Orlando FWA – May 4th – 6:30 pm: “Offline Marketing for Online Success” (Book Marketing)

Offline Marketing for Online Success

Orlando Florida Writer’s Association presents “Offline Marketing for Online Success,” a talk by writer, speaker, and book coach Rik Feeney at the University Club in Winter Park on Wednesday, May 4th at 6:30 pm.

Having a web site and promoting your work online is critical for success in this technological era, but many times the spark that makes a topic or a book go viral happens in day-to-day conversation, finding a business card, or attending a talk. As Feeney says, “The map to your online presence is often found in the mundane world.”

Have you designed a marketing campaign that includes offline techniques? What niche market have you targeted? What’s the timeline for your promotions? How much will it cost? How can you sustain the marketing effort for a minimum of two to three years?

In this talk, you will learn how to make sure your offline marketing supports your online efforts by: 1) creating word-of-mouth campaigns, 2) singing for your supper (doing author talks), and, 3) using your book as a business card (free booklet, sample chapters, CD). These are just a few of the many ideas that will be discussed. There will also be an open forum where you can contribute ideas that have worked for you.

Join us at the Orlando Florida Writer’s Association on Wednesday, May 4th at 6:30 pm at the University Club in Winter Park (corner of Webster & Park). The meeting is free and open to the public. For more information go to https://fwaorlando.wordpress.com or email usabookcoach@gmail.com.

 

Directions to Orlando FWA Meeting

The University Club of Winter Park, 841 N. Park Ave., Winter Park, FL 32789

From I-4 East or West, take the Lee Road exit and head East toward the Atlantic Ocean. Lee Road will dead end at 17-92 (Orlando Ave.) where you will make a right turn, then get immediately into the left turn lane to make a left on Webster. Follow Webster through a light at Denning, then another light at the railroad tracks, then you will come to a stop sign, actually stop, then before the next stop sign (which is Park Ave) you will turn left into the University Club. Park your car in the grass, then walk up the ramp to the side door. Enter and keep going to your left inside to the library where we hold the meeting.

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Orlando FWA Meeting – April 6th – Preparing a Manuscript for Submission

The Manuscript’s Journey

Cindy Campbell

Cindy Campbell

Cindy Campbell knows a lot about editing fiction, but she learned even more, including insights to her own writing strengths and weaknesses, when she became an author. Join us Wednesday, April 6th at 6:30 p.m. at the University Club in Winter Park to learn an editor’s suggestions for preparing a manuscript for submission or publication. The top 3 things participants will learn:

  1. General GPS (Grammar, Punctuation, Spelling) rules, including Dos and Don’ts,
  2. Suggestions for writing realistic dialogue (and determining when/how to use tags), and
  3. An insider’s view of why fiction manuscripts get rejected.

The meeting is free and open to the public. Contact Rik Feeney at usabookcoach@gmail.com for more information.

Directions to Orlando FWA Meeting

The University Club of Winter Park, 841 N. Park Ave., Winter Park, FL 32789

From I-4 East or West, take the Lee Road exit and head East toward the Atlantic Ocean. Lee Road will dead end at 17-92 (Orlando Ave.) where you will make a right turn, then get immediately into the left turn lane to make a left on Webster Avenue. Follow Webster through a light at Denning Road, then another light at the railroad tracks, then you will come to a stop sign, actually stop, then before the next stop sign (which is Park Ave.) you will turn left into the University Club. Go up the ramp to the side door, then keep going to your left inside to the library where we hold the meeting.

Upcoming Writer’s Events

The Writer’s Nest Mini-Conference | April 30, 2016

Day at the Bay Mini-Conference | May 7, 2016

Nonfiction & More Mini-Conference | June 25, 2016

Florida Writers Conference – October 20-23

Multi-Genre Book Signing – May 1, 2016

Webinars – May 14 & July 9, 2016

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Orlando FWA Meeting – Using Internet Resources to Find an Agent – 03/02/16 @ 6:30 pm

Using Internet Resources to Find an Agent

Racquel Henry

Racquel Henry

Join us Wednesday, March 2nd at 6:30 pm for a talk by Writer’s Atelier owner and author Racquel Henry. Henry will show you how to get your work in front of agents, how to use Twitter to find out what agents want, how to use Twitter contests to get your work in front of agents (plus the do’s and don’ts of those contests), and how to figure out what agent is right for you. The meeting takes place at the University Club in Winter Park and is free and open to the public. Contact: Rik Feeney – usabookcoach@gmail.com.

