16th Annual Florida Writers Conference

“What A Character”
October 19 – 22 in Altamonte Springs, Florida

anne daltonAnne Dalton

Attorney and Educator

Anne Dalton, Esquire has represented creatives in all aspects of their professional development for over 35 years. She is an attorney licensed in Florida, New York and PA and was Legal and Business Affairs counsel for ABC News and Senior Attorney for Radio City Music Hall. She serves as general counsel to the FWA and other local and statewide nonprofits through her law firm.


5 Trademark Issues for Writers

Confused about how you can legally use trademarks or servicemarks in developing your plot and your characters’ habits? This workshop is an introduction to important trademark and servicemark concepts that every writer needs to know. First-time workshop for FWA. Taught in an engaging, informal and interactive manner by an experienced attorney.

Attendees will learn:

  • Difference among trademark, servicemark, and copyright concepts
  • How to safely use trademarks and servicemarks in developing your characters.
  • Whether it’s time to trademark yourself and your work.
Ethics for Writers – with Chrissy Jackson

It’s a great idea, but is it ethical to use it? Is it legal? What’s the difference between ethical decisions and legal decisions? As an author, how can you tell? How much permission do you need from another author? Join Anne and Chrissy Jackson for a practical, fun discussion about the ethics and legalities of writing.

Attendees will learn:

  • When it’s ethical to use someone else’s ideas or words.
  • When it’s legal to borrow someone else’s concepts.
  • How to actively participate in a Critique Group and still write stories ethically and legally.
5 Common Contract Issues for Writers

Is it time to kick up your knowledge of publishing contracts, editing contracts and other professional contracts? This workshop will give you useful tips about what to look for and what to avoid, taught by an experienced contract attorney in an informal and engaging setting.

Interview Topics

While Anne will make herself available for interviews on contracts and copyright, she may not give legal advice except in broad terms.


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