General, Monthly Online Events

NaNoWriMo Event Schedule!

Hey writers!

Here’s the list of events we’ll be hosting this November to help you keep connected and motivated as you suffer through *ahem* I mean POWER through your NaNo wordcount goals. Please Join us!

Friday, November 3, 7-9PM Central Time: Ch1Con Write-In!

Here is the chatzy link: http://us23.chatzy.com/31730582177289

For any concerned young writers or their parents, a Ch1Con representative will be in the chat at all times to moderate and keep everyone safe. 

Theme: Cat people vs. Dog people! The group with the highest word count at the end of the night wins this age-old debate once and for all.

Friday, November 10, 7-9PM Central Time: Ch1Con Twitter Chat/Word-Sprints!

We’ll be alternating between 15-minute word sprints, and 15 minute breaks where we can discuss our WIPs! Keep an eye on @Ch1Con and use #Ch1Con to participate!

Friday, November 17, 7-9PM Central Time: Ch1Con Twitter Chat/Word-Sprints!

We’ll be alternating between 15-minute word sprints, and 15 minute breaks where we can discuss our WIPs. EXCEPT, this time we will be exponentially more stressed out.  Keep an eye on @Ch1Con, and use #Ch1Con to participate!

Friday, November 24, 7-9PM Central Time: Ch1Con Write-In!

Here is the chatzy link: http://us23.chatzy.com/47892684335936

For any concerned young writers or their parents, a Ch1Con representative will be in the chat at all times to moderate and keep everyone safe. 

Theme: Hot Dogs are Sandwiches vs. HOT DOGS AREN’T SANDWICHES WHAT?! The group with the highest word count at the end of the night wins this debate between Ch1Con Director Emma Ryan and her boyfriend once and for all.

EXTRA BONUS EVENT!

Sunday, November 26th from 5:00 to 7:00 PM Central: Twitter Word Wars

The theme will be Ch1Con vs. Ch21Con, so come declare your conference (Ch1Con if you’re 20 or under; Ch21Con if you’re 21 or over) and count your words towards showing which conference is best! HELP US DEFEAT CH21CON! Use #Ch21ConWordWar to participate.

We’re so excited to hang out with you guys!

 

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TCWT-Related

TCWT May Blog Chain

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Hello everyone! This month, as part of the Ch1Con 2015 Blog Tour, we here at Ch1Con are hosting the Teens Can Write, Too! blog chain for May. For more information about TCWT’s  blog chain, check out this link.

The topic for this month, in honor of how conference-going helps us improve our skills, will be:

“What is your greatest weakness as a writer? What’s your greatest strength?”

We want to hear all about your strengths and weaknesses! I (Kira Budge) just recently became too old for the blog chain (*LE GASP*), but if I were to answer this, for example, I’d probably talk about how much I struggle with being detailed in my books but how good I am at writing a lot very quickly.  In recognizing where our strengths and weaknesses lie, we all of us become equipped with the knowledge we need to become even better at our craft. And it’s also cool to compare where other community members fill in the gaps of your strengths! (Maybe you’ll find some good critique partners to balance you out in the process of this blog chain. Who knows?)

So to participate in this blog chain, please comment below with the dates you can do and a link to your blog. I will assign dates in the replies. I will also post the schedule on the Blog Chain page on TCWT, which was linked above. The chain, as always, will begin on the 5th.

Thanks so much for participating! We look forward to what you have to say. I’ve only been able to read a few of the posts from last month, but you guys brought out your sass, intelligence, and creativity in wonderful full force. 🙂 Good job and keep it up!

Tentative Blog Chain Schedule

Tuesday May 5th — The Little Engine That Couldn’t

Wednesday May 6th — Ariel Kalati, Writer

Friday May 8th — Galloping Free

Saturday May 9th — Miriam Joy Writes

Sunday May 10th — The Ramblings of Aravis

Wednesday May 13th — Light and Shadows

Friday May 15th — Musings from Neville’s Navel

Saturday May 16th — The World of the Writer

Tuesday May 19th — Butterflies of the Imagination

Wednesday May 20th — Introspection Creative

Friday May 22nd — Spellbound

Sunday May 24th — Unikke Lyfe

Monday May 25th — The Long Life of a Lifelong Fangirl

Wednesday May 27th — Against the Shadows

Friday May 29th — Teens Can Write, Too, announcing June’s chain

Monthly Online Events

February Ch1Con Chat

Tomorrow (Thursday, February 19th) 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 the Representation of Education in Fiction. 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 tomorrow!

~Julia

Monthly Online Events

November Ch1Con Chat Information

November’s Ch1Con Chat will take place Thursday, November 6 from 8:00-9:00 PM eastern. Our topic will be everyone’s favorite torture method: National Novel Writing Month!

Want to watch? Join us on the live stream on our Youtube channel: http://youtu.be/iQEdOeek2nw

Want to ask a question or comment on something we discuss in the chat? Tweet with #Ch1Con.

Learn more about NaNoWriMo at: www.nanowrimo.org

Are you competing in NaNoWriMo this year? Let us know in the comments or on Twitter with #Ch1Con! See you November 6!

~Julia

What is Ch1Con Chat? Every month members of the Ch1Con team and our friends host a video chat on all things writing and YA fiction. Watch previous chats at www.youtube.com/ChapterOneConference.

General, Monthly Online Events

October Ch1Con Chat Recap + POLL

Thanks to everyone who joined us for last night’s Ch1Con Chat! If you missed the shenanigans, you can watch the recording below. (Protip: Skip the first twenty five minutes to avoid the worst of the night’s technical difficulties.) (Google+ hates all that is good in the world.)

The next Ch1Con Chat will take place Thursday, November 6th at 8:00 PM eastern. (And hopefully will involve far fewer tech probs.) Want to help us decide the topic of November’s chat? Vote in the poll below!

Thanks again!

 

~Julia

2014 Conference

Thanks for coming!

Hey there, awesome people!

Ch1Con 2014 finished with a bang yesterday, and we are SO GRATEFUL to everyone who attended, spoke, and volunteered to make this year’s conference such a success! We can’t wait to start planning for next year.

If you missed the live stream of our panel on Saturday (or just want to re-watch all the fun), you can check that out here.

Also: Kira and I did a podcast with Newbie Writers! Listen to us laugh awkwardly and ramble about conference mascot Larry the Man-Eating Hamster here.

We have lots of exciting stuff coming your way, so stay tuned!

 

~Julia