Archive for March, 2018

Next Lakeland Writers: 3/21 & 4/18

Come join us 6:00-7:30 pm @ Concord Coffee in Lakeland

1037 Florida Ave S #135, Lakeland, FL 33803

Need a writing prompt? “Follow me,” she said…

Or, use the FWA Collections Prompt…Remember, it’s free for FWA members to submit to this annual contest and I think it is time for Lakeland Writers to be represented!

“Where Does Your Muse Live?”

Where Does Your Muse Live is the theme for the 2018 Florida Writers Association Collection, Volume 10 of sixty short pieces, written by FWA members, submitted electronically, published by FWA, and marketed across the nation through national booksellers as well as on our own website.

The Collection is published annually, sponsored by FWA’s Board of Directors and FWA’s Official publisher. Each year presents a new theme and Person of Renown. This year’s Person of Renown is Jim Pons, winner of the 2017 FWA Royal Palm Literary Awards Published Book of the Year with his book Hard Core Love.

Where Does Your Muse Live is all about the residency your Muse takes up in order to stimulate your writing. Is s/he residing in your mind? Does that Muse move around, show up in different places, different people, different characters? Tell us where and how your Muse shows up most often to spark your writing. Fiction, nonfiction, prose, and poetry are all acceptable.

Every entrant is allowed two submissions. Two submissions by a single author may consist of two stories, one story and one poem or two poems. This is a blind judging contest. Only contest administrators know the identity of the author until the winners are announced. Readers love interesting, inspiring, humorous, poignant, silly, sad, or amazing stories. All entrants will receive an entry acknowledgment by email.

Seven judges will score each submission independently, through a reading website. The
highest scoring sixty entries from all electronic submissions received between February 1st, 2017, and 11:59 PM, April 30th, 2018 (Eastern Standard Time) will be published. Only one entry per author is permitted in the sixty highest scoring group for publication.

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FWA Webinar

Invitation to the Next FWA Webinar on March 24th!

Register to attend an FWA Webinar: Understanding Data to Sell Your Books

Unleash the power of Amazon to improve your author business right now and set it up for long-term success.
Learn the practical 7-step system to find the perfect genres and categories that help boost your visibility, sales, and long-term success as a writer.

Alex Newton is the CEO & Founder of, a leading market research resource for authors, agents and publishers. Alex brings 20 years of industry experience as a top management consultant. He served as a partner the global consulting company Booz Allen Hamilton, Booz&Co, Strategy& by PricewaterhouseCoopers. In his four years of entrepreneurship in the publishing world, he and his company have helped more than 2,000 authors to make better publishing decisions. Alex brings a unique talent of presenting seemingly complex data in an easy-to-understand fashion. He will provide you with insights you can put into action immediately.

  • Saturday, March 24, 2018
  • 11:00 AM –12:00 PM EDT


  • You will need a computer with internet access and speakers for audio
  • Login information for the event will be sent to all registered participants a week before the webinar. For further information, contact us.


  • $10 FWA members
  • $15 for non-members

Follow the link to register:
Any questions or concerns? Contact Audrey Rich

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