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

West Osceola Branch Library
305 Campus Street
Celebration, FL 34747

10:00 –  11:30 am  Chapter Business & Milestone Awards

12:00 – 1:00 Main Program:  

Next Meeting:

November 8, 2014

Guest Speaker – Linnea Sinclair

Characters and their stories require the construction of “worlds,” from the character’s physical location (known or invented), to the character’s occupation, to the character’s social, political, and economic structure…and more. For many writers, this mean compiling pages of detailed and fascinating facts that often get dumped into the storyline—and onto the reader—like a load of soggy laundry and with about the same effect: Readers get bored and the story flops to a halt. But wait! Instead of the dump, do the weave. In this World-Weaving workshop, award-winning author Linnea Sinclair will show you how to seamlessly integrate your beloved research into your story and make it feel real, immediate and exciting.

Winner of the prestigious national book award, the RITA®, science fiction romance author Linnea Sinclair is a name synonymous with high-action, emotionally intense, character-driven novels. Reviewers note that Sinclair’s novels “have the wow-factor in spades,” earning her accolades from both the science fiction and romance communities. Her books have claimed spots in the Locus Top Ten and received starred reviews in Publisher’s Weekly. Romantic Times BOOKreviews magazine consistently gives Sinclair’s books 4-1/2 stars (their highest rating). Starlog magazine calls Sinclair “one of the reigning queens of science fiction romance.”

Her previous careers include news reporting (television and newspaper) and private investigation (she was a licensed private investigator in Florida for ten years). She teaches seminars in both the craft of writing for all levels of writers and private investigation techniques for mystery authors via on-line writing sites and at writing conventions nationwide.

Sinclair resides in Naples, Florida (winters) and Columbus, Ohio (summers) with her husband, Robert Bernadino, and their thoroughly spoiled cats.

Previous Programs…

October 4, 2014


September 6th, 2014
“All Of My Heroines Were Named Lisa and Other Mistakes I Have Made:
Confessions of a New York Times Best Selling Author.” with New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Karen Hawkins.

August 2nd, 2014
RWA Nationals Recap

July 12th, 2014
Speaker: Deborah Grace Staley, author of the Angel Ridge Series. Deborah, who writes both sweet and spicy, will be speaking on the challenges of writing in multiple genres—especially ones as diverse as these two!

June 7, 2014
The Wise Author’s Approach to Writing a Book or How to Rise Above the Ordinary with Grace Kone, writing as Blair Bancroft

May 3, 2014

Dara Edmondson (Wynter Daniels) The Pros and Cons of Self-Publishing

April 5, 2014
Nancy Robards Thompson: The Writer’s Journey

March 1, 2014
Crime Scene Processing

February 1, 2014
Balancing Emotion and Pacing for Unforgettable Fiction with speakers:  Charlee Allden and Priscilla Kissenger

January 4, 2014


December 7, 2013

HOLIDAY PARTY – Members Only

November 2, 2013

Must-have Books for the Writer’s Bookshelf present by ALICE GILMARTIN. 

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