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Why do authors stagnate in their careers? Can genius be taught? What is the difference between experience and practice in terms of writing craft? Can your method of practice make a difference in your writing? How can writers most effectively practice the craft? We’ll discuss these questions and others in this week’s MediaMonday.

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We have an exciting week of #litchat lined up:

MondayMedia: Discussion of Jane Friedman's essay, THE BLURRING LINE BETWEEN READER AND WRITER.

WritingWednesday: Killing Those Cliches

Guest Host Friday: Kathryn Leigh Scott, author of DOWN AND OUT IN BEVERLY HEELS.

Join us in Twitter, 4-5pmET, following hashtag #litchat.

http://litchat.com/2013/10/14/future-of-the-reading-experience/

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Want to know how talented writers become bestselling authors? Swing by #litchat today at 4-5pmET to hear legendary Algonquin Books author Charles F. Adams and co-author Andrew Scott Brooks discuss their upcoming book, BESTSELLER. 

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Thrilled to have another excellent #IndieAuthorShowcase this week in #litchat. Swing by Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 4-5pmET to chat with these excellent authors.

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Today in ‪#‎litchat‬ MediaMonday we're discussing this article by Evan Hughes in Salon: Here's How Amazon Self-Destructs. Join the convo at 4-5pmET in #litchat on Twitter. 

Also this week in #litchat:

WritingWednesday for July 24, 2013: Joyce Carol Oates Tweets 10 Tips for Writers.

Guest Host Friday for July 26, 2013: Stephen P. Kiernan, author of THE CURIOSITY.

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Excited to have Ruth Ozeki talk with us today in ‪#‎litchat‬ about her new novel, A TALE FOR THE TIME BEING. This is an intricately layered story of a troubled Japanese teenage girl and the woman who finds the girl's diary washed upon the shore of a remote British Columbia island. If you're in Twitter at 4pmET today, stop by to visit with this critically acclaimed novelist and filmmaker.

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We've redesigned the LitChat website on our new web address at www.litchat.com. Swing on by to subscribe to our updates so that you don't miss out on any announcements on guest hosts, book giveaways and other exciting literary activities.

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There is so much to love in Ruth Ozeki's new novel, A TALE FOR THE TIME BEING. We'll scratch only the surface in our #litchat convo with her on Friday, 4pmET. 

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It's Literary Agent week in ‎#litchat. Here's what's happening this week:

Monday, July 1, 2013: Discuss the recent ‎#MSWL
Manuscript Wish List Twitter feed from last week.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013: The Query Go Round

Friday, July 5, 2013: Agent on Record (mystery agent to be revealed)

http://litchat.net/2013/07/01/literary-agent-week/

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Take your writing to the next level at LitChat's first annual Writer's Advance. The LitChat Writer's Advance offers two days of intensive fiction writing education to a small group of writers seeking to sharpen skills, fine-tune their writer's voice, and plot their own literary success. Taught by a faculty of award-winning authors (soon to be announced), the LitChat Writer's Advance includes two sessions with a master instructor, ample writing time, two read and critique sessions with master instructor, a panel discussion with published authors, and a public reading series featuring published authors.

The host of LitChat's Writer's Advance is South Beach's most literary boutique hotel, The Betsy (www.thebetsyhotel.com). Included in the full Writer's Advance tuition is a welcome reception on Sunday, September 16, 2012, coffee and tea breaks each morning, and a group dinner on Monday night. Optional dining opportunities will be available with special pricing from BLT Restaurant on site at The Betsy.

Full Writer's Advance tuition (early bird until June 16, 2012): $250.
Full Writer's Advance tuition (June 16-September 15, 2012): $300.

To ensure the intimate nature of a workshop setting, attendance at the LitChat Writer's Advance is limited to 35 attendees.

The Betsy Hotel has reserved a block of rooms for Writer's Advance participants at the astonishing rate of $179 plus taxes, and are waiving the resort fee. See what LitChat founder Carolyn Burns Bass wrote about The Betsy after her visit in June 2009: <a ref=http://www.examiner.com/luxury-travel-in-los-angeles/betsy-hotel-south-beach-blends-the-old-and-the-new>The Betsy Blends the Old and the New in South Beach</a>.

Interested? Email us at twitchat >a< gmail.com to be added to the attendee interest list.
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