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Meetings

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

Next Meeting:

When:

Saturday, July 20, 2019

Where:

Winter Park Public Library

3rd Floor Meeting Room

460 East New England Ave.

Winter Park, FL 32789

Agenda:

10:00 - 11:00: Business Meeting

11:15 - 1:30pm: Speaker: Lynell Hodge

Topic: Author and Blogger Relationships

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Previously at CFRW...

2017

February 18th

Speaker: Sarina Rostek

Topic: Self-Publshing vs. Traditional Publishing

 

January 21st

Speaker: Karen Blondeau and Katherine Vaccaro

Topic:  Tai Chi for the Writer's Health

 

2016

November 5th

Speaker: CFRW author panel

Topic: Speed Dating for Writers- Using Writing Sprints and Brainstorming Ideas

 

Saturday, August 6, 2016

11:00  1st Speaker: Caitlin LaBud, COVER DESIGN 101: What to Look For Maximum Effect.
2nd Speaker: Jessica Meeks, COVERING THE TRENDS: Using Covers to Market Your Books and Draw the Reader’s Attention.

 

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Speaker: Madeline Martin
Topic: FACEBOOK-How to Get Likes, Get People to See Your Content, and AdvertiseTechy Tips: Grace Kone–Kindle Scout

 

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Techy Tips: Jessica Meeks
Speaker: Charlee Allden
Topic: Embracing Love Scenes and Keeping Your Love Scenes Fresh

 

Saturday, April 29 -May 1
CFRW Members ONLY Writing Retreat Weekend
1st Speaker: Pam LaBud
Topic: Save the Cat techinques
Speaker: Abigail Sharpe
Topic: Descriptions that Fit

 

April 2, 2016
1st Speaker:Danielle Gorman, Author’s Pal.
Topic: A Chat on What a Personal Assistant Can Do For Authors
2nd Speaker: Barbara Barrett
Topic: From Geeks to Gladiators: Employing your characters’ occupations to ignite your story

 

March 5, 2016
Speaker: CAROL J. POST
Topic: Pace Your Story for Maximum Reader Engagement

 

February 13, 2016
Speaker: KRISTI LEW
Topic: Plan to Prosper: Strategic Planning for the Professional Writer

 

January 9, 2016
Speaker: Tisse Mallon, Holistic Lifestyle Teacher and Healer
Topic: Answer the call: Realizing the value of your voice

 

2015

December 5, 2015

Members Only Holiday Party

 

November 7, 2015

Business Meeting – Voting In New Officers
Topic:  Chillin’ Villains and Secondary Character
Guest Speaker – Karen Rose

 

October 3, 2015

Topic: Deep POV (Point of View)
Guest Speaker – Barbara Wallace

September 12, 2015 (Second Saturday in Sept. due to Labor Day Weekend )

Topic: Dazzle ‘Em with Description
Guest Speaker – C.L. Wilson

 

August 1, 2015

Topic: Crafting Dialogue
Guest Speaker – Joni M. Fisher

 

July 11, 2015 (Second Saturday of July)

Topic: Art Journaling 101 for Creativity
Guest Speaker – Nancy Robards Thompson

 

June 6, 2015

Topic:  You Don’t Need a Thousand Words: How your writing can paint pictures for the brain. (an exploration of Elaine Scarry’s wonderful book “DREAMING BY THE BOOK.”)
Speaker – Kathleen O’Brien

 

March 7, 2015

Topic:  TECHIE TIPS DAY / Mini-Presentations
Speaker (s): Lorena Streeter – HootSuite & TweetDeck for Twitter,  Alice Gilmartin – Public Domain Photos for Websites,  Jax Cassidy – the “Catch-22’s” of Tsu and other Social Medias,  Chudney Defreitas-Thomas – MailChimp

 

February 7, 2015

TEMPTING THE MUSE with Diane Burke.

January 10, 2015

TEN BIG IDEAS FOR FLOURSHING IN YOUR ARTFUL LIFE with Lezlie Laws, Co-Founder of LifeArt.

 

2014

November 8, 2014

WORLD-WEAVING: KEEP THE DATA, AVOID THE DUMP with RITA award author
Linnea Sinclair.

 

October 4, 2014

THE BASICS OF SCENE AND SEQUEL and PLOTTING WITH PAPER BAGS with NYT Bestselling Author Shirley Jump

 

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
ALL ABOUT THE BENEFITS OF RWA

 

2013

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

                      Speaker: Valerie 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
Speaker: Sandy Parks

 

2012

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 Studio: Louise Gouge

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