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.
is the national bestselling author of 15 mystery and
suspense novels, and a retired Air Force intelligence
officer. Her first standalone suspense novel,
The Reckoning Stones, debuted in September
and was a Library
Pick of the Month. Her Book Club Mystery series kicked
off in April 2015 with
The Readaholics and the Falcon Fiasco and
the second book, The Readaholics and the Poirot
Puzzle, will hit bookstores Dec 8. A Past
President of Sisters in Crime, she pens articles for
Writer’s Digest, and teaches writing in various fora.
She plots murders and parents teens in Colorado, trying
to keep the two tasks separate.
C. Hope 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 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. The first book is Murder On Edisto.
Maine author and speaker Lea Wait writes
the Shadows Antique Print Mystery series and the Mainely
Needlepoint series, the most recent of which, THREAD AND
GONE, was just published. She also writes historical
novels set in 19th century Maine for ages 8 and up. Her
LIVING AND WRITING ON THE COAST OF MAINE, about what
it's like to be a full-time author living in Maine, also
contains advice for writers. She invites readers to read
more about her and her books on her website,
www.leawait.com, to friend her on Facebook and
Goodreads, and to read the blog she writes with other
Maine mystery authors,
Suzanne Adair lives in Raleigh, North Carolina.
Her mysteries transport readers to the Southern theater
of the American Revolution, where she brings historic
towns, battles, and people to life. She fuels her
creativity with Revolutionary War reenacting and visits
to historic sites. When she’s not writing, she enjoys
cooking, dancing, hiking, and spending time with her