Billed as the conference where “you CAN succeed as a writer, the Sixth Annual Spring Writer’s Festival at UW-Milwaukee offers a variety of seminars for novices to the craft. I have a vested interest in this conference because my Netconcepts work colleague, Jeff Muendel who writes for a variety of publications including CNet Searchlight and Practical eCommerce, will be presenting. His seminar is one of interest to many authors, it is titled, “A Writer’s Website” and takes place on Sunday, March 9th at 9:30 a.m. Jeff works as an analyst and has a lot of expertise to share — he’s also a fiction author in his own right — so if you’re planning on paying the $269 to go, be sure to stop by and listen to his “must-see” presentation.
Jeff Muendel’s presentation is perfect for any writer, novice or pro. Here’s the synopsis of Jeff’s presentation:
Online presence for authors is a must in today’s cyber-centric world. Examine and review ways to get a quality website up and running using technical skills that do not go beyond basic word processing. Learn what blogs are and how they compare to “static” pages, and explore the pros and cons of each. Session covers Facebook, MySpace, MSN Office Live, Blogger.com, Freewebs.com and WordPress.com.
The only caveat that I have to share, is that this is a “traditional” writer’s conference hosted by a university. These highly-professional presenters offer expertise from a more literary than genre point-of-view. Be sure to read the presenters’ biographies in the pamphlet for more information about their experiences.