Archive for August, 2013
Next Lakeland Writers Meetings: Sept. 11, Oct. 9, and Nov. 13
Founder’s Day Programs at the Orlando Marriott Lake Mary (Oct. 17)
Celebrity Workshop: Meet Mary Burton
…At her pre-conference workshop
The 12th Annual FWA Conference (Oct. 18-20)
When: October 18-20, 2013
Where: Orlando Marriott
1501 International Parkway
Lake Mary, Florida 32746
Ask for special FWA Conference rates
Membership: FWA’s annual conference is a member benefit. If you are not an FWA member, we encourage you to join to reap the many benefits of membership. If you do not wish to join, there will be an additional $55 charge to attend the conference—the cost of one year’s dues. Space is limited, and we apologize for any inconvenience.
• Agents, publishers, & specialty faculty
Network with the pros. Download faculty information (see link, above). Agents include Marisa Corvisiero and Saritza Hernandez, Corvisiero Literary Agency; Dawn Michelle Frederick, Red Sofa Literary; Chantelle Aimee Osman, A Twist of Karma Entertainment; Gordon Warnock, Forward Literary Agency; and Louise Fury, L. Perkins Agency. Traditional publishers include Mark Wayne Adams, MWA; Eugene Orlando, Scriptor Publishing; and J. Ellen Smith, Champagne Book Group. Bestselling authors include award-winning crime fiction keynoter and 2013 Collections Person of Renown Michael Wiley and 2014 Collections Person of Renown Mary Burton, among others.
The faculty roster and workshop schedule are subject to change as we recruit additional agents and publishers. Check this page periodically for updates.
Find your tools for success. See the faculty information, link above, for the tentative workshop schedule. Topics cover how to structure your fiction, how to network and sell your book, tools you can use as a writer, screenwriting, writing for children, the do’s and don’ts of writing historical fiction, and much more. Extra Opportunity! Pitch Perfect workshop! Afternoon pre-conference pitch workshop Thursday, October 17.
Talk to decision makers and industry luminaries by booking an interview. Reminder: you need to register for the conference before booking for your interview.
Have your work critiqued by a professional before the conference and meet with your critiquer during the weekend. Download the critique form, above, for details.
Sell your book at the conference bookstore and get your name in front of the industry leaders (make a few $s, as well). Download the bookstore form, above.
Get the skinny on conference logistics, interviews, workshops, activities, the RPLA Banquet, and much more by downloading the FAQs, above.
FWA thanks Platinum Sponsors Peppertree Press, OnLineBinding.com, and Orlando Marriott Lake Mary, as well as Gold Sponsor Oxford Self Storage. Any author or company interested in sponsoring or advertising, please download the sponsor sheet, above.
Wow, it’s been a fast summer! The kids are getting ready to return to school, the Florida heat and rains are in full swing, and it’s time to get back to basics! Come and join our Back-to-School Celebration on August 14. Bring a work to share and a smile!
The first 30 minutes will be used to discuss plot outlining. In the remaining hour, we will read and critique. I can’t wait to see you again!
Lakeland Writers is open to all individuals who write for profession or pleasure.