SPRING BOARD: WRITERS HELPING WRITERS REACH NEW HEIGHTS
FWA SOUTH FLORIDA MINI CONFERENCE
WHEN: MARCH 29, 2014, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
WHERE: SHERATON SUITES, 311 NORTH UNIVERSITY DRIVE
As I mentioned in a previous post about the South Florida mini conference, the all-day conference will be divided into three tracks. Today, I will be discussing Track 1,WRITERS HELPING WRITERS.
You already know that Writers Helping Writers is the mantra of FWA, which is one of the reasons I joined FWA many years ago. It’s hard enough being a writer with all the criticism from non-writers. It is so important that writers work together and not against each other. Track 1 is designed with this in mind.
There will be a talk on the FWA Collection by Su Gerheim on what you need to do to submit your short story so you, yes, can be published.
The Attic Girls will have a class on how to get the most from your critique group. This will include giving and taking constructive criticism.
Beverly Holden Johns will discuss the discipline of writing. Isn’t that the hardest part sometimes? Actually sitting down and writing?
And then, after a break, the independent and self-publishing panel will be set up using the rooms from Track 1 and Track 2.
Hopefully the goodies of Track 1 interest you. If not, don’t fret. Look for future posts on Track 2, which is about Independent Publishing, and Track 3, the Mechanics of writing
See you at the conference on March 29th!
Joanne Lewis is a devoted FWA member and the author of murder mysteries and historical novels. She is also a writing and publishing coach. Visit her website at joannelewiswrites.com and email her at email@example.com.