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Write Stuff Conference - 2009


Off to Pennsylvania for the 2009 Write Stuff conference this Friday.  I went last year, made a bunch of new friends, learned a lot, and had a great time.  If this year's is half as good, I'll consider it a worthwhile investment. 

I've signed up for the in-depth, pre-conference workshop, 'It's Alive!', with Lee Upton.  Later that evening, I'm down for 'Page Cuts' again, where an agent, author and editor will review (as in tear apart) the first page of participants' novels.  Who wrote each page is supposed to be a secret, but as I've said before, if you want to know the author, simply follow the sound of sobbing during the critique (though I promised myself I'll manage to keep it together this year) .

Aside from Karen Blomain's 'Ah! Where to begin' workshop on Saturday morning,  I haven't decided which sessions to attend, though I like the sound of David Lubar's 'To err is Human, to revise divine'. 

At some point during the proceedings I have an appointment with Karen Syed, an editor from Echelon Press.  I hope to impress her with my pitch for my 60,000 YA (possibly MG) Urban Fantasy, Fur-Face.

As for my short fiction, I've had a few rejection letters so far this year, all pleasantly worded, but no acceptances.  Still, it's early days.  At present I have four stories up for submission. 

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jerrywaxler
Mar. 24th, 2009 11:20 am (UTC)
See you there, Jon
Hanging out with writers is a great way to keep moving forward. I'm glad you've signed up for the workshop Friday. It will be a good kickoff. Say hi if you see me.

Jerry
jongibbs
Mar. 24th, 2009 12:19 pm (UTC)
Re: See you there, Jon
Will do :). Your face looks familiar. Did you attend the Leslie Banks session last year?
jerrywaxler
Mar. 24th, 2009 12:20 pm (UTC)
Re: See you there, Jon
Yes, I'm the workshop organizer so I'll probably give an introduction
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