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January 2017

Five Common Mistakes Writers Make

January 8, 2:40 PM - 4:00 PM
Millhopper Library, 3145 NW 43rd St,
Gainesville, FL 32606 United States

From looking at thousands of manuscripts over the last decade, Belea Keeney has identified the five most common mistakes writers make. 1. Problems with point of view (POV). The writer must establish with the reader which character’s head the writer is in. The omniscient narrator is out of fashion with…

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February 2017

Work Experience As Writing Resource

February 12, 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Millhopper Library, 3145 NW 43rd St,
Gainesville, FL 32606 United States

“Write what you know,” Fiordalisi said. Accurate details of the business or industry in which your book is set will increase your book’s credibility. You may think your work experience unworthy of a story, but others will disagree. Secretaries, for example, have a wealth of knowledge they can base a…

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March 2017

Writing a Romance Novel for Fun and Profit

March 12, 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Millhopper Library, 3145 NW 43rd St,
Gainesville, FL 32606 United States

Rebecca Heflin, Gainesville author of contemporary romance, revealed many secrets of writing for fun and profit in her March 12 PowerPoint presentation. Too bad we cannot include all of them here. She stressed the importance of voice, saying that “a bad editor can take away the author’s voice; don’t let…

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