Welcome

First Coast Romance Writers, an affiliate of Romance Writers of America®, is an organization for both published and unpublished writers, as well as any individuals involved in the writing/publishing industry. The membership includes writers of all levels, from those working on their first manuscripts to award-winning authors. The chapter is dedicated to promoting excellence in romantic fiction through monthly meetings and workshops in a comfortable forum where published and unpublished writers share knowledge about the constantly evolving publishing industry. FCRW strives to help writers become published and establish careers with innovative programs, networking opportunities and pertinent information on effective marketing techniques for members’ novels.

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NEXT MEETING

FCRW MEMBERS ONLY

April 10 through April 12

FCRW Writer’s Retreat – Members Only.  Wishing you could join us? Then, well, JOIN us! Become an FCRW member. What better way to get to know your local romance writing chapter than to go on a writer’s retreat? See the Workshops page for more details.


 

Our normal meeting schedule resumes in May with the below workshop (no fees, visitors welcome and can attend up to two meetings without officially joining the chapter. Try us out!)

SATURDAY – MAY 9, 2015

VISITORS WELCOME AND ENCOURAGED!
A BEHIND-THE-SCENES-LOOK AT BOOK REVIEWS – Tori Benson
HOW-TO GET YOUR BOOK REVIEWED GUIDE FOR AUTHORS – Tori Benson

ToriBensonTORI BENSON is a small business owner, a professional reviewer, and a freelance writer. Currently residing in Central Florida with her husband, child, and a menagerie of animals,Tori spends her days locked down at the computer reading, reviewing, working and trying to figure out how to squeeze just one more hour out of the day.
A graduate from Indiana University with a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Law, Tori decided that law school was not for her and carved her own path which included bar-tending, restaurant managing, and small engine repair. When her daughter was born three months premature, Tori knew she had to find a job that would allow her to work from home so she took her customer service experience and built an online business. Opportunity and an overwhelming love of twitter led her into reviewing and freelancing. Tori currently reviews and freelances for Smexybooks.com, RT Book Reviews Magazine, and Heroes and Heartbreakers.com. A voracious reader from a very young age, Tori reads and reviews over 300 books a year and leaves no genre untouched.
(No fees or registration required for this meeting.)

For more info, see our WORKSHOPS page, or email programs@firstcoastromancewriters.com


CONGRATULATIONS WINNERS for 2014!

The 2015 contest will open March 1, 2015. Please see the Contests tab for more details.

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SOCIAL MEDIA for FCRW

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