Monday, July 13, 2009
Posted by Tambra
I attended the Muse Conference last year for the first time.
I had a blast and learned quite a bit, too. This conference is an exceptional value to writers and a fabulous learning tool. It's online so you can even relax in your jammies as you interact with writers from all across the United States and overseas.
This year I'll be giving two workshops on these topics:
Writing Love Scenes That Sizzle
Building Blocks of Fiction: Characterization and Plotting
The link below will give you more details.
Link to workshops:
Link to the homepage:
The Muse Online Writer’s Conference happens in October and the best part about it (beside the great presenters and tons of workshops) is that it is totally FREE.
It’s the creation of Lea Schizas who wanted to bring the writing world closer to writers, especially for writers without the monetary resources or ability to travel to other writing conferences.
This year’s conference runs from October 12th -18th. Take a look at the list of workshops being offered. (The workshop page is still being updated, so new workshops are being added to the list regularly.)
There are two kinds of workshops offered:
A week-long forum workshop where the presenter posts material each day and the participants can read and ask questions in the forum. The material stays available all week long.
An hour-long real-time chat at a specific day/time during the week.
Lea’s offering a new feature this year - Pitch Sessions! The lucky participants will get five minutes with a publisher to present a maximum of a 100-word pitch. Each publisher will listen to pitches from 12 writers (unless otherwise specified) so it’s a first come, first served basis. Lea will send out an announcement when the pitch session registrations are open so that writers can apply for one. Each publisher will have specific day/time slots available that writers can apply for.
To sign up for the conference, you need to join the Yahoo group that Lea’s set up. Go to this page and click the blue Join This Group button on the upper right side of the page.
Lea uses the Yahoo group to send out announcements about the conference and later to provide details on how to sign up for specific workshops.
Registration for the 2009 conference is open until August 1st only. If you miss the deadline, you miss the conference. There are no exceptions. If you want to attend the conference, join the Yahoo group today.
I've already found one workshop I can't wait to take and I'm sure I'll find others. (I did last year.)
If you're new to writing or an author wanting information on a new area of writing, please sign up and join us. Remember August 1, 2009 is the deadline to sign up.
Tambra's teaching experience: For those that don't already know, I've been teaching online workshops/classes for over four years. And before that off and on for our local college's continuing education department.
Hugs to all,