It's Time for WriteOnCon: a free online writing conference

It's that time again. A conference for those of us who don't have tons of money, tons of time, or who live so far out that flying to a writing conference is out of the question. WriteOnCon is back. On August 14th and 15th, writers will engage through thirty-five workshops, forums, keynotes, and live events.

One of the coolest things WriteOnCon is doing this year is called Ninja Agents. In this forum, you can post your writing sample or query letter, and one of thirteen agents will stop in from time to time and post comments. It's possible to get agent requests from this forum. Even if you attended an in-person conference, you'd be hard-pressed to pitch to that many agents.

 Who are the Ninja Agents? Here's a list (links are to those highlighted on Agent Friday posts):

Natalie Fischer, with Bradford Literary
Michelle Andelman, with Regal Literary
Kathleen Ortiz, with Nancy Coffey Literary
Ammi-Joan Paquette, with Erin Murphy Literary
Jessica Sinsheimer, with Sarah Jane Freymann
Roseanne Wells, with Marianne Strong Literary
Joanna Volpe, with Nancy Coffey Literary
Weronika Janczuk, with Lynn C. Franklin
Suzie Townsend, with FinePrint Literary
Carlie Webber, with the Jane Rotrosen Agency
Alyssa Eisner Henkin, with Trident Media
Marietta Zacker, with Nancy Gallt Literary
Kat Salazar, with Larsen Pomada Literary Agents

 Some of the workshops and sessions planned this year are:
* How to Get Started With Social Media: DON’T Do All The Things!
* Choosing the Right Critique Partners
* Hooks and Killer First Lines
* Picture Book Query Critiques 
* What is Voice, and How do I Get it?
* World-building in Science Fiction and Fantasy
* Plotting with 3×5 cards
* Building Characters into Real People
* He Said, She Said, Creating sexual tension through dialog
* Differences between YA and MG and the challenges of writing both
* The Inside Scoop: Get Your Query Noticed
~and there's lots more.

Want to join in? Here are the basics:
Click here for the super-quick registration.
Check out the amazing faculty here and here.

Do you think you'll attend? I've already got several workshops marked down. And if your schedule won't allow you to participate live, just check the forums when you can. Everything will still be there.


  1. Hi Debbie! I've registered and set up my calendar, too! I've posted my query sample and first 250 as well as the first 5 pages for Soul Driver!
    Yes, I'm excited!

  2. I just discovered this conference a few days ago. I'm looking forward to it! This is a comprehensive coverage of WriteOnCon...thanks!

  3. I hope you both really enjoy it. I'll be stopping in when I can in between my family's medical appointments. Best of luck to you both!




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