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.
Arielle Haughee (Hoy) will present Book Marketing Made Easy (Designed for Seniors) at the April 17 Space Coast Writers' Guild meeting at 1 PM.
Book marketing doesn’t have to be overwhelming or take up all your time. In this workshop, we’ll focus on practical, easy-to-implement marketing strategies that will help you sell more books. You’ll learn about in-person networking and events, where to focus your energy online, and reaching out to key folks such as book reviewers and podcasters. Leave with a manageable marketing to-do list to get you jump started with your book marketing plan.
Arielle is a five-time RPLA-winning author and the owner of Orange Blossom Publishing. She is an editor, speaker, writing coach, and the Executive Vice President for the Florida Writers Association. She is the author of The Complete Revision Workbook for Writers, Falling Into You, the children’s books Grumbler, Joyride, and Pling’s Party, as well as the editor of the How I Met My Other anthology series and the creator of the Focus Journal line of journals. She was honored with the President’s Award from FWA in 2020.
We again will convene at the Eau Gallie Public Library. We have been moved back into the meeting room, after the floor was redone. Enter through the main doors and make an immediate right turn. The view is not anywhere as spectacular as it was from the main library, but it's private and we won't disturb any library patrons. 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.
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.
For 2021, the Short Story Contest and the Anthology are being merged into one. Submissions begin April 17, 2021 and the deadline is June 10, 2021. See the complete, official rules and guidelines on the FILES page. Entry fee for the Short Story Contest is $5 for members; $10 for non-members.
Of course, if you submit an entry, 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.
Space Coast Writers' Guild is mixing it up a bit this year. The Short Story Contest and the Anthology are combined into one submission and one publication. Please click on the link below for full details and rules.