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Tim Jacobs is available to speak to your writing group or organization on a variety of topics. Contact him today! 239-464-9730


Why Self-Publish?

Learn about the benefits of self-publishing and the difference between self-publishing and traditional publishing in this 45-minute presentation. We'll discuss some well-known self-published authors and cover a variety of marketing ideas.




The All Important Query Letter

Whether you're querying an agent, publisher, or an editor of a publication, your query letter is the first impression of you and the first example of your writing. It needs to be tight, to the point, and cover all the bases. In this 45-minute presentation we will discuss all the things you must have in a query and what you should not include in your query.

I’ve Written My Book, Now What?

This 45-minute presentation goes in-depth on what to do after you’ve finished the fun part of writing your book. We’ll discuss all the steps involved leading up to searching for a publisher or agent, and the differences between self-publishing and traditional publishing. Also, tips on how to market your book.

Your Writing Is Your Business

This 45-minute presentation is all about making writing your business. If you want to succeed as a writer, you need to treat your writing as a business. You’ll learn a variety of tips, ideas, and things you must do to turn your writing into a business.

Why You Need An Editor

This 45-minute presentation is all about the importance of going through a professional editor before going to print or uploading to Amazon or Kindle. You’ll also learn how to vet an editor and make sure they are the right editor for you. And what you can and should expect from an editor.

How To Make More Money As An Editor

If you're an editor, don't be leaving money on the table. This lively, entertaining presentation covers three ways to create more income as an editor. Learn about the importance of being a speaker, collaborating with other editors, and setting your prices. Whether you've been editing for years or thinking of freelancing, this presentation has it all.

A Prisoner At Andersonville

This presentation runs 45 minutes and focuses on Union Civil War soldier Sgt. Samuel Grosvenor, who enlisted with the 16th Regiment from Connecticut. In 1864, he was captured and spent nine months at the Andersonville Prison in Georgia, where he kept a small diary. Through the words of Grosvenor, we learn of the hardship of being in prison, lack of food, exchange rumors, and questioning his faith. This title was featured on C-SPAN TV2.

The Man Who Built Downtown Fort Myers

This is a 45-minute presentation about Harvie Heitman. From his arrival in 1888 till his untimely death at age 49 in 1922, Heitman built most of First Street in the now historic district of Fort Myers. Learn of the life in Fort Myers at the turn of the 20th century, the many businesses of Heitman, and his not-so-business-like behavior at times.

Peek Into The Past

Spend 45 minutes traveling back to a time when Fort Myers, Sanibel and Captiva Islands, and Fort Myers Beach were only starting to become populated. Through a series of interesting accounts from each location, a bit of history comes to life through this presentation.



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Past Speaking Engagements
  • EFA Florida Chapter

  • Sarasota Authors Connection

  • Gulf Coast Writers Association (twice)

  • Mystery Writers of Fort Myers

  • Friends of the Library Fort Myers

  • Southwest Florida Historical Society (twice)

  • American Business Women Association

  • Sanibel Library

  • Englewood/Venice Writers

  • Pine Island Writers (twice)

  • Cape Coral County Public Library

  • ABC Authors & Illustrators (3x)

  • Friends of the Pine Island Library

  • Marco Island Writers

  • Master Networks Connect 2016

  • Lakes Regional Library

  • Space Coast Writers Guild

  • Florida Writers Association (Ponte Vedra Beach Chapter)

  • SWFL Writers Conference

  • Fayetteville Writing Group

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