Thursday, January 31, 2013

The New Operation Awesome


The New Operation Awesome







After a fun Mystery Blogger contest series

 and some reorganization behind the scenes, 

here's what the contributor list at Operation Awesome looks like:

Katrina Lantz
Lindsay Scott (also writes as Isabella Morgan)
Kell Andrews, represented by Kathleen Rushall of Marsal Lyon Literary Agency,DEADWOOD released Nov 2012 from Pugalicious Press
Angela Townsend, represented by Jill Corcoran of The Herman Agency, AMAROKreleased Nov 2012 from Spencer Hill Press
Michelle McLean, represented by Krista Goering of the Krista Goering Literary Agency,TO TRUST A THIEF released Jan 2013 from Entangled Scandalous
Kristal ShaffTHE EMISSARY coming 2013 from Month9Books
Angelica R. Jackson
Becky Mahoney, represented by Sara Crowe of Harvey Klinger
Max Gladstone, represented by Weronika Janczuk oLynn C Franklin Associates,THREE PARTS DEAD released Oct 2012 from TOR. Sequel TBR Oct 2013 from TOR.
Abby Annis
Kellie DuBay Gillis
Wesley Chu, represented by Russel Galen of Scovil Galen and Ghosh Literary Agency, THE LIVES OF TAO coming April 2013 from Angry Robot
Toni Kerr, YA novel, DESCENDANT, is due to be published by Pugalicious Press in Nov of 2013
Robyn Russell (also writes as R.R. Russell), Author of THE VENTURE BOOKS by R.H. Russell (available now) and WONDER LIGHT by R.R. Russell (Sourcebooks, Spring 2013)

ALUMNUS:
Amparo Ortiz 

If you missed the contest and want a few laughs, check out the 3 truths and a lie by each new member

I had a lot of fun getting to know our new bloggers in this way, and I hope you enjoyed it, too! 

The new schedule:







BOOKS BY OPERATION AWESOME:

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Critiques from awesome authors and other bookish fun

MYSTERY BLOGGERS #5-8 are up for three truths and a lie. Come play. It's fun, and if you guess right you could win a critique from one of them.

Mystery Blogger #5 was saved by the Heimlich Maneuver THRICE... or was she?


Mystery Blogger #6 sold underwear w/ Michael Jordan... or did he?


Mystery Blogger #7 sent a nude pic in response to an editor's form rejection... or did she?


Mystery Blogger #8 beat down a query-rejection-papier-mâchéed piñata, post-book deal... or did she?


GUESS THE LIE RIGHT AND YOU'RE ENTERED TO WIN A FREE CRITIQUE.

Fun, right? I'm loving it!

The first four Mystery Bloggers were revealed yesterday:

Mystery Blogger #1: Angelica R. Jackson

Mystery Blogger #2: Becky Mahoney

Mystery Blogger #3: Max Gladstone

Mystery Blogger #4: Abby Annis

These four are new contributors to Operation Awesome. From now on, everything awesome they do will be attributed to their involvement with us. Or not.

In other news...
Lissa M. Basso's A SHIMMER OF ANGELS was released yesterday and it is beautiful!

Kristal posted a 9-page sneak-peek over at Operation Awesome!!!!

Enjoy! And follow @Month9Books on twitter because y'all are going to love their line up of new releases this year and next. 

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

99cents for RaShelle Workman's trilogy EXILED!

First of all, if you haven't met four of our new bloggers at Operation Awesome, head on over there and say hi to Angelica, Becky, Max, and Abby!


Now I have something else awesome to share:

RaShelle Workman's EXILED trilogy is available for 99cents on amazon kindle!




You're welcome. And if you ever see a deal like this, let me know, too. I'm all about the ebooks right now as it makes it easier for me to squeeze reading in while nursing or lying in bed at night without waking people with paper sounds. :)

Tomorrow at Operation Awesome, we'll run the last half of our MYSTERY BLOGGER critique contest! So head over there Wednesday, Jan. 30th, to guess which fun facts are lies and enter for a chance to win a critique. 

Monday, January 28, 2013

Free Critiques for Good Lie-Detectors



Squee! I can't even describe how excited I am about this! Operation Awesome is getting 8 new bloggers. What does that mean for you? FREE CRITIQUES! Call it hazing, or a welcoming ritual, but our newbies have agreed to critique for a lucky winner who answers correctly: which one is the lie?

