Now that you've hear all of the wonderful, wonderful pitching tips Maddy had, I'm wrapping up this series with some overall tips! Check out part 1, Logistics of Pitching, here and part 2, Writing Your Pitch, here and part 3, Pitch Templates, here and part 4, Pitch Practice, here and part 5, Pitching!, here. OVERALL … Continue reading Writing Conferences: Overall Tips
Up today, part 4 of the Writing Conferences series, brought to you by my wonderful guest blogger, Maddy! Check out part 1, Logistics of Pitching, here and part 2, Writing Your Pitch, here and part 3, Pitch Templates, here. PRACTICE Now that you have a polished pitch (hopefully three), it’s time to grab a willing … Continue reading Writing Conferences: Pitch Practice
Up today, part 3 of the Writing Conferences series, brought to you by my wonderful guest blogger, Maddy! Check out part 1, Logistics of Pitching, here and part 2, Writing Your Pitch, here. PITCH TEMPLATES If you still need help getting started, here’s a rough template set in a style of pitching I’ve seen used … Continue reading Writing Conferences: Pitch Templates
Up today, part 2 of the Writing Conferences series, brought to you by my wonderful guest blogger, Maddy! Check out part 1, Logistics of Pitching, here. WRITING YOUR PITCH Do it ASAP. Once you’ve decided to pitch a literary agent, begin prepping your pitch. Summarizing your story early is crucial because your pitch can change your … Continue reading Writing Conferences: Writing Your Pitch
I was asked to write a post about conferences including tips for pitching and how to get the most out of them. So here's the first in a series of posts all about writing conferences! I've asked my friend, Maddy, who has had experience live-pitching agents, to share her thoughts. And she has such wonderful … Continue reading Writing Conferences: Logistics of Pitch
If any of you need any writing motivation, here’s my blog post from ChiYA about the Anderson’s Bookshop YA conference. It’s chock-full of wisdom, jokes, and inspiration from some of the best YA writers out there! Happy writing, everyone!
The lineup of authors was fantastic (keynotes in bold): Frank Beddor, Anne Greenwood Brown, Kym Brunner, Julie Buxbaum, Sharon Cameron, Traci Chee, C. Desir, Paula Garner, Kathleen Glasgow, Goeff Herbach, Ellen Hopkins, Miranda Kenneally, Brendan Kiely, Sarah Darer Littman, Chris Lynch, Adriana Mather, Anna Michels, Susan Moger, Jennifer Niven, Kenneth Oppel, Joy Preble, Adam Selzer, Adam Silvera, Sherri L. Smith, Jordan Sonnenblick, Ann Stampler, Laura Stampler, Aaron Starmer, Paula Stokes, Krystal Sutherland, Kara Thomas, Maggie Thrash, and Jeff Zentner.
On Saturday, the conference consisted of panels and keynotes. The panels were:
- Get Real
- Guys Write YA!
- Love Contemporary Style
- Mystery! Thriller! Suspense!
- Navigating the Issues—Yesterday & Today
- Sci-fi, Fantasy, & Witches…
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I'm honored to be a Speaker at WriteOnCon 2017, the interactive online writer's conference to take place Thursday February 2-Saturday, February 4. The only writer's conference you can attend in your pajamas (well, without any repercussion). The conference is for writers and illustrators of PB, MG, YA, and NA. There will be blog posts, vlogs, … Continue reading WriteOnCon
I left my heart at BEA. As a writer who mostly connects with others through the internet, Book Expo America was a new and exhilarating experience. For the first time, I was surrounded by other writers, readers, bloggers, agents, and editors who love books as much as I do. It's a community I've been proud to be … Continue reading BEA + BookCon