Special Events

Please join our authors at these upcoming events:

May 13, 2017 Central Florida Discussion Group of Mystery Writers of America

Date: Saturday, May 13, 2017
Program: “How to write a blurb, bio, or book description”
Place: At the Fort Jeppesen Angus ranch of Richard F. “Jepp” Jeppeson, one of our members.

Address:
9541 Orange Blossom Road
Howey in the Hills, FL 34737
Time: 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Prior to our 10:30 a.m. meeting, our host “Jepp” Jeppesen will offer an optional fifteen-minute tour of his working cattle facility, Ft. Jeppeson Angus, covering barn, feeder stanchions and the tractors used to feed the cattle. Jepp will also provide cinnamon buns for all attendees!

Program Topics

(1) How to write a blurb, bio, or book description.
Attendees are asked to bring a sample of a good and a bad blurb, bio, and book description—but not their own. I suggest you bring eight to ten copies so each attendee will have one. Also bring your own blurb, bio, or book description. We’ll work on it together.
(2) What is your favorite “How to write” book and why

The world-famous Mission Inn Resort is right up the street for our Dutch-treat lunch for informal discussion after the meeting.

For more details, contact Dallas Gorham

Jump Start Your Novel Workshop

Saturday, September 23, 10:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.All Write: Jump Start Your Novel” at the North Regional/BC Library1100 Coconut Creek Boulevard, Coconut Creek, FL 33066. Presented by Mystery Writers of America Florida Chapter

ALL WRITE – Jump Start Your Novel

With help from professional, published authors you will explore four different genres-Mystery, Romance, YA and Memoir. Each mini-workshop will include writing exercises & informative hand-outs.

10:30 – 11 am Welcome / Introductions
11-12  Genre 1
12- 1 Genre 2
1-2 lunch break BYO
2-3 Genre 3
3-4 Genre 4

This event is FREE. R.S.V.P required due to limited seating. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/all-write-jump-start-your-novel-tickets-33619371445

Instructors:
Mystery- Neil Plakcy
Romance- Victoria Pinder
YA/MG- Debbie Reed Fischer
Memoir- TBA

Southwest Florida Members
Next Meeting TBA

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. 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/  Advance reservations required. $25 per class. All workshops are held at Murder on the Beach Bookstore, 273 NE 2nd Avenue, Delray Beach, FL 33444 from 10:00 am to Noon. Instructors are multi-published authors. Cash, check or credit cards accepted. 561-279-7790 or murdermb@gate.net

Tentative 2017 Schedule
June 3   Boot Camp – Randy Rawls
10  Writing Tight – Eliot Kleinberg
17  Memoir – Brenda Serotte
24  Plotting – Nancy Cohen

July 1 – 4th of July Weekend
8    Dialogue – DJ Niko
15  Pacing – Laura Belgrave
22  POV – Elaine Viets
29  Children’s Books – Gloria Rothstein

Aug 5  Character Development – Charles Todd
12    Self Editing – Prudy Taylor Board
19   Travel Writing  – Tom Swick
26  HT Find an Agent  –  Michael Meeske

Sep 2  Labor Day Weekend
9  –  Book Covers – Victoria Landis
16  HT Self Publish  – Marcia King-Gamble
23  FL Authors Academy Has Talent
 

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