Calendar of Themes and Events

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Keep Visiting this Page for the Most Recent News about our Celebrity and Topic Chats

  • January – Craft and Marketing Month
  • February – romance
  • March – editing/revision
  • April – children’s/young adult
  • May – Memoir Month
  • June – July – Book Cover Month
  • August – Blogging Month
  • September – Writerly Research Month
  • October – still and forever horror/dark fiction
  • November – NaNoWriMo topics The Muse vs the Shoulder Vulture
  • December – Goals/Planning/Dreams are Goals with Deadlines (could be closed 1 or 2 days depending on Christmas and New Year days)

Keep scrolling and you’ll see the Calendar. 

January Craft and Marketing Month
Jan 27 @ 5:49 PM – Feb 17 @ 6:49 PM
January Craft and Marketing Month

During the Month of January we will discuss various ways of perfecting the craft of writing and the art of marketing.

3 Kinds or Revision a Sunday Topic Chat
Mar 10 @ 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM

On Sunday, we are going to chat about three kinds of Revision.

  1. Revising for Story.
  2. Revising for Craft
  3. Final Shine

Drop in at 7PM EDT, don’t forget to set your clocks ahead.


How to Sell More Books with Amazon Ads for Authors
Jun 30 @ 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
Your Author Website: Do I need an author website in 2019?
Jul 7 @ 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
15 Blog Images: Best Practices for Adding Great Pictures To Every Post
Jul 14 @ 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
Reviews – A Topic Chat
Jul 28 @ 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM

Mini Guide: How to Get Legitimate Amazon Reviews for Your Books

Most of us have been there. Acquiring reviews is the bane of the fledgling indie author’s existence. I struggled with it for years; hell, I only cracked the code in 2016, after heading down the review rabbit hole hard.

Mini Guide: How to Get Legitimate Amazon Reviews for Your Books

Writing an Author Bio
Aug 4 @ 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
Goal Setting at The Writer’s Chatroom
Dec 11 @ 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Goal Setting is Tonight’s Topic

Writerly Goal Setting

Holiday Break at The Chatroom
Dec 25 2019 @ 4:45 AM – Jan 1 2020 @ 9:10 AM

Chatroom will be closed during these dates.

We will return on Sunday January 5th.

Writerly Research Month
Sep 9 @ 10:32 PM – Sep 30 @ 11:32 PM
Writerly Research Month

Yes, it is Writerly Research Month at the Writer’s Chatroom.

I love to research. I have been known to totally abandon a project because I started researching something and slid right off the rails and into a ditch. Why would I go back to that deadly dull passage when the third place I visited took me so far into another topic I think I’ll skip the original idea and write about the Science of Landfills, instead?

I plan to touch on most of the items I listed below and probably add a few as time goes on. The list is in no particular order.

We will talk about confirmation bias, what it is and how to avoid it.

How to start a research project and when to stop it or at least dial it back. Maybe some pointers on how to stay on track would be good.

We all know how to Google and most of us know how to use a library but do we know how to approach a resource using our cellphones or emails? Do we understand when to take a human subject out to coffee or when to buy them a whole meal?

Which genres do writers do the most research on? How should we credit the research we have done if it makes its way into a manuscript?

Did you know you are six people away or less from finding a real live person who can help you through an entirely offbeat question? We will talk about finding a Bagpiper in Bozeman, MT who can teach the Chanter.

On Wednesdays we will chat about general research in a relaxed chat format and on Sundays we will have a more formal Topic Chat.

  • When to research..
  • When to stop.
  • Where to begin.
  • Avoiding confirmation bias.
  • Who are you going to call?
  • How do you dial your research back when you know you’d rather research than write?
  • What genres need the most research?
  • How do we credit the research we have done?
  • Using a library for research.
  • Using bibliographic information to expand or narrow your research.
  • Researching before writing or on the fly.
  • Is research taking over your story or article?
  • Writing what you know.
  • Staying on point and avoiding the rabbit hole.
  • When you’ve researched so deeply you think you can do brain surgery.
  • You’re no more than 6 people away from a living person with the best answers to your question.