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. 

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.

Oct
29
Sun
Barb Drozdowich Celebrity Sunday
Oct 29 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Barb Drozdowich

Barb Drozdowich [/sta_anchor]Visits our Chatroom Quarterly and is Always a Welcome and Informative Guest.

WordPress Consultant Barb Drozdowich has taught in colleges, universities and in the banking industry. More recently, she brings her 15+ years of teaching experience and a deep love of books to help authors develop the social media platform needed to succeed in today’s fast evolving publishing world. She delights in taking technical subjects and making them understandable by the average person. She owns Bakerview Consulting and manages the popular blog, Sugarbeat’s Books, where she talks about Romance novels.
She is the author of 15 books, over 40 YouTube videos, an online Goodreads course  and an online WordPress course, all focused on helping authors and bloggers. Barb lives in the mountains of British Columbia with her family.
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
Aug
26
Sun
7 Serious Tips for Writing a Humor-Filled Novel
Aug 26 @ 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
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