Orlando FWA Meeting – Wed. Dec. 4 @ 6:30 pm – Tax Tips for Writers

Tax Tips for Writers and the QBID 

Robyn Weinbaum

Robyn Weinbaum

Robyn Weinbaum, speaker at the Orlando FWA meeting on Wednesday, December 4th at 6:30 pm says, “The Tax Cuts and Job Act of 2018 can work for you.” Current Treasurer of FSPA , former VP of Finance for FWA and writer /accountant, Weinbaum will show you  1) how to substantiate your expenses, 2)  how to determine if you are eligible for the QBID, and 3) when it is  to your advantage to separate your business from yourself. Weinbaum says, “Taxes are an ever-changing jigsaw puzzle; make sure you have all your pieces in hand.”

This meeting is free and open to the public at the University Club of Winter Park. For more information contact: Rik Feeney at usabookcoach@gmail.com / www.RickFeeney.com.

Rik’s Christmas Tree – Too much tinsel?

Rik's Christmas Tree

Rik’s Christmas Tree

Directions to Ancient City – 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. Go over 17-92 (Orlando Ave.) where Lee Road will dead end at Webster Avenue. Make a left turn on to 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.

If you get lost call Rik Feeney at 407-529-8539.

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Orlando FWA Mtg: Rick Frishman: Legendary Book Publicist – Wed. Nov 6 at 6:30 pm

Rick Frishman: Legendary Book Publicist

Rick Frishman, one of the leading book publicists in America for over 43 years is our guest speaker at the Orlando FWA meeting, Wednesday, November 6th at 6:30 pm at the University Club of Winter Park. Rick will present fascinating stories from past to present in the world of publishing, and what to expect in the future of publishing.

Rick Frishman

Rick Frishman

Rick works with many of the top book editors, literary agents, and publishers in America, including Simon and Schuster, Harper Collins and Random House. He is also co-author of 18 books including Guerrilla Publicity and Networking Magic.

Rick has worked with hundreds of bestselling authors such as Mitch Albom, Bill Moyers, Stephen King, Caroline Kennedy, Howard Stern, President Jimmy Carter, Sophia Loren, Smokey Robinson, Nelson DeMille, Barbara Bush, Jackie Collins, Arnold Palmer, Yogi Berra, Whoopi Goldberg, Vanessa Redgrave, Henry Kissinger, Bill Parcells, Walter Cronkite, Jack Canfield, Gov.Mario Cuomo, John Grisham, Salmon Rushdie, and Senator John Glenn.

He has appeared on hundreds of radio shows and more than a dozen TV shows nationwide, including Oprah, Fox News and Bloomberg TV. He has also been featured in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Associated Press, Selling Power Magazine, New York Post, and scores of other publications.

He has appeared on stage with notables such as Sir Richard Branson, The Dalai Lama, T. Harv Eker, Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, Tony Hsieh, David Bach, Brian Tracy, Zig Ziglar and Brendon Burchard.

This meeting is free and open to the public. Seating is limited. For more information, contact Rik Feeney (www.RickFeeney.com) at 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. Go over 17-92 (Orlando Ave.) where Lee Road will dead end at Webster Avenue. Make a left turn on to 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.

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Orlando FWA Mtg – Wed. Oct 2nd @ 6:30pm – Revising Your Novel

Rescheduled from September 2019 due to Hurricane Dorian.

Revising Your Novel

Arielle Haughee & Racquel Henry

Arielle Haughee & Racquel Henry

If revision seems like a daunting task, Racquel Henry and Arielle Haughee will teach you the necessary strategies for getting your draft into tip top shape at the next meeting of the Orlando FWA Wednesday, October 2nd at 6:30 pm at the University Club of Winter Park.

Racquel Henry and Arielle Haughee, author of The Complete Revision Workbook for Writers, will share a structured method for the revision process. They will discuss how to analyze your work and prioritize issues by breaking down tasks for revision rounds. They will also discuss how to utilize critique partners effectively and share a writer’s best tool…the ultimate editing checklist for cleaning up prose!

This meeting is free and open to the public. For more information contact Rik Feeney via www.RickFeeney.com or email him at usabookcoach@gmail.com.

