Monday, September 18, 2017

Notices from the Florida Romance Writers - October


Florida Romance Writers Monthly Meeting - October 14, 10am-12:30pm.

Guest Speaker: Al Hallonquist on Hostage Negotiation

Tigertail Lake Recreational Center

580 Gulf Stream Way

Dania Beach, FL 33004
Al
Hallonquist, who has spoken at Sleuthfest on a few occasions, is also head of
security for Sleuthfest. A veteran of over 30 years of government service, he
retired from the Palm Beach Gardens Police Department as a Sergeant in 2001. He
served as a Platoon Commander for the patrol division, and helped create and
managed the Hostage Negotiation Team, as well as the Crime Scene Unit. Prior to
joining the PBGPD, he served as the Chief Investigator for the District 19
Medical Examiner, and as a Homicide Detective for the St. Lucie County
Sheriff’s Department. He also served for many years as adjunct faculty for
Indian River State College teaching in the Police Academy. He currently owns
Security Consults, a company that consults with security agencies and
organizations desiring tighter procedures. Al is also a published
aerospace historian.

For more
information, check Florida Romance Writers website at www.frwriters.org.

RESERVATIONS FOR FRW MEMBERS SHOULD BE MADE IN ADVANCE VIA E-MAIL to Janet
Little at janetfrankslittle@gmail.com. Members may pay
by check at the door.

Non-members are welcome to attend up to two meetings per year and are required
to make advance reservations.

The cost of the meetings is $10.00 for FRW members and $15.00 for non members
by CHECK or PAYPAL. If paying by PayPal, please bring
the receipt/confirmation number to the meeting. Checks made out to Florida
Romance Writers are mailed to: c/o Tina Stitzer, 12600 SW 5th CT, # L 207,
Pembroke Pines, FL 33027-6734


FOLLOWING THE OCTOBER 14TH MEETING
IS THE NEXT SESSION OF FRW WORKSHOPS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEE BELOW FOR MORE INFORMATION.
FLORIDA ROMANCE WRITERS PRESENTS: How to Make Your Book a Page
Turner with Alison McMahon
​​
October 14, 2017, 1-4 pm: Deep Point of View and Psychic distance
Head on over
to http://www.frwriters.org/events/special-events/
for payment info.
Some writers are born with more talent than others,
but all writers have to learn our craft. Our challenge is to find out what
elements of craft we need to know starting out. This course will show you the
techniques that make your book a page-turner: hooks, cliffhangers,
motivation-reaction units, deep point of view (POV), and rhythm and pacing.
Homework each week will include finding examples of different techniques in
published works, and submitting examples from your own works in progress.
Each class sessions will take place after the FRW monthly meeting.
There will be a break for a brown bag lunch. 
Fee: Charge $15 per session for non-members or $50
for the series. For members, $10 for one meeting, $30 for series. Lunch is
provided for members who attend the regular meeting and stay for the
class.

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