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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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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What is in a Plotline?

This is a Generated Plotline It contains a Main Character, 2nd Character, Setting, Situation, Theme and Character Action. MC = A woman in her early thirties, who is very foolish. 2nd C = A woman in her sixties, who can be quite manipulative. Setting = The story begins in a restaurant. Situation = Someone is…

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Celebrity Sunday Presents John Everson

John Everson is Coming Back to Chat with Us on Celebrity Sunday John Everson is a staunch advocate for the culinary joys of the jalapeno and an unabashed fan of 1970s European horror cinema.  He is also the Bram Stoker Award-winning author of COVENANT,  SACRIFICE and seven other novels, including the creature feature spiderfest VIOLET EYES,…

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Mary SanGiovanni is our Celebrity Sunday Guest

Mary SanGiovanni is the author of the THE HOLLOWER trilogy (the first of which was nominated for the Bram Stoker Award), THRALL, CHAOS, CHILLS, and the forthcoming SAVAGE WOODS, and the novellas FOR EMMY, POSSESSING AMY, THE FADING PLACE, and NO SONGS FOR THE STARS and the forthcoming A QUIET PLACE AT WORLD’S END, as…

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Let’s Talk Horror

Due to unforeseen circumstances, Sunday’s Guest spot is on hold. Instead we will present a Topic Chat on How to write a horror story: 6 terrific tips. Is Terror the same as Horror? Mmm, well, not so much.  ‘Terror’ describes a state of feeling. Oxford Dictionaries simply define it as ‘extreme fear’. To ‘terrorize’, means…

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Horror Month at The Writer’s Chatroom

Welcome to Horror Month at The Writer’s Chatroom Sunday’s Topic chat will let us view Horror and Horror Writing from the safety of The Writer’s Chatroom. “It’s the dark basement where the only thing you can hear is the beating of your own heart.” The history of horror is long, dating back to the era…

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