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OFFICIAL WRITERS CHATROOM SCHEDULE 

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Date - Moderator

December 4, 2016 - Sally Franklin Christie

TOPIC CHAT

This week's topic is about Cover Blurbs.   

They are often and justly limited in word count. They will appear on your back cover and on e-seller sites listing your book. 

A good Cover Blurb will seal the deal.  (A reader will purchase your title.) 

How to Write a Book Cover Blurb

http://www.lightmessages.com/lm/blog/writing/229-how-to-write-a-book-cover-blurb


You've finally finished your hours of researching, writing, and editing! You've sent in your manuscript and your publisher asks for a book description... That shouldn't be hard, right? All you have to to do is condense everything you know about your book into 250 words or less that convince readers they can't live without your book without actually giving away any spoilers.

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Now, there is another part of an online sales page which goes along with your blurb. This is your excerpt and will make a great follow-up topic chat. 

 
I will have notes with other explanations or examples during the topic chat.  I will email some of those notes after chat if you email a request.  Subject Line - Notes to sally@sallyfranklinchristie.com. 

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For further reading on another type of cover blurb from Build Book Buzz  

Why you need cover blurbs https://buildbookbuzz.com/why-you-need-cover-blurbs/

 

December 11, 2016 - Audrey Shaffer

Organizing and Goal Setting

Yes, it's that time again...time for the TWC Annual Organizing and Goal Setting chat. Join us for a two-hour workshop to get you set up and ready to make 2017 your best year ever!

We'll be using organizing tips and tricks bequeathed to us by the late Faye Stone, a greatly missed Chatroom regular.

Working without goals is like going on a trip without a map. Join us in the chatroom to chart your course to success!

 

December 18, 2016 -  Glenn Walker

C. Hope Clark is founder of FundsforWriters.com, a well-known writer's reference for grants, contests, markets, publishers and agents for the serious writer. The website and newsletters have existed for fourteen years, and been recognized by Writer's Digest Magazine in its 101 Best Websites for Writers for thirteen of those years. 42,000 writers receive her newsletters each week.

She's published in Writer's Digest, Writer's Market, Guide to Literary Agents (by Writer's Digest), The Writer Magazine, as well as multiple trades, glossy mags and numerous Chicken Soup books. She's interviewed often by both writing and business websites and speaks to writing conferences throughout the United States. Her book The Shy Writer: An Introvert's Guide to Writing Success, continues to sell steadily.

She is also author of The Carolina Slade Mystery Series. Lowcountry Bribe is the first in the series published by Bell Bridge Books. The mysteries describe federally employed Carolina Slade's sleuthing abilities throughout rural, rarely seen South Carolina settings, facing crimes not found in your typical mystery. The second and third books in the series, Tidewater Murder and Palmetto Poison, are now available.

She has a second series set on Edisto Beach. The first book is Murder On Edisto, the second is Edisto Jinx.

Read more about Hope at www.chopeclark.com .    

                 

December 25, 2016 -

CHATROOM CLOSED.

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

 

January 1, 2017

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