 

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Orlando FWA Meeting – CANCELLED – due to Hurricane Dorian

Dear Writers,

I have been informed by the University Club that they will be closing the building, at the very least, through Wednesday, possibly longer depending on potential damage by Hurricane Dorian.
My understanding at this point is the hurricane may hit Late Monday night or early Tuesday – possibly as a Category 4 event.
Everybody should stay home and safe and work on a “hurricane” story. Maybe we can put together a collection and publish it.
We will reschedule this talk for a later date.
Stay safe!

 

Rik Feeney

407-529-8539

August 30, 2019. Tags: , , , . Announcements. Comments off.

Orlando FWA Meeting – Wed., Sept 4 @ 6:30pm – Revising Your Novel

Revising Your Novel

Arielle Haughee & Racquel Henry

Arielle Haughee & Racquel Henry

If revision seems like a daunting task, Racquel Henry and Arielle Haughee will teach you the necessary strategies for getting your draft into tip top shape at the next meeting of the Orlando FWA Wednesday, September 4th at 6:30 pm at the University Club of Winter Park.

Racquel Henry and Arielle Haughee, author of The Complete Revision Workbook for Writers, will share a structured method for the revision process. They will discuss how to analyze your work and prioritize issues by breaking down tasks for revision rounds. They will also discuss how to utilize critique partners effectively and share a writer’s best tool…the ultimate editing checklist for cleaning up prose!

This meeting is free and open to the public. For more information contact Rik Feeney via www.RickFeeney.com or email him at usabookcoach@gmail.com.

 

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Orlando FWA Mtg – Wed., Aug 7 @ 6:30pm – Tips for Social Media

Digital Strategy: Tips for Social Media

Jeam Perpillant

Jean Perpillant

Jean Perpillant will present tips and strategies to help you grow your social media presence at the next Orlando FWA meeting on Wednesday, August 7th 2019 at 6:30 pm at the University Club of Winter Park.

Perpillant will discuss social media strategies using the popular features of Instagram (Stories, IGTV, Selling products, and more) and help you understand the value in paying for ads and boosted posts. If you are new to social marketing techniques, this talk will provide a lot of great information.

This meeting is free and open to the public. For more information contact Rik Feeney at www.RickFeeney.com / 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 go over 17-92 and dead end at Webster Ave., where you will make a left turn. 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 (directly across from the golf course). 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.

 

July 30, 2019. Tags: , , , , , . Announcements. Comments off.

Reminder: Orlando FWA Mtg is Wednesday, July 10th at 6:30 pm

Special Note: Please use the back door to enter the meeting. The University Club has rented out the front of the building for a special event and has requested no disturbance. Thank you for your understanding.

G.R.E.A.T. Writing

Learn how to tighten and clean up your text with Larry Leech, ghostwriter, journalist, and writing coach at his G.R.E.A.T. Writing presentation Wednesday, July 10th at 6:30 pm at the University Club of Winter Park.

Larry Leech

Leech will present his techniques Grammar, Red flags, Extra words, Adjectives and adverbs, and Tricky words which he describes as part of “the key elements of G.R.E.A.T. Writing.” Leech will show you how to 1) find red flags and determine whether to eliminate or rewrite, 2) find and eliminate extra words, and 3) show you tricks to determine which word is correct.

The Orlando FWA meeting is free and open to the public. For more information contact Rik Feeney at usabookcoach@gmail.com / www.RickFeeney.com.

NOTE: This meeting will be held on the second Wednesday of the month, July 10th to avoid conflict with any July 4th holiday plans.

Hospital Hijinks: A Patients Memoir (Rik’s new book!)

What’s so funny about dying?  By playing jokes and pranking the hospital staff I was able to minimize the suffering and depression when I almost died on three separate occasions. I have captured those moments in my new book, “Hospital Hijinks: A Patient’s Memoir,” which I wrote under my pen name Rick Mulligan.

Hospital Hijinks

Hospital Hijinks

For those of you who know me, or think you know me, this memoir will give you added insight to the wacky world inside my head. The book is available on Kindle for .99 cents right now (https://amzn.to/2Y9sMRg). I would greatly appreciate the honor of a review so I can get enough 5-star reviews for Amazon to take notice, plus I might be able to put cheese on my macaroni this month. Thank you all in advance. Cheers!

 

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. Continue on Lee over 17-92 (Orlando Ave.) until you come to the light at Webster. Turn left on Webster and follow it 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. July 10 @ 6:30 pm – Larry Leech – G.R.E.A.T. Writing

G.R.E.A.T. Writing

Larry Leech

Learn how to tighten and clean up your text with Larry Leech, ghostwriter, journalist, and writing coach at his G.R.E.A.T. Writing presentation Wednesday, July 10th at 6:30 pm at the University Club of Winter Park.

