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First Coast Romance Writers, an affiliate of Romance Writers of America®, is an organization for both published and unpublished writers, as well as any individuals involved in the writing/publishing industry.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excellence in romantic fiction through monthly meetings and workshops in a comfortable forum where published and unpublished writers share knowledge about the constantly evolving publishing industry.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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2015 Beacon First Place Winners

Category Length Romance –  A Degree of Hope by Tanya Angler

Contemporary Romance –  Silver Platter by Babette de Jongh

Erotic Romance – Fired Up by Anna Durand

Historical  –  Love’s Triumph by Jeanine Englert

Romantic Suspense –  Betrayed by Susan Dunn

Romantic Elements –  Lipstick on the Strawberry by Margaret Spence writing as Margaret Ann Spence

Paranormal –  The Vampire Lust Club by Denny S. Bryce

Young Adult –  Wrecked by Amy L. Gale

Click Through For Complete Listing of Final Finish Order


 

NEXT MEETING

February 13

Madeline Martin
CRAFTING YOUR CRITIQUE WITH MADELINE MARTIN – AM workshop

Getting a critique on your beloved manuscript can sometimes be a difficult band aid to rip off, but it can also be incredibly helpful and insightful. Not only can a critique point out errors you may be making, it’s also a great opportunity to note issues with other people’s manuscripts and then later identify them in your own work.

Crafting your Critique will cover:

– The basics on the pros and cons of a single critique partner versus a critique group
– How to ensure you get a good critique (you get what you ask for)
– How to accept a critique and make your manuscript baby better because of it
– How to give a good critique (this can be just as insightful as getting a critique)
– The final three items are all integral to getting the most out of a critique, which will ultimately help polish your manuscript until it shines.
CRAFTING YOUR CRITIQUE IN ACTION! – PM workshop

Attendees will break into groups and use what was learned in the morning session to better their ability to give and receive critiques.
Madeline Martin lives in Florida with her two young daughters (referred to collectively as the minions) and is president of her local RWA chapter, the First Coast Romance Writers. She writes Scottish historical romances that have been published internationally and enjoys traveling to Scotland for research.

CestMoiMadeline Martin lives in Florida with her two young daughters (referred to collectively as the minions) and is president of her local RWA chapter, the First Coast Romance Writers. She writes Scottish historical romances that have been published internationally and enjoys traveling to Scotland for research.

Madeline also enjoys helping other authors promote their work by incorporating their upcoming sales and releases in her newsletter as well as hosting authors every Friday for Free Book Friday on her Facebook page.

 

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