Welcome to the Space Coast Writers' Guild, dedicated to encouraging, instructing and developing writers of all genres. We're all about writers and writing, transforming wishes into reality, ideas into words.
We offer a variety of programs and speakers at our monthly meetings, along with an opportunity to meet others who are dealing with deadlines, characters who won't cooperate, rejections, re-writes, contract dilemmas, unresponsive editors, and agent searches. Whether you have published for years and in several different languages, or are pre-published and hoping, the Guild has something for you. If this is your first visit, please take a moment to explore all we have to offer from the menus above.
The Main Meetings of the Guild are held the third Saturday of each month at 1 pm. at the Garrett's Run Condo Association Clubhouse, 7900 Greenboro Drive in West Melbourne (directions). Meetings begin with a brief business meeting with announcements, welcome of new members, introduction of the Board members and treasurer's report, followed by a presentation of some aspect of writing by our monthly speaker. Following the speaker, there is a time for socializing and book signings.
|1/21/2017: ||January General Meeting: Erik Deckers "Personal Branding via Social Media": |
|2/18/2017: ||February General Meeting : TBA|
|3/18/2017: ||March General Meeting: TBA|
|4/15/2017: ||April General Meeting: Annual Business Meeting: All members should attend.|
Come join us in January, when our speaker, Erik Deckers of Pro Blog Service, will speak about "Personal Branding via Social Media"
Personal branding via social media is how 21st century writers find readers. We can't rely on the "my work should speak for itself." Instead, blogging, Twitter, and Facebook are some of the best ways to grow your readership and sell books.
Writers who successfully brand themselves online are the ones who see success. Today, thanks to social media, it's easy to create a personal brand that speaks volumes about our ability and experience.
Erik Deckers, author of "Branding Yourself: How to Use Social Media to Invent or Reinvent Yourself" and "No Bullshit Social Media" will teach you how to use social media to grow your professional reputation, your personal brand, and how to turn your social networking connections into new publishing opportunities, speaking engagements, and even new books.
BIO: Erik Deckers is the president of Pro Blog Service, a content marketing agency. He has been a newspaper humor columnist for 20 years, and is the co-author of "Branding Yourself," "No Bullshit Social Media," and "The Owned Media Doctrine." Erik was the Spring 2016 writer-in-residence at the Jack Kerouac House in Orlando.
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