of The Villages
P.O. Box 1067, Lady Lake, FL 32158
WLOV was founded in 2011 in The Villages, Florida, to serve the interests of Villages writers, published and unpublished. Its goals are to:
1) further the education of writers about all aspects of the craft, including editing, self-publishing and marketing
2) foster an environment for promoting the published works of our authors.
These goals are accomplished via monthly speaker presentations, special writing seminars, an annual book fair, this website, and a monthly newsletter with information of interest to all TV authors. We also maintain a picture catalogue of books recently published by members, the covers of which are displayed in the slide show at left. We are not a critique group, but many of our members belong to one or more of the Villages' several writing critique groups
(click here for list).
All Villages residents and guests are invited to come to our monthly meetings. To join and receive our emails and newsletters, plus discounts for special seminars and other paid events, the fee is $15/year (Click on WLOV Membership for Membership Request form). Meetings are the first Wednesday of every month (except June and July) at Laurel Manor Recreation Center, 8:30 - 10:30 a.m.
In the Table of Contents, WLOV Past Events provides downloads of previous slide presentations and/or handouts. Our monthly newsletters are filed under WLOV Newsletters.
Past President, WLOV
Newsletter and Website Editor
UPCOMING MEETINGS & EVENTS
2018 - Meetings & Events
Wed, Sept 5 - General Meeting, Laurel Manor Rec Center, 8:30 a.m. This will be an extended meeting featuring Attorney Anne Dalton, General Counsel for the Florida Writers Association. Ms. Dalton has over thirty years experience addressing legal issues dealing with writing and publication. After our regular business meeting, from 8:30 to @ 9am, Ms. Dalton will present a 3-hour session on
"5 SCARY THINGS EVERY WRITER NEEDS TO KNOW".
She'll cover joint copyright, fair use, invasion of privacy issues in memoirs, using photographs and emojis from the internet, death and copyright, and even touch on contracts and publishers. She will also answer your questions. The September 5th 3-hour seminar will be free to members of WLOV and also members of The Villages Creative Writers Club, which meets on Wednesdays. For all others there will be $10 fee.