Sunday, July 15, 2012

Changes coming to 

*New Leader
*New Location

If you are new to the area or 
wish to join a local Lakeland Group,
Please email me at 

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Always check your punctuation! Makes you kind of wonder!

July Meeting

Meeting Tuesday night – July 10
Discussion will be:
·        Topics from last two speakers and relevance to each one of the group members.
·        Lake Mary Florida Writers Conference.
See you there.

Monday, June 11, 2012



Next meeting 

will be July 10. 

See you then. 

Keep writing!

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Join the Lakeland Writers’ Connection for the June meeting.
Revitalize your writing. 
Awww....the best place to write!
Review the process.
Come with your favorite style of writing
or choice of article.
Only 500 words – (10 copies, please.)
Debriefing from past two authors’ visits.
Let’s step it up a notch!
See you June 12 – 6:30 PM.

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Rik Feeney

Guest Speaker for May 8 Meeting

Rik Feeney started because he believes everyone has some special talent, knowledge, or thoughts on a particular subject that many other people would like to learn about. He also believes you have a story to tell. He says we live in a perfect place and time to publish books, booklets, special reports, novels, or a short story thanks to current technologies.

Whether you prefer traditional books made from paper with hard covers or paperback covers, or you have grown up in the digital age and are used to reading from your phone, computer screen, or an e-reader; now is a great time to be published.

The problem is choosing how and even where to get published: so you don’t spend a fortune, your book is taken seriously; and, you receive some value from the publication whether it be fun, fame, or fortune. is like a concierge publishing service. He works directly with you to make sure your book is published according to your requirements.

About Rik
He states: In my first career, I was a women’s gymnastics coach; my area of expertise. After having my first book traditionally published, I turned to independent publishing. I now have more than sixty different publishing products on my web site:, which brings in a nice little revenue stream.
After publishing several books, I was asked by other writers to help them get published. I started working with individual clients to help them get published and to train some to become independent publishers. was born.
I am currently the leader of the Florida Writer’s Association Orlando Writer’s Group, as well as a speaker on many book writing and publishing topics at writer’s groups and writer’s conferences around the country. And, oh yes, from time to time I continue to write and publish my own work.

Check out Rik's website:

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

April 10 Meeting - Debora M. Coty

SPECIAL SPEAKER - Debora Coty, humorist, columnist, speaker, writing workshop instructor and award-winning author of over 100 internationally published articles and ten inspirational books. She has also contributed short stories and devotionals to numerous anthologies. Debora’s passion is sharing her offbeat blend of humor and hope, wit and near-wisdom with women of all ages. As a piano teacher for twenty years, she acquired the skill of auditory long-suffering and has helped countless people as an occupational therapist specializing in orthopedics for over three decades. Mother of two grown children, Debora currently lives and loves in central Florida with her husband and desperately wicked pooch, Fenway. Visit with Debora online at

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Exercises for March 13 Meeting!

Each meeting consists of valuable information for novice and experienced writers. While every writer has a particular interest they choose to write about, here are simple exercises to help expand your thinking and skills. There is something for everyone, no matter what genre you prefer.

Here’s the plan: Between now and the next meeting, do each day’s writing exercise. Then before the next meeting, (a) choose an exercise you will share with the group and (b) be prepared to elaborate on your thoughts and the writing process.

For the meeting, you pick one of the 10 to share! Have fun.

The 12-Day Plan of Simple Writing Exercises

Day 1: Write 10 potential book titles of books you’d like to write.

Day 2: Create a character with personality traits of someone you love, but the physical characteristics of someone you don’t care for.

Day 3: Write a setting based on the most beautiful place you’ve ever seen.

Day 4: Write a letter to an agent telling her how wonderful you are.

Day 5: Write a 20-line poem about a memorable moment in your life.

Day 6: Select a book on your shelf and pick two chapters at random. Take the first line of one chapter and the last line of the other chapter and write a short story (no more than 1000 words) using those as bookends to your story.

Day 7: Write a letter to yourself telling you what you need to improve in the coming 6 months.

Day 8: Rewrite a fairy tale from the bad guy’s point of view.

Day 9: Turn on your TV. Write down the first line that you hear and write a story based on it.

Day 10: Go sit in a public place and eavesdrop on a conversation. Turn what you hear into a short love story (no matter how much you have to twist what they say).

Day 11: Write the acknowledgments page that will be placed in your first (next?) published book, thanking all the people who have helped you along the way.

Day 12: Gather everything you’ve written over the previous 11 days. Pick your favorite. Edit it, polish it and either try to get it published or post it on the Web to share with the world. Be proud of yourself and your work.

| Brian A. Klems