HAVE NEWS? - Won a reward or contest? Doing a book signing or promotion? Let us know before the 1st of each month so it can be included it in our monthly newsletter.
Also, if you have a newly published book, or are a new member to MIW, we would like to feature your book on the "Book of the Month" in our e-newsletter. Send .jpg of book front cover, a short synopsis, short bio and where they book can be purchased to Please put "Book of the Month" in the subject line. If we do not have any new books, we will rotate promoting previously published books of MIW members.

Something you would like to share on the website? Please submit to
Joanne Tailele, Secretary and Webmaster
Marco Island Writers

Exciting Feedback Opportunity

Because the First Page Critique session was such as success, now anyone may get free feedback and critique on his or her work. We are limiting the word count to 1500, but they can be from anything - first page, last page, an essay, a query letter or synopsis, a poem. ANYTHIING. We will try to get up to 30 of your peers to give you feedback.

Here are the criteria:

ANY subject, and type of work, essay, part of a novel, short story, synopsis, ANYTHING

Max 1500 words

Industry standard - double spaced, 1 inch margins, Times New Roman or Courier, 12 Pt font, Black Ink only. (no handwritten will be accepted)

Anonymous - do NOT put your names on the copies. You will be assigned an entry number. 

Start bringing in to the February meeting. - Need 30 copies.

Copies will be handed out to members to critique and give feedback with guidlelines on what to look for. All copies will be returned to the author by your entry number. We will also be asking you to participate as a volunteer reader. 

At the May 10 meeting, we will discuss as many of these as possible. Your work will remain anonymous. 

April 12 meeting

Breaking into small groups - Choose the subject you want to learn;

"Creating Covers with Photoshop" with Rich Goldhaber

"Using Animoto to create book trailers" with Joanne Tailele

"Be your own Editor/Proofreader" by with Noyes

"Computer Basics" with TBD 


May 10 meeting

Reviewing the anonymous submissions of 1500 words submitted by members. We will try to get through as many as possible as time permits. Should there not be time for yours, you will still get back all the copies of the feedback from your peers. 

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