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MONTHLY meeting # 23 May 29 th , 2014 6:30 – 8:30pm

MONTHLY meeting # 23 May 29 th , 2014 6:30 – 8:30pm

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MONTHLY meeting # 23 May 29 th , 2014 6:30 – 8:30pm

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  1. MONTHLY meeting # 23 May 29th, 20146:30 – 8:30pm WELCOME !!!

  2. MEETING AGENDA • WELCOME  /  INTROS  FOR  NEW  MEMBERS   (5 MIN) • SPECIAL PROJECTS & INTRA-GROUPS  (25 MIN) FUTURE  MONTHLY  MEETING  LOCATIONS • June – Oct. 2014 (5  MIN) • SFFJAX  PROJECTS  - STATUS / EFFORTS  TO  DATE  (10 MIN) •      BREAK (15 MIN) •      GROUP  WORK  (55 MIN) • 15  MINUTES  TO  READ  / REVIEW YOUR  WRITING • WRAP UP (5 MIN) • NEXT MTG: June 25th 2 HOURS OF TOPICS

  3. Beaches Regional Branch600 3rd Street Neptune Beach, FL 32250 Community Room(904) 241-1141 June 25, Aug. 27 & Sept. 24thMtgs

  4. Southeast Library Branch 10599 Deerwood Park BlvdJacksonville, FL 32256 Rooms A & B(904) 996-0325 July 31st & Oct. 16thMtgs

  5. SFFJAX PROJECTS – LATEST STATUS: • LOGO – AVAILABLE  ON  MERCHANDISE  (ZAZZLE)  •   WEBSITE – FOR  FUTURE  RECRUITING / ONLINE  PRESENCE   (DANNI / BRAD)  •    WWW.SFFJAXWRITERSGROUP.COM •   COMMUNITY  LIBRARY  (MEMBERS  CHECK  IN/OUT  BOOKS) (TIM) •   E-MAIL  REGISTRY  (FOR  SMALLER  GROUP  EFFORTS / REQUESTS) (KEVIN) •   ON-LINE  FOLDERS  FOR  UPLOADING  WORK  /  CRITIQUES  (KEVIN ) •   DROP BOX   •   PARTICIPATION / RECRUITMENT – HOW  DO  GET  MORE?  (OPEN) •   ADDITIONAL MEETINGS = RAIN DOG LOUNGE / RIVERSIDE 5 POINTS • GUEST SPEAKERS / PRESENTERS  (TIM) •   FUTURE  EXERCISES / CONTESTS  (Sentence  starters) UPCOMING CONVENTIONS – JUL. 18-20 = ANCIENT CITY CON / Jax ~ http://ancientcitycon.com OCT. 25 = RAM Science Fiction Day / Jax Search ANIMECONS.COM PROJECTS

  6. AVAILABLE BOOKS (email TS): • What Not to Say by Linda J. Beam • Queries & Submissions by Thomas Clark • A Manual of Writers Tricks by David L. Carroll • Grammar Smart by the Staff of the Princeton Review • Roget’s Super Thesaurus by Marc McCutcheon • The Synonym Finder by J.I. Rodale • Flip Dictionary by Barbara Ann Kipfer • Descriptionary (A Thematic Dictionary) by Marc McCutcheon • Jump Start your Book Sales by Marilyn & Tom Ross • Keep your Brain Alive by Lawrence C. Katz & Manning Rubin • Monsters – A Field Guide to Blood-thirsty Beasts by Dave Elliott • A Memoir of the Craft of Writing by Stephen King • The Science of Harry Potter by Roger Highfield • 1001 Ways to Market your Book by John Kremer • Grammar Gremlins by Don K. Ferguson • Grammatically Correct by Anne Stilman • Self Publishing by Marilyn Ross • The Complete Guide to Writing Fiction and Non-Fiction and Getting it Published by Pat Kubis & Bob Howland • Writers Market Reference Guide by Barbara Kuroff, Donya Dickerson & Megan Lane • Word Lovers book of Unfamiliar Quotations by Wesley D. Camp • Manuscript Submission by Scott Edelstein • The Writers Handbook by Sylvia K. Burack • Writer’s Encyclopedia by Amanda Boyd, Thomas Clark, Peter Blocksom, Jo Gilbert, Bruce Woods & Megan Lane • Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers by David Borcherding • The Writer’s Complete Fantasy Reference by Terry Brooks • The Writers Digest Guide to Good Writing by Thomas Clark, Bruce Woods, Peter Blocksom, and Angela Terez • How to Write Horror, Fantasy and Science Fiction by JN Williamson • Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers Digest Guide by Orson Scott Card • Bullies, Bastards & Bitches (How to write bad guys of fiction) by Jessica Page Merrell • Plot & Structure by James Scott Bell SFFJAX Writers Library

