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It’s Here! What a Character.

by Darlyn Finch Kuhn on October 18, 2017


The Florida Writers Association’s 16th Annual Writers Conference – themed What a Character – runs Thursday – Sunday, October 19-22 in Altamonte Springs, FL, near Orlando. Online registration is closed, but walk-ins are welcome at the door.

Brad Kuhn and I are thrilled to be on the faculty this year, and look forward to seeing all of you there.  Here’s a link to the schedule.

Here’s what the FWA website has to say:

Past attendees call the Florida Writers Conference “Inspiring,” “Educational,” and “Entertaining.” And here are ten more reasons why you should join us:

  1. Pitch to literary agents from noted agencies like Folio Literary Management and Trident Media Group
  2. Pitch to acquisition editors from St. Martins Press, Harlequin Romance, Tor Books, and more
  3. Meet David Morrell, the National Guest of Honor and Celebrity Workshop presenter
  4. Meet Florida Writer of the Year Steve Berry, keynoter and faculty member
  5. More than 70 workshops and panels
  6. Read your first page to agents and editors and get critiqued
  7. All conference meals included in registration fee
  8. Sell your book at the conference bookstore and hold a book signing
  9. Celebrate the winners (and maybe you’re one of them) at the RPLA Banquet
  10. One-on-one meetings with conference faculty

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Jax by Jax – by the numbers

by Darlyn Finch Kuhn on October 18, 2017

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 JaxbyJax – Literary Arts Festival. (Click on the link for the new website.)


14 venues. In Jacksonville. 28 writers. From Jacksonville. 84 readings. About Jacksonville.

Starts with a student showcase. Ends with a party.

Don’t make me come get you.

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Explore Writing Genres at Authors’ Showcase 2017 in Orlando

by Darlyn Finch Kuhn on October 9, 2017

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Showcase Host Jill Capri Simms wants Scribblers to know:

“Back by popular demand, the ‘Authors’ Showcase’ will be held at the Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida, 411 Mercy Drive, in Orlando, Florida on Saturday, October 28, 2017 from 9:00AM – 3:00PM [doors open at 8:30AM]. This year’s theme is “Explore Writing Genres”. Writers of various genres as well as publishing specialists will be providing information on how aspiring and published writers and authors can upgrade their literary work and bring their writing and book dreams from concept to reality. In addition to the Showcase, consisting of a book fair and networking opportunities, 16 authors will share their journeys of transcending their literary work from concept to reality. A panel of eight (8) literary specialists will be teaching on topics ranging from the foundational principles of writing; regulations and laws behind writing; focus writing to birthing a literary work, financial planning your book business and more!”


Jennifer L. Anthony
“So You Want Your Book Read by A Book Club…”
Dr. Ruth Baskerville
“Writing Right: The Writing Essentials”
Cynthia Conlin, Esq.
“Copyright Rules, Regulations & Law”
Darlyn Finch Kuhn
“Bookstores & Beyond: Marketing in the Age of Amazon”
Ed Love
“Writing for the Small and Big Screen”
Dale Slongwhite
“The Importance of Retreating to Write”
Reshell Smith
“Financially Organizing Your Book Business”
Marcia Williams
“The Writer-Publisher Partnership”


Gwen Bennett
Veronica Blakely
Charles R. Butts, Jr.
Barbara Hayes
Carim Hyatt
Tinya Jones
Teatra Joseph
Krystle Lynch
Steve Lyston
Cornelia A. Meeks
Lee M. Sapp
Martha Newman
Elizabeth Paddy
Sederia Long
Genevieve Salter
Otis Windham, Jr.

“Aspiring authors who attended previous Showcase events, were ignited to take action on their literary dreams. Even publishing businesses have been launched,” conference host Jill-Capri Simms explained.  “For the past two years, the Showcase has been hosted in Atlanta, Tampa, West Palm Beach and Dallas,” Jill pointed out. “However, the requests to bring the Showcase back to Orlando, where we launched in 2014, have been steady. So I’m so very excited to be returning to Orlando this year.
Showcase attendees may also request and receive feedback on a sample of their literary work. There’s an added benefit to attend our Showcases; participants will not walk away empty-handed! Our keynotes will be providing their valuable information…in writing!”

To attend, register on-line via the Authors’ Showcase website at www.theauthorsshowcase.com or Eventbrite at https://2017authorsshowcase.eventbrite.com.

Registration is $75.00 per person and the vendor rate is $85.00. Inquiries regarding our 2017 Authors’ Showcase event may be sent to theauthorsshowcase@gmail.com or call 321.230.2982.

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16th Annual Florida Writers Conference

by Darlyn Finch Kuhn on October 4, 2017


It’s not too late to register for the 16th Annual Florida Writers Conference Octoer 19-22 in Altamonte Springs, near Orlando. Just click here!

Brad Kuhn and your Scribbler, Darlyn Finch Kuhn are thrilled to be presenters at this year’s conference, along with a plethora of working writers, including Steve Berry, Florida Writer of the Year, and David Morrell, National Guest of Honor.

This year’s theme is “What a Character.”  Join us in two weeks, learn to develop unforgettable characters, and meet some at the conference.


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