I can’t say enough good things about the 2011 online conference, Write On Con. It was the first writing conference I’d ever attended. So glad I did. This FREE conference, geared towards YA, showcased authors, editors, agents, and unpublished authors. Priceless info and tips about what agents, authors and publishing houses are looking for and a large behind the scenes look at what some of biggest turn offs are. The following are highlights of the conference via my perspective, complete with links:
1. For the Forums. Inside the forums, you could find critique partners from other like minded authors. Several agents offered professional critiques on your first 250 words, or pitch contests, with the opportunity to query them, if they liked your work. In each submission that was critiqued or noted by an agent, a response forum followed, highlighting the areas of interest or areas for growth. Other discussion boards allowed you to have your work critiqued for the price of critiquing others’ work. Let’s not forget the contests, also! Check out the forums here: http://writeoncon.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?161-Live-Forum-Events
2. For the Live Chats. The live chats were home to some really fantastic industry professionals, who answered your questions as they came up. Read the full transcripts here: http://writeoncon.com/live-events/chat/
If you’re interested in the monthly live events, check here: http://writeoncon.com/live-events/monthly-live-events/
3. For the books. Looking for a fantastic read? Featured authors offered tips on writing and also offered links to their books. Check these out here: http://writeoncon.com/books/
4. FOR THE EXPERIENCE. You can’t beat the price, and to the professionals who donated their time to help others become better writers….Thank you.