Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Muse On Line Writing Conference 2009

The Muse Online Writers Conference is over until next year. Once again, Lea Schizas, founding mother of the conference gathered some of the finest talent to share their knowledge and expertise with thousands of writers from all over the globe.

For those of you who missed the conference, here’s the list of workshops which were offered:
12 Stages of the Writer's Adventure with Beth Barany
Adding Suspense with JD Webb and Pepper Smith
Article Marketing with Jan Verhoeff
Assaulting A Writer's Thinking with Lea Schizas
BEFORE COPY EDITING with Claudia Suzanne
Bipolars Don't Twitch: Mental Illness Workshop with Cathy Chance
"Blogging Your Way to Greater Recognition-and More Sales" with Joyce Anthony Building Blocks of Fiction Writing: Characterization and Plotting with Tambra Kendall
Creative Block Buster 2 with Lisa Gentile
Creative Calisthenics with Terri Main
CRIT GROUPS 101 with Missye K. Clarke
Decorate Your Work with Sprigs of Humor with Ron Berry
DialogueWorkshop with Devon Ellington
Editing and Book Design: What Happens When You Have Finished Writing Your Book with Jill Ronsley
Facing your fear of writing with Tamlyn Leigh
Fine Tuning the Senses with Jane Bernard
Finding Your Writing Voice Through Personal Essays with Ann Hite
First Pages and the YA market with Kim Baccellia
Frugal Writer’s Guide to Web Sites with Susan K. Stewart
How To Promote When You Don't Know How with Jamieson Wolf
How to Write Power Sentences with June Diehl
How to Write Your Bio, Get a Headshot & More with Sheri Gormley
Infusing The Romance Novel With Emotional And Sexual Tension with Laurie Sanders
It's All About You! Writing Personal Stories with Carol Celeste
Knocking on Heaven's Door with Chantelle Osman
Monsters and Mayhem with Christina Barber
Non-Verbal Communication - with Margaret McGaffey Fisk
On Being a Professional Amateur with Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff
Pet Writing for the Beginner with Carolyn Ettinger
"Pick Your Poison" with Joyce Anthony
Pre-Publisher Book Marketing with Karina Fabian
Pump Up Your Opening with Earl Staggs
Research Workshop with Susan K. Stewart
“Schizophrenic Doesn't Mean Multiple Personality" with Joyce Anthony
"So, you want to be a Freelance Writer" with Bob Medak
True Lies - Writing Covert Training and Missions for Fiction Writers with D.S. Kane Using Social Media to Attract Readers with Cheryl Corbin
Using TLC for Writers...to go AFTER the Money with Dyanne Davis
Website Makeover with C.F. Jackson
When Viewpoints Stray...So Do Readers with Phyllis Campbell
"World Building in Science Fiction and Fantasy," with Christine Amsden Writing the Short Screenplay: From Concept to “Fade Out” with Kristin Johnson
Write as Tight as Granny's New Girdle with Margot Finke
Writing a Teacher's Guide to Accompany Your Children's Book with Carol J. Amato Writing for kids and teens with Beverly S. McClure
Writing for love and Money with Dyanne Davis
Writing for the Trades: How to Make Money Writing Non-Fiction - And How NOT to P*SS Off Those You Need to Interview! with Linda J. Hutchinson
Writing Love Scenes That Sizzle with Tambra Kendall
Writing with Impact with Dr. Bob Rich
WRITING RESOURCES 101 by Mary Andrews
The Art and Science of Self-Publishing with Susan K. Stewart

In addition to these fabulous workshops which were available 24/7, several publishing houses and agents were available for live pitch sessions. Many of the workshop presenters also participated in live chat sessions.

If you didn’t have an opportunity to sign up for this year’s conference, be sure to sign up for next year’s. Information about registration will be available in November at the Muse Conference home page http://www.themuseonlinewritersconference.com/ Stop by to see some of the testimonials of attendees this year.


  1. Great post, Penny! This was my 2nd year for the conference. I learned so much & had so much fun. I can't wait for next year!
    Deb :-)

  2. Hi, Deb and Devon. It was great "seeing" you both at the conference.

  3. Thank you for blogging about the conference. I've put a link back to your blog in the conference's LINKS page.

  4. Lea, you're most welcome. I am delighted with the conference, and I know each year it will be better(if that's even possible!).