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.
|5/21/2016: ||May General Meeting: Scott Tilley: “The Long SAD Summer: Writing a Textbook for a Major Publisher”|
|6/18/2016: ||Ashley McGrath & J.P. Osterman: "Blogging": |
The Long SAD Summer: Writing a Textbook for a Major Publisher
Have you ever wondered what it’s like to develop a significant textbook for a major publisher? What’s involved in the process of contract negotiations, editing and writing the book content, and updating the online material? How many people are involved in the project and what do they do? How long does it take? How is the experience different from self-publishing? At our May 21st meeting, Scott Tilley will share his experiences developing “Systems Analysis and Design (11th Ed),” published by Cengage Learning in 2016.
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