Welcome to the SpaceCoast Authors of Romance
We are Chapter 187 of Romance Writers of America, located on Florida’s Space Coast, where rocket launches grace our skies, Florida’s STAR can be instrumental in launching YOUR romance-writing career! If you are seriously interested in the pursuit of a career writing book-length romance fiction, you are welcome to join STAR. 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Monthly meetings and workshops provide a comfortable forum where published and unpublished writers share knowledge about the ever-changing romance fiction industry.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. Please enjoy your visit to our website.
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)
- 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
Guests are welcome to regular meetings. If you are planning to attend, we would prefer if you let us know you are coming so we know to look for you.
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.
SPECIAL ALL-DAY WORKSHOP WITH AMY ATWELL:
2020 Vision: Focus on Your Author Career This Year, This Decade LEARN MORE and REGISTER
Connie Mann: Make Your Work Stand Out in a Crowded Marketplace Regardless of Genre. LEARN MORE
CANCELED – Program rescheduled – please monitor loop & Facebook group for information
SPECIAL ONLINE MEETING: Rachel Hauck: The Story Equation: Tools for your writing tool belt. LEARN MORE
SPECIAL ONLINE MEETING: Chris Kridler: Editor Tricks To Make Your Writing Rock. LEARN MORE
SPECIAL ONLINE MEETING: BUSINESS & CRITIQUES (Previous program rescheduled to July; monitor loop and Facebook group for updates)
SPECIAL ONLINE MEETING: Lorelei from Lorelei’s Lit Lair: How To Captivate and Gain New Readers LEARN MORE
SPECIAL ONLINE MEETING: Building a Recognizable Brand with Carmen Cook. LEARN MORE
Tips on How To Get Quality Book Reviews: Advice from Hidden Gems and more.
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.
TWO-PART WORKSHOP with ANGELA JAMES
Finding Your Way to the Pacing Sweet Spot and Making a Publishing Pivot with Angela James. LEARN MORE
STAR Holiday Party ~ members only.