The Guild's History
INKLINGS 2018, a publication of works by Suncoast Writers Guild members, is now available at www.Amazon.com.
By Kate Nixon
It was an honor to compile this history of the Suncoast Writers Guild.
When I volunteered to write it, I did not have a plan as to the final form. But when I began the research, a shape and a possible format materialized.
My plan was to:
a) provide an early history of the guild and its members;
b) recognize those who guided the guild through its growth and their written work;
c) capture the writings and contributions of the present membership;
d) summarize with a timeline that showcased the guild and its members each year. Since we have been gifted with many prolific writers through the past 25 years, I decided to spotlight a
member’s first publication in the timeline.
Thanks to past and present members who have shared their memories and experiences.
You made this history happen. Though it is in no way complete, I offer this work as a glimpse
into the Guild-past, present, and future.
Editor Camille Cline gave a presentation on self-editing to the Suncoast Writers Guild at Elsie Quirk Library in December, 2019.
Here is a PDF of her presentation.
** Writers on the Air, hosted by Lori (Loretta) Martin, on WKDW, 97.5 fm. All writers are invited to read their stories and meet other writers. Recorded at 3 p.m. Sundays at Common Grounds meeting hall in North Port. Contact WKDW for more information. 941-564-8739.
Useful website links
* languageisavirus.com. Experimental projects by famous artists and writers.
* livewritethrive.com. Helpful blog posts from a writing coach.
* literarycarrie.blogspot.com. Advice about publishing.
* kirkusreviews.com. Keep up with various writing markets.
* theindependentpublishingmagazine.com. Indie resources.
* fundsforwriters.com. Writing opportunities that pay.
* swoonreads.com. Think “American Idol” for YA manuscripts.
* sfwa.org. Science fiction and fantasy writers of America.
* vocabulary.com. Expand or hone your vocabulary.