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October 30, 2009

I pitched my novel to a publisher at the Muse Online writing conference

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I hope you all had the chance to attend the Muse Online writing conference.  It’s a free resource for writers of all kinds and includes numerous free handouts as well as real-time chats, assignments, forums for discussion and pretty much anything else that would be of interest to writers of all levels.

A new aspect of this year’s conference were the pitch sessions.  Writers registered in the conference could submit a 100 word pitch to the conference leader in the hopes of being lucky enough to secure a spot pitching live online to a real editor from one of the dozen or more participating publishers.

Luckily, I secured a spot with a publisher and pitched my adult suspense novel.  At the end of the pitch, they asked for a synopsis and the entire manuscript.

I was thrilled!

So I spent the next week meticulously revising, reformatting and tweaking my final draft until I felt it was at its best.  I submitted everything and now must wait 6-8 weeks to find out its fate.

For those of you who say you can’t attend a conference due to travel, expense of attending, can’t take time off or any other reason, this free online conference brings everything you could ever want right into your own home, on your time, at your computer.

Make sure to check it out for next year.  They are already gearing up for registrations for 2010, which begin in November.

http://www.themuseonlinewritersconference.com/registration.htm

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October 15, 2008

Muse Online Writer’s conference

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This week I’ve been online a lot, but not getting much writing or work done LOL

But it’s all good because I’m attending a free online writing conference and the wealth of information, discussion and chats is phenomenal.  This is my second year attending the event and I urge all of you to check it out and make sure you get signed up in plenty of time for next year’s conference.  You won’t regret it.

There are workshops and chats for everything:  kidlit, magic, worldbuilding, dialogue, character development, submission packages, querying, writing sex scenes, self promotion, creating a website, managing your “business” as a writer and more than I can remember or mention.

Here’s the link to this year’s event:

http://www.freewebs.com/themuseonlinewritersconference/

Check out everything they have to offer. 

I fully intend on donating at the end of the conference, as I did last year. 

So keep writing, keep reading and keep blogging.  As for me, you know what I’ll be doing for the rest of this week.

August 12, 2008

FREE writer’s conference

Ever heard of the Muse Online Writer’s Conference?  Well, it’s that time again folks. 

I experienced this free event last year for the first time and can’t say enough about what a totally marvelous opportunity this conference is for writers of all levels, all genres and all interests.  (I wrote about it in my October 2008 blogs but it looks like they have a new website this year so I’ll post it below.)

Where I live, there aren’t a lot of writer’s conferences, other than a small local one every August.  The closest SCBWI event from me is an eight hour drive away.

For anyone who wants to attend a conference but can’t for whatever reason, this free online conference is something not to be missed.  I refer to last year’s handouts and free ebooks continuously and have joined the online group to keep informed of this year’s upcoming activities.

Check out their website at:
http://www.themuseonlinewritersconference.com/index.htm

Register early – you don’t want to miss this event!

Now all I have to do is figure out how I can get out of running my business the week of the conference so I can spend every spare minute there…hmmm.

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