First Coast Romance Writers, an affiliate of Romance Writers of America®, is an organization for both published and unpublished writers, as well as any individuals involved in the writing/publishing industry.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excellence in romantic fiction through monthly meetings and workshops in a comfortable forum where published and unpublished writers share knowledge about the constantly evolving publishing industry.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.
* NEXT MEETING *
November 11, 2017
Lexi Post – Strategic Planning for the Romance Author: A Plan to Succeed
The Romance publishing world is changing so fast that it can be hard to keep up, causing many authors to switch gears in midstream with no thought as to how that change might affect their career in the long run. The best way to handle our fast-paced environment is to have a well thought out plan that is flexible and current, always keeping the long-term goal within sight.
But in order to arrive at our desired destination, it is essential we understand the landscape before determining the best route. While it’s easy to say “I want to be a New York Times Best Seller,” it is more realistic when there is a strategic plan in place with short-term milestones and action steps delineated to accomplish such a status and still allowing for detours and short cuts. The basic premise of the workshop is to use the strategic planning tools employed by businesses and nonprofit organizations to develop an individual career plan for any level writer.
This workshop will be interactive with input from all the latest in the industry. It will also include personal reflection and the beginning of a plan for each individual writer.