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Happy 2014!




We made it another full year! What a rush! We start every new year with a renewed opportunity to improve upon the last and 2014 is no exception! We are excitedly looking forward to busy, productive sites, and fun conversations. Let this year be our year, your year, and the year we all reach for, and work for our goals!

The Independent Writer’s Association members will be sharing their releases for the last year, and we are looking forward to discussing what we’re working on for the coming year!

We are also open to new author participation! Would you like to be a member of an active and varied blog that brings in many viewers? Do you believe in supporting other authors? Are you ready to further your platform? Let’s work together! Contact us and we’ll work out your membership!

This year holds a lot of promise and fun! Can’t wait to savor it all.

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Thank You note and Member Information

We want to thank everyone for the rapidly growing interest in the Independent Writers Association. Both readers and writers alike have contacted us on twitter, facebook and G+ and the support is amazing.

Among the responses we’ve received are requests from authors to join the IWA:
Thank you for your interest in the group. We appreciate your support, but due to our desire to create a cohesive and supportive network, we are not open to requests to join at this time. Everyone thus far has received a private invitation to be a member. Currently, some invitations have not received a response.

We will re-evaluate our position as the month comes to a close.
It is possible that in the future we will have a formalized member application process. Should we do this, we will make a multi-location announcement. If you are interested, watch our site news updates for further information.

We are open to guest posts from any who would like to contribute, as our schedule permits. Please contact either of the administrators, Sarah Barnard or Catrina Taylor, to find out what slots are available.

For our readers:
You have been amazing, conversational and supportive. Thank you beyond words. If you have suggestions for site enhancements, interactions, or topics you’d like to see covered please contact either @UKSarahBarnard or @TheLadyWrites (Catrina) via Twitter or through this site. We’d love to hear from you.

We are excited about the success and look forward to having fantastic conversations and information in the days and years ahead.

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Hello, and a very warm welcome to you.

This is the New site for a small, select, group of Independent Writers. We are the Independent Writers’ Association, and we will never be more than 30 in number.

Our goal is to present a vibrant space where different voices are found regularly, books are showcased and where new and talented writers might tempt you with their fabulous stories.

We aim to bring you new releases, story samples, writing fun that you can join in with as well as our members. We want to bring you laughter, show you the monsters under your bed, to make you think, keep you turning the page until the very end.

But, a word of warning, browsing here may result in you becoming lost in worlds of fiction! Some of the books that will be listed here are seriously good, some are even better than that. Some of the authors here have many books available, but we only have space for 2 titles per author so please do go and find the member websites page to find even more books, and to meet the authors on their home ground.

Catrina and I will be adding links, members and other features over the coming weeks, so please feel free to browse around while we get ourselves organised and let us know if you find anything that doesn’t work. We would also love to hear from you if you have any ideas for things you’d like to see here.
Sarah Barnard

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