Our Organization

Welcome to Florida West Coast Writers, Inc.

FWCW is a Florida-based, nonprofit writers organization.


Our mission is to provide continuing educational and professional support for romance authors and people interested in learning about writing romance fiction.

We promote Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in our chapter. All members are treated with courtesy and respect regardless of their race, color, gender, gender expression, religion/creed, age, disability, or sexual orientation.

As a group of multi-genre writers, we help one another grow and enhance our writing careers, from our first manuscript to our New York Times bestsellers. Be a part of the fun, dedicated, diverse writers in the Tampa Bay area–or wherever you are! JOIN FWCW NOW and start enjoying:

  • Monthly meetings with informative speakers and/or workshops
  • Internationally recognized Contest for published and unpublished authors
  • Great Write Away Weekend retreats
  • Critique / Beta reading, Push to Pub, Book Challenge, Mentor, and Write Reward$ Programs
  • Members-only website access
  • Book and Media Libraries
  • Crazy fun Holiday party
  • Fabulous new friends!
A database for TARA members only includes the contact details from our application form.

After you join, be sure to speak up, speak out, volunteer, participate, and most of all, make yourself at home and feel welcome! We’re glad to have you.

Membership is not required in any other organization to join Florida West Coast Writers.