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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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Jun 19, 2021

There's no secret formula to finding agent representation. In this Florida Writer Podcast, host Alison Nissen chats with Elle Ire about publishing, strong protagonists, and how she generates fresh ideas.

Elle Ire writes science fiction featuring kick-ass women who fall in love with each other. Her first novel,


Jun 12, 2021

No longer do you need to worry about Plotting or Pantsing your next book! In this week's Florida Writer Podcast, host Alison Nissen chats with the Plottr team of Cameron Sutter (creator) and Ryan Zee (marketer) about how writers can outline their books with this easy-to-use program. Plottr offers drag & drop...


Jun 5, 2021

Using your own experiences is a great way to create immersive settings. In this Florida Writer Podcast episode, Nancy Nau Sullivan gives her unique spin on how to find authenticity in settings. 

Nancy is a writer of memoir, mystery, and a novel about a woman who teaches in a boys’ prison. The novel, THE BOYS OF ALPHA...


May 29, 2021

Building strong, multi-dimensional characters for young adult literature is Ian Dawson's specialty. To make characters believable, give them the confidence to take on challenges and enough fear and doubt in themselves that they struggle. 

Ian Dawson is an author, playwright and screenwriter based in Los Angeles. He has...


May 22, 2021

When author Diana McDonough began to tapdance around the subject of racism in her novel Stuck in the Onesies, she realized that facing the challenging topic head-on was not only more authentic to her characters, but to her own voice as a writer. 

Diana's first novel, Stuck in the Onesies grew out of her experiences...