Looking to go to a writing conference without paying big bucks for airfare, hotel accommodations, and restaurant meals? Maybe one you can attend from the comfort of your own computer – and in your PJs? You may want to consider next week’s WANACon February 2014.
Running on Friday, February 21st and Saturday, February 22nd (12:00 to 8:00 p.m. Eastern both days), WANACon allows writers to attend live presentations using state-of-the-art virtual classrooms. The presentations will discuss a wide range of topics on story elements (character development, world-building), editing and revising, social platforms (blogging, Twitter) for writers, and publishing (small presses, self-publishing). And that’s just for starters! WANACon February 2014 will also feature agent pitch sessions on both Friday and Saturday, as well as an Open House kick-off event on Thursday, February 20th at 6:00 p.m. Eastern.
For me personally, WANACon February 2014 will mark my second writing / literary conference. I was privileged to attend the AWP Writers Conference – one of the biggest and most prestigious writing conferences in North America – last year in Boston. (No travel or accommodations were necessary, since I live about 30 minutes from Boston.) And I’ll never forget that day! It was full of learning opportunities, boosts of self-confidence, and new author discoveries. So, I’m very excited about WANACon and interested in seeing how this online conference experience will differ from physically going to one.
Right now, I’m planning to attend presentations on both Friday and Saturday, and possibly the Open House on Thursday night. And since I’m always brimming with enthusiasm and knowledge after literary events, methinks I’ll write a blog article about my WANACon experience and lessons learned in the coming weeks. 🙂
Registration for WANACon February 2014 costs $149.00 and includes an unlimited number of presentations as well as Thursday’s Open House. (Agent pitch sessions cost an additional $30.) That’s a decent chunk of money, I understand. However, it’s still considerably less than what you’d pay to travel to a conference destination and stay in a hotel for a couple days.
Sounds interesting and affordable? Got some time either Friday or Saturday to immerse yourself in your love of writing? Then click here for more information about WANACon February 2014, and here to register. I hope to “see” you there as a fellow attendee!
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