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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 Is Literary Fiction (and What Sets It Apart)?

Join us on January 3rd for a Mini Topic What Is Literary Fiction (and What Sets It Apart)? We have talked about Short Story Writing and Creative Non-Fiction and now, to start off the New Year let’s talk about Literary Fiction.  I have pulled some things out of a rather long article and hope to […]

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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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5 Tips for #NaNoWriMo I’ve Learned from My 464-Day Writing Streak – Sunday’s Topic Chat

5 Tips for #NaNoWriMo I’ve Learned from My 464-Day Writing Streak National Novel Writing Month is like a marathon for writers. It’s designed to be hard, and designed to push you to write every day. That isn’t an easy thing. Like anyone training for a marathon, it helps to know how fast you can run […]

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Prompts & Word Sprints

It is that NaNoWriMo time of year and I hope everyone will enjoy a ‘prompt’ chat. You do not need to be a November Novel Writing Month Participant to join us. We will do timed writings using a random prompt generator. Guests may type their responses directly into the chatroom or use your favorite word […]