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Use Biography in Context to find information about your favorite Florida author.
If you have just read a great Florida book and would like to find another book like it, this database can generate a great reading list.
This database can help you find books by Florida authors about Florida and help you write that literary critique.
Check out this resource for novels, poems, or short stories about Florida.
Find Florida books, read-alike lists, book reviews, and book discussion guides.
Connie May Fowler
James W. Hall
Zora Neale Hurston
John D. MacDonald
Patrick D. Smith
Randy Wayne White
Advanced English and Thesauras
Never be at a loss for finding just the right word. This free application for Android provides more than 1.4 million words. Organizes a network of straightforward definitions and meaningfully related words and concepts.
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Stay organized in your busy life as a writer. This free application lets you take notes, capture photos, create to-do lists, record voice reminders, and makes them all searchable. Available for multiple mobile devices.
SimpleMind + (mind mapping)
Let this free application add structure and fun to your writing projects. The mind mapping tool allows you to colorfully and visually organize your creative juices on your iPad, iPhone, or iPod.
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Great free resource for writers to improve their writing skills and to give and receive feedback on their work. Also, provides helpful forums and writing tools for those passionate about writing.
This free social bookmarking site allows you to have a set of writer's bookmarks that you can access and share from anywhere.
Create a Facebook or public profile page to share and keep your fans up-to-date with all your literary ventures. Allows users to interact with you without having to become a friend.
If you are a new or established author, this program is a free feature to help you promote your books. Self-published authors are welcome. Looking to be published? Share your writing for others to read and review.
Store your manuscript online, edit it from any computer, or choose to share access to it.
These book selections outline essential writing techniques and give in-depth details about the novel writing process.
If you are a local author, contact the Library and find out how you can add your book to our collection. The Local Author collection is located on the 3rd floor of the Orlando Public Library, downtown.
Check out this seven-part DVD series on all aspects of becoming a published author and the publication process.
Pursue a successful writing career by checking out these materials that offer guidance on career training, education, and writing opportunities.
Young Adult Authors
This website provides information on membership and meetings for this division of the national chapter of Romance Writers of America® along with a list of Florida romance authors and current releases.
This website provides information pertaining to the annual Florida Book Awards including eligibility requirements, definition of categories, and important entry dates.
Explore books with Florida themes! The Florida Book Review specializes in book reviews of books set in Florida, or written by Florida authors, or books of special interest to Floridians.
Use this website to connect with other Florida writers. Read book reviews and find information about contests and conference information.
Learn about this Florida organization which supports published and aspiring writers, editors, agents, screenwriters, and readers in this genre. Offers hosted meetings and training sessions; and a newsletter with writing, publishing, and marketing tips.
Network with other members in the Florida Chapter of the Society of Children's Books Writers and Illustrators. Find local critique groups for writers and illustrators of picture books, middle grade readers, and young adult novels.