Orlando FWA Meeting – Wed., May 3 – 6:30pm – Over $2 Million in Free Advertising?!

Over $2 Million in Free Advertising?!

If you’ve ever read the newspaper, surfed the web, watch TV, or read magazines you’ve likely seen our speaker Mark Simon. He’s a master of getting self-promotion. On May 3rd at 6:30 p.m. he will share the following secrets with you.

  • How to get free promotion.
  • How to write an article that papers and magazines will run.
  • How to get radio and TV interviews.
  • 16 Steps to Get FREE Advertising.
  • How to build a Press Kit.
  • How to turn promotion into $$$.

If you’re an author, creative, or run any type of business don’t miss this event! It can change your income! This program is free and open to the public. For additional information, contact Rik Feeney at usabookcoach@gmail.com . Go to https://fwaorlando.wordpress.com/ for updates.

 

Upcoming Talks

May 2017 – Bonus Presentation! Ben Hale – super successful Kindle author will be in town to tell how he got on Lifestyles of the Rich & Famous through writing. His talk will be on Tuesday, May 30th from 6:30 to 9:00 pm. Suggested donation: $5.00 (All proceeds to benefit the University Club of Winter Park.)

June 2017 – An Introduction to Writing Erotica by Caramel

July 2017 – Deep Editing Short Stories, Good to Great by multiple RPLA award winner John Hope

August 2017 – TBA

September 2017 – Developing Research and Ideas for Documentary Films – Bill Suchy

October 2017 – Pitching for TV Shows – Jeanne Simon

 

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 Avenue (after crossing over 17-92 – Orlando Ave.). You will 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. 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 – Please use back door

Special Note: The University Club of Winter Park will be running a function Wednesday, April 5th – the same time as our meeting. Due to the nature of the activity we have been asked to enter and exit our meeting through the back door of the library – the exit door next to where our speaker presents. The front door of the club as well as the handicap ramp on the side (entrance) will be closed off.

Thanks for your understanding. I look forward to seeing you at Professor Gerald Schiffhort’s talk on Blogging. The meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

Contact: Rik Feeney – usabookcoach@gmail.com

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Orlando FWA Meeting – Wed., April 5th – 6:30 pm – Gerald Schiffhorst – Blogging

The Benefits of Blogging: If you write, readers will come.

Join us Wednesday, April 5th at 6:30 pm at the University Club of Winter Park when author / Professor Gerald Schiffhorst will present his talk, The Benefits of Blogging. Schiffhorst says, “Blogging is much more than a marketing or networking tool.” Schiffhorst continues, “blogging is free and easy to do, blogging offers great freedom for writers, and blogging is a creative and practical way to find readers.” The meeting is free and open to the public. Contact: Rik Feeney at usabookcoach@gmail.com.

 

Novel in a Day – Writer’s Workshop with Vic DiGenti

Don’t put your writing dreams on hold any longer! Writers today face an uphill climb. The competition is fierce, the learning curve steep. There’s no magic wand, but by learning the basic techniques for crafting a novel, the beginning writer can quickly flatten the learning curve. For both beginning writers and more advanced pros looking for new insights, this workshop provides writers with the tools needed to craft their own novel.

Held at the Hilton Orlando/Altamonte Springs, 350 Northlake Blvd. Altamonte Springs, FL 32701.

8:30 am – 4:00 pm Lunch included – $89 FWA members – $109 Non Members.

REGISTER AT SHOP.FLORIDAWRITERSFOUNDATION.ORG TODAY!

 

Upcoming FWA Events: Open for Registration

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Orlando FWA Meeting – Wed., March 1st – 6:30 pm – Advanced Book Marketing Techniques

Advanced Book Marketing for the Savvy Author

Photo: Rik Feeney

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

Orlando Florida Writer’s Association presents Advanced Book Marketing for the Savvy Author,” a talk by writer, speaker, and book coach Rik Feeney at the University Club in Winter Park on Wednesday, March 1st at 6:30 pm.

