The Art of Writing
September, 2022 Meeting
By: Linda Zern
Writing a good book, whether it be a novel, novella, or anything else, is part art and science. At the Guild’s September 2022 meeting, long-time Guild member Linda Zern, in a style that only she can present, gave us the art and science of writing in a comprehensive, easy to learn lesson.
So You Want to Write Romance
June, 2022 Meeting
By: Joanne Fisher
Romance novels are among the most popular types of fiction, and it’s not hard to see why. Don’t we all love a good love story? There’s something reliable about a good romance novel. Since romance novels tend to be marketed toward women, and the plots skew emotional rather than action-oriented, there is still stigma around the genre. But there shouldn’t be!
Crafting Memorable Dialogue
February, 2022 Meeting
By: Joni M. Fisher
She writes the kind of suspenseful crime stories she loves to read.
Her Compass Crimes series has garnered attention in Publisher’s
Weekly and the US Review. Her works have won or finaled in the
National Indie Excellence Awards, the Clue Book Awards, the Kindle
Book Awards, the Royal Palm Literary Awards, and the Next
Generation Indie Book Awards, and others. She serves on the Arts
and Humanities Advisory Board for Southeastern University and is a
member of the Florida Writers Association and Sisters in Crime. For
more information, see www.jonimfisher.com.
Managing Your Characters
January, 2022 Meeting
By: Malcom Massey
You’re writing the Great American Book Series! It’s a superb set of books! But! How do you beat all these characters into submission?
Enter one of our newest members, Malcom Massey and his most popular class, Managing Your Characters Over The Course of a Series. Malcom presented this at the January 15, 2022 meeting and has made it available for us to post here.
How to Create a Meme Without Spending a Dime
By: Joanne Fisher
At the July 17, 2021 meeting, Joanne Fisher presented a how-to on creating social media memes for free, including a short workshop. Here is a PDF of her presentation.
Book Marketing Made Easy
May 2021 SCWG Meeting Program
By: Arielle Haughee
Who would be most interested in reading my book?
Who would be most likely to buy my book?
Being a Screenwriter
June 2021 Meeting Prep
This month’s speaker, Jaimie Engle, will show authors what it means to be a screenwriter: the different parts of a script, how to transition your style from books to film, and the script lengths for shows and films. Plus, so much more!
Marketing 101 for Authors
How to Sell More Books
Marissa LaRocca presented Marketing 101 for Author: How to Sell More Books. This was livestreamed by Ms. LaRocca.
How to Publish Your eBook on Amazon KDP
By: Joanne Fisher
The February 2020 presentation by our president, Joanne Fisher, is How to Publish Your eBook on Amazon KDP. Follow along during the livestream or refer to it later.
Links to Free and Open-Source Software
By: Anthony Stevens’
Who Wants My Data?
By: Dan Fisher
Who wants to get my data? And why does it matter? I’m a nobody!
The Bounce Back Kid
By: Valerie Allen
Most of you know me as a writer of fiction, nonfiction, short stories, and children’s books. Some of you may know that I have a “day job” as a psychologist. In an effort to use both of my skills, I’ve attached some information which I hope you will find informative and helpful as we continue in these difficult times. My hope is that you are all safe and well ~ Valerie Allen
Get Into Barnes & Noble & SUCCEED!
By: Jaimie Engle
There are somewhere between 600,000 and 1,000,000 books published every year in the US alone, depending on which stats you believe. Many of those – perhaps as many as half or even more – are self-published. On average, they sell less than 250 copies each. (Forbes.com)
Elements of Planning, Writing & Editing
By: Jaimie Engle
- Part 1: Pre-Writing
- Part 2: Basic Writing
- Part 3: Revise and Edit
Bulletins & Meeting Presentations
October 2021 Bulletin
Catch up on the latest SCWG happenings!
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April 2021 Meeting
July 2020 Meeting
May 2021 Meeting
This was the Guild’s Annual Meeting. There were no offices to be filled, and nothing else to be voted on. SCWG President Joanne Fisher announced the winners of the Short Story Contest. The First Place winner, Sheila Gillis read her story, Little Gains to the group. There also was a Q & A session, which is also posted.
November 2020 Presentation
Author Anthony Stevens addressed the Space Coast Writers’ Guild at its Saturday, November 21, 2020 meeting. He spoke on Free and Open-Source Software. Enjoy! Oh, and make sure you visit his WEBLOG.
August 15, 2020 Meeting Zoom Livestream
Video of our August, 2020 meeting, livestreamed on Zoom. Includes Cindy Foley announcing the winners of the SCWG Short Story Contest and reading excerpts from the winning stories; Ashley McGrath talking about the 2020 Don Argo Award; and Joanne Fisher closing out the meeting.
Laura McCormick, Owner
Laura, a relatively new member of SCWG, is offering editing services to all members. She is a freelancer with over 25 years’ experience in techcnical writing, résumés that get interviews, and editing many types of written work (except poetry). Her attention to detail benefits new writers as well as published authors. Please click HERE for her brochure.
Does Your Book Have What it Takes?
By Jaimie Engle
Jaimie has expanded her expertise to include transforming books into movie screenplays, and she is ready to put her knowledge to work for you. Simply go to thewriteengle.com/contact to book your consultation.
Join the Guild
Annual dues are $40. Monthly meetings are held the 3rd Saturday of each month at 1 PM at the Eau Gallie Public Library, 1521 Pineapple Avenue.