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WriteonCon Produces #TeacherWriter Hashtag

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WriteonCon, the amazing online conference for PB, MG, and YA authors, agents, and editors is ending in about two hours. These past three days have been a whirlwind of the glued-to-my-computer type of activities.

I even forgot to eat a couple of times. I completely forgot about school.

My family just giggles when I say, “I can’t talk now, I’ve got an online conference going on!”

I’ve met so many wonderful writers, so many of them teachers. It seems a shame to lose that camaraderie after the conference. Once we all head back to the classrooms, we’ll get so busy that writing might get moved to the back burner.

So, to encourage teachers who write to keep in touch, keep us accountable, and keep supporting one another, I’m starting a #teacherwriter hashtag on Twitter. If you write and teach, or if you love someone who does, or if you’re just curious and want to lurk, please join.

I’m on  Twitter most school day mornings as @suzannelilly between 4 & 6 am PST. I’ll check in to see if anyone from the #teacherwriter group is on and chat. Of course, anyone can use the hashtag anytime. That’s just my schedule.

Okay?

#teacherwriter

@suzannelilly

I’ll be keeping an eye out for you!

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Writeoncon Online Conference

Summer is the time for conferences. It’s when many of us can get away from the day job to spend a few lavish days with other writers, editors, and agents. It’s when we can sit in the hotel bar networking all night. It’s when we can pitch our novels in person to the agent of our dreams.

Or not.

Because if you can’t get off work, can’t afford the spendy cost of a national conference, or don’t have anyone to watch the kids, then you probably won’t be attending a national conference.

That’s where Writeoncon comes in to save the day.

Seven writers got together, and in a spirit of giving and mentoring, decided to create a writer’s conference online. Now everyone can attend. They have a line-up of prestigious agents, writers, and other folks, and from the looks of this video, it should be a fun experience.

Check it out. My blog host doesn’t allow me to embed a video, (yes, I should really change hosts, but that’s a ton of work to move everything,) here is the URL. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kgITsK3rybk&feature=player_embedded

Even though the conference is online, it’s still a good idea to brush up on your writer’s conference etiquette. Things like not stalking agents in the bathroom. Although that might be a bit hard to do online. But you definitely want to be prepared to meet other writers and agents and be able to pitch your work.

I’ll be there. I’m looking forward to meeting you there.

To get more info, straight from the source, head over to Writeoncon.