Be Published in The Florida Writer

September 1 is the deadline for submitting your creative writing or announcements for publication in the next issue of The Florida Writer. If you’re a member of the Florida Writers Association, we’d love to see your work! You can find detailed submission requirements in the last issue of the magazine or download them here. We publish announcements about their accomplishments.  View a sample “Celebrations” page. 

Building and Marketing Our Brand

Hello everyone! Sorry for posting this so late. Things got a little hectic around here today. lol Last time we talked about confronting our fears and how part of that can be switching genres. As people, we all have varying interests, so it’s no different when it comes to writing. The hard part is, how do we take the next step and build and market our platform? I’m sure we’ve all heard about branding ourselves and/or our author platform. Basically, … Read More »

Lessons from TV Land: Why Editing Matters

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We’ve all heard about how important it is to have others go over your work to get a new perspective and find issues you might not have noticed before. Sure, it’s important to get that feedback, but before you make that cut, you need to think carefully about it. TV shows are a good example of that. For example, you might have seen me mention the show Doctor Who before. I’m a huge fan, and I particularly love the first … Read More »

Confronting Your Fear

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Good morning everyone! Have you ever had that one thing you were afraid to do? Personally, my biggest fear is heights, but also jumping into something new. Let’s face it, we’re all creatures of habit and the idea that there are others out there waiting for us to trip or screw up doesn’t help. As writers, often times it’s something as simple as writing a different character or switching genres. While both seem simple, there are pitfalls for each choice … Read More »

Social Media 101: When you need to take a breather

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We know that it’s important to be online when you’re an author. There are so many opportunities out there: guest blogging, radio shows, online parties, etc. You’re not going to get these things if you’re not paying attention. I’m always scouring my feed for any and all cool promotional opportunities, signing up without a second thought. It’s fun, but the online world can also be mentally exhausting. Especially during certain times of year. They say there’s a balance in the … Read More »

Go Big or Go Home

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Good morning everyone! As writers we’re inundated with tons of information when starting out and, if we’re not careful, we can be buried by the information and never dig our way out. One of those is the “Go big or go home” mentality. One of the more common pieces of advice I’ve heard is, “If you can’t afford to spend $2000 dollars or more for editing, cover art, and so on, you shouldn’t write”. Just let that sink in for … Read More »

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