life and times of angel

WriteOnCon 2012

Things Angel does during one of the busiest months of her life:

  • signs up for Camp NaNoWriMo
  • begins learning how to bake three-tiered cakes
  • participates in WriteOnCon

How could I possibly resist? I really enjoyed my WriteonCon 2011 experience, and I definitely learned a lot from the various authors, agents and editors that shared their expertise with all the participants. While I’ve begun shifting from YA to speculative fiction, I value the information that WriteOnCon brings to the table about writing and publishing, and I can’t wait for it to start.

Here’s my schedule copied straight from the website, in case you’re not sure what to expect (and partly for my own reference):

August 14, Tuesday:
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 Nelson
4:00 PM: LIVE EVENT with editor Liesa Abrams and literary agent Jen Rofe
–Call for questions/twitter-style pitches for the Entangled editors in FORUM
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

August 15, Wednesday:
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
9:00 AM: Being Orphaned by author Joy Preble
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
9:00 PM: Live Panel of Professionals — literary agents Katie Grimm and Sarah LaPolla, and editors Sara Sargent and Alison Weiss

In between, I’ll be checking out the forums and talking with fellow participants, so do share your WOC usernames so we can add each other as friends! (angelidgcruz)

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