Meetings

CFRW holds a monthly meeting, typically on the first Saturday of the month.

Next Meeting:

May 3, 2014

 @   West Osceola Public Library
 305 Campus Street, Celebration, FL 34747

10:00 –  10:45 am  Business Meeting

11:00  - 11:15 am TECHY TIPS 

11:30 –  Main Program:  The Pros and Cons of Self-Publishing

Dara Edmondson, who writes primarily as Wynter Daniels, will be leading a workshop on self-publishing: the pros and cons, the most recent statistics, pitfalls, steps to take before putting your work out there, and expected results.

Wynter Daniels lives in Central Florida with her husband of more than twenty years and their two college age children. They are all the slaves of two very demanding cats. After careers in marketing and the salon industry, Wynter’s wicked prose begged to be set free. She has authored more than two dozen books for several publishers including Entangled Publishing, Carina Press, Ellora’s Cave, Loose Id and Red Sage.

There will be chocolate.

Previous Programs…

April 5, 2014

Nancy Robards Thompson: The Writer’s Journey

March 1, 2014

Main Program:  Crime Scene Processing

February 1, 2014

Balancing Emotion and Pacing for Unforgettable Fiction with speakers:  Charlee Allden and Priscilla Kissenger

 

January 4, 2014

ALL ABOUT THE BENEFITS OF RWA

 

December 7, 2013

HOLIDAY PARTY – Members Only

 

November 2, 2013

Must-have Books for the Writer’s Bookshelf present by ALICE GILMARTIN.
Everyone has a favorite writing book (or ten), although many of us have more than one we’ve never even cracked open. Alice has brought together a list of must-haves that you’ll want to stock your shelves with…and actually use!

 

October 5, 2013  VCRW/CFRW Super Saturday

“From Manuscript to Market”  Featuring: Best Selling Author ROXANNE ST. CLAIR, Social Media Expert  LORENA STREETER, and Cold Read Critiques with Publishing Agent   LUCIENNE DIVER

September 7, 2013

Business Meeting: Adoption of New Bylaws and Super Saturday Planning

                SMART Goals with Lorena Streeter

               WPUB -  The Radio Show for Writers Who Want to Know  Guest Speakers – T. Elliott Brown, Caro Carson, Catherine Kean & Nancy Robards Thompson

         August 3, 2013

                     Writer’s Studio: Lena Diaz

                      Topic: Author Marketing for Non-Marketers

                      SpeakerValerie Bowman

July 13th, 2013

Deep Dish Critique Session

Topic:  Conference Etiquette and Practice Pitching Sessions
Speaker –  Karen Potter

June 1st, 2013

Writer’s Studio:  Jessica Souders

Topic: Writing Love Scenes
Guest Speaker –Charlee Allden

May 4th, 2013

Writer’s Studio:  Abigail Sharpe

Topic: Goal Setting
Guest Speaker – Chudney DeFreitas-Thomas

April 6th, 2013

First Critique Session

Topic: What Every Writer Needs to Know about Publishing Law
Speaker(s):  Cynthia Conlin

March 2nd, 2013

Writer’s Studio: Cynthia d’Alba

Topic: Book It – Dan-O
Speaker(s):  Leigh Duncan

 February 2nd, 2013

Writer’s Studio – Martha Farabee

Topic: What is Your Heroine Packing?
Speaker(s):  Dawn Knight

January 5th, 2013

Writer’s Studio – Lori Sjoberg

Topic: Suspense Writing
SpeakerSandy Parks

November 3, 2012

Writer’s Studio – Kristen Painter

Topic: Setting Intentions and Keeping Them
Guest Speaker – Lisa Broesch, Life Coach

October 20th, 2012

Writer’s Studio – Lorena Streeter

Topic: Potpourri:  Some Ideas to Keep You Writing Through the Holidays and Beyond”
Guest Speaker – Karen Potter

September 1, 2012

Writer’s Studio – Maria Geraci

Topic: E-Pub Journey
Guest Speaker – Lara Santiago

August 4th, 2012

Writer’s StudioLouise Gouge

Topic: Keeping your Muse on Speed Dial
Guest Speaker(s) – Ava Milone

July 7th, 2012

Writer’s StudioPamela LaBud

Topic:  The Fears of Writing Romantic (Suspense) Elements
Speaker(s): Gennita Low