Do you aspire to become a writer? Well here’s your chance to learn a little bit more about writing! And it’s only for teens! Check out the website here: http://teenauthorbootcamp.com/ for more info or read the Q and A below for more info as well! You can also enter for a chance to attend the virtual conference (FREE) down below, so keep reading to find out more! (Actual cost of the conference is between $5-$10)
Q: What is the Teen Author Boot Camp?
A: It is a Utah-based writing conference originally aimed at helping teenagers become better writers. This year, the conference is going virtual. The Live Broadcast of Teen Author Boot Camp will now be available to teenagers, teachers, librarians, authors, and book lovers everywhere.
Q: Who will speak during the TABC Live Broadcast.
A: There are more than fifteen amazing authors going to present. Among some of these are: Newbury-award winner Shannon Hale (Princess Academy), New York Times Bestselling authors Aprilynne Pike (Wings) and Kiersten White (Paranormalcy), and crowd favorite Tyler Whitesides (Janitors).
Q: Do teens really like writing conferences?
A: Yes! A ton. Listen to what one conference attendee said about last year’s conference:
“I signed up for the 2012 Teen Author Boot Camp with high hopes. I was possibly even more ecstatic to attend the conference than I was to have my birthday, just a week prior to the event. Not only would I get the chance to meet one of my favorite authors of all time, Brandon Mull, I would also get the opportunity to develop my craft via the numerous workshops and lectures being held. The boot camp was amazing. The lectures were informative, I learned valuable techniques to become a better writer, and I had a lot of fun along the way. I even made a few new friends that I continue relations with today.”
Q: Does watching the Teen Author Boot Camp Live Broadcast cost money.
A: A little, but it’s less than $5. The Live Broadcast includes the Keynote by Shannon Hale, five writing classes, a panel discussion, and the opening and closing ceremonies. An All-Pass Subscription, which costs $9.99, includes the Live Broadcast as well as access to all seventeen writing classes for an entire year.
By the way, the Keynote by Shannon Hale will be FREE for anyone to watch. All you have to do is visit www.teenauthorbootcamp.com and click on Livestream to register. It only takes a minute.
Q: Who else will be there?
A: Here is the complete schedule for the Live Broadcast.
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.
Q: When is it again?
A: When: Saturday, March 16, 2013
From: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (MST)
Where: Worldwide via the internet
Who: Teens, teachers, librarians
Lois D. Brown is a co-founder of Writers Cubed, a group of Utah writing activists who created the Teen Author Boot Camp in 2010. She is also the author of CYCLES, a top five finalist of The Kindle Book Review 2012. Please visit her website at www.writerscubed.com.
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