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The home of #Scribechat, a weekly chat for writers. Topics and transcripts are posted to the blog, along with details of special guests. ScribeChat takes place every Thursday on Twitter (6pm PT/9pm ET). Use tweetchat.com to follow and participate in the conversation.
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1. TRANSCRIPT: Week Two NaNoWriMo Jitters

2:00 am LiaKeyes: It’s Week 2 of #NaNoWriMo and you have a sneaking suspicion that your manuscript sucks. Do you give up? Plough on regardless? #scribechat 2:00 am LiaKeyes: @hkwong Hi there! #scribechat 2:01 am LiaKeyes: For those dropping in for the first time, this is the easiest way to follow: http://tweetchat.com/room/scribechat #scribechat 2:01 am [...] Related posts:

  1. TOPIC: NaNoWriMo Week Two Jitters
  2. TOPIC: NaNoWriMo: Making #1 Time for Yourself
  3. TOPIC: NaNowriMo 2010—Don’t Let Implausibility Derail Your Writing
  4. TRANSCRIPT: Are You Ready for National Novel Writing Month?
  5. TRANSCRIPT: Does Your Book Have Series Potential?

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2. TRANSCRIPT: Week Two NaNoWriMo Jitters

2:00 am LiaKeyes: It’s Week 2 of #NaNoWriMo and you have a sneaking suspicion that your manuscript sucks. Do you give up? Plough on regardless? #scribechat 2:00 am LiaKeyes: @hkwong Hi there! #scribechat 2:01 am LiaKeyes: For those dropping in for the first time, this is the easiest way to follow: http://tweetchat.com/room/scribechat #scribechat 2:01 am [...] Related posts:

  1. TOPIC: NaNoWriMo Week Two Jitters
  2. TOPIC: NaNoWriMo: Making #1 Time for Yourself
  3. TOPIC: NaNowriMo 2010—Don’t Let Implausibility Derail Your Writing
  4. TRANSCRIPT: Are You Ready for National Novel Writing Month?
  5. TRANSCRIPT: Does Your Book Have Series Potential?

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3. TOPIC: NaNoWriMo Week Two Jitters

Ah, the Week Two jitters… How do I manage to forget what they feel like each year until they hit me like a ton of bricks? The same things run through my mind—my story isn’t working, my prose is hackneyed, my plot points are predictable, there’s nothing original or worthwhile about this story. I hate [...] Related posts:

  1. TOPIC: NaNoWriMo: Making #1 Time for Yourself
  2. TOPIC: NaNowriMo 2010—Don’t Let Implausibility Derail Your Writing

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4. TOPIC: NaNoWriMo Week Two Jitters

Ah, the Week Two jitters… How do I manage to forget what they feel like each year until they hit me like a ton of bricks? The same things run through my mind—my story isn’t working, my prose is hackneyed, my plot points are predictable, there’s nothing original or worthwhile about this story. I hate [...] Related posts:

  1. TRANSCRIPT: Week Two NaNoWriMo Jitters
  2. TOPIC: NaNoWriMo: Making #1 Time for Yourself
  3. TOPIC: NaNowriMo 2010—Don’t Let Implausibility Derail Your Writing

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5. TOPIC: NaNowriMo 2010—Don’t Let Implausibility Derail Your Writing

Guest post by Kristi Jenkins (cross-posted with kind permission from The Editorial Department) This happens to me a lot when I’m writing: I need an event to happen, or some characters to interact, but I can’t figure out a way to make it happen naturally. I’ll run through several scenarios, but toss them aside because [...] Related posts:

  1. TOPIC: Are You Ready for National Novel Writing Month?
  2. TOPIC: NaNoWriMo: Making #1 Time for Yourself
  3. TOPIC: Fear! Writing What Scares You and Using the Fears That Hold You Back
  4. TOPIC: Writing a Breakout Novel in a Challenging Publishing Climate
  5. TOPIC: How To Self-Edit Your Manuscript

