So… I am updating this section after nearly a hundred days!
You may remember that I had taken a break from CBC 12X12 after having completed 30 (first draft messy) stories in May, thanks to StoryADay.org. I was close to busting my muse’s back – writing a story every day kind of results in that! – so I decided I should use the next 3 months to edit and fine tune the stories. Here’s what I accomplished:
June: Adventures of Naughty Narada
July: Tales from St. Tessa’s
August: The Ark C/O Unicorn Avenue
Now… on to a new story for September!
So what if you are too busy (or too broke) to attend a writers’ conference? WriteOnCon is a totally free, interactive online Writer’s Conference held annually during the summer.
DATES: Aug 26 and 27, 2014
WHAT IS IT?: WriteOnCon has been designed to give attendees many of the features of a live writer’s conference, but in an online environment. It connects writers with both industry professionals and fellow peers from the convenience of their own homes. Critique forums allow writers to receive feedback and exposure for their work. For more info, visit http://writeoncon.com/about/what-is-writeoncon
HOW TO ATTEND: To attend the live events all you need to do is go to http://writeoncon.com/chat at the time of the event.
HOW TO ACCESS TRANSCRIPTS: If you are not able to attend the Conference live, no problemo – you can visit http://writeoncon.com/live-events/monthly-live-events and read the transcripts
Excerpts from the FAQ:
- WriteOnCon really is 100% free to attend. Like them on their FB link at https://www.facebook.com/WriteOnCon
- This is a free conference, and a lot of the information applies to all writers, so the more the merrier
- You will need to register at http://www.writeoncon.com/forums in order to use the critique forums. Other than that, all of the tools you’ll need to participate will be available on the website.
- The critique forums are limited to kidlit categories (picture books, middle grade, and YA) but the live events, blogs, and vlogs are open to everyone.
For more details, go to http://writeoncon.com/about/faq