- We are using StreamYard to live-stream to three separate platforms simultaneously: Facebook, YouTube, and Twitch. We could stream to more platforms like Instagram Live and even LinkedIn if we had huge followings there and wanted to include those fans, but we don't. (If you prefer a streaming platform that we didn't choose, please email us and make a case for adding it!)
- We are offering six hours of continuous content for each day of the conference, combining panel discussions with seasoned veterans and Keynote Conversations with highly respected authors in various genres and fields.
- Concurrent with the live-stream broadcast we will have a series of breakout sessions (using the latest version of Zoom) for participants who want to put into practice what they have just heard, or continue a conversation with a panelist who is willing to hang out and chat after their broadcast hour.
- Possible additional breakout sessions could host writing sprints during the Saturday writing-focused lineup, and then pitch sessions with agents and acquisition editors during the Sunday publishing-focused lineup.
The additional breakout sessions depend heavily on the confluence of supply and demand. If you are a writing coach and want to lead a writing sprint on Saturday, or if you are an agent looking for new talent and want to host a pitch session on Sunday, don't hesitate to email me. And if you are an author interested in improving your focus and word count, or interested in pitching your finished manuscript to a publisher, definitely email me. If there is high enough demand for either coaching or pitching, I'll be able to recruit those coaches and agents. If there are agents, editors, and coaches willing to host those sessions, I'll have specific sessions that I can pitch to all the writers and authors who have registered for this conference by the hundreds.
The Online Writers Conference: Helping you every step of the way, from clear concept, to strong manuscript, to wise publication, and to a happy fandom!