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To Blog or Not to Blog: Developing a Blog & 100 Blog Titles!

Thursday, July 31, 2014 at Herndon Branch

You've heard the buzz about blogging. You know you should start one, but what in the world should you write about? Learn how to define the subject of your blog, understand who is your target audience or what your niche is. Author, book coach, and speaker, Rik Feeney will show you how to get traffic to your blog, and where online you can find resources and tutorial videos to continue your blogging education. Bring your laptop and start your blog during the class. #asr14 #writers


Write a Book with Scrivener

Thursday, August 07, 2014 at Orlando Public Library

Scrivener is a content-generation tool for writers that allows you to concentrate on the words rather than their presentation. Scrivener puts everything you need for structuring, writing and editing long documents at your fingertips. Join author C.T. Morgan to learn the basics of this powerful software. #writers


OCLS Writers Group

Sunday, August 10, 2014 at Orlando Public Library

Join your fellow writers for critique, discussion, and camaraderie. Writers of all genres and experience are welcome. #writers


Writing and Selling Short Stories

Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at Orlando Public Library

Join award-winning author David James Poissant as he discusses how to write and sell short stories to magazines and literary journals. He will also discuss approaches to finding an agent and navigating the literary marketplace. Poissant's work as appeared in The Atlantic, The Southern Review, and The New York Times. He is the author of The Heaven of Animals, a short story collection published by Simon & Schuster. Books will be available for sale and signing following the talk. #writers


Social Media for Writers

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at Herndon Branch

Whether you publish with a major house, a small house, or on your own, you're hearing the same thing: social media is a must for authors who want to be successful. Effective author social media can be intimidating for first-timers or casual users. Where do I start? Do I have to be on every site? Do I have to blog? What if nobody cares what I say? How do I get "followers" and "likes"? Book publicist and author Sarah Nicolas will answer all of your social media questions in this interactive session. #writers



Saturday, August 30, 2014 at Orlando Public Library

A Summer Write-In at the downtown library. Bring your laptop or notebook and write alongside your fellow authors. Writers of all genres are welcome! We will have a few fun activities for short breaks to keep you awake and inspired. #writers


Plotting Your Novel

Thursday, September 18, 2014 at Herndon Branch

A strong plot is essential to your novel's success. Mystery author Ann Meier will provide tips on structuring a plot that will keep readers turning the pages until the very end. #writers


Florida Writers Association: Publishing a Book 101

Saturday, September 20, 2014 at Orlando Public Library

Join the Florida Writers Association for a preview of their annual conference. #writers


Book Publicity on a Budget

Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at Orlando Public Library

There are so many books how do you convince readers to give yours a try? The best publicity can be both fun and inexpensive. Join book publicist Sarah Nicolas as she demonstrates the best free or cheap ways to get the word out about your book, both in person and online. #writers


Local Authors Festival

Sunday, September 28, 2014 at Orlando Public Library

Meet & greet local authors at our Local Authors Festival! Authors from a variety of genres will share their experiences and books. Each author will have books available for purchase and signing. #writers


Nurturing What's Behind the Poem

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at Orlando Public Library

This poetry workshop will use Natalie Goldberg's _Writing Down the Bones_ as a guide to take your next big leap. This workshop is intended for those who are working on a new poem or set of poems. Is your work taking on a new emotional direction? Do you need guidance uncovering and processing these emotions in your work? If it is, then this workshop may be for you. #writers

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