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6. TOPIC: NaNowriMo 2010—Don’t Let Implausibility Derail Your Writing

Guest post by Kristi Jenkins (cross-posted with kind permission from The Editorial Department) This happens to me a lot when I’m writing: I need an event to happen, or some characters to interact, but I can’t figure out a way to make it happen naturally. I’ll run through several scenarios, but toss them aside because [...] Related posts:

  1. TOPIC: Are You Ready for National Novel Writing Month?
  2. TOPIC: NaNoWriMo: Making #1 Time for Yourself
  3. TOPIC: Fear! Writing What Scares You and Using the Fears That Hold You Back
  4. TOPIC: Writing a Breakout Novel in a Challenging Publishing Climate
  5. TOPIC: How To Self-Edit Your Manuscript

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7. Making #1 Time for Yourself

How do you balance writing, deadlines, family, and all the other demands on a writer’s life? With NaNoWriMo just around the corner, this is something a lot of writers are panicking about right now so it seemed a good time to discuss ways to rearrange things for November! Join us tonight, Thursday October 28th, at [...] Related posts:

  1. BOOK TOPIC: The Forest For The Trees, by Betsy Lerner

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8. Making #1 Time for Yourself

So… How do you balance writing, deadlines, family, and all the other demands on a writer’s life? With NaNoWriMo just around the corner, this is something a lot of writers are panicking about right now so it seemed a good time to discuss ways to rearrange things for November! Join us tonight, Thursday October 28th, [...] No related posts.

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9. TRANSCRIPTS: ScribeChat interviews Janice Hardy

Tonight’s chat provided particularly fascinating insight into author Janice Hardy’s road to publication, writing process and advice for up and coming writers! Janice Hardy, author of The Healing Wars: A long-time fantasy reader, Janice Hardy always wondered about the darker side of healing. For her fantasy trilogy THE HEALING WARS, she tapped into her own dark [...] Related posts:

  1. TOPIC: ScribeChat interviews Janice Hardy

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10. TRANSCRIPTS: ScribeChat interviews Janice Hardy

Tonight’s chat provided particularly fascinating insight into author Janice Hardy’s road to publication, writing process and advice for up and coming writers! Janice Hardy, author of The Healing Wars: A long-time fantasy reader, Janice Hardy always wondered about the darker side of healing. For her fantasy trilogy THE HEALING WARS, she tapped into her own dark [...] Related posts:

  1. TOPIC: ScribeChat interviews Janice Hardy

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11. TOPIC: ScribeChat interviews Janice Hardy

Are you ready for this? Two weeks ago we tried to discuss planning a series with Janice Hardy, author of The Healing Wars (Bk I: The Shifter, Bk II: Blue Fire), but due to technical difficulties with Twitter Janice was unable to join us. So this week I’ve invited her back, we’ve tested the system [...] Related posts:

  1. TOPIC: Does Your Book Have Series Potential?
  2. About #ScribeChat and The ScribeChat Review

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12. TOPIC: ScribeChat interviews Janice Hardy

Are you ready for this? Two weeks ago we tried to discuss planning a series with Janice Hardy, author of The Healing Wars (Bk I: The Shifter, Bk II: Blue Fire), but due to technical difficulties with Twitter Janice was unable to join us. So this week I’ve invited her back, we’ve tested the system [...] Related posts:

  1. TRANSCRIPTS: ScribeChat interviews Janice Hardy
  2. TOPIC: Does Your Book Have Series Potential?
  3. About #ScribeChat and The ScribeChat Review

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13. TRANSCRIPT: Into the Steampunk Depths with Arthur Slade

Oh, how I love steampunk! Maybe that’s why tonight’s chat was so much fun. Or maybe it was the revelation that Arthur Slade walks on a treadmill while churning out one fabulous novel after another… Want to find out more about his writing process, his personal journey to publication, how he approaches writing villains and [...] Related posts:

