Fighting in Your Writing

Hi all. We have an action packed meeting coming up this Sunday, 04/15, at the Mailtand Public Library (501 South Maitland Avenue, Maitland, Florida 32751-5621) from 2 – 3 pm.
We will have our meeting (agenda below) and then hear from our guest speaker, L.W. Perez, a fourth degree black belt, who will be sharing her expertise on how to accurately depict a fight scene in works of fiction. Hope to see you there!

April 15 Meeting Agenda
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Absolutely Avalon

Orlando Book Festival – April 21 at the Orlando Downtown Library (101 East Central Blvd, Orlando, Fl 32801) from 10 am to 3 pm.

Guest Speaker – L.E. Perez
Often enough in storytelling, the characters in our little worlds get testy, one thing leads to another, and a fight breaks out. While we’ve all seen a fight (and hopefully not been a part of one), it may not translate to the page as accurately as it appears in the writer’s mind. Meet. L.E. Perez. Laura is our own chapter vice president, a prolific writer, oh and just happens to be a fourth degree black belt. Laura will be sharing her expertise on how to accurately depict a fight scene in works of fiction.



Writing about Unconventional Murder Weapons and Computers

Our March meeting included two great presentations.  CCW President and author Kat Lopez presented about spicing up your mystery novels with “Unconventional Murder Weapons”.  Her slides are below and provide links to various sources and YouTube 716rbgeiqpl__ux250_videos on this subject. Here are the slides for Unconventional Murder Weapons…/1Dqc2UMK1yOZL04c3XagPeV_X1O…/edit…

The second presentation from CCW treasurer and author Anthony Awtrey examined “Writing about Computers” and how to include computers and tech lingo into our mystery writing in an effective and professional way.  Here are the slides for Writing About Computers,…/18HL-2Oxl-XJ9HQnN0jimj_VoNi…/edit…TonyAwtrey

Don’t miss our next CCW monthly meeting in April where you can learn more about the craft and business of mystery writing.  Check out our Facebook page for the latest developments at

And the Winner Is…..

And the winner is…..Charlotte Hunter. Thanks to all who participated in the CCW meeting survey and attended the March monthly meeting. Charlotte’s name was randomly drawn from those present to win the basket of books and wine. Congratulations to Charlotte and please find the survey results and meeting minutes below.  We also tried out Facebook live to enable our remote members to check out our meeting.  Visit our Facebook page at for the recording.

Hope to see you at our next CCW meeting scheduled for April 15!


Citrus Crime Writers – Minutes – 3-18-18


Take Our Survey – Win a Prize!

Hey CCW Writers,
We have a quick survey for you to take–less than 4 minutes long.  Please help us serve you better with insights into our monthly meeting events, times/days, locations, and topics of interest.  We will randomly draw a name from those who answered this survey to win a fun basket of books and wine at our March monthly meeting. Please note that you must be present and aged over 21 to win this prize.
(If link does not work, simply cut and paste address into your web browser and go!)
Thanks for participating!
Lucille Ponte, CCW Social Media
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