August 24, 2019

It's that time of year again, writers! All paid members are cordially invited to participate in this year's short story contest. The theme is Salvador Dali. Cash prizes are awarded for first through third places, and honorable mention is also recognized. Dues are comin...

August 25, 2018

Romance writer Tawdra Kandle will speak at the Sarasota Fiction Writers meeting on September 4 at 6PM at Selby Library. 
 
Tawdra's presentation topic is on Building a Vibrant Readership. Learn the secrets to cultivating a loyal, dedicated group of readers wh...

May 18, 2018

Jack Massa will speak at the June 5 meeting of the Sarasota Fiction Writers at Selby Library. The meeting starts at 6 p.m. and is open to the public. Massa will discuss five ways skillful writers can convey backstory while keeping dramatic momentum.

Jack...

March 14, 2018

Author and Ringling College of Art and Design creative writing teacher SJ Sindu will speak at the Sarasota Fiction Writers meeting on April 3 at 6 p.m. at Selby Library. 

She is the author of the novel “Marriage of a Thousand Lies,” which was selected by...

February 27, 2018

Mystery writer James Forrest will speak at the Sarasota Fiction Writers meeting on March 6 at 6 p.m. at Selby Library. He will speak about creating realistic characters. 

Forrest serves in law enforcement as a lieutenant in corrections. He is a...

January 27, 2018

Pat Gussin, a New York Times and USA Today best-selling author of medical thrillers, will be speaking to the Sarasota Fiction Writers group about the writing craft at February's general meeting.

Dr. Gussin's first book, Shadow of Death, also the first in her Laura...

December 28, 2017

The Sarasota Fiction Writers will kick off 2018 with a bang, as its members tackle one of the thorniest issues in the English language: the use of the comma.

According to award-winning Sarasota author and editor Liz Coursen, “Commas are, hands down, the most abused mark...

December 6, 2017

On Sunday, December 2, the members of the Sarasota Fiction Writers group gathered for a festive holiday dinner featuring the announcement of our short story contest winners. Following the dinner, for which members brought a variety of offerings, the group played a book...

November 9, 2017

On Tuesday, November 7, writer and editor Amy Ratcliffe, a two-time winner of the Sarasota Fiction Writers Annual Short Story Contest, offered an excellent presentation of her top tips for learning how to write better without writing. Such steps included the exhortatio...

October 25, 2017

Editor and former Sarasota Fiction Writers member Amy Ratcliffe will speak at the Nov. 7 meeting of the Sarasota Fiction Writers at Selby Library at 6 p.m.

She will present “7 Ways to Become a Better Writer That Don’t Involve Writing.” It’s a well-known fact t...

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