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Some Guilty Pleasures to Enjoy While You’re ‘Working’ at the Conference

July 1, 2012

Networking. Workshops. Interviews. The Florida Writers Conference is a three-day business meeting.

It’s work.

Um … how ‘bout a little guilty pleasure? Like, winning a really cool door prize.

We’ve got some doozies. You could win free conference registration for 2013, valued at $299, or free entry for in the 2013 RPLA. Or, you could win one of the prizes below:

  1. PR/PR: public relations services valued at $995
  2. iCandi Book Trailers: one-minute book trailer, valued at $350
  3. AGS Expo: retractable banner/stand (great for book signings), valued at $350
  4. Overlook Press/R.J. Ellory: Autographed copies of an R.J. Ellory’s book, plus one half-hour consultation (priceless)
  5. Kmagic: an evening of magic in Orlando
  6. Woodstream Writers: two $100 certificates for services/workshops (Jamie Morris)

These are just some of the donations, so please check the list of sponsors and donors, updated monthly, and patronize these companies.

Please also note the friends who contribute funds and services: Peppertree Press, five-year Platinum Sponsor and publisher of FWA’s Collection;, two-year Platinum Sponsor and provider of the conference goodie bags and (!) conference program; Oxford Self Storage, three-year Gold Sponsor; and SPS Publications, two-year Gold/Silver Sponsor.

One of the door prizes
includes a half-hour interview with mega-bestselling author R.J. Ellory

The 2012 Florida Writers Conference will be held October 19-21 at the Orlando Marriott Lake Mary. Click here to register. Click here for additional information. If you’d like to be a sponsor or donor, please email

Don’t forget the FWF Celebrity Workshop! Click here for details about this daylong seminar in which internationally renowned and multi-award-winning author R.J. Ellory will share his secrets of success. The workshop is sponsored by Florida Writers Foundation, a charitable organization that supports literacy. This event is held the day before the FWA conference opens—Thursday, October 18, at the Orlando Marriott Lake Mary.

To return to the subject at hand, yes, any respectable writers’ conference is work. But at the Florida Writers Conference, excitement abounds. Other conference pleasures (e.g., open mic, Silent Auction, receptions) will be publicized in future blog posts, along with important business updates. See you in October.


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