  1. TOPIC: Into the Steampunk Depths with Arthur Slade
  2. TRANSCRIPT: Does Your Book Have Series Potential?
  3. TRANSCRIPT: Kate Milford And Agent Ann Behar Answer Questions About Steampunk and Upcoming YA Novel THE BONESHAKER.
  4. TRANSCRIPT: The Do’s and Don’ts of Querying
  5. TRANSCRIPT: The Game’s Afoot! Beating a Path Through the Middle of Your Novel

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14. TRANSCRIPT: Into the Steampunk Depths with Arthur Slade

Oh, how I love steampunk! Maybe that’s why tonight’s chat was so much fun. Or maybe it was the revelation that Arthur Slade walks on a treadmill while churning out one fabulous novel after another… Want to find out more about his writing process, his personal journey to publication, how he approaches writing villains and [...] Related posts:

  1. TOPIC: Into the Steampunk Depths with Arthur Slade
  2. TRANSCRIPT: Does Your Book Have Series Potential?
  3. TRANSCRIPT: Kate Milford And Agent Ann Behar Answer Questions About Steampunk and Upcoming YA Novel THE BONESHAKER.
  4. TRANSCRIPT: The Do’s and Don’ts of Querying
  5. TRANSCRIPT: The Game’s Afoot! Beating a Path Through the Middle of Your Novel

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15. Into the Steampunk Depths with Arthur Slade

Author Spotlight: Arthur Slade Arthur Slade was raised in the Cypress Hills of southwest Saskatchewan and began writing at an early age. He received an English honor’s degree from the University of Saskatchewan, spent several years in advertising and is now a full-time fiction writer. He is the author of the “Northern Frights” series, the [...] Related posts:

  1. TOPIC: The Steampunk Genre—Debut author Kate Milford and agent Ann Behar answer your questions

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16. Into the Steampunk Depths with Arthur Slade

Join us for a chat with author Arthur Slade tonight on ScribeChat (6 pm PT / 9 pm ET) by using this link: SCRIBECHAT Author Spotlight: Arthur Slade Arthur Slade was raised in the Cypress Hills of southwest Saskatchewan and began writing at an early age. He received an English honor’s degree from the University [...] Related posts:

  1. TOPIC: The Steampunk Genre—Debut author Kate Milford and agent Ann Behar answer your questions

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17. TRANSCRIPT: Does Your Book Have Series Potential?

There was quite a party going on at #ScribeChat tonight! My only regret is that our special guest @Janice_Hardy was locked out of the chat by Twitter for some mysterious reason known only to the fail whale. We’ve rescheduled Janice’s chat for October 21st instead, when we’ll be talking exclusively about her new release, the [...] Related posts:

  1. TOPIC: Does Your Book Have Series Potential?
  2. TRANSCRIPT: Introducing ScribeChat’s Book Club!
  3. TRANSCRIPT: Book Chat—The Forest For The Trees, by Betsy Lerner
  4. TRANSCRIPT: Irresistible Book Titles—How To Find One and Why You Should Bother
  5. TRANSCRIPT: The Do’s and Don’ts of Querying

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18. TRANSCRIPT: Does Your Book Have Series Potential?

There was quite a party going on at #ScribeChat tonight! My only regret is that our special guest @Janice_Hardy was locked out of the chat by Twitter for some mysterious reason known only to the fail whale. We’ve rescheduled Janice’s chat for October 21st instead, when we’ll be talking exclusively about her new release, the [...] Related posts:

  1. TOPIC: Does Your Book Have Series Potential?
  2. TRANSCRIPT: Introducing ScribeChat’s Book Club!
  3. TRANSCRIPT: Book Chat—The Forest For The Trees, by Betsy Lerner
  4. TRANSCRIPT: Irresistible Book Titles—How To Find One and Why You Should Bother
  5. TRANSCRIPT: The Do’s and Don’ts of Querying

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19. TRANSCRIPT: Querying from an Agent’s Perspective

