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.
|5/19: ||May General Meeting: M.J. Fifield - author of Effigy (The Coileáin Chronicles, Volume 1) "I've Got To See It To Write It - Storyboards" - A storyboard is a graphic organizer in the form of illustrations or images displayed in sequence for the purpose of pre-visualizing. M.J. uses a large blank wall and sticks post it notes to it to create a storyboard as she writes her current novel. |
|6/16: ||June General Meeting: James R. Nelson - author of ten novels. He will draw examples from the Marshall Plan to discuss "To Outline or Not To Outline? - That is the Question" - Jim is a member of the Space Coast Writers Guild and a director of the Brevard Authors' Society. He has a Bachelors of Science from Western University and a Masters in Education. He teaches a class on novel writing in Melbourne Beach|
|7/21: ||July General Meeting: Rachel Hauk - New York Times Best Selling Author "How and Why I Write." Rachel Hauck is an award winning, bestselling author. Her book, The Wedding Dress, was named Inspirational Novel of the Year by Romantic Times, and Once Upon A Prince was a Christy Award finalist.
|8/18: ||August General Meeting: Gary Roen - agent, author, syndicated book reviewer/writer "A Conversation With the Author, Critic, Reviewer, Editor, and Agent: The Publishing World of Writing" Gary has been writing his appraisals for 30 years. His reviews have appeared in hundreds of daily and weekly newspapers and other periodicals that currently include Midwest Book Review, 50 monthly editions from Custom House Publishers (with a readership of over 2 million), St. Cloud In The News, Space Coast Express, The West Orlando News, and Arrhythmic Souls. His articles have appeared in such publications as Strange New Worlds, City Limits, Florida Card and Comic Trader, Alley Cat Magazine, Crime Book Digest, and Eleven Magazine Backstage Pass Extreme and Xcitement.|
|9/15: ||September General Meeting: TBA|
|10/20: ||36 year SCWG anniversary: Celebrating with a full day workshop. The morning will cover developing the manuscript, formatting and justifying it in an interactive/hands-on approach. Keynote speaker (to be announced) during complimentary lunch. CreateSpace or another self-publishing platform will be covered during the afternoon. Place: HBCA, 1500 W. Eau Gallie Blvd., Melbourne, Fl. 32935. Cost: $40 members, $55 non-members. More info to follow.|
“Novus Annos” Short Story Competition 2018
All the scores are in. On May 26, 2018 at an awards ceremony to be held at 10:00 AM at the Central Brevard Public Library, 308 Forrest Ave., Cocoa, Fl, 32922. Cindy Foley, President of the Space Coast Writers Guild will introduce the finalists and explain the rules and judging process of the contest. Our guest speaker is Fay Lamb, author of The Art of Characterization and 13 novels.She is also a freelance editor and an acquisitions editor. James R. Nelson, author of 9 novels, teacher of beginning novel writing, with a Masters in Education, will announce the winners. Refreshments will be served.
*According to requirements of the American Disability Act (ADA), organizations using library meeting rooms may be required to provide special accommodations for those citizens requesting assistance within 48 hours of the scheduled meeting time. Organizations are required to provide hearing devices and/or make special arrangements at the citizen’s request.