Ah, and Awh, it's over. It was an action packed, information jammed packed, amazing, and overwhelming week - just like last year's. You would have thought I'd remember not to overload with more workshops than I can handle. But, how do you do that? I want that class, and that one, and oh yeah, that one...
Since the two super duper honchos (creator, organizer, manager and presenter) of The Muse Online Writers Conference, Lea Schizas and Carolyn Howard Johnson are members of this little writers group, it's a must to write about their absolutely astounding endeavor and achievement.
For this I'm posting the article I have on my site (with a bit of tweaking):
The Muse Conference is an amazing concept. I will plug it from now until next year's is at our doorstep. It is an astounding opportunity for writers to learn their craft, or a new one, get advice and tips, network, and move forward in their careers.
Before this week I didn't realize that Lea Schizas and Carolyn Howard-Johnson actually thought of disabled writers who can't attend conferences in person and writers who can't afford to go to them when they considered joining forces to attempt this wonderful and arduous undertaking. This type of altruistic act is a blessing for those in these categories. It allows us to partake of the knowledge and experience of wonderful writers, authors, editors, marketers, and publishers. And, it gives us the opportunity to get professional critiques of pieces of our writing within some of the workshops offered.
But hold on, if this isn't enough, you are given the opportunity to PITCH YOUR WORK!
Can you believe it? All this for FREE and in the comfort of your own home with 24/7 access to the site for the entire week (and usually longer). And all thanks to these two wonderful and generous women.
A GREAT BIG THANK YOU AND BUNDLES OF APPRECIATION to Lea and Carolyn for the time, effort, expense, and the obvious caring that goes into these amazing conferences.
So, what am I actually saying here? Simple: Run, jump, skip, hop, swim, whatever it takes, but SIGN UP for next year's Muse Online Writers Conference as soon as you can!
Registration opens in November; I'll post a link here when it's available.
And, while it is absolutely FREE, if you can afford to please help out with the conferences by donating whatever you can - even a dollar is something!
Talk to you soon,