  7. TS Robinson • Steve Cook • Kevin Pettway • Michelle Grant • Stevee Espling • Kevin (Meetup) • Carmen (Meetup) • Jim Guyer • Frank “Doodle” Willis • Dennis Wilson • Daisy Lloyd • James Hance • Brian Wolf • Jan Marie • Coffin Joe • Felar Cyzarine • Linda Vernon • Larry Kokko BLUE = Artists PURPLE = Conventions / Media RED = Published Writers • Kallahann Shaw • Bill Hatfield • Ancient City Con • Melisende D’Outremer • Ann Morris • Donnie Tracey • Kevin Ranson • Robert Horton • Melanie Pronia • Trista Woolard • Herman Nazworth • Glenda Finkelstein • Danny Murphy • Penny Jones • Elissa Malcohn • Fangie Fang • Thomas White • Kit MacConnell • Joey Jordan • Charlie Patton • Max Valentonis • Stan Morrison • Kelly Thompson • Doris Ross • Tmonique Stephens • Richard Hughes • Necronomicon Con • Michael Wiley • Sarah Jo Coryell • Andreka Byers • Kathy Nappier • Terminus Comic • Tony Finkelstein • Chris Jackson • Brenda Cothern • Joseph White • Tory Michaels • Dawn Tuller MEMBERS (258)

  8. Henry Livingston • Raquel Ramirez • Lisa Gastineau • Timothy Snyder • Sun Coast Comics • Kevin Coryell • Lloyd Brown III • Larry Jordan • Max Michaels • Lavenia Boswell • Jackie King • K.M. Asano • Deb Osorio • Pamela Rummel • Linda Rondeau • Rafer Russell • Loft Bar • Jim Draper • Linda Cowden • Sly Otter • E Rose Sabin • Dina Saraj • Jj Three Lyrics • Steven Spoons • Grant McMullen (Web) • Michelle Exom • Tricia Sparks • Brandon Richey • Lisa Eve • Vic DiGenti • Setsuna Kiske • Richard Lee Byers • Jay Adams • Lanny Smith • Peter Butcavage • Charles Urbach • Lakisha Spletzer • Tony Cincotta • Rebecca Waters • Artist Series • Pop Retrorama • Nicole S. Brown • Comic Con Plus Jax • A.D. Duling • Jerrod Brown • Tim Wilson • Sergio Del Bionco • Kristen Montalto • Joshua Thomas • Paula Sangare • Christian Pomroy • Bryan Thompson • Donna Calhoun • Christine Alger (MegaCon) • Greg Hopkins (Comics) • Kendra Maxwell-Duncan BLUE = Artists PURPLE = Conventions / Media RED = Published Writers MEMBERS – CONTINUED (258)

