Writing Samples

Congratulations to the following authors whose writing samples were selected to be used as teaching examples during the Virtual Writing Workshop sessions of the LitChat Literary Salon. To follow along with the virtual workshops on Tuesday, September 18th and Wednesday, September 19th, please use the hashtag: #litchatbetsy. You can also go directly to a preconfigured Tweetchat link here: www.tweetchat.com/room/litchatbetsy.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Category Title Time Session Instructor Topic
Sci-Fi The Editing Process, a short story by Celeste McLean 2 – 2:55 p.m. ET Debra Marrs Chatscript available from topic of LAYERING TECHNIQUES led by Debra Marrs
Romance Unscripted, a novel excerpt by Lynn Montagano 3 – 3:55 p.m. ET Tasha Alexander Chatscript available from topic of RESEARCH led by novelist Tasha Alexander
Nonficton The Serpent Summons, nonfiction by Marianne G. Petrino 4 – 4:55 p.m. ET Carolyn Burns Bass Chatscript available from topic USING FICTION TECHNIQUES TO IMPROVE NONFICTION led by Carolyn Burns Bass
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Category Title  Time Session Instructor Topic
YA Dwarfed, a novel excerpt by Jessica Schira 2 – 2:55 p.m. ET Lesley Kagan Chatscript on topic Power of Setting in Fiction by Lesley Kagen
General A Moment When the World Is Silent, a novel excerpt by Kasie Whitener 3 – 3:55 p.m. ET Jason Skipper Chatscript on topic Character POV with Jason Skipper
Queries Arvore, a query letter by Memory Scarlett 4 – 4:55 p.m. ET Jennifer Weltz Chatscript on topic of Query Letters with literary agent Jennifer Weltz

Each of the writing samples submitted deserve recognition. We hope you’ll take some time to read through the submissions and leave comments to help these authors fine-tune their work for publication.

Chatscript from live Literary Salon 1 at The Betsy Hotel: September 18, 2012

Chatscript from live Literary Salon 2 at the Betsy Hotel: September 19, 2012