Welcome to the Space Coast Writers' Guild, Inc., dedicated to encouraging, instructing, and developing writers of all genres. If this is your first visit, please take a moment to explore all we have to offer.
One of the biggest challenges an indie author faces is how to get the reader to finish the first chapter and continue on to finish the book. We need to learn How to Hook Your Reader, and our presenter, Dan Walsh, is uniquely qualified to tell us, and tell us he will, on August 21.
Dan is a retired, ordained minister who, after 25 years in the ministry and having three books published my a major publishing house, retired to write full time.
Dan’s novels have received popular and critical acclaim, getting rave reviews from USA Today and magazines like Publisher’s Weekly, Library Journal, BookList and RT Book Reviews. His very first, The Unfinished Gift, won 2 ACFW Carol Awards. It’s still in print 10 years later and has sold over 80,000 copies. Several of his 23 other books have won numerous awards and appeared on several national bestseller lists. Over 1 million of them are in print or have been downloaded.
As usual, we will convene at the Eau Gallie Public Library in the meeting room. Enter through the main doors and make an immediate right turn. Again, the address is 1521 Pineapple Avenue, Melbourne, FL 32935.
Mischief! Such a mischievous topic, isn't it? Merriam Webster's Online Dictionary defines Mischief as: 1. a specific injury or damage attributed to a particular agent; 2. a cause or source of harm, evil, or irritation; 3. (an) action that annoys or irritates; or 4. the quality or state of being mischievous.
The deadline has passed, and the submissions are being evaluated and scored. For the most part, the submissions are excellent, and this should be a stunningly good anthology!
Of course, those who entered will receive a paperback copy at no charge. There will also be copies available for sale.
I think all aspiring and professional writers will agree when I say, “We are never fully satisfied with our work. We always feel we can do better and that our best piece is yet to be written.” I also believe that there are many of us who experience writer's block on occasion. So, what to do? Keep writing. It’s that simple. Write about everything you see and give it your own personal flair. Most importantly, don’t doubt yourself. The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.
This is what the Guild does for you. It offers instruction, enlightenment, and encouragement so that you can develop your writing style and become a published author.
I leave you with the words of Franz Kafka: ‘Don’t bend; don’t water it down; don’t try to make it logical; don’t edit your own soul according to the fashion. Rather, follow your most intense obsessions mercilessly.”
Happy Summer and write on!
President, Space Coast Writers' Guild
Transforming wishes into reality and ideas into words, we offer a variety of programs and speakers at our monthly meetings.
You'll have an opportunity to work with others who are dealing with deadlines, characters who won't cooperate, rejections, re-writes, contract dilemmas, unresponsive editors, and agent searches.
Whether you have been published for years and in several different languages, or are pre-published and hoping, the Guild has something for you!
The Guild meets on the third Saturday of each month at 1 PM at the Eau Gallie Public Library, 1521 Pineapple Ave., Melbourne, Florida 32935.
Meetings begin with a brief business meeting, including announcements, welcome of new members, introduction of the board members, and treasurer's report. A presentation of some aspect of writing, by our monthly speaker, follows.