This week the much-anticipated Catholic Writers Conference Online is being held. Yesterday, I attended chat sessions on Blogging (Sarah Reinhard), Romance (Tanya Stowe) and Self-Publishing (Susan Stewart). Today, I will be giving two chat presentations on “Amazon Kindle” and “Self-Publishing,” as well as attending other sessions.
The Catholic Writers’ Conference Online is an annual event where writers of all levels and interests can learn from experienced authors. Topics cover everything from idea generation to publishing; plot to marketing. The conference regularly has over 300 attendees and around 50 presentations–and it’s free!
The conference is held via chats and forums at the Catholic Writers Conference website. Sponsored by the Catholic Writer’s Guild, the online conference is open to writers of all levels who registered before March 1st.
“Each year, we have about 300 writers and around 50 presenters participate,” said organizer, Karina Fabian. “In addition to presentations and workshops covering everything from idea generation to marketing your published work, we have crit groups and pitch sessions with Catholic and secular publishers. ”
Although the conference is offered free of charge, donations are accepted; proceeds will go toward future conferences. Non-Catholics may attend, as long as they respect Catholic beliefs and the conference’s Catholic focus.