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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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Nov 7, 2022

Eliot Kleinberg shares how to help the audience love your writing by eliminating unnecessary words. As a former journalist turned blogger and novelist, his experience with the world of words gives us insight into how to make something sound better with host Alison Nissen.

Kleinberg, born in South Florida, spent nearly a half century in daily journalism before retiring in December 2020 after 33-1/2 years at The Palm Beach Post in West Palm Beach. In addition to covering local news, he also wrote extensively about Florida and Florida history.

He has written or contributed to more than a dozen books, all focusing on Florida. They include "Black Cloud", about the great 1928 Okeechobee Hurricane; two "Weird Florida" books, and "Palm Beach Past" and "Wicked Palm Beach", collections of items from "Post Time,"  his weekly local history column that ran for more than two decades in the Post. “Florida Time,” covering the history of the entire state, debuted in 2019 in Gatehouse newspapers statewide.

His tenth book, Peace River, his first work of fiction, is a historical novel based at the end of the Civil War. He now is writing a series of adventures of 1920s Miami police detective Nate Moran.