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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

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