Last Fall I created a Survey.
The problem was that it came really close behind two previous surveys and many participants thought they had already responded and didn’t click on the link.
I am embedding it here for your convenience. Survey Monkey will tell you at the top of the landing page if you previously responded. If this happens, Thank You for helping the chat room help you way back then.
This survey is also available in your Newsletter.
Please use the scrollbar within the text window below to see the questions contained in the Survey or use This Link to go directly to the Survey Monkey Site.
On Wednesday November 29, Jim Parsons will be Leading an Open Chat,
On Sunday our Guest is Emerian Rich you can read about her on our Upcoming Guests Page.
Thank You John and Flo Stanton for your kind donation.
Welcome to our Holiday Season Critique Chat
You can add one or two sentences to set the scene, if needed. But no more than two sentences.
Submissions must be received by 3 pm ET on Sunday, November 26, 2017 to be eligible for chat.
Did you know the cost of keeping our chatroom going works out to $360 USD for the year? This doesn’t include website hosting.
This cost averages out to $30. each month. Our biggest costs are for our Newsletter and Chatroom Application Subscriptions.
Help Keep our Chatroom Free
Writing the content and keeping the framework of the chatroom is voluntary. We do not pay for coding and upkeep of the site.
Our guests are also voluntary. There are no exchanges of money going on between us and our guests.
I picked up the yearly Newsletter Fee in October and moved the website to my host and covered the cost of moving. The next bill coming in will be the Chatroom Software at Just under $180 and I absorb that cost using my savings account.
Help Keep our Chatroom Free
There is a donation button on our website and I want you to know your support is very much appreciated.
On Sunday we looked head on into the eyes of horror and survived.
Some things to keep in mind if we are going to write horror include what makes a good horror story and things a writer can learn by observing someone else’s horror story.
- Good Horror means a Good Setting
- Don’t go overboard on Scares
- Use Source Material to Find True Horror (Sometimes the scariest things in life are real)
- Know the Strengths of your Character
- Create Underlying Themes in your Horror Story
- Remember to Sustain your Tension
There are Five Elements of a Good Horror Story.
Note – You can download my notes from tonight by logging into the Forum at writerschatroom.boards.net Once logged in – look for tonight’s horror topic, open the post and click on the file attachment at the end of the post.
Coming to Celebrity Sunday on 8 October
Loren Rhoads is the author of 199 Cemeteries to See Before You Die and Wish You Were Here: Adventures in Cemetery Travel. She blogs at CemeteryTravel.com and writes about cemeteries for the Horror Writers Association. In her secret life, she writes fiction about space ships, succubi, and witches. This year her short stories have appeared in Best New Horror #27 and the Strange California anthology.
The Writer’s Chatroom has a Forum Plus
It is fairly sketchy at the moment. I have included a Chat Tab. When you click on the Chat tab you will see the login for the chatroom. (This is the Same Chatroom seen on our home site.)
To become a Forum Member go to http://writerschatroom.boards.net/ and follow the prompts on the screen, Register or Login.