and Wordpress Consultant Barb Drozdowich has taught in
colleges, universities and in the banking industry. More
recently, she brings her 15+ years of teaching
experience and a deep love of books to help authors
develop the social media platform needed to succeed in
today’s fast evolving publishing world. She owns
Bakerview Consulting and manages the popular blog,
Sugarbeat’s Books, where she talks about Romance –
She is the author of 6 books and over 26 YouTube videos
all focused on helping authors and bloggers. Barb lives
in the mountains of British Columbia with her family.
N. ALDERMAN is the founder of The Crossover Alliance. He
is author of more than a half dozen books, and
participates in National Novel Writing Month each year.
When he's not
writing or spending time with family, you can find David
racking up his achievement score on his Xbox One or
killing opponents in a game of Half Life 2: Deathmatch
Wouldn't it be great to get a critique
from a bunch of other writers? This is your chance!
We'll be doing critiques right in the
chatroom for this chat. Details on how to get in on the action will be
emailed to all subscribers the Friday before the chat. Make sure you're
signed up for the mailing list, and get your short (300 word max)
submission polished up! (Sign up for our mailing list
here. ) DON'T submit until you get the email!
I strongly suggest you
submit polished work. Most of our chatters are aiming for
publication. To get there, you have to be able to handle honest
critiques. I will not allow personal attacks, but problems in the
writing will be openly discussed.
If you are not in
attendance, your submission will be skipped. It's a waste of
everyone's time to critique something if the author isn't there to
essay, query letter...it doesn't matter. I recommend trying to get an entire scene
into 300 words. Full scenes get better crits.
Why only 300 words? More
than that will scroll off the screen too quickly. People need to be
able to read it, to give a good crit.