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.
The next meeting of the Space Coast Writers' Guild will be April 17 at 1 PM. James R. Nelson will be our speaker, presenting Creating Audio Books for an Added Income Stream.
Jim has published twelve mystery novels and a collection of short stories. Several of his stories can be found in anthologies published by the Space Coast Writers Guild.
He is currently the treasurer of the Space Coast Writers’ Guild, a founding board member of The Brevard Author Society, and is on the board of the Melbourne Beach Friends of the Library. He has a Master’s of Education degree.
Jim belongs to several author critique groups and has frequently appeared as a guest speaker on various author panels and book signing events in Brevard County, Michigan, and Wisconsin.
We again will convene at the Eau Gallie Public Library, at the north end of the main library. Enter through the main doors, go toward the picture windows, turn left, and go all the way to the end. The view of the Indian River Lagoon is spectacular from this room! Again, the address is 1521 Pineapple Avenue, Melbourne, FL 32935.
The meeting will continue to be livestreamed on the Guild's Facebook page. Make sure you're a "Friend" of the Guild on Facebook. Go to https://www.facebook.com/writers.guild.1 to participate.
Note: if you are unwell, or if you have tested positive for COVID-19, if you have been exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, or if you are still uncomfortable attending this meeting, PLEASE STAY HOME and attend the Virtual Meeting.
“Cities breaking and people shaking” were popular lyrics nearly fifty years ago and yet describe the struggle for SURVIVAL we face in our communities today. Yes, there are still wars between nations, fights between groups, struggles between neighbors, and turmoil over economic imbalances, and the disease COVID-19 has overtaken all of the world’s hospitals and our minds. Written amidst the chaos caused by this new virus, these stories tell of challenges faced by a resilient humanity and the pain those challenges cause. They tell the tales of how we respond to attacks on our security and confidence with courage, innovation, friendship, and empathy. Inspiring, fervent, and at times humorous, this SURVIVAL collection by Florida authors shows over and over how we suffer pain and endure grief to rise above all with our lives—scarred but triumphant. We are Survivors!
Survival, The Space Coast Writers' Guild 2020 Anthology, has been released and is available for purchase and download on Kindle. The paperback has been proofed and released! It will be available at our December 19 meeting. Of course, if you submitted, you will receive a paperback copy at no charge.
Dear SCWG members,
Spring is here! Yes, even in Florida! Everyone knows that Florida has two seasons: Summer and Almost Summer; but even if you don’t see the new greens of spring, there is a feeling of new ideas blooming.
The blooming flora is not necessarily around you, but in your gray matter. Even on the Space Coast, the inspiration during springtime is bringing new ideas for poems and stories. So, in the famous words of Anne Lamott: “I am going to try to pay attention to the spring. I am going to look around at all the flowers and look up at the hectic trees. I am going to close my eyes and listen.”
Close your eyes and listen to spring! You’ll be amazingly surprised at what evolves.
Happy spring and be well!
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.
For the duration of the COVID-19 Pandemic, refreshments will not be provided, and social distancing will be enforced.