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October 23, 2016 -  Audrey Shaffer



Don't you love a good plot twist? Where you know what's going to happen, then it suddenly veers into a direction you never expected?

Right now, twists are more popular than ever. Readers like being surprised. But there are good twists and no-so-good twists. How do we make sure ours are the good kind?

Join us in chat to discuss 4 ways to write a killer plot twist ( ) and the difference between a great twist and a mediocre twist ( ).

Come on folks, let's twist again like we did last summer! (Did I just show my age?)


October 30, 2016 - Lisa Haselton

Social Media 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 – mostly Regency. 

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.


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November 20, 2016 - Lisa Haselton

David Alderman-
DAVID 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 on Steam.

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And, as he did last time, David will be bringing Crossover Alliance friends with him!


November 27, 2016 - Audrey Shaffer

Critique Chat!

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 hear it.


Fiction, nonfic, essay, query 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.

Get ready, get set...