You Can Be Published in The Florida Writer

The Florida Writer, the official magazine of the Florida Writers Association (FWA), offers members the opportunity to see their names in print alongside news about FWA and articles written by publishing industry professionals. Share Your Creative Writing In our “Paragraphs” section, we publish selected creative writing by members who respond to a prompt. Prose, poetry, and excerpts from larger works that can stand alone are all welcome. Announce Your Accomplishments Marking a milestone in your writing career? Members who have good … Read More »

You Can Be Published

The Florida Writer, the official magazine of the Florida Writers Association (FWA), offers members the opportunity to see their names in print alongside news for members and articles written by publishing industry professionals. Get a writing credit for your résumé and a potential audience of 1500+ for your work. Share Your Creative Writing In our “Paragraphs” section, we publish selected creative writing by members who respond to a prompt. Prose, poetry, and excerpts from larger works that can stand alone are … Read More »

Your First Reader

We can probably all agree that time slows down painfully when someone is reading our writing in draft. And we’re particularly anxious about what our first reader will say about a first draft, yes? When you decide your work is ready to be read for the first time, who do you ask for feedback? A spouse? A friend? Another writer? Your writers group? Recently I came across an article from Poets & Writers that I’ve kept for a long time. Kevin Nance interviewed … Read More »

21 Ways Not to Finish a First Draft

Writers can come up with a lot of reasons for not finishing a first draft, and some of them even sound plausible. I know the real reasons. (And I’ve got a solution.) Fall in love with the thrill of new ideas, but don’t fall in love with the work it takes to execute them. Need to begin at the beginning and make it perfect before you move on. Wait to find the time to write. Leave the work before you … Read More »

With a Little Help from Our Friends

Writing isn’t a social activity. In fact, many of us become writers because we enjoy solitude. But even the loners among us have to come out of our writer caves sometimes, and when we do, we long for connection with people who can relate to the ups and downs of the writing life. Sometimes our families mean well, but they just don’t understand. A writer told me her spouse kept wondering out loud why she didn’t have a book out … Read More »

News in Brief

Call for Submissions Attention Florida Writers Association Members: The Florida Writer magazine is accepting submissions for the February issue. Send us your creative writing in response to the prompt or your writing-related accomplishments! Submissions for the February issue are due by January 1. Download the details… Webinars In January, we’re offering a free webinar called Taxes: An Introduction for Authors, presented by Cheyenne Knopf Williams. Details & registration… We’ve also got a bevy of past webinars for writers that remain available for free or a … Read More »

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