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February Online Events

Brrr! It’s February! As always, this month we’ll be hosting our usual Twitter chat and virtual write-in. All writers are welcome at these events, regardless of age. We can’t wait to see you at them!

Thursday, February 7th from 8:00 to 9:00 PM ET (7:00 to 8:00 PM CT): Twitter Chat

The topic of our Twitter chat this month is tropes. Join us using #Ch21Con to answer our questions and talk with other writers!

Saturday, February 16th from 7:00 to 10:00 PM ET (6:00 to 9:00 PM CT): Virtual Write-In

Join us to write (and procrastinate) at any point you’re available during the evening. Link to the chat room: http://us20.chatzy.com/16185524274012

– The Ch21Con Team

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January Online Events

Happy new year! As always, this month we’ll be hosting our usual Twitter chat and virtual write-in. All writers are welcome at these events, regardless of age. We can’t wait to see you at them!

Thursday, January 10th from 8:00 to 9:00 PM Eastern: Twitter Chat

The topic of our Twitter chat this month is outlining. Join us using #Ch21Con to answer our questions and talk with other writers!

Saturday, January 19th from 7:00 to 10:00 PM Eastern: Virtual Write-In

Join us to write (and procrastinate) at any point you’re available during the evening. Link to the chat room: http://us23.chatzy.com/32377026021829

– The Ch21Con Team

P.S. Keep an eye out for some other cool things Chapter One Events has coming your way this month!!

December Online Events

Happy holidays! This month, we’ll be hosting our usual Twitter chat, as well as our annual virtual write-a-thon! All writers are welcome at these events, regardless of age or experience level. We can’t wait to see you at them!

Thursday, December 13th from 8:00 to 9:00 PM EST: Twitter Chat

The topic of our Twitter chat this month is plot structure. Join us using #Ch21Con to answer our questions and talk with other writers!

Saturday, December 16th from 11:00 AM to 11:00 PM EST: Virtual Write-a-Thon

Join us for Chapter One Events’ annual twelve-hour, through-the-day Virtual Write-a-Thon!

A virtual write-a-thon is an event where a bunch of people get together to write a bunch of words, talk about writing, and procrastinate–online. You don’t have to attend for the whole event (only as much as you want to) and you can write whatever you want.

Link to the Chatzy chat room where we’ll be hosting the virtual write-a-thon: http://us23.chatzy.com/32204587879240

We hope you have a festive and fun holiday season, and can’t wait to see you at our December events!

– The Ch21Con Team

NaNoWriMo Online Events

It’s November 1st, which means IT’S THE FIRST DAY OF NATIONAL NOVEL WRITING MONTH! Who’s embarking on this harrowing (erm, FUN) journey with us?

In honor of NaNoWriMo (and, you know, to keep ourselves accountable), we’re hosting a bevy of NaNoWriMo-related online events throughout November. Writers of all ages and experience levels are welcome. We can’t wait to spend this month writing (and definitely not crying over writer’s block and plot holes) with you!

Saturday, November 3rd from 7:00 to 10:00 PM Eastern: Virtual Write-In

Join us to write (and procrastinate)! We’ll be talking through story problems and running writing sprints all evening. Link to the chat room: http://us21.chatzy.com/54721265311934

Thursday, November 8th from 8:00 to 9:00 PM Eastern: Twitter Chat

The topic of our Twitter chat this month is creating a magic system. Join us using #Ch21Con to answer our questions and talk with other writers!

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

Join us to write (and procrastinate)! We’ll be talking through story problems and running writing sprints all evening. Link to the chat room: http://us21.chatzy.com/54721265311934

Saturday, November 17th from 7:00 to 10:00 PM Eastern: Virtual Write-In

Join us to write (and procrastinate)! We’ll be talking through story problems and running writing sprints all evening. Link to the chat room: http://us21.chatzy.com/54721265311934

Saturday, November 24th from 7:00 to 10:00 PM Eastern: Virtual Write-In

Join us to write (and procrastinate)! We’ll be talking through story problems and running writing sprints all evening. Link to the chat room: http://us21.chatzy.com/54721265311934

Want even more fun, free, online events for young writers this NaNoWriMo? Check out the events our sister conference, Ch1Con, is hosting!

Happy NaNoWriMo, and may the plot bunnies be ever in your favor!

– The Ch21Con Team

October Online Events

Happy spooky szn! As always, this month we’ll be hosting our usual Twitter chat and virtual write-in. All writers are welcome at these events, regardless of age. We can’t wait to see you at them!

Thursday, October 11th from 8:00 to 9:00 PM Eastern: Twitter Chat

The topic of our Twitter chat this month is writing about animals. Join us using #Ch21Con to answer our questions and talk with other writers!

Saturday, October 20th from 7:00 to 10:00 PM Eastern: Virtual Write-In

Join us to write (and procrastinate) at any point you’re available during the evening. Link to the chat room: http://us21.chatzy.com/59850893560295

– The Ch21Con Team

September Online Events

Happy September, aka the beginning of our 2018 – 2019 conference planning season! We’re so excited to get back into hosting free, monthly online events for you.

As always, this month we’ll be hosting our usual Twitter chat and virtual write-in. All writers are welcome at these events, regardless of age. We can’t wait to see you at them!

Thursday, September 13th at 8:00 PM Eastern: Twitter Chat

The topic of our Twitter chat this month is developing voice. Join us using #Ch21Con to answer our questions and talk with other writers!

Saturday, September 22nd from 7:00 to 10:00 PM Eastern: Virtual Write-In

Join us to write (and procrastinate) at any point you’re available during the evening. Link to the chat room: http://us21.chatzy.com/67618647565016

– The Ch21Con Team

2018 Mentorship Program

We’re thrilled to announce
the Third Annual
Chapter One Events Mentorship Program!

What?

  • This fall, the Ch1Events team will be mentoring writers ages 11 to 29 on all parts of the publishing process!
  • The entire Ch1Events team (as well as some guest industry professionals) will take part in the mentorship program, so you’ll learn about each step of how to get published from an expert in it.
  • Through one short story by each writer, the team members will step their mentees through everything they need to know about becoming authors: how to write a query letter, utilize editorial letters to strengthen their writing, read contracts, and more.
  • At the end of the program, the Ch1Events team will publish all the short stories in an anthology—available for sale online on Amazon, Barnes&Noble.com, and more!

When?

  • Now through September 15: apply to participate by submitting a short story!
  • October 1: mentees selected
  • Throughout October: mentors and mentees work together to perfect the selected short stories and learn all about publishing
  • Early November: anthology gets sent to the printers!
  • November 18: the anthology comes out!

Want to be part of it?
Visit this page to apply by September 15!