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.
Dr. Craig von Buseck is a
published author, a contributing writer for CBN.com and Cindy Jacobs’
Reformation Prayer Network, and the editor of ChurchWatch.co. He holds a
Doctor of Ministry and an MA in Religious Journalism from Regent
University in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Craig’s new narrative biography,
“Nobody Knows: The Forgotten Story of One of the Most Influential
Figures in American Music” is the story of the great African-American
composer, Harry T. Burleigh.
also the author of "Praying the News: Your Prayers Are More Powerful
Than You Know", co-written with 700 Club news anchor Wendy Griffith.
Craig is also the author of "NetCasters: Using the Internet to Make
Fishers of Men" and "Seven Keys to Hearing God's Voice." He has just
completed his latest project, “Yes, I Can”, which he co-wrote with a
quadriplegic medical doctor.
extensive ministry and speaking experience. He travels often to speak at
conferences, professional events and writer events. For more than ten
years he served on the Executive Board of the Internet Evangelism
his work at CBN, he has written for Charisma Magazine, the Israeli
Bureau of Tourism, Nicky Cruz Ministries, the Christian Coalition,
Regent University and several other Christian magazines. He has taught
as an adjunct professor in the Regent University schools of Divinity,
Communication, Business, Government, and the College of Arts and
Craig is a
graduate of CLASS (Christian Leaders, Authors, and Speakers Services),
and serves as member of the CLASS Seminar faculty. He has been a
featured speaker at the Jerry Jenkins "Writing for the Soul" Christian
Writers Conference; the Indy Christian Writers Conference; the Blue
Ridge Christian Writers Conference; the Write-to-Publish Conference at
Wheaton College; the Colorado Christian Writers Conference; the
Philadelphia Christian Writers Conference; the Florida Christian Writers
Conference; the CLASS Christian Writers Conference; and the Heart of
America Christian Writers Conference.
his wife, Robin, live in Elizabeth City, North Carolina.
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. Her follow-up, Tidewater
Murder, is now available too. The third book in the series will be
released in 2014.