Special Events

Please join our authors at these upcoming events:

Central Florida Members
Saturday, April 8, 2017 Central Florida Members Meeting

Place: Our meetings are held 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the W. T. Bland Library, 1995 N. Donnelly Street, Mt. Dora, FL. After the meeting, attendees usually meet for Dutch Treat lunch at a nearby restaurant to continue informal discussions.

Program: “Let’s Talk About eMail Blast Advertising”
The meeting will be about advertising on BookBub, eReader New Today, The Fussy Librarian, Book Gorilla, Booksends, etc. What works, what doesn’t, and how an author can improve his or her “Bang For The Buck” on email advertising.

For more details, contact Dallas Gorham

Southwest Florida Members
Saturday, March 11th Southwest Florida Members Meeting
Speaker: Nancy J. Cohen

Program: “Writing is Revising”
How do you turn a lump of coal into a diamond? In this workshop, you’ll learn how to hone your manuscript into a gem of a read. Common beginner mistakes will be addressed, such as head hopping, flashbacks, and misused character tags. Then over 30 tips on self-editing will be offered to steer you on the correct path. It takes more than a single line edit to make your work shine, whether for a submission or for indie publishing. Revising your story through several drafts takes meticulous attention to detail, intense read-throughs, and a sharp eye for repetitions. You’ll want your book to be as perfect as possible for readers.

About the Presenter:
Nancy J. Cohen writes the Bad Hair Day Mysteries featuring hairstylist Marla Vail. Titles in this series have made the IMBA bestseller list, been selected by Suspense Magazine as best cozy mystery, and won third place in the Arizona Literary Awards. Nancy has also written the instructional guide, Writing the Cozy Mystery. A featured speaker at libraries, conferences, and community events, she has served as president of Florida Romance Writers and president of Florida Chapter of Mystery Writers of America.

Place: Meetings start at 1:00 pm in room 108 of the L-building at Florida SouthWestern State College – adjacent to the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall. Check the Lee Campus map here: http://www.fsw.edu/about/maps  You can park in Lot 7 next to the L-building on Saturday, even if there is an event going on at BB Mann.

You do not have to be an MWA member to attend this meeting – although MWA membership materials will be available – invite your fiction-writing friends.

We meet for lunch before each meeting at 11:30 at Jason’s Deli – 13550 Reflection Parkway, Fort Myers. It’s off Cypress Lake Drive near the FSW campus.

For more details, contact Michael Joy

Florida Authors Academy, June through September, at Murder on the Beach Bookstore in Delray Beach. http://www.flauthorsacademy.com/home  Advance reservations required. $25 per class.

For more detailed descriptions, go to www.FLauthorsacademy.com

All workshops are held at Murder on the Beach Bookstore, 273 NE 2nd Avenue, Delray Beach, from 10am to Noon.  All instructors are multi-published authors. Charge for each workshop is $25 per person.  Please pay at the door.  Cash, check or credit cards accepted. Make Your Reservation Now! 561-279-7790  or  murdermb@gate.net

 

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