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The Florida Writer Podcast

Welcome to The Florida Writer Podcast: A Discussion about Writing & Other Things brought to you by the Florida Writers Association. 

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Mar 11, 2023

Host Alison Nissen had the opportunity to ask, what's a Florida Western to 6x author Lee Gramling. When she thinks of Westerns, she thinks cowboys in hats, barfights, and cacti come to mind. The Florida Western has all that, but it's set in sunny Florida!

Lee Gramling is a sixth-generation Floridian who grew up hearing...

Feb 18, 2023

Keeping track of plotlines, timelines, characters, and the thousand other things authors balance while writing a manuscript does need to be chaiotic. It needs a system. In this Florida Writer Podcast, host Alison Nissen chats with Mark Shaiken about how he syncs his ideas morning, noon, and night (including 2:00AM!).

Feb 11, 2023

Florida Writer Podcast host Alison Nissen chats with historical mystery author DL Havlin about how he leads his audience on a journey with breadcrumbs to create his plot--beginning with the ending and working backward. 

DL Havlin is an unretired businessman who has traveled a large portion of the world, having

Feb 4, 2023

Former marketer turned memoirist Julie Ryan McGue suggests fine-tuning your marketing plan with curiosity, book club connections, and immersing yourself with your niche audience on this Florida Writer Podcast with host Alison Nissen

JULIE RYAN Mc GUE is an American writer. Her award-winning memoir, Twice a Daughter: A...

Jan 28, 2023

In this Florida Writer Podcast, host Alison Nissen chats with forensic psychologist Phyllis Kuehnl-Walters, PhD who uses her vast knowledge of the courtroom to explore difficult characters in her true crime series about People Who Kill. Phyllis. Once a Christian devotional author, Phyllis switched genres as the...