Formatting a Manuscript and Creating a Marketing Plan

This Topic appeared in Wednesday’s Newsletter If you use Word and need to know how to correctly format your Manuscript, this is a great place to visit. How to Format a Manuscript Using Microsoft Word Knowing how to format your manuscript is an important issue. Your editor needs to be able to get in there […]

Categories and Genres – A Sunday Topic Chat

The example below may seem a little harsh. Join us in the chat room Sunday 28 January and we’ll explore the topic.       If you sign up for our Newsletter you will begin receiving an email with bonus content you won’t find here on the site.   What’s the Difference Between Genre and Category? […]

Submitting Your Novel to Agents – A Topic Chat

When submitting to an agent or a publisher, there are several important items you must keep in mind—follow the agent’s submission guidelines, spell his or her name correctly, etc. But there are six basic elements you really need to focus on when crafting and submitting your query letter. Thankfully, we’ve gathered them here in one […]

What to Include and Exclude in Author Bios

Join us Sunday evening for a Topic Chat – What to Include and Exclude in Author Bios an article by Robert Lee Brewer Writers Market Blog. Robert Lee Brewer is Senior Content Editor of the Writer’s Digest Writing Community. He edits the Writer’s Market and Poet’s Market books, writes a poetry column for Writer’s Digest magazine, maintains the Poetic Asides blog, speaks at conferences, […]

Writing Exercises

This week I thought I’d touch on Prompts, again. I want to Spotlight Writing Exercises This site provides (completely free) writing prompts and exercises to help you get started with creative writing and break through writing blocks. Generate random story ideas, plots, subjects, scenarios, characters, first lines for stories and more. From the First Line […]

Celebrity Sunday Welcomes C Hope Clark

Hope Clark was born and reared in the South, from Mississippi to South Carolina with a few stints in Alabama and Georgia. The granddaughter of a Mississippi cotton farmer, Hope holds a B.S. in Agriculture with honors from Clemson University and 25 years’ experience with the U. S. Department of Agriculture to include awards for […]

What Is Literary Fiction (and What Sets It Apart)?

Join us on January 3rd for a Mini Topic What Is Literary Fiction (and What Sets It Apart)? We have talked about Short Story Writing and Creative Non-Fiction and now, to start off the New Year let’s talk about Literary Fiction.  I have pulled some things out of a rather long article and hope to […]

Rejections – Proof you are a Writer

I’ve been reading and writing and reading some more. I’ve been thinking about submitting some short stories in 2018 and maybe some Creative Non-Fiction. So, I have also been researching the markets. Rejections are a source of pride. Rejections are tangible proof you are a writer. Well, maybe not so tangible in the days of […]

Is it a Novel or a Short Story?

Join us in the Chatroom for a Mini Topic.  Is it a Novel or a Short Story? Wednesday 6 December 2017 at 8PM ET Three Ways Short Stories are Different Than Novels Writing short stories is different than writing novels. Many authors are nervous about writing short stories because they’re not sure how short stories […]


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