Welcome to Central Florida Romance Writers!
“To support and inspire members in their writing endeavors by providing community, encouragement, and education.”
Central Florida Romance Writers is an affiliate chapter of the national organization of Romance Writers of America®. CFRW was incorporated on June 17, 1986 and is made up of some of Central Florida’s most dedicated romance authors. Our membership is comprised of published authors and those who are still journeying towards that goal. We meet once a month and welcome visitors. See our Membership page for information about joining CFRW.
Central Florida Romance Writers meets once a month, usually on the first Saturday of the month.
November 8, 2014
West Osceola Branch Library
305 Campus Street
Celebration, FL 34747
10:00 – 11:30 am Chapter Business & Milestone Awards
12:00 – 1:00 Main Program: WORLD-WEAVING: KEEP THE DATA, AVOID THE DUMP
Guest Speaker – Linnea Sinclair
WORLD-WEAVING: KEEP THE DATA, AVOID THE DUMP
Characters and their stories require the construction of “worlds,” from the character’s physical location (known or invented), to the character’s occupation, to the character’s social, political, and economic structure…and more. For many writers, this mean compiling pages of detailed and fascinating facts that often get dumped into the storyline—and onto the reader—like a load of soggy laundry and with about the same effect: Readers get bored and the story flops to a halt. But wait! Instead of the dump, do the weave. In this World-Weaving workshop, award-winning author Linnea Sinclair will show you how to seamlessly integrate your beloved research into your story and make it feel real, immediate and exciting.
Winner of the prestigious national book award, the RITA®, science fiction romance author Linnea Sinclair is a name synonymous with high-action, emotionally intense, character-driven novels. Reviewers note that Sinclair’s novels “have the wow-factor in spades,” earning her accolades from both the science fiction and romance communities. Her books have claimed spots in the Locus Top Ten and received starred reviews in Publisher’s Weekly. Romantic Times BOOKreviews magazine consistently gives Sinclair’s books 4-1/2 stars (their highest rating). Starlog magazine calls Sinclair “one of the reigning queens of science fiction romance.”
Her previous careers include news reporting (television and newspaper) and private investigation (she was a licensed private investigator in Florida for ten years). She teaches seminars in both the craft of writing for all levels of writers and private investigation techniques for mystery authors via on-line writing sites and at writing conventions nationwide.
Sinclair resides in Naples, Florida (winters) and Columbus, Ohio (summers) with her husband, Robert Bernadino, and their thoroughly spoiled cats.