Calendar of Themes and Events

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 – Humor
  • September – Writing Habits and Hygiene 
  • 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. 

Oct
8
Sun
Loren Rhoads Celebrity Sunday
Oct 8 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Loren Rhoads

199 Cemeteries to See Before You Die.  It’s a full-color hard cover encyclopedia of cemeteries around the world, looking at everything from statuary to landscaping to famous people (like Edgar Allan Poe) to ghost stories.

Loren gave a lecture at this year’s StokerCon about vampires, ghosts, and the devil in graveyards.  She is writing a column about cemeteries for the Horror Writers Association’s newsletter and has written cemetery columns for Gothic Beauty and Gothic.Net. She writes a blog about graveyards as vacation destinations at CemeteryTravel.com.

Loren writes fiction, too.  One of her stories appears in this year’s Best New Horror.

Nov
8
Wed
Prompts & Word Sprints a Topic Chat
Nov 8 @ 7:59 PM – 8:59 PM

Prompts and Word Sprints Night

Dec
18
Mon
Holiday Break
Dec 18 2017 @ 1:00 AM – Jan 2 2018 @ 1:00 AM

The Chatroom will be closed until the first Wednesday of the New Year.

During this time, website maintenance will be going on. The site will remain up but may change unexpectedly.

I can be contacted at sally@writerschatroom.com

Apr
11
Wed
10 Tips For Creating Your First Children’s Picture Book
Apr 11 @ 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM

10 Tips For Creating Your First Children’s Picture Book

A children’s picture book may seem simple, but creating a brilliant one is no easy task. How do you make yours smart, engaging, and fun — rather than clichéd, saccharine, and didactic?

“A picture book is a marriage of words and pictures,” describes Santopolo. “The most successful illustrations are the ones that take a story to another level. They don’t just illustrate the words. They add something else to them.”

Apr
18
Wed
Mini Topic – 6 Keys to Write a YA Novel That Connects With Teen Readers
Apr 18 @ 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
May
13
Sun
Celebrity Sunday Presents Ed Mitchell
May 13 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Ed Mitchell

Ed Mitchell was a foster child who later graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. He went on to be an Airborne Infantry Ranger, a RAND Corporation Fellow, an aerospace systems engineer, and a community activist fighting to protect water resources in California. Along the way, Ed became a national award-winning author by weaving his real-world experiences from foxhole to space into his contemporary adventure/thrillers.

From private to Lieutenant Colonel, Ed served in Airborne, Air Cavalry, Armor, and Mechanized Infantry units, including guarding the DMZ in Korea and protecting nuclear weapons. Prior to the 1st war in Iraq, as the Space-Ground Combat Analyst for U.S. Joint Space Command, Ed fought that war in a simulator and analyzed the results for the command. Additionally, he spent years working National Missile Defense and Homeland Security research and development. Ed helped develop the prototype command launch center for the Army’s Strategic Missile Defense units in Alaska and California. Later, as a civilian Payload Integration Manager, he helped develop and test NMD kill vehicles for Lockheed Martin and Boeing. As a writer, he is proud of being a charter-founding member of the International Thriller Writers Organization.

Jul
1
Sun
Celebrity Sunday Welcomes Emerian Rich
Jul 1 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Emerian Rich is returning to our chat room.

Dec
23
Sun
Closed for Holidays
Dec 23 @ 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Closed for the Holidays and a little website house cleaning.

Dec
30
Sun
Closed for Holidays
Dec 30 @ 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Closed for the Holidays and a little website house cleaning.

Jul
28
Sun
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