MYSTERY BLOGGER #1-4

THREE TRUTHS AND A LIE CONTEST




Even though I'm not eligible for the contest (since I just took a job with them!) I participated anyway. The prospect of creating Jude Law with angel wings was just too good to pass up: 




Sometimes Mondays ROCK!


Sunday, January 27, 2013

Hugo Awards Season: How to Vote



One of my favorite authors, Max Gladstone, has written a post all about the Hugo awards

I suggest you go read it.

Go ahead. 

I'll wait.

Didn't do it? Well, you can lead a horse to water...

No, I'm not insulting you. Never mind. Here's how you become eligible to vote:

1. Register for World Con before Jan 31 2012, by filling out this form.  Click “Submit.”  This will take you to a page where you can select the kind of membership you want to buy.  If you don’t plan to go to World Con this year in person, you want the “Supporting Membership ($60),” which is the last option on the next page.   Fill out the form, and click “Buy Now,” which will take you to a PayPal payment processing page.
2. Receive a Hugo Voter PIN.  World Con will send this number to you.
3. When you have received your PIN, use this electronic form to nominate works for the Hugo, and there you go!  You’ll receive more instructions from the award administrators from that point on.

Who would you vote for if you could?

I'd definitely vote Max Gladstone's THREE PARTS DEAD for Best Novel. I'm reading it right now and loving every page -- and I'm not the only one:

Three Parts Dead by Max Gladstone.  I talked a lot about this novel at cons last year, pretty much on any panel where someone asked how important it is to stick to strict genre categories, because this proves that good story trumps any kind of marketing category.  Write a good book, the publisher will find a way to sell it.  This one got marketed as urban fantasy, with the hot chick with a weapon on the cover.  But it’s also a post-apocalyptic fantasy with gods that’s also a legal thriller.  It’s pretty much unlike anything you’ve read. -Carrie Vaughn


and


Best Novel (nominations): 
The Killing Moon/The Shadowed Sun by N.K. Jemisin
Three Parts Dead by Max Gladstone
Seer of Sevenwaters by Juliet Marillier
A Face Like Glass by Frances Hardinge  
-from the Book Smugglers

Haven't read THREE PARTS DEAD yet?

THE BLURB:
A god has died, and it’s up to Tara, first-year associate in the international necromantic firm of Kelethres, Albrecht, and Ao, to bring Him back to life before His city falls apart.

Her client is Kos, recently deceased fire god of the city of Alt Coulumb. Without Him, the metropolis’s steam generators will shut down, its trains will cease running, and its four million citizens will riot.
 
Tara’s job: resurrect Kos before chaos sets in. Her only help: Abelard, a chain-smoking priest of the dead god, who’s having an understandable crisis of faith. 
When Tara and Abelard discover that Kos was murdered, they have to make a case in Alt Coulumb’s courts—and their quest for the truth endangers their partnership, their lives, and Alt Coulumb’s slim hope of survival. 
Set in a phenomenally built world in which justice is a collective force bestowed on a few, craftsmen fly on lightning bolts, and gargoyles can rule cities, Three Parts Dead introduces readers to an ethical landscape in which the line between right and wrong blurs.  
-Goodreads 


ENJOY! Let me know if you vote and which books you elevated in the world's estimation!

Friday, January 25, 2013

Blog Chain: Ch-ch-ch-ch-ch-changes

Amparo asks:

It's a new year, and some writers have taken it upon themselves to switch things up. *points at self* It might be the genres you write in or your revision process. It might be your main character's voice. What's one thing you've chosen to change in your writing this new year? Why do you wish to change it? If there's nothing you're going to change, why do you think it should remain as is?




This year I'm changing my one-WIP-at-a-time rule. Inspired by the productivity of some of my critique partners (you know who you are), I realized the only thing holding me back is me. Not this one project. Not anybody I'm waiting to have read my stuff. Just. me. 

I'm excited to be working on two projects seriously, a third project first-draft-ly -- and I'll also be starting a new adventure as an editorial assistant for Month9Books. 

The editorial staff have been excellent, and in case you haven't noticed, they have a beautiful variety of books coming out in MG/YA speculative fiction (which happens to be my very favorite kind). 


Enter their contest for A Shimmer of Angels swag going on now.

Because of the very basic work I'll be doing with Month9, I'm going to be learning a lot about the pieces and parts of a novel -- and that can only be good for my personal growth as a writer. Not to mention all the amazing books I get to read pre-publication. #jobperks

My study of style has been ongoing for several years now, but my study of structure has only just begun in earnest this year. I've talked a good game about outlining, but I'd always believed in a sort of blind outlining where you just feel things out. I rejected formulaic outlining as being somehow... well, 'formulaic.' That word has all kinds of negative connotations for writers. As it turns out, having a formula only gives you walls to push against, rules to break. And that's good. 

