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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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…

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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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7 Reasons You Shouldn’t Be Editing Your Own Book

7 Reasons You Shouldn’t Be Editing Your Own Book Our Sunday Topic will look at and discuss the various reasons, 7, that you shouldn’t be editing your own book. Drop by the Chatroom and help us keep the discussion lively. First I want to Slip in a little information outlining the difference between Revision and…

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Topic Chat – 5 Healthy Writing Habits

Writer’s Chatroom Sunday Chat – Writerly Hygiene 5 Healthy Writing Habits All Aspiring Writers Should Practice Sunday August 13 7PM ET Writer’s Chatroom Sunday Chat – Writerly Hygiene Writers aren’t exactly known as the paragons of physical and mental health. Almost prerequisites for the craft, depression and alcoholism have haunted so many eminent writers, including…

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Essential Tips for Aspiring Novelists

Join us in the Chatroom on Sunday 7PM ET Bonnie is moderating the second part of her topic from July 2nd. So you want to be a writer? Essential tips for aspiring novelists Everybody who has ever felt the need to write knows the silent hour. I have come across many such people – and…

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