If you’re not a writer, you might want to skip this post. However, if you’re at any stage of the writing game, and eventually want to pursue publishing, you should definitely check out Write-on Con. It’s an online convention, which is great for those of us who live in the boondocks, and completely free. All you need to participate is a computer and decent internet. Well, it helps if you have a novel written and a query letter, but I’ve done it without and still gotten a lot out of the conference just by watching and listening.
Did I mention there are a number of agents who participate in this conference? Not only do they offer critiques, but they interact with writers. These connections prove invaluable, but several people have also had agents request partials or fulls. So it’s a win-win!