That's the biggest change I have made so far this year, and I'm going to keep moving in that direction because the results already have been delightful good fun. 

Voice-wise, I'm still trying to get rid of my rhetorical questions disease. (It's particularly bad in first person POV.) And I've got to stop beginning every other sentence with a conjunction. Seriously, Katrina, it's epidemic. 

And now I'm talking to myself. (Shoot, did it again with the conjunction.)

What will you change about your writing this year to improve your craft? Or your marketing? Or your... quit it with the conjunctions again, Katrina. 

Blast! 

And goodnight.

Please check out Christine Fonseca's post yesterday, and tomorrow (today, actually, as it's midnight) check out Lisa Amowitz's blog for her biggest change of the year.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

The Power of Positive Customer Reviews

I buy a lot of e-books these days, as well as buying paper books online at retailers like amazon and thebookdepository. Do you know what my decision process looks like?

Ooh, shiny cover art.


That blurb is a little meandering, not so punchy. I bet the writing is that way, too.
support this artist


Better check out the reviews.


Holy cow, this person read for three straight days and is still thinking about the book a week later! Maybe I should read it! I definitely should. I WANT!!!



And that's the power of positive customer reviews. Do you share your thoughts on books in the various retail spots? Here are some big ones to consider, especially if you want to support your favorite authors:

Goodreads
Barnes and Noble
Amazon

If you have a favorite book and review-sharing site to add, please give it a shout-out in the comments. By sharing our experiences with books, good and bad, we can help other readers sift through the mountains of books released every day to find the real gems.

Plus, you get to support an artist. And that's reason enough.

(I also contribute to an incredible review blog called Afterglow Book Reviews.)

Monday, January 21, 2013

To Trust a Thief Cover Reveal and Release!

To Trust a Thief by Michelle McLean was released today!

I know, it's almost hard to keep track of all the awesome! But I'm very excited about Michelle's release, and not just because she's an Operation Awesome blogger. I've read this book and it is chill-inducing. The suspense and romantic tension are freaking delicious. 

I hope you'll enjoy it as much as I have. Here's the sexy cover:

Add it on goodreads

And the sexy/suspenseful blurb:

Minuette Sinclair's parents are in trouble and her fake fiancé is too. A legendary lost necklace might be their salvation, and Min is determined to find it and use it to buy her family and fiancé out of their misfortunes.

Master thief Bryant Westley is also looking for the fabled necklace. He knows Min’s got information he can use so he poses as her dance instructor and tries to seduce it from her. What he doesn’t count on are his feelings for her. He offers to partner up in the search – even though she is a distraction he can’t afford. 

Things become more complicated when Min realizes that her convenient engagement means more to her fake fiancé than her and that she’s fallen in love with Bryant. Bryant realizes that he can’t double cross the young lady he’s come to love. Can they find the necklace together and admit their love before it’s too late?

For release week, Michelle is hosting a real live treasure hunt, beginning on her blog today.




You could win this gorgeous Victorian bookmark: 

More prizes to follow in the coming week.
Want to know what treasures you will be hunting for?

Day 1 = a beautiful Victorian bookmark
Day 2 = a $25 gift card
Day 3 = a Shakespeare Insults clock (totally cute and hilarious)
Day 4 = a Minuette locket (a replica of the one in the book)
Day 5 = A NOOK COLOR!!!

Here are the Treasure Hunt blog stops:
Day 1 - Monday Jan 21st – Michelle's blog
Day 2 - Tuesday, January 22 -- Romance Junkies
Day 3 - Wednesday, January 23 -- Cocktails and Books
Day 4 - Thursday, January 24 -- Romance Book Junkies
Day 5 - Friday, January 25 -- Romance Reviews Today

So head on over to her blog and start hunting for treasure!




Buy it at Barnes and Noble 

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Jessica Bell's THE BOOK is a book!

Jessica Bell's THE BOOK is now available!

Goodreads

This book is not The Book. The Book is in this book. And The Book in this book is both the goodie and the baddie. 
Bonnie is five. She wants to bury The Book because it is a demon that should go to hell. Penny, Bonnie’s mother, does bury The Book, but every day she digs it up and writes in it. John, Bonnie’s father, doesn’t live with them anymore. But he still likes to write in it from time to time. Ted, Bonnie’s stepfather, would like to write in The Book, but Penny won’t allow it. 
To Bonnie, The Book is sadness. To Penny, The Book is liberation. To John, The Book is forgiveness. To Ted, The Book is envy. 
But The Book in this book isn’t what it seems at all.

