WHEN: Monthly Meetings are held the second Saturday of every month
WHERE: See below for location and directions
TIME: 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
MENU: Hot buffet breakfast (unless otherwise specified, please check details below!)
ALL RESERVATIONS MUST BE MADE IN ADVANCE BY E- MAILto Rossie Cortes at firstname.lastname@example.org AND RECEIVED BY THE WEDNESDAY PRIOR TO THE MEETING, but preferably before. Please be advised there is a $5.00 late fee for any reservations made after 4:30 on the Wednesday before the meeting. Non-members are welcome to attend up to two meetings per year and are required to make advance reservations as well.
If you pay by PayPal, please bring your receipt/confirmation # to the meeting!
DATE: Saturday, June 13th, 2015:
TIME: 9:00 a.m.
LOCATION: Hyatt Place
1851 SE 10th Avenue
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
COST: $20 for a member, $25 for a non-member.
Price includes the breakfast and meeting.
DIRECTIONS: I-95 to 595 E. (Exit 24). Go east on 595 till US1 North. Take US1 to SE 17th Street Causeway and turn right towards the beach. Then take the second right onto SE 10th Avenue. Location is one block in on your right. (Behind the Outback Steakhouse.)
PARKING: Opening parking on the property
PROGRAM: “Using Character Emotion to Wow Readers”
Readers read to have an emotional experience, to feel what’s happening on the page. With the vast competition in publishing today, it’s more important than ever for authors to hook readers through strong emotional connections. One of the best ways to make this happen is by clearly conveying the character’s emotion through a variety of techniques. This 60-minute presentation will teach you the effectiveness of showing (rather than telling) your character’s emotion. You will learn how to build reader empathy by showing emotion through dialogue, thoughts, body language, and visceral reactions. Also covered are common problem areas, such as melodrama and clichés, and how to avoid them.
Becca Puglisi is a YA fantasy and historical fiction writer who enjoys slurping copious amounts of Mountain Dew and snarfing snacks that have no nutritional value. She has always enjoyed contemplating the What if? scenario, which serves her well in south Florida. As a result, during hurricane season you can find her stalking the local weather forecasters and muttering unkind words toward the Atlantic.
Becca is the co-creator of The Bookshelf Muse, an award winning online resource for writers. She has also authored a number of nonfiction resource books for writers, including The Emotion Thesaurus: A Writer’s Guide to Character Emotion; The Positive Trait Thesaurus: A Writer’s Guide to Character Attributes; and The Negative Trait Thesaurus: A Writer’s Guide to Character Flaws. A member of SCBWI, she leads workshops at regional conferences and teaches webinars through WANA International. Becca can be found at www.writershelpingwriters.net.
FRW MEMBERS please RSVP by the Wednesday prior to the meeting by e-mail to Rossie Cortes at email@example.com to make your reservation. Members may pay at the door, but if you make a reservation and then can’t attend, you will be billed for $25.00. Parking is now FREE. Please remember we are now accepting only CHECKS or PayPal. Please be advised there is a $5.00 late fee for any reservations made after 4:30pm on the Wednesday prior to the meeting.
NON-MEMBERS are welcome to attend two (2) meetings per year. Please contact Kristin Wallace at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Checks for $25.00 payable to Florida Romance Writers, Inc. must be sent in advance to:
Florida Romance Writersc/o FRW Treasurer P. O. Box 823414 Pembroke Pines, FL 33082
or pay via PayPal (Please bring your receipt/confirmation # to the meeting!!):
Future Meeting Topics of 2015
July No meeting because of RWA Nationals.
August 8, 2015 How to Work With Your Editor, JoSelle Vanderhooft
September 12, 2015 Book Bundles to USA Today best sellers share how their stories, Bonnie Vanek, Mona Risk, Patrice Wilton, Kristin Wallace and Traci Hall (the Moderator.)
October 10, 2015 18 Things I’d Wish I’d known about Marketing, Jennifer Fusco from Market or Die
November 14, 2015 T.B.A
December 12, 2015 Christmas Party