Celebrity Sunday with C Hope Clark

On Sunday 24 September our Guest is C Hope Clark.

09/24/2017

Glenn Walker will be moderating

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.

The Carolina Slade Mysteries: Justice Her Way

and

The Edisto Island Mysteries: Destination Reading

 

edisto stranger cover artEdisto Stranger

Available for Pre-Order

Book Four in the series. A cold case heats up . . .

A dead man in Big Bay Creek, spring break, and a rogue FBI agent would be enough to drive Chief Callie Jean Morgan to drink . . . if she hadn’t already quietly crawled inside a bottle of gin to drown her sorrows over a life ripped apart by too many losses. When her investigation into the stranger’s death heats up an unsolved abduction case, Callie finds herself pitted against the town council, her son, the agent, and even the raucous college kids enjoying idyllic Edisto Beach. Amidst it all, Callie must find a way to reconcile her grief and her precious taste for gin before anyone else is killed.

This is a Book Trailer for Low Country Bribe

Low Country Bribe

 

Workshops on Writing with Karina Fabian

Karina Fabian is Offering Webinars on Writing, World Building, Generating Ideas and other Writerly Things

a teacher Karina Fabian is amazing at everything she puts her mind to. She is a long time member of the chatroom and has been known to show up with Vern as a Guest on Celebrity Sundays.
Creating Well Rounded Characters
Looking for some writing classes that are fun, useful and inexpensive? Award-winning author, Karina Fabian is teaching basic writing classes via webinar each Friday. Get motivated, learn to generate ideas, create complex worlds, well-rounded characters and unique voices, and learn to analyze and edit scenes and full stories. The best part – each course is only $5.
World Building

Each class is held online with slides and lecture followed by Q&A. These classes have been tested in online and live formats and received praise from attendees.To join Karina for $5 Fridays, check out her website, http://faianspace.com and sign up for the classes that suit you – or get the whole course run of 14 classes for only $60.

Voice
Dates and times are on the website.

7 Reasons You Shouldn’t Be Editing Your Own Book

7 Reasons You Shouldn’t Be Editing Your Own Book

Reference booksOur Sunday Topic will look at and discuss the various reasons, 7, that you shouldn’t be editing your own book.

Drop by the Chatroom and help us keep the discussion lively.

First I want to Slip in a little information outlining the difference between Revision and Editing.

The Difference Between Editing and Revising (and how you can accomplish both)

Technically speaking, revising is the act of altering the content of your novel rather than the words themselves. This includes:

  • Plot Holes
  • Your Hook
  • Purpose
  • Character Arcs
  • Exposition and Backstory
  • Pacing
  • and a few other things.

Technically speaking, editing consists of the changes you make to the actual wording of your novel. There are two main types of editing: line edits and copy edits. Line edits consist of changing the wording of your novel as to make it better understood and enjoyed by readers.

When making line edits, you’ll literally go through your novel, line by line, and look for the following things:

  • Flow
  • Redundancy
  • Filler
  • Show, Don’t Tell
  • Grammar
  • Spelling
  • Formatting
  • Clarity

You Can’t Edit Your Own Book and Here are 7 Reasons Why

Some Outtakes from the Article 

When you love what you see, you don’t see what you don’t want to see. Your brain loves you too much to inflict that kind of damage upon you.

Love leads to believing your book is flawless.

Familiarity leads to believing your book is you.

If you’ve ever found yourself skipping over parts during self-editing because you just want to get through that phase faster, you’re making a critical mistake.

Tiredness leads to mistakes.

https://thewritelife.com/you-cant-edit-your-own-book/

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New Forum with Chatroom

Diverse MeetingThe Writer’s Chatroom has a Forum Plus

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During Sunday’s Chat I will open the Forum to Guests without the Login. A Forum Open House. After chat I will lock it up and you’ll be able to access it by logging in.

Topic Chat – 5 Healthy Writing Habits

Writer’s Chatroom Sunday Chat – Writerly Hygiene

5 Healthy Writing Habits All Aspiring Writers Should Practice

Sunday August 13 7PM ET

Writer’s Chatroom Sunday Chat – Writerly Hygiene

Hand Wash SignWriters aren’t exactly known as the paragons of physical and mental health. Almost prerequisites for the craft, depression and alcoholism have haunted so many eminent writers, including Ernest Hemingway, Stephen King, Edgar Allen Poe, and Sylvia Plath. Although living a stable, healthy lifestyle might be alien to many successful authors, healthy writing habits are not.

Yes, writing is a creative process, but it is also work that demands discipline and routine. As Hemingway said, “Prose is architecture, not interior decoration.” Here are five habits that behoove any aspiring writer to follow.

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Essential Tips for Aspiring Novelists

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Bonnie is moderating the second part of her topic from July 2nd.

girl walking on tightropeSo you want to be a writer? Essential tips for aspiring novelists

Everybody who has ever felt the need to write knows the silent hour. I have come across many such people – and indeed many such hours – during my writing and teaching life. I’ve been teaching now for the best part of 20 years. That’s a lot of chalk and a lot of red pencil. I haven’t loved every minute of it, but I’ve loved most. There’s been a National Book award for one student. A Booker prize for another. Guggenheims. Pushcarts. Mentorships. Friendships. But let’s be honest, there has been burnout too. There’s been weeping and gnashing of teeth. There have been walkouts. Collapses. Regret.

Join Bonnie in a writerly discussion.  We can’t wait to share with you.