  9. CRITIQUES •       2009tsr@gmail.com = TS Robinson steampunkdreams@yahoo.com = Winfield Strock •         jeff@harmswayllc.com = Jeff Harmon philliebrat@yahoo.com = Debbie Elliott •         steveewraps@gmail.com = Stevee Espling nightscrawling@yahoo.com = Shasta Williams •         kmurphy0124@yahoo.com = Kevin Murphy adam.davis@hashverify.com = Adam Davis •         kevin@kevinpettway.com = Kevin Pettway thisgizmo@aol.com = Ed Kleckner •         jaxhulk@comcast.net = Steve Cook jdcarter1701@yahoo.com = John Carter •         bfreed60@yahoo.com = Brian Reed elizabeth.ashley.wilson@outlook.com Liz Wilson •         lloyd@lloydwrites.com = Lloyd Brown tomandjanedixon@bellsouth.net = TD Dixon •         bethany@b-ecochic.com = Bethany blues060@comcast.net = Stephen Stokes •         lola@lolalariscy.com = Lola Lariscy arobotfuture@gmail.com = David Heringer •         shani@mail25.com = Sohail Gani nathanboeckman@gmail.com = Nathan Boeckman •         heavendoorkey@yahoo.com = Raquel Ramirez clintonhlowery@yahoo.com = Clinton Lowery •         nationalkato@gmail.com = Kevin Smith sean.behre@gmail.com = Sean Behre •         crossfyrestudios@yahoo.com = Daniel Cross racheljargon@gmail.com = Rachel Popham •         shannon@selfpublishingteam.com = Shannon O’Neil bob.genovesi@gmail.com = Bob Genovesi •         tori@selfpublishingteam.com = Tori Tesori rwburwell@aol.com = Richard Burwell •         Jmcupp099@gmail.com = Jessica Lee rachel@jaxtec.com = Rachel Tremain •         ae@aekalquist.com = AE Kalquist (Bethany) clintonhlowery@yahoo.com = Clinton Lowery •         doulasita@yahoo.com = Sita Romero kenneth.fees@gmail.com = Kenneth Fees •         soraalise@aol.com = Sora Bick lola@lolalariscy.com = Lola Lariscy •         kenskhan@gmail.com = Kenneth Porter julesarizon@gmail.com = Jules •         leonardo098@gmail.com = Tim LeClair theabbot_98@yahoo.com = Ziggy Perez •         hollia.360@gmail.com = Holly McCall Danni.Rosemond@gmail.com = Danni Rosemond •         kenneth.fees@gmail.com = Kenneth Fees bradleydzang@Hotmail.com = Brad Zang •         frank.gambles@googlemail.com = Frank Gambles twmmyatt@gmail.com = Trevor Myatt •         senesisword@yahoo.com = Hojo dante@danteamodeo.com = Dante Amodeo •         momsewbusy@bellsouth.net = Priscilla Weaver mingramm00@gmail.com = Mark Ingram •         sharonabennett@gmail.com = Sharon Bennett ryanbrooks.design@gmail.com = Ryan Brooks •         svobadeck@yahoo.com = Mary Svoboda sjd0487@gmail.com = Stephanie Daniels • jdcarter1701@yahoo.com = John Carter rmakemsom@bellsouth.net = Bob Makemson • gooseberryjam@gmail.com = Veronica Kosyakov robin@gobookcoverdesign.com = Robin • graphicbrat@gmail.com = Michael Calhoun Ludwig • dpb05d@yahoo.com = Doug Geyer • kameishabailey@aol.com = Kameisha Bailey EDITING •       Stevee Espling •         Jeff Harmon •         Kevin Smith •         Holly McCall • Priscilla Weaver BRAINSTORMING •       Stevee Espling •         Steve Cook •         Brian Reed •         Kevin Murphy •         Kevin Smith • Shasta Williams • Ed Kleckner • Ziggy Perez • Lola Lariscy COVER ART •       Robin Ludwig Email someone here for help! Monthly Writers E-mail List

  10. The majority of authors make less than $1,000 a year, according to a 2014 report from Digital Book World. Almost 80% of self-published authors and more than half of traditionally published authors earn less than $1,000 a year, according to the report. A little more than 40 percent of hybrid authors (both traditionally published and self-published) made less than $1,000 a year and not surprisingly 90 percent of the aspiring authors made nothing. The research revealed that only 10 percent of traditionally published authors made more than $20,000 a year and 5 percent of self-published authors made more than $20,000 a year. A WRITERS AVG ANNUAL INCOME

  11. NEXT  MEETING: •    June 25th,  2014 •       Beaches Regional LIBRARY (see  Slide  3) •       6:30-8:30PM FUTURE  AGENDA  IDEAS  & TOPICS = (email TS) HOMEWORK  ASSIGNMENT = SENTENCE  STARTERS   ( SEE NEXT PAGE) WRAP UP

  12. SENTENCE   STARTERS  (250 – 500  WORDS): He overturned tables, smashed furniture, bringing to a boil the full extent of his fury. The tiny craft shook violently as the engines signaled their fast and terribly inconvenient failure. He snapped the window shade shut, praying he wasn't noticed. It wasn't fair. The sharp crack of thunder overhead told Elizabeth that this was just the beginning of a long,  miserable  night. The clouds parted slightly and sunlight filtered down for the first time in what felt like  ages. They called her "the foreigner," and she knew why. The vicious snaps and guttural snarls were coming from around the corner. It  was a good day to die. What  the hell happened  here? Bam! A chill ran down my spine as I realized I stood in a puddle of blood. Oblivion was coming in a wooden box. HOMEWORK

  13. WRITE EVERYDAY • READ WIDELY • WRITE ABOUT WHO YOU KNOW • CHARACTER + PROBLEM = STORY • NO VILLAINS • START IN THE MIDDLE • THE CHAIN OF PROMISES • USE ALL 5 SENSES • POINT OF VIEW • MAKE YOUR MANUSCRIPT R EADABLE • STUDY THE MARKETS – TARGET YOURS • COVER LETTERS - MAKE THEM MEMORABLE 12 Things I Wished I Had Known When I Started Writing – by Ben Bova