Directions to Orlando FWA Meeting

The University Club of Winter Park, 841 N. Park Ave., Winter Park, FL 32789

From I-4 East or West, take the Lee Road exit and head East toward the Atlantic Ocean. Lee Road will dead end at 17-92 (Orlando Ave.) where you will make a right turn, then get immediately into the left turn lane to make a left on Webster. Follow Webster through a light at Denning, then another light at the railroad tracks, then you will come to a stop sign, actually stop, then before the next stop sign (which is Park Ave) you will turn left into the University Club. Go up the ramp to the side door, then keep going to your left inside to the library where we hold the meeting.

For additional information contact: Rik Feeney / usabookcoach@gmail.com / 407-529-8539

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Orlando FWA Mtg – Feb 3rd @ 6:30 pm – Jeffrey Rembert / News Techniques You Can Use

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Join us February 3rd at 6:30 pm at the University Club in Winter Park where world famous, literary giant, associate editor, and journalist without compare, Jeffrey Rembert will show us how his news writing approach will bring order to your initial draft. Rembert says, “I’m not as tall as you’d think, or as young, and my drawl only kicks in when I’m drinking.” Hard to believe he may actually be responsible for protecting First Amendment rights. The talk is free and open to the public. Contact Rik Feeney for more information at usabookcoach@gmail.com.

 

Directions to Orlando FWA Meeting site

The University Club of Winter Park, 841 N. Park Ave., Winter Park, FL 32789

From I-4 East or West, take the Lee Road exit and head East toward the Atlantic Ocean. Lee Road will dead end at 17-92 (Orlando Ave.) where you will make a right turn, then get immediately into the left turn lane to make a left on Webster. Follow Webster through a light at Denning, then another light at the railroad tracks, then you will come to a stop sign, actually stop, then before the next stop sign (which is Park Ave) you will turn left into the University Club. Park your car in the grass, then walk up the ramp to the side door. Enter and keep going to your left inside to the library where we hold the meeting.

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Orlando FWA Meeting – Wed., 01/06 at 6:30 pm

Introduction to Wordslingr Online Writing Studio

On Wednesday, January 6th at 6:30 pm Patrick and Shannon Burrows will introduce and demonstrate the online writing studio, Wordslingr, and how you can use it to quickly get started working on your novel today. The meeting takes place at the University Club of Winter Park and is free and open to the public. For more information contact Rik Feeney at usabookcoach@gmail.com.

2016 Q&A Session

Directly after the Wordslingr session, we will have a question and answer time for you to ask the most pressing questions you have on any aspect of writing, publishing, or marketing your work.

Laptops for Sale!

Your fearless leader, Rik Feeney has a laptop for sale. This is an HP 14-inch monitor with Windows Vista and 3 GB of RAM with many writing software programs loaded; $200 with laptop bag. This is a first-come, first served, cash only, no guarantees or warranties offered.

Looking for speakers

Have you got a specific concern you would like addressed this year? If so, please let me know and I will endeavor to find a speaker who will answer your need. In addition, if you know of any speakers with presentations appropriate to our groups goals, please let me know.

Directions to Orlando FWA Meeting – The University Club of Winter Park, 841 N. Park Ave., Winter Park, FL 32789

From I-4 East or West, take the Lee Road exit and head East toward the Atlantic Ocean. Lee Road will dead end at 17-92 (Orlando Ave.) where you will make a right turn, then get immediately into the left turn lane to make a left on Webster. Follow Webster through a light at Denning, then another light at the railroad tracks, then you will come to a stop sign, actually stop, then before the next stop sign (which is Park Ave) you will turn left into the University Club. Park your car in the grass, then walk up the ramp to the side door. Enter and keep going to your left inside to the library where we hold the meeting.

 

January 4, 2016. Announcements. Comments off.

Orlando FWA Meeting – How to Commit Murder (on Paper) Wed – 12/02 – 6:30 pm

How to Commit the Perfect Murder (On Paper) Part II

Join us Wed., December 2nd at 6:30 p.m. when Kristin Durfee, CSI and author will:

Kristen Durfee

Kristen Durfee

1) teach us correct types and terminology of firearms,

2) tell us what the crime lab does, and doesn’t, do, and,

3) how it all ties together in court and in your book.

