Sunday, October 19, 2008

The Muse Conference Ends Today

The Muse Online Writers' Conference is a free week-long online writers' conference conducted every year by Lea Schizas.

It's composed of chats and forums on topics of interest to writers not only of fiction, but also non-fiction, poetry and screen-writing. This year's conference has fifty-three chats and sixty-four forums, by my count. I may have missed a few. And seventy-eight handouts.

What an undertaking. Authors, agents, publicists, editors and publishers, all lending their expertise for FREE to help others. And so much great information. I admit I acted like a kid in a candy store and signed up for practically everything. I did all I could this past week, but I'll still be spending the next month copying all the additional information the presenters wrote in the forums.

And if you missed this year's conference, don't worry. Registration for the 2009 conference opens on November 1, 2008. You can sign up here.

Now for some shameless promotion (did you really think I'd forget?). The conference is free, but it does require money to run. If you have a few pennies, donate them to Lea at this link. She'll put your money to good use. And if you have more than a few pennies, that amount would be even better.

A grateful thanks from this newbie to Lea Schizas and all the other generous people who donated their time and talents.

Thank you all,



Kaye Manro said...

Wow Linda, this sounds great! I think I'll check it out. There must be a ton of useful information for writers there.

Hey, did you sign up for NaNo this year?

Linda Banche said...

Hi Kaye, yes, it's a great conference.

And yes, I signed up for nanowrimo as lindabanche. If you're there, put me in as a buddy.

Kaye Manro said...

Hi linda! I didn't see a way to comment on you NaNo post, so I'm commenting here. I just wanted to say good luck with that. I just don't think I can do it, with everything else going on right now. Wish I could. But I want to wish you the best. And here's hoping you get your word count done, and it's an inspiring experience for you.

Have you been to Dayana Knight's site? She's doing the Halloween stuff for TWRP. She has Feary Rose authors and editors as guest speakers, as well as Black Rose editors/authors.
There is a Halloween party going on all day on the 31st. Just thought you might like to know, if you don't already know...

Lea Schizas - Author/Editor said...

Thank you for the awesome mention of the conference, Linda. Glad you enjoyed it and hope to 'see' you there next year-Oct 12 - 18, 2009