If you're a regular here on Heather's Odyssey you've probably heard me rave about how you really should attend a writer's conference to help advance your writing career. You've heard me go on and on about everything I've learned at conferences and the wonderful connections I've made. And some of you, unfortunately, are bound by responsibilities or financial budgets and haven't been able to take my advice on attending conferences. My heart breaks for you, literally, because I hate to see people held back because they can't attend a conference. Today my heart is very happy though because I have an exciting announcement to share.
A group of six great authors have come up with the fabulous idea of putting on a free online writer's conference for kidlit writers. Elana Johnson, Casey McCormick, Jamie Harrington, Lisa & Laura Roecker, and Shannon Whitney have put their heads together to create WriteOnCon. There are already a bunch of agents, editors, and authors who've signed on to participate. As long as your protagonist is eighteen or younger then this conference is for you! It's occuring August 10th ~ 12th so mark your calendars, check out the ladies websites, then run over to the link for WriteOnCon and find out all about this unprecidented opportunity! Writers, you don't want to miss this, it's going to be huge.