’Cause We All Love Books

There’s something magic in cracking the cover on a brand new book—for you Kindle folks make that tapping a finger. Books become our best friends, trusted advisors, time machines and tickets to better places and times. Some of us are so in love with the whole book thing that we actually want to write one. Or, a few. Or, a few hundred. Enter the Florida Writers Conference. For a few days in October, we book lovers and would-be writers get to “crack the … Read More »

It’s Time to Book That Hotel Room!

If you don’t live in the Orlando area, you’re going to want to book a hotel room for the 14th Annual Florida Writers Conference, October 15-18. As you peruse the Orlando/Altamonte Springs area, there are so many different options. Here’s the thing, though. The conference is being held at the Hilton Orlando/Altamonte Springs on 950 S. Northlake Blvd. This means you want to be as close to this location as possible. The Hilton is currently booked, which means we have a lot of people … Read More »

Conference Early Bird Pricing Ends Soon!

Florida Writers Conference: October 15-18, 2015 Once again, the Florida Writers Conference will be held in the entertainment capital of Florida: Orlando! So much to do and so many things to see. What a perfect place for writers! With all the wonderful attractions (or distractions?), writers have the chance to test their powers to focus on writing. As an independent writer, my budget is tight. Besides, I like saving money. And I love getting a good deal. But, I also see the value of attending the … Read More »

Staying Proud

Good morning everyone! One of the biggest things we have to deal with as authors is our self-esteem. Let’s face it, no matter how tough we act, not selling, having others question our skill, and other things take a toll on our confidence. The fact most of us are introverts, any criticism can hurt. Especially when it comes from someone we trust of look up to. How we deal with that is the tricky part. One that gets to me … Read More »

Don’t miss out on your last chance: The third annual nonfiction mini-conference

“Extra! Extra! Read all about it!” Whether we have heard those words in a movie or in person, we know the street vendor wants our attention for one of two reasons: big news or a big announcement. Either way, he doesn’t want us to miss out. And you shouldn’t either. With five mini-conferences completed, you have just one more chance to attend a mini this year. That last chance takes places June 27 at the Hilton Orlando/Altamonte Springs for the Third Annual Nonfiction … Read More »

Why Go to a Mini Conference? One Attendee Tells You Why…and What to Expect.

A warm greeting guided me into conference registration/check-in area. The volunteers received myself and other attendees with genuine smiles, helpful directions, and information packages. I was impressed to see a folder labeled with my name since I had pre-registered. Pre-registration is definitely a plus. Sessions began and ended exactly on time. The speakers/authors were obviously passionate about writing and equally passionate to share their tips and tricks with us. All presentations were full of really helpful content. I wrote many … Read More »

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