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