Welcome to the SpaceCoast Authors of Romance

We are proud to be 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Monthly meetings and workshops provide a comfortable forum where published and unpublished writers share knowledge about the ever-changing romance fiction industry.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.

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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)

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

Non-members are welcome to attend two regular meetings before membership will be required. If planning to attend, we would prefer if you let us know you are coming so we know to look for you.


Come on in, we love visitors!



Meeting Guest Attendee


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2019 SCHEDULE

October 26

Seven Steps to a Six-Figure Series with Roxanne St. Claire. This workshop with New York Times and USA Today bestseller Roxanne St. Claire is designed to help authors learn how to build a series concept, make sure it holds together, launch it properly, and set themselves up for success and a spinoff! Also today: STAR’s Annual General Meeting and elections. LEARN MORE

November 23

Perfecting Your Author Presence on Goodreads and beyond:
Your online presence checklist for social media and your website (Chris Kridler)
Making the most of Goodreads for book promo (Maria Geraci)
How to make easy online promo graphics:
– Bookbrush (with a Bookbrush company expert)
– Canva (with TJ Logan)

December 8

STAR Holiday Party at special location ~ members only.

 

 

2020 Schedule

JANUARY 18

SPECIAL ALL-DAY WORKSHOP With Damon Suede

Power up your author brand and promo with Your A Game and a bonus Blurb Slam with Damon Suede. Registration required. LEARN MORE AND REGISTER

February 22

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

March 21

Amy Atwell: Indie Publishing Trends. LEARN MORE

April 25

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

May 16

Leigh Duncan: Writing for Hallmark. LEARN MORE

June 27

Lorelei from Lorelei’s Lit Lair: Working with bloggers and setting up promo events

July 25

Chris Kridler: Editor Tricks To Make Your Writing Rock

July 29-August 1

Romance Writers of America National Conference, San Francisco Marriott Marquis

August 22

Lessons from the RWA conference. STAR members who attended the San Francisco conference bring back invaluable lessons on writing and selling books in today’s marketplace. Note: This special lunch meeting will be held at Pizza Gallery. LEARN MORE

September 19

Tips on How To Get Quality Book Reviews: Advice from Hidden Gems and more

October 24

Program TBA + STAR elections. Details to come. Also today: STAR’s Annual General Meeting and elections.

November 21

SPECIAL ALL-DAY WORKSHOP with ANGELA JAMES

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

December

STAR Holiday Party ~ members only.

Join Florida STAR

Join Spacecoast Authors of Romance! Current members also can renew at this link after they have received a notice from RWA.