Are We There Yet? Navigating the Rugged Road to Revision.

Where are you on the road to revision? Join us Wednesday, October 3, 2012 at 6:30 PM when Mary Ann de Stefano of Mad About Words will present editing tips and tricks to make your manuscript look its best. Learn about the various stages of manuscript development and how each one affects the type of feedback you seek or revision you undertake. Learn how to approach revision—with and without the help of an editor or writing group.

Top 3 things you will learn:

1. Learn about the various stages of manuscript development and revision

2. Methods and exercises for approaching revision solo

3. How to work with an editor or writing group to receive helpful feedback

The meeting is free and open to the public. Contact: Rik Feeney at

 Florida Writer’s Association:

FWA State Conference – October 19 to 21 – sign up now at

 How to Write Killer Fiction

You can write a mystery novel. This interactive 1-day workshop will show you how. Open to the public.

Discover how you can write a mystery novel in this tax-deductible workshop from Vic DiGenti. The workshop is sponsored by The Florida Writers Foundation, Inc., a charitable organization in support of literacy.

If you’ve always wanted to write your own mystery but weren’t sure how to get started, here’s your chance. This introductory workshop combines hands-on writing exercises with easy-to-follow lessons to turn your idea into a compelling story.

Vic DiGenti, aka Parker Francis, is the author of the Quint Mitchell Mysteries, which include Matanzas Bay, a Book of the Year in FWA’s Royal Palm Literary Awards competition, and the recently released Bring Down the Furies.

When & Where: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., October 18, 2012, at the Orlando Marriott Lake Mary, 1501 International Parkway, Lake Mary, FL 32746. Lunch is provided.

Other details: Registration fee includes lunch. This workshop replaces the one originally scheduled for R.J. Ellory, who is unable to attend. If you were originally registered for Ellory’s workshop, you’re already registered for Vic’s. If you’re not yet registered, there’s still time! Early Bird registration (until 9/30) is $95 for FWA members and $115 for nonmembers. Late registration (10/1 or after) is $115 for FWA members and $135 for nonmembers (sorry, we cannot make refunds).

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October 1, 2012. Announcements.

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