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 – Wed, Dec 6th @ 6:30 pm – Special Guest from the UK

Using Location to Make Your Story More Powerful

Selina Siak Chin Yoke

Selina Siak Chin Yoke
– Author

The Woman Who Breathed Two Worlds

The Woman Who Breathed Two Worlds

“Location is usually seen as a ‘setting.’ But location, if brought to life, can so absorb the reader that it becomes a well-loved character,” says author and speaker Selina Siak Chin Yoke, our presenter at the Orlando FWA meeting on Wednesday, December 6th at 6:30 pm. Siak, visiting from the UK says, “Location, done well, can be more than a backdrop – it can help immerse the reader.” The top 3 things participants will learn: 1) Why make location a character? 2) Tips for using location to enhance a story, and 3) Examples of stories in which a place is central. The talk will be held at the University Club of Winter Park and is free and open to the public. Contact Rik Feeney at rikfeeney@publishingsuccessonline.com for more information.

Magnetic Speaker Event

Speaking is the #1 way to build instant credibility in your niche. When you attend the Magnetic Speaker Live Event you’ll gain the tools necessary to create, launch and grow a speaking business that can impact thousands of people, increase your revenue, and give you authority in your niche.

Use Promo code: MSEFriend to get $100 off.

 

Start the New Year with More Customers Than Ever Before!

December 7-9 the LeadGen Event will be hosted at The Florida Hotel in Orlando!

The LeadGen Event will teach you:

  1. How to Create a System to Generate Leads for Your Business
  2. How to Find Your Ideal Customer, and Turn Them into a Raving Fan
  3. How to Create Profitable Ad Campaigns
  4. How to setup a Sales Funnel

Click Here and enter Code LGEFRIEND for a $197 ticket.  Plus Bring a Guest for Free!

 

The Florida Writer Magazine – Subscription & Single Issues

A full-color PDF version of the magazine is automatically e-mailed to all members of the Florida Writers Association free of charge. Members can download past issues of The Florida Writer in the FWA Network. Starting with the February 2018 issue, a grayscale print version will be available for a charge.

Place your order for an annual subscription or single issues by clicking the appropriate link:

Annual Subscription Print – $44. + tax & shipping

Single Print Issue – $7. + tax & shipping

 

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. After going over 17-92 (Orlando Ave.) 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. 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 Double-header! November 1st – Two talks in one night!

Co-Conspirators and Collaborators: Writing with Co-Authors

Join us Wednesday, November 1 at 6:30pm when our first talk, Co-Conspirators and Collaborators: Writing with Co-Authors, presented by our panel Nancy Quatrano, Judy Weber, and Mike King. Writing a book by yourself has its challenges but writing a book with someone else has a whole new set of concerns. Find out just what it takes to collaborate on writing and publishing a new book by listening to our panel of experts.

Get Paid to Speak… Even if You Haven’t Finished Writing Your Book

Jess Todtfeld

Jess Todtfeld Magnetic Speaker

At 7:45pm, magnetic speaker, Jess Todtfeld says, “If you are not out speaking, you are leaving money on the table.  Authors (and future) authors need to know the following strategies: 1) how to build a speaking platform and get paid doing it, 2) become a speaker whether you write fiction or non-fiction, and 3) free to fee strategies, create learning products, and monetize your knowledge.

Both talks are free and open to the public and are held at the University Club of Winter Park. For more information, contact Rik Feeney at usabookcoach@gmail.com.

Magnetic Speaker Event

Use Promo code: MSEFriend to get $100 off.

Speaking is the #1 way to build instant credibility in your niche. When you attend the Magnetic Speaker Live Event you’ll gain the tools necessary to create, launch and grow a speaking business that can impact thousands of people, increase your revenue, and give you authority in your niche.

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. After going over 17-92 (Orlando Ave.) 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. 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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FWA Meeting – Wed., Oct. 5th – 6:30 pm – Leslie Halpern – 5-Star Book Review

Leslie Halpern

Leslie Halpern

Earning a 5-Star Book Review

Wednesday, October 5th at 6:30 p.m. is the next meeting of the Orlando FWA meeting at the University Club in Winter Park. Book Reviewer and Author Leslie Halpern will explain how to avoid making mistakes that lower your ratings from professional book reviewers in her talk, “Earning a 5-Star Book Review.”

Halpern will discuss how author oversights can instantly lower a book’s rating, where to find book reviewers and book review sites, and the most important things reviewers look for when reading a book. Halpern says, “Most reviewers want to like your book and give it a great review. Here’s what you can do to help achieve 5-Star Book status.”

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

 

Upcoming Conferences

Indie BookFest – Orlando, Florida – October 7, 8 & 9 – 2016

Indie Bookfest celebrates Indie, Hybrid, and Traditional Authors and Artists and their freedom of expression. Join some of your favorite Authors for a convention filled with workshops, panels, parties and more! You won’t want to miss the sessions throughout the day, where several panelists will be speaking on a variety of topics relevant to readers, book lovers, and writers.

For more information: http://indiebookconvention.com/

 

15th Annual Florida Writers Conference – Oct 20 – 23, 2016

Venue: Hilton Orlando Altamonte Springs, 350 Northlake Blvd, Altamonte Springs, FL, United States, Altamonte Springs FL 32701

Find your agent, meet your publisher, and get the scoop on the industry at FWA’s three-day annual conference. Choose from some 2 dozen workshops, make appointments with agents and publishers in attendance who collectively cover virtually all genres.

For more information: 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 (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.

 

For more information:

Contact Rik Feeney at Rik@PublishingSuccessOnline.com.

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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 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 – 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., 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.

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