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,