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…

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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,…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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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Celebrity Sunday Presents Emerian Rich

Emerian Rich is the author of the Night’s Knights Vampire Series. She’s been included in many short story anthologies and also writes romance under Emmy Z. Madrigal. She is the horror host of HorrorAddicts.net and Editorial Director for the San Francisco Bay Area magazine, SEARCH. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her…

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Submission: Holiday Season Critique Chat

Welcome to our Holiday Season Critique Chat Would you like a crit from the entire chatroom? Then read and follow the guidelines exactly. Submissions 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…

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