Can’t wait for WriteOnCon 2020? Want to experience some live events now? Then join us for our 2020 Showcase!
These nine events offer a sneak peek into what we have in store for you February 21-23. You’ll have the opportunity to interact directly with our speakers and ask your burning questions about all of these interesting and helpful topics. Each event runs exactly as the live events on conference weekend do — hosted live on our website, and about 50 minutes long. Questions can be left in the comments section of the event page in advance of or during the live stream, and our speakers will answer them live during their event.
Click on the event title to go to the event page, where you can leave your questions (you’ll need to be logged in with your WriteOnCon account; these are free, if you don’t already have one). Return to the link at the scheduled time to enjoy the live event.
Natascha Morris — Working with Your Agent
Sunday, January 12 @ 2pm EST
Discussing revisions, submissions, communication, and other aspects of the author-agent relationship.
Olivia Hinebaugh — How to Give Kick-Ass Critiques
Saturday, January 18 @ 2pm EST
Discussing areas to focus on and ways to convey your thoughts to make your critiques most useful to your CPs.
Emily S. Keyes — The Book Deal
Sunday, January 19 @ 2pm EST
Discussing what to expect from your book deal, both in process and financially.
Amanda Sellet — Writer Growth Through Reading
Saturday, February 1 @ 2pm EST
Discussing ways to enhance and improve your skills and voice through reading other books.
PANEL: Jessica Bayliss, Monica Hay, Tara Gilbert — Writer Self-Care
Sunday, February 2 @ 11am EST (note the different time on this one!)
Writing is hard. Look after yourself. Discussing when and how to put yourself first.
Taylor B. Barton — Beat Sheets
Saturday, February 8 @ 2pm EST
Discussing how and why to use beat sheets to help lay out strong story structure and pacing in your novel.
Rachel Sullivan — The Submission Process
Sunday, February 9 @ 2pm EST
Discussing what to expect when your agent submits your manuscript to editors.
Kara LaReau — Writing in Multiple Genres or Age categories
Saturday, February 15 @ 2pm EST
Discussing the challenges and benefits of writing in more than one category.
Katya de Becerra — Working with an Editorial Agent
Sunday, February 16 @ 4pm EST (note the different time on this one!) — Event has been moved to the conference period and will be live then.
Discussing the process and expectations of completing revisions with an agent, from the author’s POV.
Can’t make the event? Accidentally miss it? No worries! While you won’t be able to ask questions after the event wraps up, we’ll be sharing the archived recording again — for free! — on conference weekend.