Celebrity Workshop-David Morrell

David Morrell

“An absolute master of the thriller novel” —Dean Koontz

“The father of the modern action novel” —Vince Flynn

Lessons from a Lifetime of Writing


In this all-day fiction-writers workshop, New York Times bestselling author David Morrell discusses the lessons he has learned in his unusually long, 45-year career.

His topics include:

  • How to find your own voice and subject matter
  • How to write a creative alternative to conventional outlines
  • The importance of research
  • Choosing a narrative viewpoint
  • The most common and easily corrected mistakes in structure, description and dialogue
  • Self-publishing versus the conventional road
  • How to market your book after you finish it

WHEN: Thursday, October 19, 2017

WHERE: Hilton Orlando/Altamonte Springs, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

FEE: $125. Florida Writers Association Members | $150 Non-members | $200 Walk-up registration
Includes continental breakfast, lunch, and all-day beverages

Silent Auction Donations

FWF Seeking Silent Auction Donations


The Florida Writers Foundation (FWF), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization is seeking donations for the 2017 Silent Auction. FWF promotes literacy in children, youth and adults through various programs including sponsoring writing and poetry contests in schools, visiting elementary schools for reading days, and donating books to under-privileged schools. As the primary fund-raising event for FWF, the Silent Auction will be held in conjunction with the Florida Writers Association annual conference on October 19-22.


Each year, generous patrons contribute to the Silent Auction by making enticing donations that lure bidders to browse the displays. Past donations have included baskets filled with goodies and books, literary services, and tickets to entertainment venues. The Silent Auction also affords editors, agents and publishers an opportunity to inform the audience of writers about their services while donating to a worthy cause.


Donations can be made by October 1, 2017, through the following link: https://goo.gl/5Suig1 Please direct any questions about the Silent Auction to the chairperson, Susan Boyd, at susandlar@gmail.com. On behalf of FWF and those we help, thank you for considering the opportunity to donate to this worthwhile event.


If every memtom-cartoon-2ber of FWA went to Smile.Amazon.com, chose Florida Writers foundation, Inc. as their charity and, instead of logging into Amazon.com, logged into Smile.Amazon.com, FWF would receive 5% of the purchase funds.

We could significantly fund the literacy efforts of our organization. No money out of your pockets…just some invested time to set this up.

How easy for us to make a difference. To see all of our work, please read the pages of our website. You’ll be proud.

Tom Swartz, President, FWF

Fundraising for 2016

Help us fund writing programs, scholarships, and celebrity workshops across the state of Florida!

Whenever you buy something on Amazon.com, go to Smile.amazon.com First Select Florida Writers Foundation, Inc. as your favorite charity. FWF will receive 5% of your purchase from Amazon. We can do great things for Florida literacy and Florida writers with your help. Talk about Writers Helping Writers!




Florida Writers Foundation Reaches Out!

Florida Writers Foundation logo

The Florida Writers foundation has a goal for 2016.  They want to raise enough money to bring a nationally famous author to the October 2017 workshop in Altamonte Springs.

By bringing a national celebrity author we hope to attract Florida writers to our workshop and the FWA annual conference held the following three days.

The more we can educate and encourage writing and writers in our state the more we can help young writers grow.

Please help us by making a small contribution.  If you can make it on a monthly basis with our convenient ACH program.

AND- List Florida Writers Fondation, Inc. as you favorite charity and use Smile.Amazon.com every time you buy an item on Amazon.com. We will receive 5% of the purchase funds from Amazon.

We are a 501 (c) (3) organization so you can help us and take a tax deduction.