October 1, 2014 General Meeting – 7 p.m.
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!

 

AMAZING OPPORTUNITY —
A PROFESSIONAL FIRST PAGE EVALUATION

     Molli Nickell will evaluate your manuscript's first page (170 words max), Oct 1st at 7 PM, Carrollwood Barnes and Noble. Before the meeting, read first-page writing tips & winning first pages at Molli’s site, www.getpublishednow.biz. The “First Page” & “The Winner Is” tabs provide information on crafting a first page to grab readers' attention and motivate them to turn the page.            Today, she guides writers as they craft picture books, sci fi, fantasy, Mid-Grade, romance, action adventures, who-done-its, and every genre in between.

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MOLLI NICKELL

       Molli Nickell, Story Doctor/Editor/Marketing Guru/Pre-Submission guide, is an award-winning former publisher, Time-Life editor and researcher, motivational speaker, writers’ workshop leader, published author, UCLA instructor, syndicated columnist, and way-former surfer chick.

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 moves 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 Cultural Center Studio, 13345 Casey Road, 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!

TWA AUTHOR, REBBIE MacINTIRE, SPEAKS

RESCHEDULED!
TWA member and Past TWA President Rebbie MacIntyre will speak at the Meet the Author program at 6:30 pm on September 30 at the North Tampa Branch Library at 8916 North Blvd in Tampa.

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Both Cast the First Stone (A wonderful historical whodunnit) and A Corner of Universe (Riveting suburban suspense) have received outstanding acclaim on Amazon.

The program is sponsored by the Hillsborough County Friends of the Library and will include light snacks. Rebbie would love to see you there!

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.