We were blessed by the presence of agents @WeronikaJanczuk and @literaticat tonight, as well as editor @Egmontgal, who all helped our members gain some insight into the querying process from the other side of the desk. As a result, the chat went well into overtime! Many thanks to @HeatherMcCorkle for choosing such a great topic and [...] Related posts:

  1. TOPIC: An Agent’s Inbox~Querying From An Agent’s Perspective
  2. TRANSCRIPT: The Do’s and Don’ts of Querying
  3. TOPIC: The Do’s and Don’ts of Querying
  4. TRANSCRIPT: Kate Milford And Agent Ann Behar Answer Questions About Steampunk and Upcoming YA Novel THE BONESHAKER.
  5. TRANSCRIPT: Book Chat—The Forest For The Trees, by Betsy Lerner

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20. TOPIC: Preparing for National Novel Writing Month!

National Novel Writing Month has been around since 1998, but grows exponentially every year and has become an international event. The premise is simple: Write 50,000 words of original fiction from November 1st – 30th, but the process can be anything but simple. Whether you’re a first-timer or a seasoned veteran, there are many things [...] Related posts:

  1. TOPIC: Fear! Writing What Scares You and Using the Fears That Hold You Back

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21. TOPIC: Preparing for National Novel Writing Month!

National Novel Writing Month has been around since 1998, but grows exponentially every year and has become an international event. The premise is simple: Write 50,000 words of original fiction from November 1st – 30th, but the process can be anything but simple. Whether you’re a first-timer or a seasoned veteran, there are many things [...] Related posts:

  1. TOPIC: Fear! Writing What Scares You and Using the Fears That Hold You Back

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22. TRANSCRIPT: Are You Ready for National Novel Writing Month?

It’s official! November at #Scribechat will be all about National Novel Writing Month, by popular request. We’ll be running word wars instead of chats, and support will be available at the same time if you need help. Thanks to Kristi Jenkins (@EditorialDept) for guest hosting and filling us with vim and vigor for the challenge [...] Related posts:

  1. TOPIC: Are You Ready for National Novel Writing Month?
  2. TRANSCRIPT: Fear! Writing What Scares You and Using the Fears That Hold You Back
  3. TRANSCRIPT: The Do’s and Don’ts of Querying
  4. TRANSCRIPT: Writing Under The Influence—Which Influences, Good and Bad, Fuel Your Writing?
  5. TRANSCRIPT: Writing a Breakout Novel in a Challenging Publishing Climate

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23. TRANSCRIPT: Are You Ready for National Novel Writing Month?

It’s official! November at #Scribechat will be all about National Novel Writing Month, by popular request. We’ll be running word wars instead of chats, and support will be available at the same time if you need help. Thanks to Kristi Jenkins (@EditorialDept) for guest hosting and filling us with vim and vigor for the challenge [...] Related posts:

  1. TOPIC: Are You Ready for National Novel Writing Month?
  2. TRANSCRIPT: Fear! Writing What Scares You and Using the Fears That Hold You Back
  3. TRANSCRIPT: The Do’s and Don’ts of Querying
  4. TRANSCRIPT: Writing Under The Influence—Which Influences, Good and Bad, Fuel Your Writing?
  5. TRANSCRIPT: Writing a Breakout Novel in a Challenging Publishing Climate

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24. TOPIC: Stand Alone Novel or Series?

Is your stand alone novel mushrooming into something too large to contain within 350 pages? Has your publisher asked you for a second book with the same character? Join series writer Janice Hardy to discuss whether your stand alone novel has series potential, and how to spread plot over a series of books whilst still [...] No related posts.

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25. TOPIC: Stand Alone Novel or Series?

Is your stand alone novel mushrooming into too large a story  to contain within 350 pages? Has your publisher asked you for a second book with the same character? Join series author Janice Hardy to discuss whether your stand alone novel has series potential, and how to design a plot over a series of books whilst [...] No related posts.

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