Submission: Holiday Season Critique Chat

Would you like a crit from the entire chatroom? Then read and follow the guidelines exactlySubmissions that do not follow the guidelines will be rejected.
SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
Email sally@writerschatroom.com 200-300 words from your work. Paste your submission into the email, do not send an attachment. Do not hit reply!
Use the subject line “Figure reading a book of notes“.
Copy this list and put it at the beginning of the email, with your answers:
Genre: 
Format: (short story, novel, etc): 
Section: (beginning, middle or end of piece)
Name you intend to publish under: 
Name you use in the chatroom: 

You can add one or two sentences to set the scene, if needed. But no more than two sentences.

Submissions must be received by 3 pm ET on Sunday, 8/27/17, to be eligible for chat.

Submissions following the guidelines will be used in the order they are received. I don’t know how many we will get through, but the queue starts when the first correct submission is received.
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 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.
Please be on time for this chat. Crosstalk, including greetings, will be kept to a bare minimum. Make sure you have floated and enlarged your screen in chat, so you can keep up. Here we go…let’s see how many of you have learned to write well and follow submission guidelines.
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Help Keep our Chatroom Free

banging head on yellow signDid you know the cost of keeping our chatroom going works out to $360 USD for the year? This doesn’t include website hosting.

This cost averages out to $30. each month. Our biggest costs are for our Newsletter and Chatroom Application Subscriptions.

Help Keep our Chatroom Free

Writing the content and keeping the framework of the chatroom is voluntary. We do not pay for coding and upkeep of the site.

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I picked up the yearly Newsletter Fee in October and moved the website to my host and covered the cost of moving. The next bill coming in will be the Chatroom Software at Just under $180 and I absorb that cost using my savings account.

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What is in a Plotline?

Little decorative thanksgiving themed corn and squashesThis is a Generated Plotline

It contains a Main Character, 2nd Character, Setting, Situation, Theme and Character Action.

MC = A woman in her early thirties, who is very foolish.
2nd C = A woman in her sixties, who can be quite manipulative.
Setting = The story begins in a restaurant.
Situation = Someone is accused of theft.
Theme = It’s a story about pride.
Character Action = Your character sets out to change everyone’s opinion.

This particular plot line will be on our blog at wrtierschatroom.com/wp and at our Forum.

Click on this Plot Generator Page and Generate your own plot line. Or use the idea above and share it here. Scroll down till you see the reply/comment box.

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5 Tips for #NaNoWriMo I’ve Learned from My 464-Day Writing Streak – Sunday’s Topic Chat

5 Tips for #NaNoWriMo I’ve Learned from My 464-Day Writing Streak

Men Streaking National Novel Writing Month is like a marathon for writers. It’s designed to be hard, and designed to push you to write every day. That isn’t an easy thing. Like anyone training for a marathon, it helps to know how fast you can run a mile, and how long you can sustain that pace. The same is true for writing in NaNoWriMo.

My favorite tip –

3 Do not rewrite, do not delete

Trying to do so would be like trying to run a marathon in a tuxedo without breaking a sweat. There’s no point.

Join us on Sunday for a Topic Chat

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Prompts & Word Sprints

word sprintsIt is that NaNoWriMo time of year and I hope everyone will enjoy a ‘prompt’ chat.

You do not need to be a November Novel Writing Month Participant to join us.

We will do timed writings using a random prompt generator.

Guests may type their responses directly into the chatroom or use your favorite word processing program.  There won’t be time to edit or dilly-dally over grammar, content or spelling. Sharing is optional but I think it is much more fun for everyone to share.

These word sprints will awaken your muse. In NaNo, a word sprint gets a writer un-stuck. They often come in useful to motivate a participant just enough to reach his or her daily word count.

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