Welcome to Florida Star Fiction Writers


Welcome to Florida Star Fiction Writers, based on Florida’s Space Coast.

Monthly meetings and workshops provide a comfortable forum where published and unpublished writers share knowledge about the ever-changing publishing industry. Whether you are a beginner with just the glimmer of a story in mind or a seasoned, multi-published writer, or whether you are indie or traditionally published, our group has something for you. Though we were founded by romance writers, our group is open to any adult writing fiction.

We are committed to diversity and inclusion, regardless of gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity and ability.



We usually meet on the 4th Saturday of every month from 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Some meetings are being held online. Members should check the online forum or private Facebook group for more information.

A meeting may include:
  • Meet and greet
  • Hot Topics – Members share tips & techniques, brainstorm and discuss industry issues
  • Business
  • Guest speaker on business or craft
  • Deep Dish: Peer critiques of works-in-progress



 2023 Schedule

Regular meetings in 2023 will be held starting at 12:30 p.m. at the Suntree/Viera Public Library, 902 Jordan Blass Drive, Melbourne, Florida. Please check the member forum or private Facebook group to see if they will be held in person, online via Zoom, or both.


January 21, 2023

Planning a series with Troy Lambert from Plottr (via Zoom) | LEARN MORE

February 25, 2023

How to Build Tension in Your Novel, with Connie Mann (in person) | LEARN MORE

March 25, 2023

Become the Boss of Your Content, with Nicole va Gremberghe (via Zoom) | LEARN MORE

April 1, 2023

SUPER SATURDAY with Elana Johnson (in person) | LEARN MORE

April 29, 2023

All About Ads with Kristen Painter and Leigh Duncan | LEARN MORE

May 27, 2023

Market-Driven Book Projects with K-Lytics founder Alex Newton |  LEARN MORE

June 24, 2023

Panel Discussion: Give Your Book the Best Chance To Be a Star (in person) | LEARN MORE

July 22, 2023

More Than a Place: Making Setting a Character in Your Story with Ginny Myers Sain (in person) | LEARN MORE

August 26, 2023

Deep Dish/critique session (in person)

September 16, 2023

Top 10 Tips to Rock a Takeover and Grow your Readership with Kerry Evelyn (in person)

October 28, 2023

Finish That Book with The Chunky Method with Allie Pleiter (via Zoom) | LEARN MORE

November 18, 2023

Writing/Adapting for Film & Television with Jaimie Engle (in person at Pizza Gallery)

December 10, 2023

Holiday party (members only)