Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Free Education

Let's face it: there are plenty of books, conferences and classes designed to separate writers from the small amount of cash in their pockets. But every once in a while, something comes along that's worth far more than you have to pay. This week, there are two great resources for writers that you should take advantage of.

Write on Con 
This FREE online conference, now in its second year, started yesterday with an amazing lineup of presenters like Holly Root, Jay Asher and Shelley Moore Thomas. There's plenty more to come in the next few days, including live chats you won't want to miss. The full schedule is here.

Portable MFA in Creative Writing
How many times have you daydreamed about pursuing an MFA? Well here's your chance to download a virtual version from the New York Writer's Workshop. The ebook has chapters on fiction, personal essays and memoir, magazine writing, poetry and playwriting, written by NYWW instructors. And for a limited time, you can download your own FREE copy from either Amazon or Barnes & Noble.

Know of any other good educational resources for writers? Tell me in the comments!

9 comments:

Angela Felsted said...

Wow, they're giving that thing away free! I'm totally in. Off to get my copy.

JEM said...

Great resources, thanks for sharing!

Kelly said...

I've been participating in Writeoncon (all awesome), but didn't know about the free download. Thanks, Sherrie!

Susan R. Mills said...

Oh, thanks! I've been doing Writeoncon this week, but I hadn't heard about the other opportunity. Thanks so much for the info!

Tess said...

such cool info bits...we are part of an amazingly generous community.

Krispy said...

Knew about WriteOnCon, but omg, I am downloading that ebook right now!

Thank you!

Cacy said...

YEA! I love free things! That's probably my most favoritest type of thing in the whole world!

Susan Kaye Quinn said...

Of course I knew about WriteOnCon (although sadly haven't partaken in it), but that portable MFA is awesome! Thanks for the links!

Dawn Simon said...

WriteOnCon is awesome!!

I didn't know about the free download! Thanks for telling us about it!

Enjoy your weekend, Sherrie! :)

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