Is it Monday?
*Looks at calendar with a picture of lava creeping across a highway*
Yep. It's Monday. A whole week's gone by without so much as a bleep, but I hope you're ready for some awesome information. What happened at WriteOnCon 2012? I said this year was going to be epic, but wow. I mean, WOW! This last week blew me away more than I thought it would. Made lots of new friends, critiqued queries until my eyes fell out, and received the best feedback on my submission. Ever. I was even lucky enough to have a secret ninja agent visit my query. Sadly, no requests this year, but I'm motivated for our next run.
Someone also brought virtual juice and bagels for a forum event.
Writers. What a generous lot we are, right?
This year's theme? Back 2 Basics! And to save you the trouble of sifting through the sea of nearly 5,000 attendees for a few days, This is what I took home from this year's WriteOnCon:
- Leah Hultenschmidt gives us The Inside Scoop on querying here.
- Clauire Legrand explains The Differences Between YA and MG here.
- Jessica Martinez talks Sexual Tension Through Dialog here.
- Frank Cole stresses Building Characters Into Real People here.
- Lara Perkins knows When Your MS is Ready to Query here.
- Leigh Bardugo helps Choose The Right Critique Partners here.
And lastly ...
- Jennifer A. Nielsen asks What Is "Voice?" here.
All in all, a most excellent week. I tried my best to keep up with as many friends and new friends as I could, so I apologize if I missed you. Did I ever get a chance to look at your query or submission? If not, comment here and I'll log back on and check it out.
The saddest part is I have to wait another year to do this again.
The best part? Having a whole other year to write new stuff!
What do you think? Did you enjoy the CONference? Thinking of going next year? Do you think I talk about crullers too much?
I'm David, and Grammar Check is the spawn of all evil (mostly)!