Upcoming 2018 Conferences & Festivals

My post about upcoming conferences over at Writer’s Block Party + my vlog about how to pitch agents at conferences: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IFHpHoiRBIc

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Hi all! At WBP we love Writing Conferences and Book Festivals! So we thought we’d give an overview of 2018 Conferences and Festivals to see if any are a good fit for you! I’m going to break it into Writing Conferences (Good for networking, working on craft, and agent pitching) and Book Festivals (Fan events, meeting your favorite authors, great panels)

Writing Conferences

untitled-designWrite On Con

Where: Online

When: Feb 9 -11, 2018

WriteOnCon is a three-day online children’s book conference for writers and illustrators of picture books, middle grade, young adult, and even new adult. It was founded in 2010 and is now run by a new team of writers who are eager to hearken back to the awesomeness that they remember so fondly from being attendees over the years, while also bringing exciting new elements to the mix.

WriteOnCon features blogs, vlogs, pitch sessions, Q&As, critique forums…

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WBP’s Critique Partner Match Up!

My Writer’s blog is hosting a Critique Partner Match-up, so if you’ve been looking for CPs, check it out!

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Writer's Block Blog Banner.pngHi all! We asked on Twitter if people would be interested in a CP match up post for y’all to find critique partners and it was a resounding yes. So, here you go!

As you might know we all met up through various CP match-up posts like the one hosted by the amazing Susan Dennard. So we are very much pro critique partner match ups on blogs. We hope that this gives you all a forum to talk about your work and perhaps find that perfect creative match so you can ride off into the writing sunset together!

Before we get into the nitty gritty, we wanted to refer you back to a few of our old resources about being a critique partner:

Meg’s post on Giving Constructive Feedback

Kat’s video on 5 tips for being a good CP

And our first ever post that’s just full of CP…

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End of the Year Wrap Up

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I can’t believe a year went by so fast. *Cue the Rent soundtrack* For real though, it feels like just yesterday I was writing Our New Year’s Resolutions and already, we’re taking a look back at what we’ve accomplished.

All of us at Writer’s Block Party are immensely grateful for everyone who has followed us on our first year. Now it’s time to look back on what we’ve done since we first met you all!

Washington on Your Side
Given how the 2016 election turned out, everyone was encouraged to step it up a notch in 2017 when it comes to political advocacy. Collectively, we were more politically active than we’ve ever been before by calling reps, spreading more awareness on issues close to us way more often, and making recurring donations to the ACLU, Planned Parenthood, and the IRC, to name a few. We made some progress in 2017…

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