I’m neck deep in the final preparations for the 2010 Muse Online Writers Conference, where there are writing workshops, networking opportunities, and even pitch appointments all from the comfort of your home, as well as bleeding red ink all over my latest edit, so the pickings are a little slim, but for all that I think you’ll find them fun and worth your while.
FYI, if you’re interested in coming to next year’s Muse Online Writers Conference, you can register here: http://themuseonlinewritersconference.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=369
Note: You will need to create an account on the Muse forum to register, but that is also the account you’ll use for the conference when it rolls around next year.
Just for Fun
Holly Lisle names one of her set of student workgroups with animal collective nouns, and it set me searching. I found this for your amusement:
While this ruling involves the music world, the comparisons between e-music delivery and e-books are too close for this decision not to set the publishing world on its ear. I’m not sure this is a good thing just as readers and publishers are coming to accept e-books as “real books,” beyond the questions of ownership when a reader purchases an e-book, though those questions will affect music listeners as well. Though intended to benefit the content creator, as the article points out, the payment levels will most likely be lowered for licensing if this holds until both are the same. Regardless, it’s something to keep an eye on:
I set a short story in this star system once, and the analysis of what is required for life is fascinating:
An interesting look at in-person pitch sessions that makes me grateful the ones at The Muse Online Writers Conference are conducted in a chat room, but there are some good warnings and suggestions for handling yourself: