One More Chance for a Free Writing Conference: The Muse Online Conference

You may have missed some of the recent online writing conferences I've posted about. Well, you've got one more opportunity, and it starts next week. From October 3rd through the 9th, writers of every genre and in any country can enjoy the same perks that would normally cost big bucks.

The Muse Online Writers Conference has been going on for several years, and each year it gets bigger and better. You'll find all kinds of workshops to attend, plus pitch sessions with publishers and agents.

Check out some of the workshops offered:

How to Correct, Trim, and Enhance Your Manuscript
Submission Etiquette 101 
Making a Pitch
How to Submit
Mind Mapping your way to deeper characters
The Myth In Mythology. Use it to sell your breakout novel
Why do You Write? 
Keeping Track of Your World: How to Create a Story Bible       
Perfecting The Pitch Synopsis   
Conceptualization of the Afterlife 
Serious about Series?   Considerations for Building a Multi-Volume Fantasy Series 
Uncharted Territory: Creating a Fantasy World 
Creating Villains Your Readers Will Love to Hate 
What Every Beginner Needs to Know About Writing  
Writing Through Thick and Thin    
Look Who's Talking: The Controversy of Dialog Tags  
Craftsmanship and the Hidden Truths of Being Alive    
Marketing Off The Grid 
Survival 101: When Edits Become Rewrites  
Beta Readers: the good, the bad, and the just plain mean   
Plotting the Teen/Tween Romance One Day Workshop
First Paragraphs with Nancy Bell
A Poor Man's Guide to Shoestring Marketing

Construct Your Social Media Platform
Crafting the Perfect Query
Creating and Building Your Author/Writer Online Presence
Developing a Unique Voice
Developing Contacts to Promote Your Book
Flash Fiction: What is it? How do I write it? Why should I bother? 
Freelance Writing: It's a Business, Stupid!
From the Inside Out: Discovering Your Characters
HOOK an Editor with Your FIRST Page
How to Build a Great Book Review

Note: this is only a partial list--I didn't have room for them all. Check out the rest on the workshop page.

There's lots more information on the conference blog. And if you need to feel sure the conference is worth your time, check out these testimonials. I'll be there--how about you?


  1. I'm heading over to sign up and Tweet this post.

  2. Thanks for posting. Signing up now. Will tweet the info.

  3. I'm so glad you posted this! I had completely lost track of it!


  4. I know, I'd hate to miss it. It crept up on me this year. I'm so glad I don't have too much going on next week!


  5. Thanks for sharing this info. Will look into it. Have a super week! :O)

  6. Sounds like great stuff here--thanks, Debbie, for the heads up!

  7. Hope I'll see you guys there next week!


  8. Thanks for sharing this. I passed the info (and your blog info) along to my online class at Also gave it a tweet. :)

  9. Thank you so much! I can't wait for my next Margie class. They're awesome!




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