THE RWISA PLEDGE

As a member of RAVE WRITERS – INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY OF AUTHORS (RWISA), I pledge to always uphold the standards set forth in the areas of professionalism, my dedication and commitment to written excellence in the craft of writing, and my clear desire to always continually publish, in any written arena, the best, most polished work ever.

I will remain consistent in my writing, in the areas of my author platform which were vetted, and which allowed me passage to add my name to the list of other ELITE RWISA members.

I will strive to serve my fellow members, via displays of my character, my behavior and my written works, to enhance the environment of the RWISA community.

I will not hesitate to ask for assistance, professional or personal, when and if needed, to ensure that all who visit any area of my author platform and lay eyes upon my RWISA Membership badge, will clearly know that it stands for only EXCELLENCE IN WRITING.

I will accept sincere and helpful critiques of my writing in areas which my RWISA peers feel are in need of a bit of overhaul.

I will correct, repair and/or re-write any piece of written work which sits on the RWISA site, which our Vetting Panel feels is not indicative of RWISA standards.  I also understand that should I submit any piece of written work to be published to the RWISA site, which is not indicative of RWISA standards, it may be returned to me for editing and/or edited to the extent that it is made acceptable to meet RWISA standards.

I pledge to never tire of working to hone my craft of writing, to ensure that I forever embody the spirit and drive that it takes to be counted among the few, the ELITE, the very proud…RWISA community of Authors!

I understand that there is a possibility that I was accepted into RWISA, not because my writing was (perfect), but because of my clear desire to enhance the layout of the literary publishing field, by publishing work that was professionally proofed and edited.  In doing so, I am declining to add to the mounds of rubbish already littering the literary horizon.  My acceptance could also mean that the portions of my Author Platform which were vetted, were acceptable to RWISA standards at that time.

Understanding that President & Author, Nonnie Jules has very strict and high standards in writing, and also understanding that my acceptance was based on receiving 4 out of 7 votes from the Vetting Panel, I am aware that my work may not have been selected, endorsed or approved by her.

I understand that if my writing has received a 4 or 5 star rating from President & Author, Nonnie Jules, and is profiled on NONNIE’S “RAVE” REVIEWS page, that my titles listed, have received her SEAL OF APPROVAL and are suggested reads.

I understand that should I wish to cancel my membership in the RWISA organization, it will have no bearing on my membership within RRBC.

I understand that should I fail to uphold any portion of the RWISA pledge, my membership into RWISA may be revoked at any time.

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  1. I accept the pledge and it is my utmost desire to earn and continue to earn acceptance in RWISA.

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  2. It is an honor to accept the RWISA pledge.

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  3. I promise to abide by the pledge, one I have lived by in the past, and will live by in the future.

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  4. I agree with the pledge, and appreciate the opportunity to join this group. Hopefully, I can be a valuable member of the community, and continue to strive for excellence in my work going forward. Thanks.

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  5. I agree to all of the terms and professional standards as stated above and look forward to contributing to RWISA in any way I can.

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  6. Yes, I pledge to do my BEST because this is how I live my life. Determined to always improve and work toward better and better in my writing and in the world around me.

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  7. I accept the pledge should I be so fortunate to join, as I already strive to do these things. Cheers! S.J. Francis

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  8. I pledge to the standards of excellence as stated above.

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  9. The guidelines are clear. I love the wording and clarity of this pledge. It leaves NO doubt as to what it is about and why. I am very proud to be accepted into the RWISA group of dedicated writers, not because my writing is perfect, but because I am determined to always improve and strive toward perfection.

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    • Thanks, Jan S….it is my sincere hope that all RWISA members will also embody the same drive and dedication to the perfection of our craft, which is a direct reflection on the Indie writing community, as a whole. In this respect, when one of us fails, all of us wear the stigma of failure as the traditionally published community does not view us as their equals. Sadly, many have given them reason to feel so. RWISA is going to change that!

      Thanks for stopping by taking the pledge.

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  10. Yes! Let’s celebrate great writing and storytelling. We must always continue to learn and grow as writers. Each book we write should be better than the last. As a writing community we need to band together and help each other grow.

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  11. I am proud to re-take the pledge and I am honored to be a part of this group of talented and outstanding authors. Thank you for the privilege to be a part of RWISA.

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  12. I absolutely re-pledge. I am so honored to be a part of this talented group.

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  13. Yes, I pledge to the updated standards, and am honored to be a part of this group. Thank you!

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  14. annemargaretmanay July 5, 2016 — 4:19 pm

    I’m glad to repledge.

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  15. Allison Williford July 5, 2016 — 1:54 pm

    Great updates! I definitely re-pledge! I am always looking for ways to improve as a writer and hone my craft, and am always open to critique and suggestions.

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  16. I agree and re-take the pledge.

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  17. Beautifully stated, Nonnie. I happily and proudly re-take the pledge.

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  18. harmonykentonline July 5, 2016 — 9:04 am

    Thanks for the updates, Nonnie. I re-take the pledge 🙂

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  19. Yes, I certainly do pledge to uphold RWISA’s standards and community! Happy and humbled to be part of such an awesome organization!

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  20. Allison Williford June 15, 2016 — 1:03 am

    I am honored and thrilled! I pledge to all the above.

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  21. I’m pleased as punch to take the pledge. 🙂 Thanks for having me.

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  22. I happily pledge to these standards. 🙂

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  23. I pledge to uphold the RWISA standards and am proud and honored to be part of this community of writers!

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  24. I most certainly pledge to uphold the RWISA’s standards.

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  25. I pledge to uphold RWISA standards to the best of my ability in all that I write!

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  26. Yes, I pledge to live up to the standards of RWISA and its community!

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  27. Since the pledge represents everything I already do, I take the pledge!

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  28. Yes, I pledge to uphold all the RWISA standards. Thank you!

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  29. harmonykentonline May 11, 2016 — 9:41 am

    Devoted and committed, I pledge to live up to the standards of RWISA and its community!

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  30. I most certainly pledge to the above!

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  31. I whole-heartedly pledge to live up to the standards of RWISA’s standards and community!

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  32. I most definitely pledge to all!!

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  33. Yes, I pledge to do the above.

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  34. Of course, I pledge to all of the above.

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  35. Yes, I pledge to all of the above.

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