Thursday, August 15, 2013

Thursday's Talking Ink

Hi everyone!

So, WriteOnCon just ended and, as a closet con geek, I am once again afflicted by Post-Con-Depression (PCD). Granted, my PCD usually comes after anime and videogame conventions (ConnectiCon anyone?), but the feeling is just the same. I spent 48 hours with a bunch of really great writers, all huddled over their Internet connections, learning from and critiquing each other with abandon.

It. Was. Fun.

Were you there, too? If you weren't, why weren't you?

WriteOnCon is a free, two-day writing convention held annually on over message boards, Google Hangouts, blog posts, and live chats. This year, they had agents and editors taking pitches on Twitter, then reacting live to them over Google Hangouts. This was my favorite event, because it allowed you to see exactly how agents and editors react to pitches, what they don't really want to see any more of, and what really excites  them. For instance, pitches were going slowly until someone pitched a Back to the Future meets Letters to Juliet, and the two agents on that event squealed in excitement and fought over who would get the query.

Talynn and I were both on the forums all day, too, which is why we were quiet here. We both posted our query letters, first 250 words, and first five pages, and got some amazing feedback.

WriteOnCon really is the place to be this time of year. The best part about it is that it's online, which makes it free and easy to access. All of the posts events are stored and transcribed as well, so you can make sure you see any the content you missed.


So, were you there? What was your favorite part? If you weren't at the Con this year, be sure to stop by in 2014! It'll be worth every minute :)

9 comments:

  1. I didn't catch it, but glad you got some great feedback!

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  2. I peeked in, but really wished I had time to join in more. I'm hoping to catch up on a lot the next few days. Glad you guys had so much fun :)

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  3. Sounds like it was a great experience. I will definitely have to join in next time around.

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  4. No way could I do WriteOnCon this year. I keep saying that, but one of these years I'm going to sign on!

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  5. Due to extensive traveling I've been away from the internet a great deal this summer. And for that matter I've been avoiding a lot of internet activities just trying to keep up with all the other things I've been doing. Heard a lot of good things about WriteOnCon though.

    Now following your blog.

    Lee
    Tossing It Out

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  6. I caught most of it and want to finish the rest of the articles. Great stuff! I posted a summary of one of my favorites on my blog today at renaeswritespotDOTblogspotDOTcom Hope you'll come check it out.

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  7. I've heard a lot about that conference. It sounds cool. I'll have to check it out next year. I'm glad you enjoyed it.

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  8. Never heard of it, I will have to check it out!!

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