Writing Courses and How-to Books

Let’s talk about the thousands of courses and books on the market. If we aren’t careful we may learn ourselves onto a blank page. Are Courses and How-to Books helping us or are they a distraction?

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Virtual Book Tours

Most of the websites I visited for this topic agreed that a blog tour takes place in a limited amount of time and should be orchestrated around your release date.

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Email Marketing

We are going to talk about email lists. Should we start one? What goes into getting people to sign up? How can you increase your open rate?

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Task or a Goal?

Join us on Sunday so we can discuss the difference between a task and a goal and why each are important because I don’t think a goal can exist without its Tasks.

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Submission Tracking

After market research I would take out another photocopied sheet and I’d note the who, what, when and where to send it. I’d put together a query letter with a paragraph to clearly show I had looked through past issues of their magazine. Sometimes I would mention an article well done. I’d put a note on the sheet of paper as the submission and SASE dropped into the mailbox. This is how I tracked my submissions. I’d make a note to myself when time ran out and I assumed I ended up in slush and went to the next publication on my list.

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He Said, She Said

What makes dialogue believable? Strong dialogue often makes the difference between stories that catch an agent or editor’s eye and those that don’t. You want your dialogue to be among the best, which means you need it to be believable. Join us on Wednesday and we discuss 5 TIPS ON WRITING DIALOGUE While you are…

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August is Humor Month!

Tim Jackson put it in a nutshell when he wrote, “So let me, first off, provide my wholly unscientific theory of being funny: Some people are funny. Some people are not. Pretty simple, really.” 

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Blog or Website

July is Website/Blog Building Month Let’s start off with a Topic Chat about the difference between a blog and a website. What is the Difference Between a Blog and a Website? The difference, it turns out, may be only in our minds.  To begin our July Theme we will look at Blog/Website Building in Geek…

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That’s Not How I Remember It!

“Dude, like no way. That’s not the way I remember it – at all. You can’t be saying that.” May is Memoir Month at The Writers Chat Room. Come visit on Sunday as we talk about memory. Should you share with family and friends, especially during your first draft? When does a memory become more…

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Join us throughout the month of May as we focus on Memoir Writing

Wednesday and Sunday we will talk about what defines a memoir. How does it differ from a personal essay or an autobiography? When does a Memoir slip into the area of becoming a Therapy Journal?  What is a Fictionalized Memoir? Is a Fictionalized Memoir the thing we write while waiting for our ‘characters’ to pass…

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