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The Florida Writer Podcast

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Dec 22, 2023

Curious about the mind of a Royal Palm Literary Award judge? In this Florida Writer Podcast, host Alison Nissen and Chet Meisner chat about things that make a winning entry. Chet explains that the audience needs to know how characters feel. What experience did that have and what keeps them going? If your protagonist is sad, what type of sad are they? Show us what's in their head!  

Chet Meisner calls himself a geographical mutt. Born in Wisconsin, raised in South Florida, lived briefly in Alabama, he moved back to Miami, met, and married Peri and relocated to Atlanta where we spent two and a half decades and raised three wonderful children. After ten years in Tampa, he’s now living in North Carolina.

Chet is a traditionally published author and playwright, advertising copywriter, database and data mining expert, AI enthusiast. He is a five-time RPLA Writing Competition judge, and has been awarded multiple writing recognitions.

His latest book D.I.T.T.O. is a 2019 RPLA winner and available on Amazon.

The Florida Writers Podcast is a production of the Florida Writers Association. Founded in 2001, Florida Writers Association (FWA) is a 501(c)(6) nonprofit dedicated to supporting aspiring and professional writers in any genre. FWA embraces the diversity of its membership from across the state of Florida, the nation, and the globe. We celebrate our differences and are united in our shared love for the written and spoken word. We strive to provide a professional atmosphere, a vast networking system, and valuable tools to help members succeed in their writing careers. Our motto of “Writers Helping Writers” is demonstrated by our volunteers in Florida and beyond.