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Writers’ Organizations

Listing of Local Critique Groups
The Gulf Coast Writers Association (GCWA)
Peace River Center for Writers
Pine Island Writers
Marco Island Writers
The Hermitage Artist Retreat Manasota Key
The Suncoast Writers Guild Englewood
Sarasota Writers Group
Sarasota Authors Connection
Sisters in Crime, Florida Gulf Coast Chapter
Press Club of SW Florida (Naples Press Club)
Florida Chapter of Mystery Writers of America
Southwest Florida Romance Writers (SWFRW)
Florida Writers Assocation (FWA)
Florida Authors & Publishers Association (FAPA)
Englewood Authors
Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators Florida Chapter
Florida Literary Arts Coalition

 Art Organizations

Alliance for the Arts
Arts of the Inland
Charlotte ArtsArt Council of Southwest Florida
ArtFest Fort Myers

Southwest Florida Independent Bookstores

Annette’s Book Nook, Fort Myers Beach, Florida
The Sandman Book Co. Punta Gorda, Florida
Copperfish Books Punta Gorda, Florida
MacIntosh Books & Paper, Sanibel, Florida
Bookstore 1, Sarasota, Florida
Sunshine Booksellers, Marco Island, Florida
Cypress Paperback Exchange, Fort Myers, Florida [Facebook]
Goodwill Bookstore [map], Fort Myers, Florida
Book Warehouse, Fort Myers, Florida
The Book Rack, Fort Myers, Florida

National Bookstores

Barnes & Noble, Fort Myers, Florida branch
Books-A-Million, Fort Myers, Port Charlotte, and Venice. Florida
Amazon.com [books online]

Southwest Florida Schools, Classes & Workshops

Collier County Community & Adult Education
FGCU (Florida Gulf Coast University) Continuing Education
FGCU Renaissance Acadamy
FSW Florida Southwestern State College
Hodges University
Keiser University
Nova Southeastern University, Fort Myers Campus
Workshops from 

Miscellaneous Writing Resources

Online Plagiarism Checker
WordCounter.net — Tool for checking repeated words
15 Best Websites To Help Writers Succeed
Nanowrimo Write a novel in a month!
150 Resources to Help You Write Better, Faster, and More Persuasively
Soul Food Cafe Creative!
Writer’s Digest Best Writing Advice Websites 2020
Journalist’s Resource Research on today’s news topics.
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