The journey: From first idea to first draft

The September meeting of the Orlando Area Writers Group, Florida Writers Association, will feature local book coach Jamie Morris. During her talk, Jamie will identify some of the common roadblocks that writers encounter while working on their first drafts and offer some specific strategies for helping get past them, including the use of critique groups and writing prompts, as well as workshops for book writers.

Jamie has facilitated writing groups and workshops since 1982 and is the director of the Woodstream Writers community in Central Florida. She is also Central Florida’s first certified and affiliated leader of the Amherst Writers and Artists method.

With a community-oriented leadership style—and what some call a “literary sixth sense”—Jamie bases her coaching and teaching methodology on cooperative learning theories and techniques. She helps writers achieve their next steps, regardless of whether those writers are just beginning the journey or they have been travelling the path for some time.

Join us at that next meeting on Wednesday, September 2, 2009. As always, we’ll be meeting at the University Club of Winter Park from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM; the meeting is free and open to the public. The University Club is located at 841 Park Avenue North, on the northwest corner of Park and Webster Avenue. For additional information, visit the group blog at or contact Rik Feeney, group leader— or 407-862-5037.


August 20, 2009. Meetings Information.

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