Having reached the exciting goal of 300 blog followers here at ElzaKinde.com, I’ve decided to celebrate in the only way I know how… with tons of colorful graphics, games, and Middle Grade book recommendations!
Join me this week in sharing colorful reads across social media to create a rainbow of recommendations. This will be a fun way to show off the beautiful books on your shelf, find new titles for your TBR, and provides a great excuse to add some bright, happy color to your feed!
WriteOnCon is an online writing conference that I’ve been attending and volunteering with for four years now. Time flies!
I’ve shared my experiences and takeaways as an attendee before, but it struck me this year that I’ve never shared what it’s like to be part of the team! Being part of the behind-the-scenes crew is a unique and amazing experience that I think a lot of people would be totally excited about if they only knew the opportunity existed.
Today, I’m going to share my Top 10 tips, tricks, and favorite things about being a conference volunteer in the hopes of shining some light on the fantastic people behind the scenes and also, maybe, inspiring you to give it a go!
With the promise of new books to read, debut authors to discover, and fresh resolve to make time for our TBR, there’s a lot to look forward to in 2021. If you’re excited to share your plans for the future and your favorites from the not-so-distant past, I’ve got your back!
Join me on social media to ring in the new year with a celebration of all the books we’ve loved from this past year. This is an awesome opportunity to pick up some new recommendations, connect with fellow readers, and maybe find some inspiration to try something new with your reading in 2021!
If you’re looking for something to do in wake of canceled costume parties and treatless doorsteps, I present you with a bookish alternative.
Read if You Dare
Saturday, October 31 | 6PM-Midnight (PST)
This open house style event will be hosted via Twitter. I’ve got lots of fun & games prepared so fellow bookworms and bloggers can mingle, talk about the books we love, and and maybe fit in a little extra reading before the month is over!
If you’re not a fan of horror, no worries! Pick whatever you like to read. You’re still welcome.
This weekend I’m participating in #virtuAAL2020, an online artist alley! Peruse and purchase artwork, merch, and other goods created by independent artists and small business owners. There will be sales, short-run items, and other cool specials you’ll want to get in on. It’s a fantastic time to do some early holiday shopping!
Don’t have time to scroll through Twitter? Check out the #virtuAAL2020 directory to quickly find what you’re in the mood to shop for.
Many thanks to the organizer of this event, Becca Farrow! Be sure to check out her work, and give her a shoutout if you enjoy the event.
I’m going to WriteOnCon! If you’ve never been before, WriteOnCon is an online writer’s conference designed specifically for KidLit writers. This year, it’s being held Friday, February 21 through Sunday the 23rd.
This is one of my favorite resources for inspiration, information, and encouragement in recent years. I always come away full of new ideas and fresh vigor for my writing projects.
Are you planning to be there? If so, what are you most looking forward to?
What are you doing this weekend? At risk of sounding like a cheesy advertisement, if you’re free, I recommend checking out WriteOnCon. It’s an amazing online KidLit writing conference and I can’t recommend it enough if you write Picture Books, Middle Grade, or YA.
We know there’s a difference between writing and being good at it, but how do we get from one to the other? That’s a mystery all writers tangle with. A question we want an answer to. But rather than asking some no-name blogger who hasn’t finished their manuscript, you really should consult a pro.
Writing conferences were created for that very purpose. There are a variety of draws. Workshops for honing your craft, keynote speakers you’ve dreamt of meeting, Q&A panels where you get answers from someone who actually knows what they’re talking about. And recently I’ve discovered the wonder and accessibility of online conferences. All the same perks, plus you don’t have to change out of your pajamas. It’s a win-win, so long as you know how to prepare.