Monthly Online Events

March Ch1Con Chats

Happy almost-spring! Here’s the schedule of Ch1Con Chats coming your way this month.

Thursday, March 10th at 8:00 PM Eastern: Twitter Chat

The topic of our first Twitter chat of the month is “critique partners.” Join us using #Ch1Con to answer our questions and talk with other young writers!

Thursday, March 24th at 8:00 PM Eastern: Youtube Chat

Join us on our Youtube channel (www.youtube.com/chapteroneconference) where members of the Ch1Con team will discuss something writing-related, and ask us questions on Twitter using #Ch1Con.

What exactly will we discuss? That’s up to you. Vote for the March Ch1Con Chat topic below.

Talk to you Thursday!

~Julia

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February Ch1Con Events

Can you believe it’s already February? Here’s the schedule of Ch1Con Chats coming your way this month.

Thursday, January 4th at 8:00 PM Eastern: Twitter Chat

The topic of our first Twitter chat of the month is “genres.” Join us using #Ch1Con to answer our questions and talk with other young writers!

Saturday, February 27th from 7:00 to 10:00 PM Eastern: Virtual Write-In

We have a new event this month! We’re now alternating our live video chats with virtual write-ins.(So, for example we have a write-in this month, but a video chat in March.) Join us to write (and procrastinate) at any point that you’re available during the evening on February 27 at: http://us21.chatzy.com/51283418179139

Talk to you Thursday!

~Julia

PS. Speaking of Thursday, we maaaybe have a pretty awesome announcement coming your way that day!

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November Ch1Con Events

It’s November! Happy NaNoWriMo if you’re participating (and Happy Will Actually Sleep This Month, if you’re not)!

Here’s the schedule of chats we have coming your way this month:

Thursday, November 5th at 8:00 PM Eastern: Twitter Chat

The topic of our Twitter chat this month is NaNoWriMo. Join us using #Ch1Con to answer our questions and talk with other young writers!

Thursday, November 12th at 8:00 PM Eastern: Youtube Chat

Join us on our Youtube channel (www.youtube.com/chapteroneconference) where members of the Ch1Con team will discuss something writing-related, and ask us questions on Twitter using #Ch1Con.

What exactly will we discuss? That’s up to you. Vote for the November Ch1Con Chat topic below.

Aaand we have some special NaNoWriMo events coming your way this month, as well!

Every Saturday afternoon during November, join us from 1:00 to 2:00 PM Eastern on Twitter for a one-hour writing sprint!

Join us on Twitter using #Ch1ConRUN.

Every Saturday night during November, join us from 7:00 to 10:00 PM Eastern for a virtual write-in!

Join us in a private chat room on Chatzy to talk NaNo, goof off, and maybe even get some writing done. Check our Twitter (@Ch1Con) for the link to the chat room every Saturday night!

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Talk to you Thursday night on Twitter!

~Julia

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October Ch1Con Events

It’s not quite October yet, but here’s the schedule of Ch1Con Chats coming your way during the spookiest of months:

Thursday, October 1st at 8:00 PM Eastern: Twitter Chat

The topic of our first Twitter chat of the month is “character development.” Join us using #Ch1Con to answer our questions and talk with other young writers!

Thursday, October 15th at 8:00 PM Eastern: Youtube Chat

Join us on our Youtube channel (www.youtube.com/chapteroneconference) where members of the Ch1Con team will discuss something writing-related, and ask us questions on Twitter using #Ch1Con.

What exactly will we discuss? That’s up to you. Vote for the October Ch1Con Chat topic below.

Thursday, October 29th at 9:30 PM Eastern: Twitter Chat

Last chat of the month! Topic TBD. Join us using #Ch1Con to answer our questions and talk with other young writers!

Talk to you Thursday night on Twitter!

~Julia

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September Ch1Con Chat (and New Chat Schedule!)

Hey, guys! Get ready, because IT’S THE RETURN OF CH1CON CHAT.

The 2015-2016 team has decided to make some changes to Ch1Con Chat to make it more accessible and fun for you. Without further ado:

  • Twitter chats are now once a month and on Thursdays! They’ll be the same Twitter chats you know and love (okay, you like) (a lot), but we’re moving them to Thursday nights at 8:00 PM eastern. They’ll alternate Thursdays with our Youtube chats, so that one or the other should happen every other week. (Of course, life sometimes gets in the way, so we’re not promising they’ll be EXACTLY every other week. But that is The Goal.)
  • In essence: You’ll get one Twitter chat and one Youtube chat heading straight to your internet every month.
  • Youtube chats are now shorter and better organized! SO EXCITING, RIGHT? No more three hour marathons of the Ch1Con team rambling about The Raven Boys instead of that night’s promised topic. We realized that while that was fun for us, it wasn’t so much for you (or our neighbors). So: this year we’re limiting the chats to a half hour max AND staying on topic. (Mostly.)

Sound good? With that in mind, we’ve already hosted our Twitter chat for September, but we still have the Youtube chat to go!

Next Thursday (September 24) at 8 PM EST, we’ll be hosting our monthly video Ch1Con Chat, in which members of the Ch1Con team answer YOUR questions (and also goof off a lot). This month’s topic is Get to Know the Ch1Con Team. You can participate by asking us questions on Twitter using #Ch1Con and watch the chat on our Youtube channel: www.youtube.com/chapteroneconference.

Also, I’m conveniently embedding it in the post below:

Talk to you Thursday!

