Tuesday, August 16, 2011

GREAT Resources for Writers!

Need some inspiration, motivation, and/or collaboration? Check out the online writers' conference at WriteOnCon!

Here's the schedule of events for today (EDT):

Tuesday, August 16, 2011:

6:00 AM: Welcome Keynote by author Josh Berk – in a BATHROBE!

7:00 AM: Pacing in Contemporary YA by author Sara Zarr

7:30 AM: Call for questions for literary agent Steven Malk

8:00 AM: How to Write A Killer First Sentence by author Jodi Meadows

8:30 AM: Picture Book Queries by author Emma Walton Hamilton

9:00 AM: Myths and Misconceptions by literary agent Holly Root, and editors Molly O’Neill and Martha Mihalick

10:00 AM: Drawing From Memory by author Alan Silberberg

10:30 AM: Writing For Multiple Ages by author Shelley Moore Thomas

11:00 AM: Literary agents Carlie Webber and Christina Hogrebe’s thread opens in the forum. Participants can post their “Twitter pitch” (pitch in 140 characters or less) and first 100 words for critique/comment. Entries capped at 75.

11:00 AM: Live Forum Q&A and PB query critiques with author Emma Walton Hamilton

12:00 PM: On Platform, a live chat with literary agent Sara Megibow

1:00 PM: Creating Compelling Settings by author Jessi Kirby

1:30 PM: Puzzled By Picture Books by author/illustrator Sarah Frances Hardy

2:00 PM: Is your MS ready for submission? by author Tom Leveen

2:30 PM: LGBT Lit by author Scott Tracey

3:00 PM: Live Q&A chat with literary agent Suzie Townsend

4:00 PM: Don’t Give Up! by author Beth Revis

4:30 PM: Writing Magical Realism by author Nova Ren Suma

5:00 PM: COLLECTIVE BLOGGING & BOOK PROMOTION — Ten ways to collaborate with fellow bloggers and writers on-line and in-person (For published and not-yet-published writers!)—Stages on Pages

6:00 PM: Author Collaboration with author Jay Asher

8:00 PM: Live Q&A Forum Event with literary agent Jessica Sinsheimer

9:00 PM: Panel of Professionals (Michelle Andelman, Emily Meehan, Annette Pollert, Jim McCarthy)

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