Monde’s Twitter Stream http://twitter.com/#!/thebeaumonde or @thebeaumonde
Quick updates about publishing, Regency and historical news, and chats between The Beau Monde’s many authors.
TBM on Networked Blogs http://www.networkedblogs.com/blog/the-beau-monde_974122
Network your blog to TBM’s WordPress blog . ‘Vote Up’ blog posts from TBM so we can ‘ Vote Up’ your blog in return.
The Regency Encyclopedia http://www.reg-ency.com/
The Regency Encyclopedia is affiliated with the Jane Austen Society of North America and includes a variety of period resources. They have kindly allowed Beau Monde members access to their extensive encyclopedia.
Beau Monde Members: The log-in credentials for The Regency Encyclopedia have been made available for your convenience in The Regency Encyclopedia – Access Details post in the Working on the Web forum. You will need your myRWA credentials to log in to the forum.
If you are not yet a Beau Monde member, and would like to join us, please visit our Membership page for details.