~Julia

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Special Live Chat, Walk-Up Registration Info, and More

Hey guys,

It’s Friday, July 31st which means the 2015 Chapter One Young Writers Conference is right around the corner! With only one week to go before the conference, it seemed like a good time to update you on a few things:

Special #Ch1Con Twitter Chat on Wednesday, August 5th at 9:30 PM Eastern

This coming Wednesday, we’ll be hosting a special Ch1Con Chat on Twitter to answer any sorts of questions you might have concerning the conference. Tweet using #Ch1Con to participate. (Can’t make the chat? Feel free to email your questions to chapteroneconference@aol.com and we’ll answer them there instead!) Speaking of questions, lately the one we’ve been most getting is:

How many spots are still open for the conference?

This time last week, we would have told you two. However, we’ve since filled those, and made the decision to open up the optional ten bonus spots to attend the conference. Even with these newly opened seats, it’s looking like we have a chance of selling out, so make sure to register soon to ensure you get in.

Walk-Up Registration Info

Yes, if spots are still open, we WILL have walk-up registration this year. We’ll let you know for sure the night before the conference whether or not this will be happening. But if it does happen, here’s what you need to know:

  • The cost to attend the conference based on a walk-up registration will be $74.99 (the same as our usual late rate for anyone registering in August).
  • Walk-up registration will be open during the regular check-in time at the conference, from 8:30 to 9:00 AM.
  • Please bring a credit or debit card if you’re registering in person. (We unfortunately cannot accept cash or checks for registrations.)
  • If the conference fills up before it’s your chance to register, we will, unfortunately, have to turn you away. (Legally we can only allow forty people in the room. Sorry, that’s jut the way it is.)

Speaking of late rate registration: Today (the 31st) is your last day to register for just $49.99!

So, if you want to avoid paying an extra $25.00 for your conference registration, make sure to register before midnight tonight eastern time. Late rate begins at 12:01 AM, August 1st. (For info on how to register, check out www.chapteroneconference.com/register.)

Keep your eyes on the blog for more info coming throughout the week. We can’t wait to see you at Ch1Con 2015!

– The Ch1Con Team

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July Ch1Con Events

Happy July! It’s the height of summer, so we’ve got a billion chats for you this month.

Wednesday, July 1st at 9:30 PM Eastern: Twitter Chat

The topic of our first Twitter chat of the month is “coming up with ideas.” Join us using #Ch1Con to answer our questions and talk with other young writers!

Thursday, July 16th at 8:00 PM Eastern: Youtube Chat

Join us on our Youtube channel (www.youtube.com/chapteroneconference) where members of the Ch1Con team will discuss something writing-related, and ask us questions on Twitter using #Ch1Con.

What exactly will we discuss? That’s up to you. Vote for the June Ch1Con Chat topic below.

Wednesday, July 22nd at 9:30 PM Eastern: Twitter Chat

Another Twitter chat! Topic TBD. Join us using #Ch1Con to answer our questions and talk with other young writers!

Wednesday, July 29th at 9:30 PM Eastern: Twitter Chat

Last chat of the month! Topic TBD. Join us using #Ch1Con to answer our questions and talk with other young writers!

Talk to you tomorrow night on Twitter!

~Julia

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June Ch1Con Events

So excited for the chats this month!

Wednesday, June 3 at 9:30 PM Eastern: Twitter Chat

The topic of our first Twitter chat of the month is “cliches.” Join us using #Ch1Con to answer our questions and talk with other young writers!

Thursday, June 11 at 8:00 PM Eastern: Youtube Chat

Join us on our Youtube channel (www.youtube.com/chapteroneconference) where members of the Ch1Con team will discuss something writing-related, and ask us questions on Twitter using #Ch1Con.

What exactly will we discuss? That’s up to you. Vote for the June Ch1Con Chat topic below.

Wednesday, June 17 at 9:30 PM Eastern: Twitter Chat

Last chat of the month! Topic TBD. Join us using #Ch1Con to answer our questions and talk with other young writers!

Talk to you tonight on Twitter!

~Julia

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May Ch1Con Events

We have lots of good chats for you this month!

Wednesday, May 6 at 9:30 PM Eastern: Twitter Chat

The topic of our first Twitter chat of the month is “banned books.” Join us using #Ch1Con to answer our questions and talk with other young writers!

Thursday, May 14 at 8:00 PM Eastern: Youtube Chat

Join us on our Youtube channel (www.youtube.com/chapteroneconference) where members of the Ch1Con team will discuss something writing-related, and ask us questions on Twitter using #Ch1Con.

What exactly will we discuss? That’s up to you. Vote for the May Ch1Con Chat topic below.

Wednesday, May 20 at 9:30 PM Eastern: Twitter Chat

Last chat of the month! Topic TBD. Join us using #Ch1Con to answer our questions and talk with other young writers!

DFTBA.

~Julia

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April Ch1Con Activities

We have lots of exciting stuff going on this month! You’re going to have to wait to hear about some of it just a little bit longer, but for now, here are our April chats.

Wednesday, April 8 at 9:30 PM Eastern: Twitter Chat

The topic of our first Twitter chat of the month is “how real life influences our writing.” Join us using #Ch1Con to answer our questions and talk with other young writers!

Wednesday, April 15 at 9:30 PM Eastern: Twitter Chat

Topic TBD. Join us using #Ch1Con to answer our questions and talk with other young writers!

Thursday, April 23 at 8:00 PM Eastern: Youtube Chat

Last chat of the month! Join us on our Youtube channel (www.youtube.com/chapteroneconference) where members of the Ch1Con team will discuss something writing-related, and ask us questions on Twitter using #Ch1Con.

What exactly will we discuss? That’s up to you. Vote for the April Ch1Con Chat topic below.

Talk to you soon!

~Julia