The morning of WriteOnCon 2012 has dawned. And yes… yes I am participating. I really have no excuse not to since I’ve fallen dreadfully behind in Camp NaNoWriMo. I’ve been semi-lurking through the forums (my username is jbaggiero if you want to add me as a friend!) and posted the first 250 words of my Work in Progress. I plan to post my first 5 pages later today, so I’ll edit this post to include a link when that’s done. If you have any constructive criticism, I’d find it extremely helpful.
The events that I’m particularly looking forward to include:
8:00 AM: Choosing the Right Critique Partners by bestselling author Leigh Bardugo
11:00 AM: Revision Toolbox by the YA Muses
2:00 PM: Author Denise Jaden and literary agent Michelle Humphrey talk about the agent/author relationship. LIVE EVENT
3:00 PM: Tips for Starting a New Project by bestselling author Marissa Meyer
3:30 PM: What is Voice, and How do I Get it? by author Jennifer A. Nielsen
4:00 PM: LIVE EVENT with editor Liesa Abrams and literary agent Jen Rofe
5:00 PM: World-building in Science Fiction and Fantasy by author Mindee Arnett
5:30 PM: The Importance of Craft by editor Molly O’Neill
9:00 PM: Live Panel of Professionals – literary agents Mollie Glick, Cheryl Pientka, and Emily Keyes, and editor Sarah Barley
6:00 AM: Plotting with 3×5 cards by author Kimberley Griffiths Little
7:00 AM: Knowing When Your MS is Ready to Query by literary agent Lara Perkins
8:00 AM: Authors Lenore Appelhans and Phoebe North discuss Reading like a Book Blogger
9:30 AM: Building Characters into Real People by author Frank Cole
10:00 AM: All Your Publishing Questions… Answered! by editors Molly O’Neill and Martha Mihalick, and literary agent Holly Root
12:00 PM: He Said, She Said, Creating sexual tension through dialog by author Jessica Martinez
12:30 PM: Rhoda Belleza of Paper Lantern Lit talks Elements of Writing
2:00 PM: Live event with literary agent Sarah Davies and author Megan Miranda
3:30 PM: The Inside Scoop: Get Your Query Noticed by editor Leah Hultenschmidt
5:00 PM: The Lucky 13s “Back to Basic” Writing Tips by various PB, MG, and YA authors debuting in 2013
9:00 PM: Live Panel of Professionals — literary agents Katie Grimm and Sarah LaPolla, and editors Sara Sargent and Alison Weiss
I probably won’t be able to physically be at my desk for all of these, but I intend to a least review the recaps for all of the ones that I can’t be “present” for. Ah, the beauty of an online conference.
Keep an eye out for me around the site and best of luck to everyone whether you’re trying to learn, improve a current work, or catch an agent’s eye!