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Navigating a Big Writer's Conference—What's Best to Do, What Do You Bring, How to Make the Most of Your Time and Money

Editor's Note: This post originally appeared on Mary Carroll Moore's blog, How to Plan, Write, and Develop a Book.

This spring, two major writing conferences happen. One is the annual AWP (Association of Writers and Writing Programs) Conference in Minneapolis on April 8–11. The other is The Muse and the Marketplace, the premiere New England conference sponsored by GrubStreet writing school, on May 1-3 in Boston.
 
Mega-conferences are high opportunity and high overwhelm. Concurrent workshops, panels, and pitch sessions with agents tempt you to multi-task or bilocate. But the best results often come from thinking carefully ahead ...

Mary Carroll Moore

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#Muse15: Behind the Scenes

We call it Museday. Once a week, we sit around the table (usually in classroom one) and the magic starts flying. Which presenters are we featuring this week in the newsletter? When is the winner of the 2015 Book Prize, Josh Weil’s session (and wasn’t that novel fabulous)? What’s the deal with the dance party this year? How can we connect meaningfully with presenters and attendees on social media?

KL Pereira

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MuseWorthy: Jane Friedman

How can artists survive and thrive? It's a question we think about a lot, too! Jane Friedman discussed this issue (and so much more) in her fabulous Muse 2014 keynote. Every few weeks we'll feature fabulous moments from Muses past to show you just what you have to look forward to. So sit back, watch Jane's keynote with us, and get excited about the conversations you'll have at The Muse and the Marketplace 2015

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MuseWorthy: Amanda Palmer

Have you signed up yet for The Muse and the Marketplace 2015? Now is the time! Every few weeks we'll feature fabulous moments from Muses past to show you just what you have to look forward to. Take a look at Amanda Palmer's keynote from 2013. We're so inspired!



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What Novels Can Do That Movies Can’t, and Why We Need to Keep Writing Them

Get inspired by the power of the classic novel in Tim Weed's upcoming course "Reading Like a Writer: Ernest Hemingway."


It takes years of applied study and a huge investment of time and energy to create a viable novel, and let’s face it: publishing is a crapshoot. You may not find a publisher, and even if you do find one – or if you make the risky decision to self-publish – your painstakingly crafted opus may never reach a wider audience

Timothy Weed