This is the second year in a row I’m attending the Muse Online Writer’s Conference. This year is special because I’m attending as a published author.

Today is the second day of the weeklong conference and I’m already filled with great information, ideas, and inspiration.

My only complaint is I may have registered for too many classes!

Choosing was so difficult. I thought, okay, I’ll squeeze in that forum, too. In all, I’m taking seven Forum workshops and seven chat workshops. The forum workshops are weeklong courses, with assignments, discussions, questions, and answers all posted on an electronic list. It’s available 24/7, interactive, and intense.

The Chat workshops are one-hour events scheduled at a specific time. All participants meet in an electronic chat room and posts questions for an expert – one-by-one, as a moderator allows. The expert answers in a fast-paced give and take.

Some topics for the workshops I’m taking include craft-based courses such as 12 Stages of the Writer’s Adventure and Assaulting A Writer’s Thinking. Others focus on the business-side of publishing, such as Website Makeover Workshop and What Writers Need to Know About Book Distribution.

In addition to the way too many workshops I’m delving into this week, I earned on of ten coveted spots to pitch my new middle grade chapter book to a literary agent. I’m excited and nervous. I’ll let you what I learn from that experience later in the week. Wish me luck!

Off to do my homework!

Lisa Lipkind Leibow
Author of Smart Women’s Fiction

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  1. Lisa L. Leibow says:

    Thanks for asking, Lynette! I learned a lot from it. I'm preparing a blog post about it. Stay tuned!

  2. Lynnette Labelle says:

    Hi from another writer at the conference.

    How did your pitch go?

    Lynnette Labelle

  3. Lisa L. Leibow says:

    Thank you, Joy and Jayda! I am so busy. Laundry is piling up. There are dishes in the sink, and I'm doing homework and honing my pitch for tomorrow! But it's great.

  4. jayda says:

    Sounds like you'll be busy as a bee at the Conference. Will keep everything crossed for you re that pitching session with the Agent.

  5. Joy Wizziwa says:

    That is fantastic Lisa. I'll think good thoughts on your pitch!!! 😉 So excited for you…what an amazing year!!!

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