WOC 2010

WriteOnCon Schedule of Events, 2010:

In case you missed our first epic annual conference last year, here’s a lineup of what went down. This gives you an idea of what to expect during WriteOnCon 2011, coming August 16 – 18, 2011.


Welcome Keynote by author Josh Berk

Refining Your Craft with Each Book by author Janette Rallison

Give Yourself Permission by editor Molly O’Neill

Myths and Misconceptions by literary agent Holly Root, and editors Molly O’Neill and Martha Mihalick

Illustrating Children’s Books by author/illustrator J.H. Everett and studio, part one, two, and three.

Bringing the Funny by author Rachel Hawkins

Becoming a Career Author by literary agent Catherine Drayton

Writing Middle Grade by author Jon Lewis

Voice by literary agent Elana Roth

Live chat with literary agent Suzie Townsend

Writing a Query Letter by author Jodi Meadows

Joanna Volpe’s query critique

In Defense of a Less Than Huge Advance by literary agent Michelle Wolfson

Questions to Ask Yourself Before a Revision by editor Kendra Levin

Pie in the Face (how characters react to situations) by author Rosemary Clement-Moore

Panel of Professionals chat LIVE (Elana Roth, Kathleen Ortiz, Martha Mihalick, Paul Samuelson)

Working with Agents and Editors, a live Workshop with literary agent Mark McVeigh



Romance in YA by author Lisa Schroeder

Plot and Pacing by author/literary agent Weronika Janczuk, part one, two, and three.

Using an Independent Publicist by author Lauren Becker

The Revision Process by author Cynthea Liu, part one, two, and three.

Transition From Self-Published to Traditional Publishing by author Jennifer Fosberry

Joanna Volpe’s query critique

Live blogging event: Queries with literary agent Natalie Fischer

Creating Memorable Characters by literary agent/author Mandy Hubbard

Reaching Out to Schools and Libraries Before You’re Published by author Stasia Ward Kehoe

Sex in YA: The ABC’s of Hooking Up by author Suzanne Young

Live chat with literary agent Natalie Fischer

Keynote Address by author Lindsay Eland

Writing Genre Fiction by author Julia Karr

Do’s and Don’t’s of Querying by literary agent Kate Testerman

Authentic/Edgy YA by author Kody Keplinger

How to Make a Character Collage by author Tera Lynn Childs

Live chat with literary agent Jennifer Laughran

Panel of Professionals chat LIVE (Anica Rissi, Joanna Volpe, Suzie Townsend, Mary Kole)

Building an Online Presence, a live Workshop with author Daisy Whitney



Writing With a Real Life by author Lindsey Leavitt

Writing Advice from PJ Hoover and the Texas Sweethearts

Writing Realistic, Captivating Dialog by author Tom Leveen

Author Branding by author Shelli Johannes-Wells

How to have a Successful Author Event at a Bookstore by Calondra McArthur

Q&A by literary agent Steven Malk

Writing a Complete Story Even Though it’s Part of a Trilogy by author Michelle Zink

From Submission to Acquisition: An Editor’s Choose Your Own Adventure by editor Martha Mihalick

Transitioning from Adult to YA by author Risa Green

Rhyme in Picture Books by author Tiffany Strelitz

Meter, Meter, Sleep Depleter by author Tiffany Strelitz

The First Five Pages by Kathleen Ortiz (3 part series, part 2, part 3)

Writing Thrillers for Young Adults by author Kimberly Derting

Picture Books and Easy Readers by author Shelley Thomas

Staying positive in the face of rejections by author Crystal Stranaghan

Avoiding Character Stereotypes by literary agent Mary Kole

Creating New Mythologies by author Aprilynne Pike

Panel of Professionals chat LIVE (Michelle Andelman, Molly O’Neill, Kate Testerman)

The Revision Process from Both Sides of the Desk, a live Workshop with literary agent/author Regina Brooks

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