Upcoming Events

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MONDAY MAY 28, 2018 All Day

Happy Memorial Day!

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SATURDAY JUNE 2, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.

Florida Authors Academy 2018

The Relationship Between Scenery & Place to Storytelling & Character Development.  This workshop will focus on Scenery and Place as integral parts of a novel or short story. These two narrative techniques root the story in a particular setting. $25 per person.  Instructor: Nina Romano.

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SATURDAY JUNE 9, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.

Florida Authors Academy 2018

Adding Depth to Your Characters. This course will teach you how to go deeper into your main and supporting characters. What are their desires, motivations, perspectives? What are the demons that haunt them?   $25 per person. Instructor: Solange Ritchie.

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SUNDAY JUNE 10, 2018 at 3:00 p.m.

The Sunday Sleuths Book Group

The Sunday Sleuths Book Group will discuss Someone Must Die by Sharon Potts. $15.95.  Sharon will speak to the group via phone call.

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SATURDAY JUNE 16, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.

Florida Authors Academy 2018

Building Impressive Stories with CWHO.  Once we have a great idea, we’re good for writing about 1/3 of the book, before we run out of steam. We start again. What’s wrong? Learn how the Character-Wanted-However-Ongoing exercise helps us. $25 per person.  Instructor: Christopher Hawke.

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TUESDAY JUNE 19, 2018 at 6:30 p.m.

The Tuesday Murder Club Book Group

The Tuesday Murder Club Book Group will discuss You Will Know Me by Megan Abbott. $15.99.

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SATURDAY JUNE 23, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.

Florida Authors Academy 2018

Write Your Memoir Story: Here’s What Happened!  This workshop will focus on the first two opening paragraphs of your own true story; an incident, a happening, a night in the past, or it could be yesterday when your story took another turn.  $25 per person. Instructor: Brenda Serotte.

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SATURDAY JUNE 23, 2018 at 1:00 p.m.

Richard Conrath Booksigning

Cooper’s Moon Series — Save the date – next Saturday.   Book signing and author’s birthday! Come to Murder on the Beach bookstore for author’s first east coast book signing, Sandwiches, wine and soft drinks will be served AND BIRTHDAY CAKE!  Come and make this special for your fellow MWA friend and writer, Richard Conrath.  Richard will speak and sign Cooper’s Moon. $14.99.

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SATURDAY JUNE 30, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.

Florida Authors Academy 2018

Mastering Plot Twists.  The stories that keep people on the edge of their seats and up all night are filled with unexpected twists and turns. By integrating these elements at tactically sound moments, your stories will captivate readers with their unpredictability. $25 per person. Instructor: Jane Cleland.

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WEDNESDAY JULY 4, 2018 All Day

Happy Fourth of July!

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SATURDAY JULY 7, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.

Florida Authors Academy 2018

Dialogue: The Voices in Your Head.  Believable dialogue establishes your characters as real people, and helps move your plot along. Wooden dialogue can destroy your story. This workshop will give you the clues and cues to make your characters come alive.  $25 per person.  Instructor: Elaine Viets.

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SATURDAY JULY 14, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.

Florida Authors Academy 2018

Freelance Like a Pro.  In this day of downsizing and outsourcing, a magazine veteran will show you how to pitch, research, and produce relevant content that will make editors crave more – and keep you on top of their go-to list. $25 per person. Instructor: DJ Niko.

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SATURDAY JULY 21, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.

Florida Authors Academy 2018

Point of View. Point of view is sometimes the most challenging aspect of writing fiction. The real difficulty is clarifying the focus of the story in the writer’s mind. This class will tackle the problem of allowing the action to carry the story forward. $25 per person.  Instructor: Mark Spivak.

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WEDNESDAY JULY 25, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.

Lori Roy Booksigning

Lori will speak and sign The Disappearing. $27.00.

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SATURDAY JULY 28, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.

Florida Authors Academy 2018

Scrivener Basics: An Audience Interactive Live Demo.  The attendees will learn how to create and save a basic novel template in Scrivener for Windows and Mac, how to import documents into Scrivener, separate scenes, and manipulate text. $25 per person. Instructor: MJ Carlson.

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SATURDAY AUGUST 4, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.

Florida Authors Academy 2018

Writing: It’s a Business.  Have you ever wondered why some authors are one hit wonders? That author forgot to mind their own business. Authors have to market themselves, keep abreast of social media, know their print run, and read their contract. $25 per person.  Instructor: Marcia King-Gamble.

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SATURDAY AUGUST 11, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.

Florida Authors Academy 2018

Just the Facts, M’am.  You’ve crafted a spellbinding story. But that Civil War novel would be even better with descriptions of uniforms and rifles.  Here’s how to ensure critics will say your work isn’t just a great read; it’s all true!  $25 per person. Instructor: Eliot Kleinberg.

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SATURDAY AUGUST 18, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.

Florida Authors Academy 2018

Fearless Writing: A Stress-Free Workshop.  Writing is easy and fun, provided we get out of our own way and let our natural talent and creativity take over! In this energizing workshop, Elizabeth will help you find the heart of the book you want to write.$25 per person.  Instructor: Elizabeth Sims.

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SATURDAY AUGUST 25, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.

Florida Authors Academy 2018

Everyone Judges a Book by Its Cover.   A professional cover designer will explain and show the basics of images, layouts, good vs. bad photo-editing, fonts, dpi, and much more.  Even if you don’t want to do your own cover, you need to know this.  $25 per person.  Instructor: Victoria Landis.

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SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 8, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.

Florida Authors Academy 2018

Break Through! How to Get Published.  Where do you meet publishers and agents? What are the dos and don’ts of approaching them?  What do you send a publisher or an agent? Should you self-publish? Prudy has the answers. $25 per person.  Instructor: Prudy Taylor Board.

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WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 12, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.

Caz Frear Booksigning

Caz will speak and sign Sweet Little Lies. $26.99.

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SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 15, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.

Florida Authors Academy 2018

Queries and Pitches.  This class will help you prepare that all-important plot synopsis for your query letter. We will also work on pitches so you’re ready for a meeting with an editor or agent. Volunteers will be invited to pitch and get feedback. $25 per person.  Instructor: Alison McMahan.

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SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 22, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.

Florida Authors Academy 2018

Self-Publishing Made Simple.  Do you want to self-publish your work?  In this workshop, we’ll discuss setting up your own imprint, buying ISBNs, preparing your manuscript, creating front and back material, ebook and print formats, cover design, and marketing.  $25 per person.  Instructor: Nancy J. Cohen.

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SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 29, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.

Florida Authors Academy 2018

FL Authors Academy Has Talent!  Open mike for the attendees of the workshops to read from their work in progress and get feedback from three multi-published author judgesJudges to be announced.  $25 per person to read. Audience is free admission.  Refreshments Served.

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