All right — *deep breath* — here we go!
Live events are in green, and will be featured right here on the main site. Forum events are in blue, and they take place in the forum.
Many of our faculty have offered prizes, which you can enter to win by commenting on specific posts, so be sure to hang around for the duration of the conference.
Write On Con 2012 Schedule of Events:
*all times EDT
Monday, August 13:
- Ninja Agent officially opens in forum.
- Call for entries for Gennifer Albin’s Building Better Sentences workshop (submit the first 100 words – call for 100 entries, Genn will randomly pick 10 to crit) FORUM event.
- Call for query pitches for literary agent Peter Knapp’s forum event.
- Call for PB queries for Emma Walton-Hamilton’s forum event.
Tuesday, August 14:
6:00 AM: Welcome Keynote by literary agent Joanna Stampfel-Volpe and the cast and crew at New Leaf Literary
7:00 AM: How to Get Started With Social Media: DON’T Do All The Things! by Soho Teen publicist Meredith Barnes
8:00 AM: Choosing the Right Critique Partners by bestselling author Leigh Bardugo
8:30 AM: Picture Book Query Critiques by bestselling author Emma Walton-Hamilton – FORUM EVENT
10:00 AM: Live pitching event with literary agent Peter Knapp – FORUM EVENT
11:00 AM: Revision Toolbox by the YA Muses:
- Sustaining the Writing Groove
- Revision Toolbox: Characters
- The Revision Checklist
- The Index Card and Revision
- Mental Revision
– Call for social media questions for Pam van Hylckama Vlieg’s FORUM EVENT on Wed.
12:00 PM: Corey Rosen-Schwartz and Tiffany Strelitz-Haber discuss picture book writing
– 12:15 PM: LIVE FORUM EVENT: Corey and Tiffany critique PB stanzas
12:30 PM: Middle Grade Rules by author Shelley Moore Thomas
1:00 PM: Hooks and Killer First Lines by international bestselling author Lissa Price
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
– 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, Emily Keyes, and editor Sarah Barley
Wednesday, August 15:
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
12:30 PM: Rhoda Belleza and Lexa Hillyer of Paper Lantern Lit talk Elements of Writing
1:00 PM: Gennifer Albin LIVE FORUM EVENT – critiquing previously submitted material in a Building Better Sentences Workshop
2:00 PM: Live Event with literary agent Sarah Davies and author Megan Miranda
3:00 PM: Differences between YA and MG (for the Writer Who Does Both) by Claire Legrand
3:30 PM: The Inside Scoop: Get Your Query Noticed by editor Leah Hultenschmidt
4:00 PM: Stacy Abrams, Heather Howland, and Alycia Tornetta of Entangled Publishing answer questions and take twitter-style pitches - FORUM EVENT
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 + Editors Sara Sargent and Alison Weiss