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Date - Moderator

May 21, 2017 - Sally Franklin Christie

Topic Chat

While I was working on The Writer's Chatroom Survey, many participants chose the topic of plotting over other topic choices. 

I'm listing three links to help with the mystery of the Plot. During chat I will use the first link. 

STORY STRUCTURE: 10 Simple Keys to Effective Plot Structure

http://www.storymastery.com/story/10-simple-keys-effective-plot-structure/ 

Structure is something that every agent, editor, publisher, Hollywood executive, public speaker, marketer and story teller talks about, to the point that it can seem complicated, intricate, mysterious and hard to master. So I want to give you a starting point for properly structuring your novel, screenplay or presentation without overwhelming you with rules and details and jargon.

Here are what I consider ten key elements of structure ten ways of looking at structure that will immediately improve the emotional impact and commercial potential of your story.

Join us on Sunday and bring your plotting questions and share your tips on the topic of story structure. 

I have provided Bonus Links. We will not discuss them in detail. 

The Snowflake Method of Plotting a Novel 

http://www.advancedfictionwriting.com/articles/snowflake-method/

 

THERE ARE ONLY SEVEN STORIES IN THE WORLD 

http://lenwilson.us/seven-stories/

 

May 28, 2017 - 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 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.

Get ready, get set...