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Monday, August 15, 2011

Write On Con - Get Ready for Awesome

So, writers conferences are cool, right? But they can be exhausting. First you have to wear clothes. Not just any old thing you have to hand, but actual clothes that don't make people stand away from you. And, as if clothes weren't bad enough, you need to wear shoes. Probably pointy or uncomfortable. If you are slightly girly you might even have to slap on some make up. All this ON TOP OF being brilliant, erudite, attractive to agents and coherent.

UGH.

But Write On Con is the wonderful exception to the rule. It's completely, 100%, come-as-you-are online.

A combination of blog posts, live chat events, forum events and contests, it's all the good conference stuff and none of the bad. Except for the excuse to rent a bad movie in your hotel room. I would never have seen Beastly if it wasn't for that last writing con.

I can't wait to for Beth Revis on Don't Give Up (Tues 4pm) - One, because I loved loved loved Across the Universe and two because I need a talented stranger to tell me not to give up.

Also looking forward to Panel with agents Holly Root and Barbara Poelle (little girl crush on Barbara, if you hadn't noticed before)

Here's the link to the full schedule for the next three days. What are you looking forward to the most?

5 comments:

  1. Hmmm...Maybe I should plan on attending this.

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  2. I've been reading and reading about this, but I honestly still have no idea HOW I would participate. Do you stop by and check out the action or join in?

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  3. @michael - you should definitely attend. wear your best pjs and join in the fun (or sneak a peek while at work.) The best part is that it will all be there, in transcript form, even if you miss the event at the time.

    @E.R. King. Yes, you 'tune in' by going to the site and the content will be up at the time the schedule says. I think the first step is to sign up for the forums where the networking happens. Also, there are forums for posting first 250 words, query letters etc. Certain agents will be going through forums checking entries out and leaving comments. I haven't done it yet, so don't know how it will work in practice, but so looking forward to giving it a go!
    'see' you there!

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  4. I'm looking forward to reading other queries aside from my own. Mine is making me sick!

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