I am looking forward to this read. It's pretty much guaranteed to be heartbreaking. I read and loved STRING BRIDGE by the same author. You can read my review of that here. Jessica Bell is a poet, a musician, and a novelist. Her work is always moving and emotional. Since I haven't yet read this one and can't talk about it specifically, I'll leave you with an amazon review:

I couldn't stop reading it! 
"The book has demons and has to go to the devil." 
Bonnie is determined to bury the book. Penny ensures her young daughter that it's a token of love and affection and that one day she will understand. However, Bonnie is convinced it does nothing but inflict pain on the people she loves. She wonders how grownups can be so stupid and not see what she sees. Then again, she know she's just a child and does not understand most things about life. Grownups "smile when they're sad and they cry when they're happy. It's silly." 
The road to Hell is paved with the best of intentions. A book that was created out of love develops into a representation of agony. Her parents write in it. Bonnie tells you how it interferes with her everyday life. 
Jessica Bell has poetically scripted a love story so genuine and so pure, it could only be told in the innocent perspective of a five-year-old girl. She elegantly builds up an anticipating climax so horrific and yet, so authentic, it'll captivate you. I guarantee after reading THE BOOK, the story will linger in your mind long after you've finished.

Find Jessica online:

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/MsBessieBell

Her other books:


Monday, January 14, 2013

Heather McCorkle's Cover Reveal! The Dragon Empire

Goodreads



The Dragon Empire by Heather McCorkle -- February 2013 / Compass Press

On Yacrana, dragons stand at the top of the evolutionary ladder instead of humans. Such an advanced species is not without its issues though.  
There's trouble in the Dragon Empire, the kind that could start a war between dragons and the races of people. Hidden factions of dragons believe they should rule the lesser races, not simply stand aside and allow them to develop as they will. Having lived so long in peace, the Emperors turn a blind eye, many oblivious that such attitudes even exist.  
Despite being only an architect class, emerald dragon, Grendar is willing to risk banishment and death to stop that which his rulers refuse to see. The hope of peace lies not within the scaled breast of a dragon however, but within the hands of a group of people. But if the hidden factions have their way, these people won’t live to fulfill such a destiny. With a reluctant seer at his side, Grendar must leave his precious Empire for the outside world to save those that will one day save his kind. 


Heather McCorkle is one of those lovely authors who is always paying it forward, introducing me to great new books on her blog, and generally making the online writing community the warm, fluffy place it is. It is with great pleasure that I join in the fun of revealing the cover for her coming book...

The Dragon Empire! 

Compass Press is a great publisher who has also recently published Shadows of the Hidden by Anne Riley, another one of my favorite writers. I'm looking forward to reading The Dragon Empire when it's released next month!

Here's a little more about the author:





AUTHOR BIO
Heather McCorkle
I am an author of fantasy, in all its many sub-genres. Living green, saving endangered species, helping other writers, and supporting fabulous authors are a few of my passions. I am also a volunteer for the IS Foundation which works to make the world a greener place. When I'm not volunteering, writing, or surfing my social networking sites, I can be found on the slopes, the hiking trails, or on horseback. As a native Oregonian, I enjoy the outdoors almost as much as the worlds I create on the pages. No need to travel to the Great Northwest though, you can find me here, on my blog, and Monday night's on Twitter where I co-moderate the #WritersRoad chat.

Author Links:

That Weird Movie is an Awesome Book

Ever watched a movie that was just so weird, you wondered how it possibly got past the movie gatekeepers, let alone onto the silver screen? 

That weird movie is an awesome book.

It's true. Most weird movies started out as a book somewhere, and the reason they got made in the first place is because books are freaking awesome. Most of us love to see our favorite characters brought to life by a dedicated actor/actress.

The problem is that some things are hard to translate. 

In a book, there's nuance, subtext, etc. You can do this in a movie, but only if the makers are dedicated to the book's themes. If they're just making the movie because they know it has a built-in fan base and are hoping to make a quick buck, the movie fails.

The book was a work of art. The movie can only be a work of art if as much love, attention to detail, and interest in the THEME goes into it as went into the book.

The Hogfather - movie
Hogfather Poster

The Hogfather - book


Case in point, the Hogfather, about Death taking the place of Father Christmas and a gothic governess who must save the day, is both a movie and a book.

