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- MAIL to Lisa Manuel 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!
*June 8, 2013:
David Goudsward, writing asDavid Bernard, will present Research Tips for Fiction Writing. Topics will include: Anachronisms, Historical events, Medical terms, Names, Places, Regional terms.
*There is no July Meeting
DATE: Saturday, June 8,2013
TIME: 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
LOCATION: Sheraton Fort Lauderdale Airport Hotel
1825 Griffin Road
COST: $22 per person/member, $25 non-member; includes buffet breakfast
DIRECTIONS: I-95 to Griffin Road exit (Exit 26). Go east on Griffin and make a right at the first light into the Sheraton parking area.
PARKING: Self-parking is free of charge. Take a ticket when you enter and when you leave be sure to tell the parking attendant you were attending the FRW event.
Research Tips for Fiction Writing
1 hour, handouts. PowerPoint version available if LCD/DLP projector available onsite.
InShakespeare’s Julius Caesar, a clock tower bell sounds. This is a bit of a problem since clock towers hadn’t yet been invented in Rome in the time of Caesar.
In the original version of the Stephen King novel Christine, the car had 4 doors. This was later changed to a 2-door model when it was noted that a 4-door version of the 1958 Plymouth Fury never actually existed.
The above examples demonstrate that a good story will survive an error. But the writer always runs the risk of making an error that draws the reader out of the story. While plot and character development obviously take precedence, a little fact-checking doesn’t hurt either. This program will look at some of the resources, primarily online, that are available for a writer to use to prevent the factual errors that distract from the story itself. The same resources can also suggest fun plot complications.
Topics include: Anachronisms, Historical events, Medical terms, Names, Places, Regional terms
David Goudsward is a native New Englander who now lives in southern
Florida. He is a former librarian with the nine branch Dauphin County Library System of central Pennsylvania where, among other duties, he served as webmaster, provided Internet and genealogy workshops, developed the local history collection, and hosted a weekly radio spot on the local NPR affiliate.
He writes fiction, primarily pulp era styled weird tales as David Bernard. Among his story was a contribution to the 2011 Stoker Awards finalist anthology of the New England Horror Writers, Epitaphs.
He has three New England archaeological titles currently in print: America‘s Stonehenge: The Mystery Hill Story (2003), Ancient Stone Sites of New England (2006), and The Westford Knight and Henry Sinclair (2010).
He also co-authored Shadows Over New England (2008) and Shadows Over Florida (2010), faux-atlases of regional locations used in horror films and book settings, and The Fly at 50 (2009), a retrospect on the classic 1958 horror film.
His next book, due out in 2013, is a study of H.P. Lovecraft’s visits to the Merrimack River Valley and their influence on Lovecraft’s body of work.
FRW MEMBERS please RSVP by the Wednesday prior to the meeting by e-mail to Lisa Manuel 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 $22.00. 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 Lisa Manuel 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 480211 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33348
or pay via PayPal (Please bring your receipt/confirmation # to the meeting!!):
Non-Members and Guests: