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November 16, 2014 - Lisa Haselton

Amazon best-selling author, beer blogger and beer marketing expert, mom of three, and soccer fan, Liz Crowe  lives in Ann Arbor. She has decades of experience in sales and fund raising, plus an eight-year stint as a three-continent, ex-pat trailing spouse.

Her early forays into the publishing world led to a groundbreaking fiction subgenre, “Romance for Real Life,” which has gained thousands of fans and followers interested less in the “HEA” and more in the “WHA” (“What Happens After?”). More recently she is garnering even more fans across genres with her latest novels, which are more character-driven fiction, while remaining very much “real life.”

With stories set in the not-so-common worlds of breweries, on the soccer pitch, in successful real estate offices and at times in exotic locales like Istanbul, Turkey, her books are unique and told with a fresh voice. The Liz Crowe backlist has something for any reader seeking complex storylines with humor and complete casts of characters that will delight, frustrate and linger in the imagination long after the book is finished.



November 23, 2014 -


November 30, 2014 - Audrey Shaffer

Critique Chat!

Wouldn't it be great to get a critique from a bunch of other writers? This is your chance!

We'll be doing critiques right in the chatroom for this chat. Details on how to get in on the action will be emailed to all subscribers the Friday before the chat. Make sure you're signed up for the mailing list, and get your short (300 word max) submission polished up! (Sign up for our mailing list here. ) DON'T submit until you get the email!

I strongly suggest you submit polished work. Most of our chatters are aiming for publication. To get there, you have to be able to handle honest critiques. I will not allow personal attacks, but problems in the writing will be openly discussed.

If you are not in attendance, your submission will be skipped. It's a waste of everyone's time to critique something if the author isn't there to hear it.


Fiction, nonfic, essay, query doesn't matter. I recommend trying to get an entire scene into 300 words. Full scenes get better crits.
Why only 300 words? More than that will scroll off the screen too quickly. People need to be able to read it, to give a good crit.

Get ready, get set...


December 7, 2014 - Lisa Haselton

Greta Beigel, concert pianist-turned-journalist, was raised in an Orthodox Jewish home in South Africa during apartheid. She earned a Performer's Licentiate in Music from the University of South Africa, and won a scholarship to study with famed pedagogue Aube Tzerko in Los Angeles. Her award-winning, scholarship piano recital program is featured as an Amazon MP3. In California, Greta reunited with her long-lost Yiddishe father, and went on to become an arts journalist, working on staff as writer and editor for many years at the Los Angeles Times.  

She is the author of three Jewish-themed books: The humorous/satirical “Mewsings: My Life as a Jewish Cat” (also in audio); the short story, “A Jew from Riga,” about her efforts to learn more about her Dad’s mysterious past, and “Kvetch: One Bitch of a Life,” a memoir (paperback and e-book) about growing up an Orthodox Jew and a gifted pianist in South Africa during the apartheid era. Beigel now lives in Honolulu, Hawaii. 


December 14, 2014 - Audrey Shaffer

Organizing and Goal Setting

Yes, it's that time again...time for the TWC Annual Organizing and Goal Setting chat. Join us for a two-hour workshop to get you set up and ready to make 2011 your best writing year ever!

We'll be using organizing tips and tricks bequeathed to us by the late Faye Stone, a greatly missed Chatroom regular.

Working without goals is like going on a trip without a map. Join us in the chatroom to chart your course to success!


December 21, 2014 -


December 28, 2014 - Glenn Walker

C. Hope Clark is founder of, a well-known writer's reference for grants, contests, markets, publishers and agents for the serious writer. The website and newsletters have existed for fourteen years, and been recognized by Writer's Digest Magazine in its 101 Best Websites for Writers for thirteen of those years. 42,000 writers receive her newsletters each week.

She's published in Writer's Digest, Writer's Market, Guide to Literary Agents (by Writer's Digest), The Writer Magazine, as well as multiple trades, glossy mags and numerous Chicken Soup books. She's interviewed often by both writing and business websites and speaks to writing conferences throughout the United States. Her book The Shy Writer: An Introvert's Guide to Writing Success, continues to sell steadily.

She is also author of The Carolina Slade Mystery Series. Lowcountry Bribe is the first in the series published by Bell Bridge Books. The mysteries describe federally employed Carolina Slade's sleuthing abilities throughout rural, rarely seen South Carolina settings, facing crimes not found in your typical mystery. The second and third books in the series, Tidewater Murder and Palmetto Poison, are now available. This year, she started a new series set on Edisto Beach.

Read more about Hope at .