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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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Dec 28, 2022

Diana McDonough and Florida Writer Podcast host Alison Nissen chat about the value of a good editor and the challenges of writing non-fiction when it hits close to home. Diana McDonough is an award-winning novelist and Maryland native. She is a Ft. Myers snowbird. Diana’s first novel, Stuck in the Onesies, grew out of...

Dec 13, 2022

One of the most common issues writers have is not having a clear vision of their ideal reader. Instead of thinking about an "avatar," focus on the hearts and minds of your audience, not the color of their eyes or where they went to high school. In this Florida Writer Podcast, host Alison Nissen and AJ Harper chat about...

Dec 5, 2022

Readers don't want generic and tired, and neither do literary agents. In this Florida Writers Podcast, host Alison Nissen chats with Allen O'Shea Literary Agent co-founder Marilyn Allen about having a great client-agent relationship, seducing readers with the X-factor, and developing fresh content from old ideas. 

Nov 21, 2022

Imagine being a girl coming of age after the death of a dictator and the rise of democracy. In her recently debuted memoir, Promenade of Desire: A Barcelona Memoir, Isidra Mencos takes her audience on a treasure hunt as she searches for the quiet, descriptive, lyrical words to describe her extraordinary journey during a...

Nov 13, 2022

Recovering art gallery owner Linda Moore used her love of art to write her debut novel, Attribution which features an art historian who finds a hidden masterpiece. Host Alison Nissen and Linda chat about travel, the world of art, and the complexity of creating book covers with artwork. 

Linda Moore studied art history...