Knowing where to promote your work online is critical for success. The big question for every author is: Are you taking advantage of all the methods of promotion available to you? How have you researched your online niche market? Have you filled out your ISBN metadata? What’s the timeline for your promotions? How can you sustain the online marketing effort with your offline marketing techniques for a minimum of two to three years? Is it possible you can do all this for free?

In this talk, Feeney will show you easy-to-use strategies to integrate your offline and online marketing efforts, how to use Amazon to research pricing, cover design, and develop effective reviews, and, how and where to supply the appropriate metadata to make sure your book gets the notice it needs. 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 meeting on Wednesday, March 1st 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.

 

Put your passion into Print!

Do you have a topic you are passionate about? Do you have a hobby you enjoy and would like to share with others? Have you suffered a life / health event that taught you an important lesson or will enable you to relieve a pain others may be suffering?

You should write a book!

Writing is so much easier than you may believe, especially if you have an easy-to-use blueprint that makes it both fun and easy to create a book ready for publication.

Let’s educate the world. Your story could help others and I want to help you.

Send me your email address and I will send you a free PDF copy of my book, Writing Books for Fun, Fame and Fortune! Within a few hours you can read the book from cover to cover and start outlining your new book. Within a couple of weeks you can finish your first draft. Sooner than you might believe possible you will be ready to publish your book online as an ebook, a paperback, a PDF, or an audio book.

Writing Books for Fun, Fame and Fortune! is still available for sale online as a Kindle and a paperback BUT you can get a free PDF download of the entire book by sending me your email address.

Are you ready to put your passion into print? Send your email address to 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 cross over 17-92 (Orlando Ave.) and dead end at Webster, 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.

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Orlando FWA Meeting – Wed., Feb 1st – 6:30pm – Erik Deckers – Ten Professional Humor Writing Secrets

Ten Professional Humor Writing Secrets

The Orlando FWA presents Erik Deckers giving his talk Ten Professional Humor Writing Secrets on Wednesday, February 1st from 6:30 to 8:30 pm at the University Club in Winter Park. You will learn; how to use comedic timing in the written word, how to set up a joke that may not pay off for several pages, and, why some jokes score and others fail, and how to prevent those failures. Erik has been blogging since 1997, and has been a published writer for more than 27 years. He has been a newspaper humor columnist for over 20 years, and is published in 10 newspapers around Indiana. He is also an award-winning playwright, both for stage and radio theatre. The meeting is free and open to the public. Contact Rik Feeney at rikfeeney@publishingsuccessomline.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 Webster Avenue (after crossing over 17-92 – Orlando Ave.). You will 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. 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., Jan. 4th @ 6:30pm – E. J. Wenstrom – RPLA Overall Winner

10 Questions to Ask When Writer’s Block Attacks

E. J. Wenstrom

E. J. Wenstrom

“Writer’s block happens, but with specific questions, you can turn it into an opportunity instead of a setback,” says E. J. Wenstrom, author of “Mud” named Florida Writers Association’s 2016 Book of the Year. Visit with E. J. Wenstrom at the Orlando FWA meeting on Wednesday, January 4th at 6:30 pm at the University Club in Winter Park. Wenstrom says, “This presentation will prepare writers to take out writers block and uncover fresh ideas for their stories.” During this talk you will learn: 1) how creative thought functions and what causes writer’s block, 2) insights into how to reduce and break through writer’s block, and 3) specific examples of questions that can help a writer break through a block and tap into creative flow again. This talk is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Rik Feeney at rikfeeney@publishingsuccessonline.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 (Chase Bank will be on your right as you 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.

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Oops! Orlando FWA meeting is Wednesday the 7th at 6:30 pm (not the 8th!)

Sorry. The meeting is actually on December 7th.

December 4, 2016. Announcements. Comments off.

