First Coast Romance Writers, an affiliate of Romance Writers of America®, is an organization for both published and unpublished writers, as well as any individuals involved in the writing/publishing industry.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excellence in romantic fiction through monthly meetings and workshops in a comfortable forum where published and unpublished writers share knowledge about the constantly evolving publishing industry.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



Saturday, March 14, 2015

Click here to register. (Cost $10 for members, $20 for non-members.)

PLEASE NOTE A DIFFERENT LOCATION FOR THIS MEETING. We are meeting at 431 University Blvd N., Jacksonville, Florida 32211. Arlington Congregational Church.

Our day will run from 10am to 3pm, with a break for lunch. Lunch will be catered.


Want to get even more out of Scrivener (Mac or Windows)? Or maybe you just want to know what makes this writing software so popular? The author of Scrivener For Dummies will walk you through the basics and cover some of her favorite features in the morning session. After lunch, she’ll show you how to compile (export) your manuscript to a document or e-book. *Feel free to bring your laptop, loaded with Scrivener, so you can follow along. To get the free trial, go to www.literatureandlatte.com/scrivener.php.



GWEN HERNANDEZ is the author of Scrivener For Dummies, Productivity Tools for Writers, and Blind Fury (romantic suspense). Before she started teaching Scrivener to writers all over the world, she was a manufacturing engineer and a programmer. She loves to travel, read, jog, practice Kung Fu, and hang out at home near Boston with her Air Force husband, two teenage boys, and a lazy golden retriever named Zoe. Find her online at www.gwenhernandez.com.



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


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



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