Wednesday, November 5, 2014 – 7 p.m.
General Meeting: DO NOT MISS THIS ONE! Carrollwood Barnes & Noble
11802 Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL 33618

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* General MeetingGeneral Meeting

Time: 7:00 pm

TBA Carrollwood BARNES & NOBLE Bookstore 11802 Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL 33618

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* TWA Critique GroupTWA Critique Group

Time: 7:00 pm

7 p.m. Barnes and Noble North 11802 N Dale Mabry, Tampa http://tampawriters.org/wordpress/?page_id=11

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* Screenplay Focus GroupScreenplay Focus Group

Time: 7:00 pm

Starbucks 10002 North Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa, FL

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* TWA Critique GroupTWA Critique Group

Time: 7:00 pm

7 p.m. Barnes and Noble North 11802 N Dale Mabry, Tampa http://tampawriters.org/wordpress/?page_id=11

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* Poetry Critique GroupPoetry Critique Group

Time: 7:00 pm

Starbucks at Dale Mabry and Linebaugh. You may bring your original poems or your favorite poems/songs to recite. Everyone is welcome to attend. “No poem goes unloved.” Leader: Elliot G.

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* Halloween !!!!!!!!Halloween !!!!!!!!

Happy Halloween Everyone! Stay safe!

 

LORIN OBERWEGER
Deep Scene Development

On Wednesday, November 5, 2014, LORIN OBERWEGER, twenty-year publishing pro & traditionally published author, will discuss "Secrets to Drawing the Reader Close & Making Your Story LIVE on the Page." Topics covered will include: deep POV, deep scene structure, & oft-neglected character & and story movement through a scene. Lorin’s students and clients have millions of books in print and have been published by imprints of HarperCollins, Penguin Random House, Scholastic, and other mainstream and independent presses. They have also gained representation with some of the industry’s leading literary agents.

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LORIN OBERWEGER
About the Speaker

Lorin is a highly sought-after independent book editor and ghostwriter. Her company, Free Expressions (free-expressions.com), offers intensive, deep craft workshops nationwide, including the acclaimed Breakout Novel Intensives with literary agent Donald Maass & Story Masters. She’s also known for her one-on-one story development weekends (Personal Novel Crafting Retreats) for writers of all genres of fiction.

WHAT IS THE TWA?

Founded in 1986, the Tampa Writers Alliance (TWA) is an organization dedicated to writers of many genres and levels of experience, as well as any in the Tampa Bay area who have an interest in the literary world.

The TWA is a member-managed organization and is always looking for ways to expand the offerings to our diverse membership.  If you have a writing interest you don’t find on these pages, please be in touch.  We may have members with like interests who have formed groups to pursue them. Contact John Tate, our president, at johntate55@yahoo.com.

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PILCROW & DAGGER

Online literary journal Pilcrow & Dagger will publish its premiere issue in January 2015. Submission guidelines & themes are available at www.pilcrowdagger.com/submissions.

SCREENPLAY FOCUS GROUP

The Screenplay Focus Group will meet 7pm to 9 pm on Tuesday, October 14 at Starbucks, 10002 North Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa, FL, then move to the Carrollwood Barnes & Noble, 11802 N. Dale Mabry, Tampa FL 33618, Tampa, FL for the second Tuesday of subsequent months.

TWA EVENTS

TWA sponsors events to develop writing skills, network with the outside writing community, and promote membership camaraderie. Attend our general meetings to learn from guest speakers and informal workshops.
We have the best parties in town! What do we talk about? WRITING, of course. When we’re not playing . . .

Keep your eye on this post for special event announcements.

 

MONTHLY GENERAL MEETING

TWA membership is open to all adults. The public is welcome to attend all general meetings. Members are able to attend our focus groups to hone their writing skills in different genres.

The first Wednesday of every month at 7pm, we meet at the Carrollwood Barnes & Noble, 11802 Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL 33618.

Click Here to get a map and directions.

 

RESOURCES & NETWORKING

We are more than writers. Several members are associated with local editors and publishers who can help you make your dreams of being a published author a reality.

We hold many different events in Tampa that  help develop writing and network with the writing community. Attend our general meetings to learn from guest speakers and informal workshops led by members.

Come join our network!

JACKSON DAUGHTRY AWARD!

NEW! The winner of the Jackson Daughtry Literary Honor receives a one thousand dollar ($1,000) cash prize, a publication deal (includes professional editing, full distribution, marketing), and recognition as the 2015 Jackson Daughtry Literary Honor Winner. Submit the first twenty (20) pages of your novel and a three to five (3-5) page synopsis in one .pdf file, named with the Title of your novel, plus the $25 entrance fee. See details at jdlh.org/ Deadline: 01/31/15.

BOOKS ON CRAFT!


GREAT DEAL FOR YOUR WRITING LIBRARY!

NaNoWriMo (the organizers of National Novel Writing Month), Storybundle.com and several internationally bestselling authors have teamed up to offer twelve great books on the business of writing, honing your craft, and selling your books. Authors include Kevin J. Anderson, Dave Farland, Brandon Sanderson and more.

All twelve books are available in eBook format at storybundle.com/nano through the end of November. You can name your own price for the first six books, or pay $15 and get all of them. The books are DRM free, and can be read on any e-device.

BENEFITS OF MEMBERSHIP

  • Learn regularly from published professionals how to sell you work.
  • Learn to master the new digital age of publishing.
  • Master marketing your work.
  • Link your website to TWA  (NEW!)
  • Network with other writers.
  • Learn more about writing well.
  • Share your skills with others.
  • Have your work reviewed by others in our Poetry or Prose Critique Groups.
  • Participate in Educational Workshops at discounted rates.
  • Enjoy hundreds of valuable resources for writers.