Orlando FWA Mtg – Wed May 1 @ 6:30pm – What’s So Special About a Series? – Nancy Quatrano

What’s So Special About a Series?

Nancy Quatrano

So, what’s so special about a series? And what things are helpful to know about writing series as opposed to writing stand alones? Find out at the Orlando FWA writer’s group on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. at the University Club of Winter Park, when Nancy Quatrano joins us to lead this discussion. She’s the author of several short and long fiction series and currently has twelve books published in both traditional and indie.

“Sales numbers show that readers prefer reading a series – learn how to build your series so every book hooks the readers and keeps them hooked from book to book.”

 During this talk you will learn about 1) The power of writing a series in fiction and non-fiction, 2) How to keep things straight book to book and, 3) How much of book one goes into books two, three, etc.

This talk is free and open to the public. For more information, contact: Rik Feeney at usabookcoach@gmail.com (www.RickFeeney.com).

 

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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 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. 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 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

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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 Meeting – May 7th @ 6:30 PM

Write it Right-Write it Tight 

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Nancy Quatrano / On-Target Words

Nancy Quatrano, author and owner of On-Target Words professional writing services  presents an interactive discussion about writing with power at the FWA meeting on Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. Nancy discusses how to choose powerful words, powering up pitches, blurbs and hooks, and grabbing the reader’s attention. Bring an opening hook, a pitch or draft letter to an editor or agent with you for feedback. The talk is free and open to the public. Contact: Rik Feeney at usabookcoach@gmail.com

 

“Kindle Publishing Seminar!”

Is there a book inside you?

[Winter Park, FL]  On Saturday, May 3rd from 12:30 to 5:30 p.m., publishing experts Rik Feeney and Ben Hale will show any writer how they can publish successful ebooks on the Amazon Kindle and make money at it. The Kindle Publishing Seminar will take place at the Winter Park Library, 460 E New England Ave, Winter Park, FL 32789 (407-623-3300). The fee for this seminar is $50.00. Seating is limited.

Do you dream of writing and selling a book? Do you have special knowledge through your job, a hobby, or a life experience that can help someone else? Would you like to learn how to earn residual income from Kindle publishing?  If you have a great story to tell, the Kindle could be a fantastic way to get started in the dynamically changing world of publishing.

Learn how to develop your Kindle book, how to create and design great titles and covers, how to set up your Kindle account and upload your book, the critical element called editing, and hear how Ben Hale earns a full-time living writing his Kindle books! An open question and answer session with the speakers will follow the sessions.

Bonus! Enjoy a special session with Professor Leonard Birdsong about his eight Kindle books published in the last eight months.

Registration for the Kindle Publishing Seminar can be done online at www.KindlePublishingSeminar.com or at the door Saturday, May 3rd. The fee for this seminar is $50.00. Seating is limited.

The best part about publishing an ebook on the Amazon Kindle: It’s FREE!  Are you ready to publish an ebook this year? See you at the Kindle Publishing Seminar.

For more information go to www.KindlePublishingSeminar.com or email Rik Feeney at usabookcoach@gmail.com.

 

Upcoming Orlando FWA Speakers – 2014

June – Tawdra Kandle – Selling You: Marketing and Branding for Authors Who Want to Sell Books

July – Ben Hale – Kindle Marketing: The One-Year Update

August – Cheyenne Knopf – The Business of Publishing

September – Patricia Charpentier –

October – Jennie Jarvis – Get the Most Out of the Writer’s 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 (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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Publishing Panel: Successful eBooks!

Orlando FWA Meeting – February 5th @ 6:30 PM

 Publishing Panel: Successful eBooks!

Are you ready to publish an ebook (Kindle) this year? Wednesday, February 5th at 6:30 pm publishing experts Nancy Quatrano, Michael Ray King, and Rik Feeney will present information to show any writer how they can publish successful ebooks. Each speaker will do a brief presentation, then you will have the chance to ask the panel questions specific to your writing goals in the ebook arena.

(Sat. 02/15/14) Kindle Publishing Seminar: How to Create a Successful eBook !

Is there a book inside you? Do you have some special knowledge through your profession, a hobby, or a life experience that can help someone else? If you can help someone solve a problem, relieve a pain, or provide a solution to get ahead – you’ve got a book ready to be published! That goes for fiction writers too. If you have a great story to tell, the Kindle could be a fantastic way to get started in the dynamically changing world of publishing.

The best part? Publishing on Kindle is FREE!

Date: Saturday, February 15th

Location: Fair Trade Café (4882 Palm Coast Pkwy, NW, Palm Coast, FL 32164).

Registration: Online (www.KindlePublishingSeminar.com or at the door at 8:30 a.m.)

Investment:  $49.99 per person.

Morning: Snacks and drinks will be available for purchase in the café. Afternoon: Lunch on your own.

Session 1: Determining your Topic and Developing your Content.

Session 2: Titles, Covers, and Back Copy Blurbs – the keys to discoverability.

Session 3: Pricing, Uploading, and Publishing your Book.

Session 4: Key Marketing Techniques for Bestseller Success!

Session 5: Question & Answers

For additional information, please contact Rik Feeney at usabookcoach@gmail.com or visit www.KindlePublishingSeminar.com.

Lake Mary Library Talk

Titles, Covers, and Back Copy Blurbs – the keys to discoverability.” A talk by Rik Feeney starting at 6:00 pm. The library is located at 580 Greenway Boulevard Lake Mary, Florida 32746. (407-665-1640).

Novel in a Day Workshop Coming to Jacksonville

Writers today face an uphill climb. The competition is fierce, the learning curve steep. To help flatten the learning curve, hundreds of writers have benefited from the Novel in a Day Workshop, presented by award-winning author Vic DiGenti. On Saturday, March 1, DiGenti will present the full-day workshop in Jacksonville for first time in more than a year. The workshop will be held at the Summer Key Condominiums Clubhouse on 4916 Sunset Marina Drive in Jacksonville’s south side.

DiGenti, who wrote the award-winning adventure/fantasy Windrusher trilogy before adopting the Parker Francis pen name and penning the Quint Mitchell Mystery series, said, “The Novel in a Day workshop packs a year’s worth of learning into a daylong interactive session. It’s filled with group and individual writing exercises, practical information, and enough entertainment value to make the 8-hours pass quickly.”

The workshop is for both beginning writers and more advanced writers looking for new insights, providing writers with the tools needed to craft their own novel.

Topics covered include:

  • Elements of plot and structure
  • Creating characters that sizzle
  • Secrets of good dialogue
  • Creating strong beginnings. middles and ends
  • Writing in scene
  • Tips for self-editing

The tuition fee is $95 per person and includes a continental breakfast, boxed lunch, and a 30-page workbook. For more information or to register please contact Vic DiGenti at vicdig@mac.com or visit his Parker Francis website, www.parkerfrancis.com and click on the News & Events button where writers may register and pay using PayPal.

Upcoming Speakers – 2014

March – Chris Angermann – The Heroes Journey through Editing

April – Debbie Vigue – NY Times Bestselling Author Shares Her Experience

May – Sharon Buck – The Big Bang Theory: 14 Ways to Explode Your Book Sales

June – Tawdra Kandle – Selling You: Marketing and Branding for Authors Who Want to Sell Books

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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