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Date - Moderator

November 29, 2015 - 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...


December 6, 2015 - Lisa Haselton

Laura DiSilverio is the national bestselling author of 15 mystery and suspense novels, and a retired Air Force intelligence officer. Her first standalone suspense novel, The Reckoning Stones, debuted in September and was a Library Journal Pick of the Month. Her  Book Club Mystery series kicked off in April 2015 with The Readaholics and the Falcon Fiasco and the second book, The Readaholics and the Poirot Puzzle, will hit bookstores Dec 8. A Past President of Sisters in Crime, she pens articles for Writer’s Digest, and teaches writing in various fora. She plots murders and parents teens in Colorado, trying to keep the two tasks separate.

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December 13, 2015 - 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 2016 your best writing 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 20, 2015 - Lisa Haselton

Lynn Willis


December 27, 2015 - Glenn Walker

C. Hope Clark is founder of, 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.

This year, she started a new series set on Edisto Beach. The first book is Murder On Edisto.

Read more about Hope at .    



January 3, 2016 - Lisa Haselton

Triss Stein


January 10, 2016 -

Maine author and speaker Lea Wait writes the Shadows Antique Print Mystery series and the Mainely Needlepoint series, the most recent of which, THREAD AND GONE, was just published. She also writes historical novels set in 19th century Maine for ages 8 and up. Her LIVING AND WRITING ON THE COAST OF MAINE, about what it's like to be a full-time author living in Maine, also contains advice for writers. She invites readers to read more about her and her books on her website,, to friend her on Facebook and Goodreads, and to read the blog she writes with other Maine mystery authors,


January 17, 2016 - Lisa Haselton

Terry Shames


January 24, 2016 -

Award-winning novelist Suzanne Adair lives in Raleigh, North Carolina. Her mysteries transport readers to the Southern theater of the American Revolution, where she brings historic towns, battles, and people to life. She fuels her creativity with Revolutionary War reenacting and visits to historic sites. When she’s not writing, she enjoys cooking, dancing, hiking, and spending time with her family.

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January 31, 2016 - Lisa Haselton

Barb Drozdowich