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Saturday, February 11, 2017

Potets and Painters - Englewood Art Center

We have the opportunity to participate in the Poets and Painters Exhibition at the Englewood Art Center.

Painting selection will start on:

Saturday March 11th at 1:30 PM for sign up to a painting (there will be a sign up sheet). The poem is due back to the Englewood Art Center no later then Friday March 17th.

A poem will be selected by the Art Center for a ribbon presented at the reception.


Saturday, January 28, 2017

From Tammie

Noteworthy from OWOW

               January 2017  

FYI:  Almost all book fairs, festivals and conventions are booked a year ahead. Most writing contests that say 2017 will actually announce winners in spring of 2017.

    Most contests are money making projects for the sponsoring organization.

There are entry fees. Still if you want to have your writing evaluated by a panel, you might want to enter. BEWARE and do your homework first. Most of the judges are fellow writers just like we are. They self publish in literary magazines or Createspace but want you to believe they have an inside track to getting you a big name authors’ contract. If it sounds too good, it probably is.

    It is almost impossible to get space in a big name draw like the one below, but it is possible. The problem you will find, once you are IN,  is that the festival does  have big name authors such as Janet Evanovich  or James Patterson.... but guess who all the people come to meet...and guess where your table will be in relationship to theirs.

Duh, you are bright so you know where you stand.

South West Florida Reading Festival

Harborside Event Center & Centennial Park, Fort Myers, Florida

Date: Saturday, March 18, 2017

Time: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

More Info:


There really is something for all ages to experience at the Southwest Florida Reading Festival. Everyone enjoys the multiple stages with the celebrity authors who share ‘inside scoop’ about their latest books or what makes a story idea click for them. You will be able to buy books and have the authors personalize and sign them too! You’ll find our numerous book and educational vendors offering the latest in services and new ideas. Learn more about South West Florida Reading Festival on (65)

 You may simply want to share what your are working on and what your plans are.

  This is our own venue to share our thoughts, slumps, and rise to victory as we

write together.

   We want to take this time to welcome you to OWOW and wish you a happy new year with much fun and writing success.

Tammie Diehl

Sharon Graham

From FWA Nokomis

Have an inspiring story just begging to be told? If so, jump on the bandwagoning and enter it in Tales2Inspire®, a well respected contest, but much, much more. FREE to enter. Then Tales2Inspire works hard to promote its winners. So if you want help in building your author platform, this is a great opportunity.  Deadline Date: March 1, 2017.  What should you write about? A picture is worth 1000 words, so get a FREE e-book sampler of winning stories from previous years at: Then scroll down the page for submission details, guidelines and “What’s In It For You” rewards.

Book Selling Opportunity-Thanks Linda

I want to pass on some marketing information to your group in the hope it will help someone.
Recently I have been attending the North Port Farmers Market.  Jerry Presseller, the manager of the market will allow authors to set up a table for only $25.00.  The stipulations for that wonderful $25.00 price:  Four foot space and no tent.  The author can bring two chairs.  The author supplies his own table
I have attended twice, and I love the market, because the location is shady. if you want to use a tent, you'll be on the grass under the trees. There are picnic benches and entertainment for the consumers. 
Location:  In front of North Port City Hall from 9:00 to 2:00 on Fridays until April. 
Contact Jerry Presseller at 941-391-4856
You must contact Jerry before showing up.  There's paperwork to sign.
Linda Lee Schell
Come Along With Me, The Palace Buzz, The Plot Thickens
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Thursday, January 12, 2017

Book Selling

Brenda Spalding double-booked herself.  Maybe if one of the ABC authors don't respond to her, someone in our Group will want her spot.

I double booked my self again.

Does anyone want to take my space at St. Raphael Church Feb 25, in Englewood????
the fee was only $20 inside and table and chair provided.

You can pay me and just take my place.

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