“You fail only if you stop writing.” Ray Bradbury

 Show Don’t Tell – February 1, 2017

Good writing tends to draw an image in the reader’s mind instead of just telling the reader what to think or believe.

Making Scenes Vivid by Kim Hackett and Annette Masters. Come join us.


Kim Hackett’s first novel, We All Fall Down, won first place in the 2015 Royal Palm Literary Award for suspense/thriller. Her short stories have been published in Chicken Soup for the Soul and two Florida Writers Association anthologies. Other first place wins for short fiction include Gulf Coast Writers Association, Carteret Writers, and Tampa Writers Alliance. A graduate from Purdue University, and originally from the Midwest, Kim now lives in Oldsmar with her husband and two and a half dogs. Her son and daughter are, and always will be, her greatest accomplishment.                                                                  Annette Masters is a former teacher with specialties in exceptional student education and children’s literature. She and her husband own and operate Main Street Animal Hospital and Grantasama Farms. When not reading or writing, Annette serves Tampa Writers Alliance as critique group moderator, travels the horse show circuit with her daughters, cuddles her dachshunds and keeps her chickens happy.




2017 Officers and Critique Group Leaders   

President – Amarilys G. Rassler (Marggie)                                 Vice-President – Tom Stahl                                                     Secretary – Kim Hackett                                                          Treasurer – Alycea Snyder                                             Members-at-Large – Alane Obeso, Kathryn Dorn and Sarah  Graves                                                   

Critique Group Leader – Annette Masters (Fiction) 

Critique Group Leader – Alan Lipke (Nonfiction) 









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11802 Dale Mabry Highway
Tampa, FL 33618.


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