I haven't really been doing wrap-up posts, but I realized how much I've randomly gotten done/decided this year already. So I figured I'd talk about the books I've read, the shows I've watched, and plans for 2017! Here we go! Things I've done and future Plans for 2017 My critique group and I started a … Continue reading January and February Wrap-Up (Plus future writerly plans)
I made a list of 2017 Conferences over at ChiYA Writers. If you’re on the look out for a good writing or book conference to attend, check it out!
I’m a huge proponent of writing conferences. They’re great for honing your craft, learning about the industry, networking and meeting other writers, and many have pitch appointments and pitch events!
For YA there are many conferences all over. Here are a few great ones you can consider if you’re looking into going to a writing conference in 2017!
Conferences in Chicago
June 22-27, 2017: Chicago, IL. The annual conference of the American Library Association.
- (non-member) Early Bird $375
- By 6/16 at noon $400
- Onsite $440
- Single day $205
- Exhibits only $75
June 24, 2017: Chicago, IL. A one-day workshop on “How to Get Published.”
- Early Bird $169
- Add $29 to secure a 10-minute one-on-one pitch appointment.
Boston Teen Author Festival (BTAF)
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I'm not an expert on pitching, but I am one of the few people who kind of loves it. So, I was hoping this post could be informational but also share my love of pitching. First, the reasons I love pitching (in conferences): - It's face-to-face, so you can get a feel of the … Continue reading Twitter and Conference Pitching: A Quick Guide
So, my reader/fan life and my writer life have collided (once again). I went with some writing friends to this year's BEA/Book Con in Chicago. It was such a fun time even though we only went to the Book Con part of it on Saturday. One of the things I love about going to Book … Continue reading The Book Con 2016!