August 19, 2011

WriteOnCon wrap-up

Well, WriteOnCon is now over. It was a whirlwind of awesome for the past few days, and I'm glad that I had the time to participate in the forums and "attend" the events. I got a lot of great feedback on my work (most of it was praise!), and there were a lot of other promising pitches in the forums. That aside, here are the events I liked best:

Moments that Matter by author Matt Myklusch
R-E-S-P-E-C-T by author Kiersten White
Successful Marketing and Promotion with School Visits by author J.S. Lewis
Online Etiquette by editor Liesa Abrams
I DON'T CARE THAT HE'S HOT: Building Believable Romance by editor Martha Mihalick
On Compactness by literary agent Weronika Janczuk
Character Development by author Lauren Oliver
How Do I Know That I Really Love It? by literary agent Sara Crowe
Marketing 101 for Children's Book Authors by author Emma Walton Hamilton
Setting by author Jessi Kirby
10 Questions to See If You've Got What It Takes by author Amy Fellner Dominy

Panels and Chats (all of them are worth reading, if only for the random shouting of animal names):
Chat with literary agents Marietta Zacker, Joan Paquette, and Michael Bourret
Traditional vs. Self-Publishing Chat with literary agent Sara Megibow
Q&A with author Sarah Rees Brennan
Q&A with literary agent Jenny Bent
YA Q&A with Holly Root and Barbara Poelle
Panel of Industry Professionals: Kate Testerman, Martha Mihalick, Joanna Volpe, Jen Rofe, Diana Fox
On Platform, a Chat with literary agent Sara Megibow
Q&A with literary agent Suzie Townsend
Panel with Michelle Andelman, Emily Meehan, Annete Pollert, Jim McCarthy 
Panel of Professionals: Natalie Fischer, Anica Rissi, Kathleen Ortiz
Andrea Brown literary agent chat with Jen Rofe, Kelly Sonnack, Jennifer Laughran, Caryn Wiseman

The Debut Year by author Lindsey Leavitt
Critique Groups 101 with the YA Muses
Pacing in Contemporary YA by author Sara Zarr
Myths and Misconceptions by literary agent Holly Root and editors Martha Mihalick and Molly O'Neill
Don't Give Up by author Beth Revis
Collective Blogging and Book Promotion by Stages on Pages

1 comment:

  1. This is a great wrap up. I was able to hop in for a "live" event with Susie Townsend but work got in the way. Gosh darn it!

    Glad you had a great time and hope things keep going in a positive direction regarding your steampunk novel.