Where is the big jolly fat man?Why is Death creeping down chimneys and trying to say Ho Ho Ho? The darkest night of the year is getting a lot darker...
Susan the gothic governess has got to sort it out by morning, otherwise there won't be a morning. Ever again...

I first saw it on Netflix Watch Instantly, and five minutes into it, I thought, "This is the weirdest movie I've ever seen."

Five minutes ago (roughly), I read Max Gladstone's blog post about the book and thought to myself, "Aha! It's not a weird movie. It's just a book!"


HO. HO. HO.
If you’re one of those unlucky folks out there who hasn’t read Hogfather, you’re in for a treat when you finally do get around to it.  Hogfather’s so much fun to read.  Terry Pratchett writing at the height of his powers produces a book that skewers and exults Christmas at the same time.  (As the Death books tend to do with their subject matter.)  Pratchett can do something few other writers dare to try: gutpunch you while you’re laughing, without spoiling the laughter.  At his best, he makes me want to laugh and cry and start a revolution all at the same time.

Have you ever seen a movie and wondered what the writers were smoking? Chances are, it's a book, too.

Share your favorite weird movie/books below.

Friday, January 11, 2013

Honoring the Writers Creed 2013 (created by S.A. Larsen)



S.A. Larsen has a new writer's creed for 2013 and I love it! So I've joined in. You can go to THE ORIGINAL POST and sign up to be part of it as well. 

If you choose to honor this creed with me, please add your name to the Linky list. Cut and paste either size badge to your site and link back to this post. It'd be great if we could get a ton of writers to take this and reconnect throughout the year. 
I love the goals in the creed, too:

take writing breaks
balance social media
be a writer every day

Those are all things I struggle with as a writer. I hope you'll join in, too, and commit to being your best self and the best writer you can be in 2013.


IN OTHER NEWS:

  • THE WINNERS have been announced in our NYRC Grand Finale Giveaway, and there are TWELVE of them!



  • I've written about CANKERING CONFLICT at Operation Awesome today, as well. I'd love it if you stopped by to read and comment. 
I'll be doing my MG rewrite today. What are you writing?



Thursday, January 10, 2013

Blog Chain: Writing Project WIP's

It was my turn to think of a question, and I was curious about everybody's writing life:


Write about your next writing project. What is the genre? Is is one you've written before or is it a new venture? Do you have it all figured out or is it just a germ of an idea? What did you learn from your latest writing project that will make this one even better?

My next writing projects:
  • co-writing a YA time travel novel that's more of a coming of age with sci-fi elements
  • re-drafting an MG radioactive mutant hero novel about war and the quest for peace
  • beginning a first draft of a YA paranormal romance containing themes of societal stigma, death, and resurrection
After working on two YA paranormal romances, one more playful, the other darker, I hit sort of a wall in my writing. Why? Revision time! I hate it. 

Well, hated, past tense. 

The New Year's Revisions Conference was exactly what I needed. I got so many great ideas, including the fabulous Save the Cat 15 beats for screenwriters which Christine Fonseca recommended

On goodreads


Bought the e-book of Save the Cat, skipped ahead to the chapter on beats, and never looked back. In one night, I re-outlined my MG radioactive mutant hero novel so that even I can't wait to see what happens. It's going to be fun to write! 

The reason revision always kicked my butt before was my lack of structure. I was just sort of reading and rereading over and over again, looking for things to fix. Sometimes I'd read a blog post by another writer about one particular aspect of story and I'd revise for that. But there was no order to it. I just kept hoping this round of revision would make my story shiny enough, whatever that meant. Christine's post on revision was eye-opening for me. Human beings love our freedom, but we also crave structure. 

It's only when we have boundaries to push against that we can truly be creative.  

I learned from my last few novels that I'm ready. I've been working on my voice, my style, my wordsmithing for years now. I'm ready to implement a solid structure in my novels, and I've chosen the screenwriting structure by Blake Snyder to do that.

So here is the status of each of my three projects right now:

1) YA time travel I'm co-writing with my sister: about a third of the way done with the rough draft. It's still exciting. It's still fun. And we're just getting into the Fun and Games beat.

2) MG radioactive mutant hero novel: I've got a killer new outline to which I need to add specific scenes, then buckle down and write. My excitement for this one has been rekindled by the New Year's Revisions Conference and Save the Cat.

3) YA Paranormal Romance: These tend to come from dreams I've had. I often start them and then let them sit for a while. That might be the fate of this one as I've already got a lot on my plate. But I'm fleshing it out whenever a new idea comes to mind, and I hope I'll get to write it as soon as I'm done with the first drafts of 1 and 2.