Durfee says, “Don’t risk throwing your reader out of your story because an incorrect term was used. Learn how to properly write about firearms, the laboratory’s role in solving your character’s death, and how to accurately portray courtroom testimony with an expert witness.”

This talk is part encore and Part II of her first talk.

The meeting is free and open to the public. Information: Rik Feeney / usabookcoach@gmail.com.

 

Directions to Orlando FWA Meeting

The University Club of Winter Park, 841 N. Park Ave., Winter Park, FL 32789

From I-4 East or West, take the Lee Road exit and head East toward the Atlantic Ocean. Lee Road will dead end at 17-92 (Orlando Ave.) where you will make a right turn, then get immediately into the left turn lane to make a left on Webster. Follow Webster through a light at Denning, then another light at the railroad tracks, then you will come to a stop sign, actually stop, then before the next stop sign (which is Park Ave) you will turn left into the University Club. Park your car in the grass, then walk up the ramp to the side door. Enter and keep going to your left inside to the library where we hold the meeting.

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Orlando FWA Meeting – Wed., Nov 11 – Tax Tips for Writers

This meeting is the 2nd Wednesday, Nov. 11th                        for this month only.

Tax Tips for Writers and the Self-Employed.

Join us Wednesday, November 11th at 6:30 p.m. to hear author and tax specialist, Robyn Weinbaum, tell us what you’ll need for this year’s taxes and what to consider for next year. Weinbaum says, “A good tax preparer is your best defense against the IRS.” The meeting is free and open to the public. For more information, contact: Rik Feeney / usabookcoach@gmail.com.

 Special Note: Laptop and Printer for sale

I have a leptop and printer that are both like new but very old. The laptop is a 2 GB Ram Windows XP laptop with Microsof Office on it. The printer is a Lexmark with brand new ink cartridges. They have been used only once or twice. I am selling them for a friend of mine. He is asking $150 for both. This could be a great back up system or glorified word processor for someone not too familiar with computers. I will bring it to the November 11th meeting. First come, first served.

 Upcoming Orlando FWA Meetings

December 2015 – Kristin Durfee – How to Commit the Perfect Murder (on paper!) Part II.

 Directions to Orlando FWA Meeting

The University Club of Winter Park, 841 N. Park Ave., Winter Park, FL 32789

From I-4 East or West, take the Lee Road exit and head East toward the Atlantic Ocean. Lee Road will dead end at 17-92 (Orlando Ave.) where you will make a right turn, then get immediately into the left turn lane to make a left on Webster. Follow Webster through a light at Denning, then another light at the railroad tracks, then you will come to a stop sign, actually stop, then before the next stop sign (which is Park Ave) you will turn left into the University Club. Park your car in the grass, then walk up the ramp to the side door. Enter and keep going to your left inside to the library where we hold the meeting.

November 10, 2015. Announcements. Comments off.

Orlando FWA Meeting – Wed. Nov 11th – Tax Tips for Writers

(NOTE: This meeting will be held the 2nd Wednesday, Nov. 11th for this month.)

 Tax Tips for Writers and the Self-Employed.

Join us Wednesday, November 11th at 6:30 p.m. to hear author and tax specialist, Robyn Weinbaum, tell us what you’ll need for this year’s taxes and what to consider for next year. Weinbaum says, “A good tax preparer is your best defense against the IRS.” The meeting is free and open to the public. For more information, contact: Rik Feeney / usabookcoach@gmail.com.

Special Note: Laptop and Printer for sale

I have a leptop and printer that are both like new but very old. The laptop is a 2 GB Ram Windows XP laptop with Microsof Office on it. The printer is a Lexmark with brand new ink cartridges. They have been used only once or twice. I am selling them for a friend of mine. He is asking $150 for both. This could be a great back up system or glorified word processor for someone not too familiar with computers. I will bring it to the November 11th meeting. First come, first served.

Upcoming Orlando FWA Meetings

December 2015 – Kristin Durfee – How to Commit the Perfect Murder (on paper!) Part II.

