Welcome to the Space Coast Writers' Guild, dedicated to encouraging, instructing and developing writers of all genres. We're all about writers and writing, transforming wishes into reality, ideas into words.
We offer a variety of programs and speakers at our monthly meetings, along with an opportunity to meet others who are dealing with deadlines, characters who won't cooperate, rejections, re-writes, contract dilemmas, unresponsive editors, and agent searches. Whether you have published for years and in several different languages, or are pre-published and hoping, the Guild has something for you. If this is your first visit, please take a moment to explore all we have to offer from the menus above.
The Main Meetings of the Guild are held the third Saturday of each month at 1 pm. at the Garrett's Run Condo Association Clubhouse, 7900 Greenboro Drive in West Melbourne (directions). Meetings begin with a brief business meeting with announcements, welcome of new members, introduction of the Board members and treasurer's report, followed by a presentation of some aspect of writing by our monthly speaker. Following the speaker, there is a time for socializing and book signings.
|10/18/2014: ||October General Meeting: (NEW LOCATION) Mia Crews & Karlene Conroy, Florida Writers Association. "An Overview of Writers Resources in Brevard County" (more...)|
|11/15/2014: ||November General Meeting: David Clark "The Elements of Fiction"|
|1/31/2015: ||2015 Conference: A Book in a Day: |
2015 SCWG Conference: A Book in a Day
Saturday, January 31, 2015
Start the day with a fresh set of ideas and finish the day with a published book!
New for 2015, the 33rd Annual Space Coast Writers’ Conference will take full advantage of new technology to collaborate on a book that will include brainstorming story ideas, collaborative writing, agile editing, graphic design, online book production, and social media marketing. We’ll teach you how to take advantage of the Kindle Direct Program to get a book created faster than ever before.
There’s no experience necessary – just come ready to write and have fun. By the end of the conference, you’ll be a published author. How’s that for a day well spent?
Registration is now open! Just $75 and you’re part of the party. Please visit www.SCWG.org or contact the SCWG President, Scott Tilley, at firstname.lastname@example.org for full details. Seats are limited; don’t wait until it’s too late!
October General Meeting
TITLE: An Overview of Writers Resources in Brevard County
ABSTRACT: Mia Crews and Karlene Conroy will discuss the wide variety of writers groups on the Space Coast for writers of all levels. From the Florida Writers Association to Screenwriters of Brevard, Romance Writers of America and The National League of American Pen Women, Brevard County is rich with resources.
Join these two published authors as they discuss opportunities to mingle with and learn from writers of many genres, poets, and screenwriters in person or on the Internet.
BIOGRAPHY: Karlene Conroy & Mia Crews just finished a three-year stint as leaders of the Florida Writers Association Melbourne Group. Like their heroines in the book they co-wrote, Last Stop Paradise, they are friends and full-fledged members of the Sandwich Generation, with all the ups and downs that brings. The two struggled through some frustrating and difficult times while writing the book, including caring for their elderly mothers with health and memory issues, all while remaining active in a variety of writers groups.
Karlene is a member of Romance Writers of America (RWA), has authored several short stories and novels, and is a singer/songwriter. Lyrics from one of her songs, Love’s Calling, appear in Last Stop Paradise.
Mia is president of the Cape Canaveral branch of The National League of American Pen Women. She was Florida’s Pen Woman of the Year 2007; and is the author of five Silhouette romances and too many newspaper articles to count.
Both are founding members of the RWA chapter SpacecoasT Authors of Romance (STAR); Mia was the first official president; Karlene was vice president.
Karlene and Mia are co-owners of Silk Oak Publishing LLC where they provide self-publication services such as editing, manuscript formatting and conversions, book covers and website design. Learn more at: www.editorofbooks.com.
*According to requirements of the American Disability Act (ADA), organizations using library meeting rooms may be required to provide special accommodations for those citizens requesting assistance within 48 hours of the scheduled meeting time. Organizations are required to provide hearing devices and/or make special arrangements at the citizen’s request.