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Conference Information

Conference Information
by Lea Schizas

This month's column may not seem educational, but it is. It is aimed at everyone who has not had the privilege of attending a conference, to find out what The Muse Online Writers Conference is all about and how it came to be.
The last several months I've had discussions with various writers, asking them if they ever attended a conference, and their responses have generally been identical:
*too expensive, can't afford it
*too far away for me to travel
*have some sort of a disability not allowing me to attend one
Carolyn Howard-Johnson and I felt very disheartened at this and decided to come up with a solution:
If you haven't done so yet, hop on over to the conference website and check out all the Presenters thus far. Their generosity in offering F-R-E-E Workshops to one and all has been overwhelming.
Such familiar names as:
*Maggie Ball from The Compulsive Reader
*Lynda S. Burch from Guardian Angel Publishing
*Denise Cassino from Long Story Short Ezine
*Nancy Cavanaugh from Fandangle Magazine & Holiday Crafts 4 Kids
*Hope Clark from Funds For Writers
*Deron Douglas from Double Dragon Publishing
*Andrew Hook from Elastic Press
*Shel Horowitz
*Terry Whalin
*Penny Sansevieri
*Cheryl Wright
*Kristie Leigh Maguire from JadaStar Publishing
*Shirley Roe from
*Francine Silverman
*Carolyn Howard-Johnson
and so many more attractions, all come together to offer you, the writer, an opportunity to meet and build your contact list.
All the information on how to pre-register for the conference can be found in the site itself at:
But, the conference is NOT only geared for writers. There will be quite a few F-R-E-E workshops and chats with some of our Presenters offering information such as with the right hand gal of Usborne Books talking to you on the opportunity in becoming an Usborne representative and also how a parent can interest a child in reading.
There will be something offered to suit almost anyone reader's or writer's interest.
The reason this month's column is a big ad is because I do not want anyone to miss this opportunity. When was the last time all of these big hitters have come together to offer F-R-E-E workshops?
So take a minute now and check out the REGISTRATION information on the conference site. Everyone who pre-registers will have first crack at all the available workshops come September when the official registration takes place.
The conference will be held for a week from October 9th - 13th, 2006.
Looking forward in reading everyone then. :)
Send me your comments and experiences you've had at a writer's conference. Let us know the good and the bad while you were there.  Send it to:
Read ya' later,
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