Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Media Release: "The Art of the Blog"


CONTACT: Patrice Fagnant-MacArthur
E-mail: pfmacarthur@comcast.net

For Immediate Release

Patrice Fagnant-MacArthur to present at Catholic Writers Conference Online

Patrice Fagnant-MacArthur will host a workshop about the Art of the Blog at the first annual Catholic Writers’ Conference Online, May 2-9, 2008.

The conference, sponsored by the Catholic Writers Guild and Canticle Magazine and conducted entirely through the Internet, is free of charge and open to writers of all levels. It will feature online seminars, chats, and forums throughout the week on a variety of topics covering writing both fiction and non-fiction, submitting manuscripts to publishers and marketing your books--and yourself. Over 20 workshops are scheduled with more still in the works, according to coordinator Karina Fabian.

The Art of the Blog will help writers take the plunge into blogging. It will provide information on how to set up a blog, what to write about, how to market your blog, and how to make money from your blog.

Fagnant-MacArthur joins top names in the Catholic publishing industry and other skilled presenters, including: best-selling authors Donna-Marie O’Boyle and Tom Grace; editors Heidi Hess Saxton (Canticle), Vinita Hampton Wright (Loyola Press), Ami McConnell (Thomas Nelson); agent Terry Burns, and marketing experts like Carolyn-Howard Johnson.

Karina Fabian, president of CWG and chair of the event, said the conference gives writers an unprecedented opportunity to learn and network. “Online Conferences are ideal for writers, and especially for those who are shy, have physical disabilities or are on a tight budget. We’re harnessing the power of the Internet to reach people worldwide to support each other in our writing and our faith.”

Early registration is recommended, as some courses will have limited openings that will be filled on a first-come, first serve basis. Donations are accepted; proceeds will go toward future conferences. To register or for more information, go to http://www.conference.catholicwritersguild.org.

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