Next Meeting

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May 11th- 14 Ways to Find More Writing Time (speakers Liza Garcia & Shirley Jump)
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June 8th- topic pending (speaker Ricko Donovan)
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July 13th- Facts, Rules, and Myths of Book Copyrights (speaker Gary "Dutch" Hinkle)
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Aug 10th- topic pending (speaker Heloise Jones)
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Sept 14th- topic pending (speaker Shana Smith)

Sunday, September 28, 2008

October 9th Meeting Update

Is your story populated with believable characters? Do you know what makes for good, well-rounded characterization?

JOIN US OCTOBER 9TH FOR A CHARACTER WORKSHOP
MODERATED BY: KAYE COPPERSMITH.

KAYE HAS BEEN WRITING ALL HER LIFE,
HAS HAD SHORT STORIES PUBLISHED IN MAGAZINES, AND IS NOW
A MANUSCRIPT EDITOR.

A member of the FWA Tampa Writers Group since 2002 and responsible for forming Tampa's Critique Group, she has also contributed to the St. Petersburg Critique Group and is a frequent attendee at St. Petersburg FWA meetings.

What do all writers bring to a workshop? Pen and notebook, or paper and pencil. Make sure you bring yours on Thursday, 10/09, for this exciting workshop.

Time: 5:30pm Networking, 6:00pm Meeting - until 7:45pm

Location: St. Petersburg Public Library
37th St. and 9th Ave N, St. Petersburg

Sunday, September 14, 2008

October 9th Meeting Preview

Good evening! The weekends pass too fast for me. Our next meeting is on October 9th, and will be led by Young Adult author Eugene Orlando in conjunction with manuscript editor Kaye Coppersmith. This promises to be an action-filled night from what I've heard. It is a hands-on experience that will get everyone involved. This is a good night to come out and work on your craft.

I hope to see you all there.

September Meeting Recap

Thank you to everyone who came out to welcome Suzanne Baginskie. Thank you also for your support as I begin my role as leader of your group. There were 25 in attendance, including a good number of visitors, and I know Suzanne enjoyed sharing her experiences with writing for the Chicken Soup series.

We'll be working on speakers for next year, so if you are visiting the site, don't forget to vote in our poll of what you'd like to see and do. Remember, this is YOUR group!

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Welcome to the new site

Hello! Welcome to the new FWA St. Petersburg Writers Group blogsite. You can jump to the FWA main website, if you are not a member currently and wish to join. At the bottom of this page you can sign up to receive emails of the posts as they are made. You are also encouraged to comment on any topics listed here.

I invite you to consider what you would like to see in upcoming meetings next year. We will begin planning the schedule very soon.

John

September 11 Meeting

Our speaker is Suzanne Baginskie, a twenty-time contributor to Chicken Soup books. She’s going to talk to us about writing tight.

We will also introduce our new group leader, John Rehg.