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It’s Time!! WriteOnCon IS HERE!!!

Oh. My. Heck. You know you’re dying. You can’t take in the awesome fast enough. You’re color-coding your calendar for this live event, and that live chat, and that amazing vlog. It would be easier to clear all three days right now. *wink*

Without further adieu, we’re proud to present the schedule of events for WriteOnCon 2011, which takes place from Tuesday, August 16 – Thursday, August 18.

WriteOnCon Schedule of Events:

*all times EDT, LIVE events will take place here. Content will take place on the main WriteOnCon site.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011:

6:00 AM: Welcome Keynote by author Josh Berk – in a BATHROBE!
7:00 AM: Pacing in Contemporary YA by author Sara Zarr
7:30 AM: Call for questions for literary agent Steven Malk
8:00 AM: How to Write A Killer First Sentence by author Jodi Meadows
8:30 AM: Picture Book Queries by author Emma Walton Hamilton
9:00 AM: Myths and Misconceptions by literary agent Holly Root, and editors Molly O’Neill and Martha Mihalick
10:00 AM: Drawing From Memory by author Alan Silberberg
10:30 AM: Writing For Multiple Ages by author Shelley Moore Thomas
11:00 AM: Literary agents Carlie Webber and Christina Hogrebe’s thread opens in the forum.Participants can post their “Twitter pitch” (pitch in 140 characters or less) and first 100 words for critique/comment. Entries capped at 75.
11:00 AM: Live Forum Q&A and PB query critiques with author Emma Walton Hamilton
***This event takes places in our FORUM. Emma will be answering questions and offering advice on previously submitted PB queries HERE.
***Click here to learn how our live forum events will work.
12:00 PM: On Platform, a live chat with literary agent Sara Megibow
***This is a live event. Please click here to make sure you know how live events work.
1:00 PM: Creating Compelling Settings by author Jessi Kirby
1:30 PM: Puzzled By Picture Books by author/illustrator Sarah Frances Hardy
2:00 PM: Is your MS ready for submission? by author Tom Leveen
2:30 PM: LGBT Lit by author Scott Tracey
3:00 PM: Live Q&A chat with literary agent Suzie Townsend
***This is a live event. Please click here to make sure you know how live events work.
4:00 PM: Don’t Give Up! by author Beth Revis
4:30 PM: Writing Magical Realism by author Nova Ren Suma
5:00 PM: COLLECTIVE BLOGGING & BOOK PROMOTION — Ten ways to collaborate with fellow bloggers and writers on-line and in-person (For published and not-yet-published writers!)—Stages on Pages
6:00 PM: Author Collaboration with author Jay Asher

8:00 PM: Live Q&A Forum Event with literary agent Jessica Sinsheimer
***This event takes places in our FORUM. Jessica will be answering questions HERE.
***Click here to learn how our live forum events will work.

9:00 PM: Panel of Professionals (Michelle Andelman, Emily Meehan, Annette Pollert, Jim McCarthy)
***This is a live event. Please click here to make sure you know how live events work.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

