Welcome to the SpaceCoast Authors of Romance

NOTICE: During this time of national reorganization, while Spacecoast Authors of Romance lacks a valid affiliation agreement with Romance Writers of America, this chapter is not currently accepting new members. Please check back in a few weeks as to the status of our chapter.

We are Chapter 187 of Romance Writers of America, located on Florida’s Space Coast, where rocket launches grace our skies,  Our goal as an organization is to educate our members about writing and marketing quality romance novels and to provide a valuable support system as they enter this dynamic career field.

Monthly meetings and workshops provide a comfortable forum where published and unpublished writers share knowledge about the ever-changing romance fiction industry. Whether you are a beginner with just the glimmer of a story in mind or a seasoned, multi-published romance writer, STAR has something for you. 

starline

 Meetings

STAR usually meets on the 4th Saturday of every month from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. at THE WEST MELBOURNE LIBRARY, 2755 Wingate Blvd., West Melbourne. (map) During the pandemic, meetings are subject to change. Please consult the forum or Facebook group for more information.

A typical meeting includes:
  • Meet and greet
  • Hot Topics – Members share tips & techniques, brainstorm and discuss industry issues
  • Business Meeting with previous meeting minutes and RWA business news and updates
  • Guest speaker on business or craft
  • Deep Dish: Peer critiques of works-in-progress

 

starline

  

2020 Schedule

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE SCHEDULE IS FLUID DUE TO PANDEMIC ISSUES. PLEASE MONITOR STAR’S LOOP AND FACEBOOK PAGE OR EMAIL US FOR MORE INFORMATION.
JANUARY 18

SPECIAL ALL-DAY WORKSHOP WITH AMY ATWELL:
2020 Vision: Focus on Your Author Career This Year, This Decade  LEARN MORE and REGISTER

February 22

Connie Mann: Make Your Work Stand Out in a Crowded Marketplace Regardless of Genre. LEARN MORE

March 21

CANCELED – Program rescheduled – please monitor loop & Facebook group for information

April 25

SPECIAL ONLINE MEETING: Rachel Hauck: The Story Equation: Tools for your writing tool belt. LEARN MORE

May 16

SPECIAL ONLINE MEETING: Chris Kridler: Editor Tricks To Make Your Writing Rock. LEARN MORE 

June 27

SPECIAL ONLINE MEETING: BUSINESS & CRITIQUES (Previous program rescheduled to July; monitor loop and Facebook group for updates)

July 25

SPECIAL ONLINE MEETING: Lorelei from Lorelei’s Lit Lair: How To Captivate and Gain New Readers LEARN MORE

August 22

SPECIAL ONLINE MEETING: Building a Recognizable Brand with Carmen Cook. LEARN MORE

September 19

SPECIAL ONLINE MEETING: All About Book Reviews with Hidden Gems’ Craig Tuch. LEARN MORE

October 24

S.E. Smith: Knowing Your Market, Building Your Base, and Keeping Readers Wanting More. LEARN MORE Also today: STAR’s Annual General Meeting and elections.

November 21

TWO-PART WORKSHOP with ANGELA JAMES

Finding Your Way to the Pacing Sweet Spot and Making a Publishing Pivot with Angela James. LEARN MORE

December

STAR Holiday Party ~ members only.