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
essay, query letter...it 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.
known for his work in mysteries, Hy Conradwas one of the
original writers for the groundbreaking series,
Monk. He worked on the show for all eight
seasons, the final two as co-executive producer, and received three
Edgar nominations from the Mystery Writers of America (MWA) for “Best TV
In a related project,
Hy was executive producer and head writer of
Monk, a series of short films featuring
Adrian Monk as a 10-year-old. His latest TV work was as writer and
consulting producer for White Collar.
Hy is the author of
hundreds of short stories, and 10 books of short whodunits, which have
been sold around the world in 14 languages. Hy’s first full-length
comedy/mystery play, Home Exchange,
premiered at the Waterfront Playhouse in Key West in 2012.
Clark is founder of FundsforWriters.com, a well-known writer's
reference for grants, contests, markets, publishers and agents for the
serious writer. The website and newsletters have existed for a dozen
years and been recognized by Writer's Digest Magazine in its 101 Best
Websites for Writers for eleven 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. Lowcountry Bribe is available
on Amazon, B&N,
http://www.bellebooks.com/ and your local bookstore. Read more about
Hope and Carolina Slade at
www.chopeclark.com , Hope's beautiful website.