6:00 AM: The Debut Year by author Lindsey Leavitt
7:00 AM: Illustration 101 by JH Everett and the Studio 5 Illustrators
7:30 AM: Putting Yourself Out There by author Saundra Mitchell
8:00 AM: I DON’T CARE THAT HE’S HOT: Building Believable Romance by editor Martha Mihalick
8:30 AM: The Shakeover Makeover—Shake Your PB Till It Shines! by authors Tiffany Strelitz Haber & Corey Rosen Schwartz
9:00 AM: Novel Beginnings, How to Find the Best Place to Start by author Lisa Schroeder
9:30 AM: How to Write A Synopsis by author Jodi Meadows
10:00 AM: Literary agent Alyssa Eisner Henkin’s thread opens in the forum. Participants can post their 250-word pitch for critique. Entries capped at 50.
10:00 AM: Creating Characters for Picture Books by author Tammi Sauer
10:30 AM: What Makes Middle Grade Sing? by literary agent Joanna Volpe
11:00 AM: Live Twitter Pitch Event with literary agents Carlie Webber and Christina Hogrebe
***This event takes places in our forum. Carlie and Christina will be commenting on the previously submitted pitches HERE.
***Click here to learn how our live forum events will work.
12:00 PM: Are You Ready to Query? by literary agent Kate Testerman
12:30 PM: On Compactness by literary agent Weronika Janczuk
1:00 PM: Live Q&A with author Sarah Rees Brennan
***This is a live event. Please click here to make sure you know how live events work.
2:00 PM: Character Growth by author Lauren Oliver
2:30 PM: Balancing Writing, Work, and Life by editor Kendra Levin
3:00 PM: Live Query Letter Q&A with literary agent Jenny Bent
***This is a live event. Please click here to make sure you know how live events work.
4:00 PM: Submission Basics by literary agent Ginger Clark
4:30 PM: How I Know If I Like It by literary agent Sara Crowe
5:00 PM: Literary agent Roseanne Wells’s thread opens in the forum. Participants can post their YA query for critique. Entries capped at 50.
5:00 PM: Live YA Q&A chat with Holly Root and Barbara Poelle
***This is a live event. Please click here to make sure you know how live events work.
5:30 PM: YA Muses Vlog
6:00 PM: Marketing 101 for Children’s Book Authors by author Emma Walton Hamilton

9:00 PM: Panel of Professionals (Kate Testerman, Martha Mihalick, Joanna Volpe, Jen Rofe, Diana Fox)
***This is a live event. Please click here to make sure you know how live events work.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

6:00 AM: Ask A Bookbuyer by bookbuyers Faith Hochhalter and Brandi Stewart
7:00 AM: Chapter Books, Graphic Novels, & Hybrids: Exploring the Potential of the Young Reader Market by author Eric Wright
7:30 AM: How/When I Know A Manuscript Is Right For Me by editor Annette Pollert
8:00 AM: 10 Traits of an Author by author Amy Dominy
8:30 AM: Moments That Matter by author Matt Myklusch
9:00 AM: Writing A Great Query by literary agent Jim McCarthy
9:30 AM: Respect by author Kiersten White
10:00 AM: Live 250-word Pitch Event with literary agent Alyssa Eisner Henkin
***This event takes places in our forum. Alyssa will be critiquing the previously submitted pitchesHERE.
***Click here to learn how our live forum events will work.
11:00 AM: Successful Marketing/Promo/School Visits by author Jon S. Lewis
11:30 AM: Pacing by author Tara Hudson
12:00 PM: Live chat with literary agents Marietta Zacker, Joan Paquette, and Michael Bourret
***This is a live event. Please click here to make sure you know how live events work.
1:00 PM: Revision by author Carrie Ryan
2:00 PM: An Editor’s Perspective on What Authors Should and Should Not Talk About Online by editor Liesa Abrams
3:00 PM: Traditional vs. Self-Publishing Live Chat with literary agent Sara Megibow
***This is a live event. Please click here to make sure you know how live events work.
4:00 PM: Dialogue by literary agent Tina Wexler (blog)
5:00 PM: Live YA Query Letter Event with literary agent Roseanne Wells
***This event takes places in our forum. Roseanne will be commenting on previously submitted query letters HERE.
***Click here to learn how our live forum events will work.
5:30 PM: Class of 2K12 Vlog
6:00 PM: Answers to Questions by literary agent Steven Malk
6:30 PM: The Reading Room  TOP 5

9:00 PM: Panel of Professionals (Natalie Fischer, Anica Rissi, Kathleen Ortiz)
TOPIC: Open Q&A
***This is a live event. Please click here to make sure you know how live events work.

10:30 PM: AB Lit Chat (Jen Rofe, Kelly Sonnack, Jennifer Laughran, Caryn Wiseman)
***This is a live event. Please click here to make sure you know how live events work.

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