Leech will present his techniques Grammar, Red flags, Extra words, Adjectives and adverbs, and Tricky words which he describes as part of “the key elements of G.R.E.A.T. Writing.” Leech will show you how to 1) find red flags and determine whether to eliminate or rewrite, 2) find and eliminate extra words, and 3) show you tricks to determine which word is correct.

The Orlando FWA meeting is free and open to the public. For more information contact Rik Feeney at usabookcoach@gmail.com / www.RickFeeney.com.

NOTE: This meeting will be held on the second Wednesday of the month, July 10th to avoid conflict with any July 4th holiday plans.

 

Hospital Hijinks: A Patients Memoir (Rik’s new book!)

Hospital Hijinks

Hospital Hijinks

What’s so funny about dying?  By playing jokes and pranking the hospital staff I was able to minimize the suffering and depression when I almost died on three separate occasions. I have captured those moments in my new book, “Hospital Hijinks: A Patient’s Memoir,” which I wrote under my pen name Rick Mulligan.

For those of you who know me, or think you know me, this memoir will give you added insight to the wacky world inside my head. The book is available on Kindle for .99 cents right now (https://amzn.to/2Y9sMRg). I would greatly appreciate the honor of a review so I can get enough 5-star reviews for Amazon to take notice, plus I might be able to put cheese on my macaroni this month. Thank you all in advance. Cheers!

 

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. Continue on Lee over 17-92 (Orlando Ave.) until you come to the light at Webster. Turn left on Webster and follow it 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 Mtg – Wed June 5 @ 6:30pm / Belea Keeney – Start Your Memoir Now!

Belea Keeney

Belea Keeney

Start Your Memoir Now!

“Writing memoir can help you—and others— see events and people who have changed your life.” says Belea Keeney, author, editor, and speaker at the Wednesday, June 5th meeting of the Orlando FWA held at the University Club in Winter Park at 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Keeney will use memory prompts and writing exercises to get you started on your memoir. Participants will learn: 1) how to mine your memory to recall near-forgotten events and incidents, 2) how to use writing exercises to help determine which stories you want to tell, and 3)  how to dig into key events in your life that affected your journey.

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

 

Hospital Hijinks: A Patients Memoir (Rik’s new book!) 

Hospital Hijinks

Hospital Hijinks

What’s so funny about dying?  By playing jokes and pranking the hospital staff I was able to minimize the suffering and depression when I almost died on three separate occasions. I have captured those moments in my new book, “Hospital Hijinks: A Patient’s Memoir,” which I wrote under my pen name Rick Mulligan.

For those of you who know me, or think you know me, this memoir will give you added insight to the wacky world inside my head. The book is available on Kindle for .99 cents right now (https://amzn.to/2Y9sMRg). I would greatly appreciate the honor of a review so I can get enough 5-star reviews for Amazon to take notice, plus I might be able to put cheese on my macaroni this month. Thank you all in advance. Cheers!

 

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. Continue on Lee over 17-92 (Orlando Ave.) until you come to the light at Webster. Turn left on Webster and follow it 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 Mtg – Wed May 1 @ 6:30pm – What’s So Special About a Series? – Nancy Quatrano

What’s So Special About a Series?

Nancy Quatrano

So, what’s so special about a series? And what things are helpful to know about writing series as opposed to writing stand alones? Find out at the Orlando FWA writer’s group on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. at the University Club of Winter Park, when Nancy Quatrano joins us to lead this discussion. She’s the author of several short and long fiction series and currently has twelve books published in both traditional and indie.

“Sales numbers show that readers prefer reading a series – learn how to build your series so every book hooks the readers and keeps them hooked from book to book.”

 During this talk you will learn about 1) The power of writing a series in fiction and non-fiction, 2) How to keep things straight book to book and, 3) How much of book one goes into books two, three, etc.

This talk is free and open to the public. For more information, contact: Rik Feeney at usabookcoach@gmail.com (www.RickFeeney.com).

 

Merciful Blessings

Merciful Blessings

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 Webster Ave. where you will make a left turn. 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.

April 23, 2019. Tags: , , , , , . Announcements. Comments off.

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