Orlando FWA Mtg. – Wed., Dec. 8th, 6:30 pm – A Courtroom and Trial Primer

A Courtroom and Trial Primer for Authors

Leonard Birdsong

Leonard Birdsong

Join us Wednesday, December 8th at 6:30 pm at the University Club of Winter Park to hear award-winning author and Professor of Law from Barry University, Leonard Birdsong, present a primer for the lay person/author on what happens during an arrest through courtroom procedures. Having worked 31 murder trials Professor Birdsong will provide complete and accurate information on the subject. This talk is free and open to the public. For more information, contact: Rik Feeney at rik@publishingsuccessonline.com.

Upcoming Talks:

January 4, 2017 – E. J. Wenstrom – 10 Questions to Ask When Writer’s Block Attacks

February 1, 2017 – Erik Deckers – Humor Writing

March 1, 2017 – TBA

April 5, 2017 – Gerald Schiffhorst – The Benefits of Blogging

Directions to 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 now continues across and loops around to a light at Webster Avenue. Turn left on to  Webster and go through the 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.

Any additional questions, contact Rik Feeney at: rik@publishingsuccessonline.com.

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Orlando FWA meeting – Wed., Nov 2nd – Paul D. Schad – Writing for Police and Crime Novels

Police and Crime Technical Advice for Literature

Paul D. Schad

Paul D. Schad

Law & Order, CSI, Miami Vice, NYPD Blue…they’re doing it WRONG! Learn from a veteran cop what law enforcement and the street is really like at the next Orlando FWA meeting held at the University Club of Winter Park on Wednesday, November 2nd at 6:30 pm. Paul D. Schad, a former NYPD police officer and Broward County Deputy Sheriff and Detective, as well as script advisor and actor on TV shows America’s Most Wanted and Burn Notice will show you; 1) the ten common errors seen every day in film and on TV, 2) the generalizations and cultures of different law enforcement assignments, and 3) what it’s like to be a rookie cop. Spend an hour with Paul Schad to learn a summary of law enforcement (and crime) realities to help you write better. The meeting is free and open to the public. Contact Rik Feeney at usabookcoach@gmail.com for more information.

 

 

Upcoming Talks

November 7th – Independent Publishing – What Does It Really Cost? – Rik Feeney – 7:30 – 9:00pm – library main room at the Winter Park Public Library. Free and open to the public. Contact Rik Feeney at usabookcoach@gmail.com.

December 7th – A Courtroom and Trial Primer for Authors – 6:30 – 8:30pm – Orlando FWA / University Club of Winter Park. Free and open to the public. Contact Rik Feeney at usabookcoach@gmail.com.

January 4, 2017 – Humor Writing – Erik Deckers – 6:30 – 8:30pm – Orlando FWA / University Club of Winter Park. Free and open to the public. Contact Rik Feeney at usabookcoach@gmail.com.

February 1 – TBA – E. J. Wenstrom – 6:30 – 8:30pm – Orlando FWA / University Club of Winter Park. Free and open to the public. Contact Rik Feeney at usabookcoach@gmail.com.

March 1 – TBA – – 6:30 – 8:30pm – Orlando FWA / University Club of Winter Park. Free and open to the public. Contact Rik Feeney at usabookcoach@gmail.com.

April 5 – TBA – Dr. Gerald Schiffhorst – – 6:30 – 8:30pm – Orlando FWA / University Club of Winter Park. Free and open to the public. Contact Rik Feeney 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. 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 (Chase Bank will be on your right as you 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.

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Orlando FWA meeting will take place Wed., Oct. 5th at 6:30 pm

The Orlando FWA meeting will take place at its normal time on Wednesday, October 5th at 6:30 pm.

The latest reports show Hurricane Matthew not making it to our area until Friday morning.

Note: Add to your hurricane kit plenty of legal pads and lots of pens and pencils, so you can still write if the power goes out.

If you have any questions, please contact Rik at usabookcoach@gmail.com.

October 5, 2016. Announcements. Comments off.

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