  

Directions to Orlando FWA Meeting

The University Club of Winter Park, 841 N. Park Ave., Winter Park, FL 32789

From I-4 East or West, take the Lee Road exit and head East toward the Atlantic Ocean. Lee Road will dead end at 17-92 (Orlando Ave.) where you will make a right turn, then get immediately into the left turn lane to make a left on Webster. Follow Webster through a light at Denning, then another light at the railroad tracks, then you will come to a stop sign, actually stop, then before the next stop sign (which is Park Ave) you will turn left into the University Club. Park your car in the grass, then walk up the ramp to the side door. Enter and keep going to your left inside to the library where we hold the meeting.

November 2, 2015. Announcements. Comments off.

Orlando FWA Meeting – Wed. Oct 7th – Great Book Titles

Great Book Titles: Make Them Marketable and Memorable

Photo: Rik Feeney

Rik Feeney / Publishing Consultant
http://www.RickFeeney.com

Join us Wednesday, October 7th at 6:30 pm to hear author and publishing consultant Rik Feeney discuss the best ways to create a book title that is both marketable and memorable. Feeney says, “The outside of the book sells the inside, and your title may be responsible for 50% or more of your books success!”

The meeting is free and open to the public. For more information contact: Rik Feeney / usabookcoach@gmail.com.

Upcoming Orlando FWA Meetings

November 2015 – Robyn Weinbaum – Tax Tips for Writers and the Self-Employed.

(NOTE: This meeting will be held the 2nd Wednesday, Nov. 11th for this month.)

December 2015 – Kristin Durfee – How to Commit the Perfect Murder (on paper!) Part II.

 

FWA State Conference – October 15-18 – Register Now!

Hilton Orlando / Altamonte Springs

https://floridawriters.net/conferences/florida-writers-conference/

 

Directions to Orlando FWA Meeting

The University Club of Winter Park, 841 N. Park Ave., Winter Park, FL 32789

From I-4 East or West, take the Lee Road exit and head East toward the Atlantic Ocean. Lee Road will dead end at 17-92 (Orlando Ave.) where you will make a right turn, then get immediately into the left turn lane to make a left on Webster. Follow Webster through a light at Denning, then another light at the railroad tracks, then you will come to a stop sign, actually stop, then before the next stop sign (which is Park Ave) you will turn left into the University Club. Park your car in the grass, then walk up the ramp to the side door. Enter and keep going to your left inside to the library where we hold the meeting.

October 5, 2015. Tags: , , , , , . Announcements. Comments off.

Orlando FWA Meeting – Wed., Sept. 2nd at 6:30 pm

 “To Outline or Not to Outline? That is the Question”

Vic DiGenti

Vic DiGenti

On Wednesday, September 2nd at 6:30 pm the Florida Writers Association presents, author – producer – director, Vic DiGenti whose talk will examine the ongoing debate between outliners and pantsers. What do the bestselling authors say about the two approaches to writing? How do you use both in your writing? You will also learn an alternate scene building structure. You’ll leave this workshop with a newfound appreciation for the writing process, whether you write with your pants on or not —metaphorically speaking, of course. For information: Rik Feeney at usabookcoach@gmail.com.

 

Upcoming Writer’s Conferences 2015

Florida Heritage Book Festival – September 24 – 26 – St. Augustine, FL

Speculative Fiction Conference – September 25 – 27 – Sheraton Orlando North

St. Augustine Writer’s Conference – October 1 – 6 – St. Augustine, FL

FWA Annual Conference – October 15 – 18  – Hilton, Altamonte Springs

Sanibel Island Writers Conference – November 5-8 – Sanibel Island, FL

 

Upcoming Speakers 2015

October – Rik Feeney – Great Book Titles: Make Them Marketable and Memorable

November – Robyn Weinbaum – Tax Tips for Writers and the Self-Employed

December – Kristen Durfee – Encore performance! How to Create the Perfect Murder! (on paper)

 

Directions to Orlando FWA Meeting

The University Club of Winter Park, 841 N. Park Ave., Winter Park, FL 32789

From I-4 East or West, take the Lee Road exit and head East toward the Atlantic Ocean. Lee Road will dead end at 17-92 (Orlando Ave.) where you will make a right turn, then get immediately into the left turn lane to make a left on Webster. Follow Webster through a light at Denning, then another light at the railroad tracks, then you will come to a stop sign, actually stop, then before the next stop sign (which is Park Ave) you will turn left into the University Club. Park your car in the grass, then walk up the ramp to the side door. Enter and keep going to your left inside to the library where we hold the meeting.

August 31, 2015. Tags: , , , . Announcements. Comments off.

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