My challenge as an artist is to focus long enough to get a job done. I've done it six times before, so I know I can do it again.

What are you writing today?

Read all about Christine Fonseca's upcoming projects and don't miss out on her FREE LACRIMOSA and MEA CULPA deal on amazon (only today and tomorrow). 

Tomorrow check out Lisa Amowitz's blog for her works-in-progress/upcoming writing projects. 

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Rilla Alexander: Without the Doing, Dreaming is Useless

I watched this today and just loved every second of what she's saying here. Why? Because I can relate to this! This is the way my ideas are born, grow wings... that melt in the sun and fall to their demise in the icy water below. :)

It doesn't have to be that way!

Watch and see what I mean:

 Also great reading: What to do when you fall into your old, less productive ways


How are you doing with your New Year's goals and revisions?

Sunday, January 6, 2013

NYRC 2013 Final Day Linkies


*HUGE SIGH OF RELIEF AND GRATITUDE*

New Year's Revisions Conference 2013 comes to a close.

Thank you, THANK YOU, Thank you to our agents, authors, and editors for giving freely of their time and talents!

Thank you to the wonderful attendees who commented and shared the events. It was a blast getting to know you all. Be sure to enter the TWELVE-BOOK giveaway in the rafflecopter form below.

Here, without further ado, are the linkies from NYRC FINAL DAY 2013:

January 6th, 2013:
Victoria Marini 
Kathleen Rushall
Natalie Lakosil 
Josh Getzler
Laura Bradford
Erin Harris


PRIZES:

NYRC Day 2 Linkies - and a Door Prize in ten minutes

Yesterday's linkies from New Year's Revisions Conference 2013 at Operation Awesome:

January 5th, 2013:

Victoria Marini 
Kathleen Rushall
Natalie Lakosil 
Josh Getzler
Laura Bradford
Erin Harris


What a great day! Operation Awesome finally did away with the captchas that used to be required to comment, and the comments doubled. Yay for more conversation! And yay for more opportunities for commenters to win the $15 amazon gift card we're giving away at the end of the conference! 

Later today I'll post Day 3 linkies and the conference will be over. 

:( 

But no worries. These links will be around for a long time to come, offering you all the wisdom of this year's New Year's Revisions Conference whenever you need it most, even in July. 

:)

If you've been enjoying the conference, please check out the Conference Book Shop to support our participants by enjoying their books. 

And today at NOON CENTRAL, there's a DOOR PRIZE GIVEAWAY! So make sure you're there to throw your name in the hat.

Friday, January 4, 2013

New Year's Revisions Conference Day 1 Linkies


It's been a hell of a day. I'm happy. I got to read advice from an amazing assortment of publishing experts, and tweet all about it. 
And I got new shoes:

Aside from the fact that I got only a few hours of sleep last night (taking care of my 3-year-old with croup), I'm energized. I'm aaaaalmost ready to tackle revisions. 

But I can wait until tomorrow.



**All Times are listed as Central Time Zone**


January 3rd, 2013:
                        


January 4th, 2013:
Victoria Marini 
Kathleen Rushall

Natalie Lakosil 

Josh Getzler

Laura Bradford

Erin Harris

Tomorrow has its own slate of awesomeness:

January 5th, 2013:
  • 9:00 A.M.   Christine Fonseca: Devil in the Details: Editing for Content
  • 10:00 A.M.  Phoebe North: Goal, Motivation, And Conflict
  • 11:00 A.M.  Cole Gibsen: Writing And Revising A Different Culture
  • 12:00 P.M.   Elana Johnson: Character Consistency: How To Keep Your Characters True To Themselves
  • 1:00 P.M.   Agent Q&A: Part II
Victoria Marini 
Kathleen Rushall

Natalie Lakosil 

Josh Getzler

Laura Bradford

Erin Harris

  • 2:00 P.M.   Georgia McBride: Secondary Characters Who Sizzle
  • 3:00 P.M.   E. J. Patten: Believable Monsters: Cthulhu Ate My Mother, Or the Rise and Fall of Human-Flavored Nougat.
  • 4:00 P.M.   Erin Molta: Revisions From An Editor’s POV

Join us for the rest of the conference. Apparently there are prizes and things. *feigns shock but doesn't have to feign delight* Check it out in Kristal's great NYRC Day 1 Wrap-Up post. See you lovely people tomorrow. (I'm hopeful I may get some sleep tonight.)