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Saturday, August 31, 2019

An Online Conference Returns to Benefit Authors

I presented for this writer's conference for years and it is back! It's so nice to have a respected conference online--especially for those who can't travel or can't afford to travel. Regardless of the name, authors of any religion or none will benefit. I have always believed that we are all in this together and sharing information--industry to industry--genre to genre--can be very beneficial to our writing careers.  Here is a letter directly from the conference planners to help you with details and to help spread the word if you wish. 

Dear Friends,

The Catholic Writers Guild is again holding its annual online conference Sept 20-22, with pitch sessions Sept 23-26. This is an awesome opportunity to learn from successful authors and marketers, network, and even speak with publishers – all from the comfort of your own home. 

Would you be willing to spread the word to your readers via your blog? Maybe just use the link to this blog.   To learn more go to https://catholicwritersguild.org/cwco-workshops-and-schedule for the schedule and list of presentations. Here are a few highlights:

·     3 Pre-launch Strategies for Every Author by Sarah Reinhard
·     1000 Ideas for Articles: Finding Inspiration When You're Dry by Sherry Antonetti
·     Business Bootcamp for Authors by Cathy Gilmore
·     How to Create a Storyboard by Karen Kelly Boyce
·     How to Create Memorable Characters by Michelle Buckman
·     Indie Publishing by Jane Lebak
·     Legal Issues for Writers by Anthony Kolenc
·      Thematic Grace: Stories without Sermons by Karen Ullo

In addition, we have some great deals from our sponsors: 
·     IngramSpark (free title setup)
·     Final Draft (30% off)
·     Book Design Templates (20% off)
·     Duotrope (1 month free)

Registration closes September 16.

Every year we hear back from authors who finished a book, started a project, or got a publishing contract thanks to the Catholic Writers' Conference Online. Plus, people make contacts and good friends. It's a terrific opportunity, especially for those who can't afford to attend a live conference," says Fabian.

This year’s conference is sponsored by Duotrope and First Draft, who are offering deals to attendees. Duotrope offers an extensive, searchable database of current fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and visual art markets, while Final Draft is the industry standard in screenwriting software. People can learn more about these sponsors and thier offerings to conference attendees at https://catholicwritersguild.org/online-conference.

For more information about the Catholic Writers Guild, visit www.catholicwritersguild.org. 

Thank you and God bless,
Karina Fabian
CWCO Conference Coordinator

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