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 Meeting – 09/07 – Tips from a Writing Coach

Larry Leech

Larry Leech

Tips from a Writing Coach

Weak and unprofessional writing will sink a manuscript every time. Learn the craft and the professionalism needed to attract readers at the next Orlando FWA meeting held at the newly renovated University Club in Winter Park, Wednesday, September 7 at 6:30 p.m. Writing coach Larry Leech will show you: 1) Words to eliminate from your manuscript to make it read better, 2) How to grab the attention of an editor or agent, and 3) How your writer’s voice will separate you from the noise of the masses. The meeting is free and open to the public. Contact Rik Feeney at usabookcoach@gmail.com for more information.

Larry Leech – Short biography

Unholy Quest

Unholy Quest

For more than thirty years, Larry J. Leech II has written and edited in a number of capacities. He began his professional writing career in 1981 at age 18 and spent twenty-three years writing and editing at daily newspapers and a magazine. With more than two thousand published articles and twelve thousand interviews under his belt, Larry moved into freelance writing and editing in 2004. He has ghostwritten twenty books and coached dozens of aspiring writers. Larry teaches at numerous conferences nationwide and has become a much sought-after writing coach.

 

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 August 2016 Cancelled – Next Meeting Wed., Sept 7th

August 3rd Orlando FWA Meeting Cancelled

Our beautiful meeting place, the University Club of Winter Park, is under construction with several renovations being made to the building. Due to that activity we will be unable to hold our normal monthly meeting on August 3rd. We will return to our normal meeting schedule on Wednesday, September 7th at 6:30 pm with a presentation by writing coach and speaker Larry Leech titled, Tips from a Writing Coach.

Enjoy the rest of your summer. I look forward to seeing you all in September.

 

Upcoming Speakers

September 2016 – Larry Leech – Tips from a Writing Coach

October 2016 – Leslie Halpern – Earning a 5-Star Book Review

November 2016 – Paul Schad – Police and Crime Technical Advice for Literature

 

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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December 3, 2014 Orlando FWA Meeting at 6:30 p.m.

Writing Resolutions: Tips and tricks to maximize your writing time

Larry Leech

Larry Leech

On Wednesday, December 3rd at 6:30 p.m. author of 2300 articles and a dozen ghostwritten books, Larry Leech, will show you how to find the right time to write, how to maximize that writing time, and show you why a daily writing schedule is important. Leech says, “If you’re working on what you’re burdened to write, then you have things in your daily schedule that don’t belong.” This meeting is free and open to the public. Contact Rik Feeney at usabookcoach@gmail.com or http://www.RickFeeney.com.

Stocking Stuffer Fundraiser

University Club dues for next year are right around the corner. To help defray the cost, your fearless leader will be sacrificing his cherished video and CD collections for unbelievably low prices like $1 for individual videos and CD’s or $5 for multi-unit sets. The fundraiser takes place from 6:00 to 6:30 p.m. and again at the end of the meeting. First come, first served, as-is, no returns. Cash only. No items will be reserved for future purchase.

Upcoming Orlando FWA Speakers – 2015

January – MJ Carlson – Word processors
February – Leonard Birdsong – Write Your Passion and Then Sell It
March – John Hope – Short Stories: How to Fit It All In
April – Darlyn Kuhn
May – Shannon Bell – Social Media Marketing

Writer Events (speaker: Rik Feeney)

January 13, 2015 – Edgewater Library
January 23, 2015 – South Florida State College
January 26, 2015 – Orlando Public Library
January 27, 2015 – South Creek Library
January 30, 2015 – Writers League of the Villages

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. 6:30 p.m. – The Writing Life / Jeanne Moon Farmer

The Writing Life  

Jeanne Moon Farmer

Jeanne Moon Farmer

Listening to other authors is interesting and informative, but only you can write your book. Join the author of the Family Shadows book series, Jeanne Moon Farmer, Wednesday, November 5th at 6:30 p.m. Farmer will talk about how to do what you love and love what you do. Farmer states, “It’s never too late to find your writing muse.” This talk is free and open to the public. Contact Rik Feeney at usabookcoach@gmail.com for more information.

Upcoming Orlando FWA Speakers – 2014

Writing Resolutions: Tips and tricks to maximize your writing time – December 2014

On Wednesday, December 3rd at 6:30 p.m. author of 2300 articles and a dozen ghostwritten books, Larry Leech, will show you how to find the right time to write, how to maximize that writing time, and show you why a daily writing schedule is important. Leech says, “If you’re working on what you’re burdened to write, then you have things in your daily schedule that don’t belong.” This meeting is free and open to the public. Contact Rik Feeney at usabookcoach@gmail.com or www.RickFeeney.com.

December – Larry Leech – Writer’s Resolutions

2015

January – MJ Carlson – Word processors

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 (as you turn a Borders book store will be on your right). 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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