Late-breaking news of an Event nature!

August 9th, 2010 • Kate

writeonconlogoHave you been hoping to get a chance to mix and mingle with editors, agents, and authors, not to mention learn from them, but the cost of a trip to NYC, LA, or elsewhere put the kibosh on things? Hope no more! Or rather, hope, and then DO! Because some genius-type authors put together a FREE ONLINE writers conference, which starts TOMORROW.

No travel costs, no hotel fees, not even registration fees! All you have to do is go to WriteOnCon.com and sign up! Want more details? Check out what my fellow live chat panelist Molly O’Neill wrote about the con:

If you haven’t heard about WriteOnCon, go check it out. Basically, 7 kidlit writers found themselves wishing for a *free** online writers conference . . . and then, since one did not exist, and because they are Made. Of. Awesome., they went out and made it happen. (Note to self, never-ever underestimate the power of writers with a good idea…)

Seriously, take a look at the schedule, and poke around on the website. Instead of the in-person workshops and lectures and breakout sessions of a traditional conference, you’ll find editors, agents, and published authors presenting via blogs and vlogs, talking about every element of the industry imaginable, from craft to querying. (Yours truly will be both vlogging and blogging, oh my!).

Wishing for something a little more interactive, or that allows your questions to be answered? Then take part in live chat panels every night (come say hi to me on Thursday evening! Be sure to read the instructions in advance to get registered).

And because a conference wouldn’t be a conference without a chance to meet other amazing writers, there are forums for conversations and critiques and connections.

And it’s all FREE. (A.k.a, no “what should I wear??” panic! You can wear your pajamas!) You can follow along in real-time if you’re able, as the presentations go live, or you can catch up later by scrolling back through previous “sessions.”

I’ve contributed a vlog on Querying Don’ts (goes up at 4pm Eastern on Wednesday), and will answer questions afterwards, plus there’s the aforementioned live chat Thursday night with Molly and agent Michelle Andelman (LIVE at 9pm Eastern). I hope you’ll join us!

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6 Responses to “Late-breaking news of an Event nature!”

  1. Jamie Harrington Says:

    Thanks for the shout out Daphne!

    We're way excited about the whole thing, and I've read or watched a lot of the stuff–it promises to be FABULOUS!

  2. Krista V. Says:

    Excited for the conference! Jamie and the others are all fabulous, and thank you, Kate, for helping out.

  3. Tessa Quin Says:

    I can't wait for tomorrow. I've had my query and first five pages up in the practice critique section, and the other writers are just amazing with their material and critiques. I hope my query will be more eye-catching now that it's all nicely polished and shiny.

  4. Suzanne Casamento Says:

    There's been lots of blogger buzz about the conference. I'm even more psyched knowing you're invloved too. Looking forward to seeing your vlog and panel!

  5. Molly O'Neill Says:

    Oh, alright, I GUESS you can steal my blog post, since it's for a good cause & all! 😉 See you there!

  6. Kate Says:

    You just said it so well, Molly! How could I rephrase and do anything other than be less?