Hi everyone! Today I'm posting about an AMAZING opportunity for all you teen writers (me included)! I'm super excited about this, and I hope you will be too! I've had the opportunity to attend a teen writer's conference, and I learned a whole lot and had tons of fun, so if you like writing this is something you should definitely look into. The best part? It's available online! And it's extremely inexpensive (some parts are even free). (Also, the wonderful people who organized this awesome Teen Author Boot Camp are giving away a free subscription to the live broadcast OR a $5 off coupon to the cost of an all-past). SO. Keep reading to learn more about this awesome experience and possibly win a subscription!
Are you teenager? Do you LOVE writing? I mean, almost as much as hanging with friends or eating tons of junk food? (which you should always do when you are young, because I’m telling you, once you turn thirty, it sticks to the hips).
The Teen Author Boot Camp could possibly be the most amazing writing conference ever. What makes it on beyond extraordinary is that it is a “no adults allowed,” “be as geeky as you wanna be,” “learn a whole stinking lot about writing in one day” conference geared exclusively to teenagers. Seriously, no one younger than thirteen or over the age of nineteen can make it through the doors.Until now.For the first time ever, the founder of this conference, Writers Cubed, an amazing writing group based in Utah, is opening the conference to anyone who wants to attend. Of course, it won’t be the same as standing in the same room with New York Times Bestselling authors Shannon Hale or Kiersten White and drinking as much free soda as your stomach will allow before it explodes, but it comes in a darn close second. With classes ranging from ‘Plotting like a villain’ to “Writing Dialogue that Pops” to a screenplay class taught by the guy who actually designed the first iron man costume, there is something for everyone. Not truly convinced yet? What if I told you that attending online is less than five bucks? Seriously! I’m not kidding!
Interested in attending? Here are the Deets!
When: Saturday, March 16, 2013From: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (MST)Where: Worldwide via the InternetWho: Teens, teachers, librarians, book loversCost: $4.99 for the Live Broadcast; $9.99 for the All Pass
The keynote address by Shannon Hale will be free for anyone to watch. A subscription to the entire Live Broadcast costs $4.99 and includes the following: (Remember these are all Mountain Standard Times, so adjust to where you live.)
9 a.m. to 9:15 a.m.—Writers Cubed: Welcome
9:15 a.m. to 9:55 a.m.—Keynote by Newbery Award winner Shannon Hale (Princess Academy)
10 a.m to 10:45 a.m.—Tyler Whitesides (Janitors) Class: Imagine and Create.
10:55 a.m. to 11:40 a.m.—Janette Rallison (My Fair Godmother) Class: Bad dialogue can kill a story.
12:50 a.m. to 1:35 p.m.—NYT bestseller Kiersten White (Paranormalcy) Class: Plot Like a Villain.
1:45 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.—J. Scott Savage (Farworld) Class: Finding Your Voice.
2:50 p.m. to 3:25 p.m.—Journey to Publication Panel: Agent Amy Jameson & authors Chad Morris, Tess Hilmo, J. Scott Savage, Cindy Bennett
3:35 p.m. to 4:20 p.m.—NYT bestseller Aprilynne Pike (Wings) Class: World-building is the invisible foundation to your book.
4:30 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.—Writers Cubed: Closing remarks.
If you just can’t get enough of TABC, there is also an All Pass Subscription to the rest of the conference (including more than fifteen awesome presentations, including mine--haha). That only costs $9.99 and, as if it wasn’t a sweet enough deal already, you can watch the whole conference whenever you want for an entire year.
To register to watch Shannon Hale’s Keynote for free, visit www.teenauthorbootcamp.com and click on Livestream. It only takes a minute. While you’re there, check out the other presenters who will be teaching at the conference under the tab “Drill Sergeants.”
Stay tuned for details on how to win a subscription to the TABC Live Broadcast for FREE on this blog.
Margie Jordan is a co-founder of Writers Cubed, a group of Utah writing activists who createdthe Teen Author Boot Camp in 2010. In her spare time, like when she isn’t writing, she is a Literacy specialist for her local school district. Please visit her website at www.writerscubed.com.
SO. If you'd like to attend via the Internet, here is a fantastic opportunity for you! All you have to do is click "Enter" on the Rafflecopter form below. One extra entry for spreading the word! Good luck to everyone! The form will run until March 13th!