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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 18, 2021

Imagine building a world in a place that history forgot to bring to life that which would otherwise not be remembered. In this edition of the Florida Writer Podcast with host Alison Nissen, Alison talks about worldbuilding with George Weinstein. George begins with place, then layers, one at a time, the setting,...

Dec 11, 2021

Using few words to say a lot is how suspense/thriller novelist Liz Lazarus writes her kill-scenes. In one novel, it's only 5 words. Enjoy this edition of the Florida Writer Podcast as host Alison Nissen and Liz chat about leaving more to the imagination to build tension, finding mentors to help your writing journey,...

Dec 4, 2021

Before you write your book, ask yourself 2questions: 

  1. Who is the ONE person who needs to read this book?
  2. Why do they need to read it NOW? 

Dr. Cindy Childress and Florida Writer Podcast host Alison Nissen discuss the important questions of audience, book type, and first chapters when writing non-fiction. Using her...

Nov 27, 2021

The secret to writing self-help books? Life Experience! Helping people get in touch with their emotions is song-writer turned best-selling course creator and author Mary Joye's passion. On this Florida Writer Podcast, host Alison Nissen and Mary chat about how you can't fake your emotions, but you can avoid burnout by...

Nov 20, 2021

Want to give a gift to a writer in your life? Give the gift of a book review. Sweet romance and non-fiction author Kerry Evelyn shares how book reviews and a journal help keep her going when she's struggling to finish that Work-in-Progress in this Florida Writer Podcast conversation with host Alison Nissen