Thursday, April 01, 2010


April 13 FWA Meeting

At our next meeting on Tuesday April 13 (at 7 pm at the Southeast Library) we will welcome local author Paul May to speak on "Writing For Children as a Full-Time Career”

His presentation will cover process, craft, revision, and marketing, including finding a unique voice and original ideas, showing, not telling, writing realistic dialogue, point of view, and trying to maintain your sanity as a freelance writer. He’ll also discuss his experience breaking into the field and finding an agent.

Paul R. May ( has been working as a fulltime freelance writer for the past eight years. He has published dozens of stories, essays, scripts and articles for educational publishers; short stories for children and adults in print anthologies and online magazines; and freelance parenting, family life, people profile, small business, special interest, review, and feature stories in Florida newspapers and magazines (several articles published internationally). Most recently, he has been hard at work revising two young adult novels that are being marketed to trade publishers in New York. He is currently represented by literary agent George Nicholson (Sterling Lord Literistic, NY) for novel-length fiction.
Writing For Children as a Full-Time Career”

After Paul's talk, we will continue our critiques. You are welcome to bring two double-spaced lines of any work in progress manuscipt.

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