Every October for the past five or so years, I've been invited to give some kind of training session at The Muse Online Wriers Conference. The conference itself has grown to huge proportions, and this year there are about six pitch sessions (yes, you can pitch at this conference and you don't need to get dressed first), a whole host of workshops including creating tension in the novel, writing fight scenes, writing a novel in 30 days (better take this one if you're doing NaNoWriMo), creating fantasy worlds, mythology, paranormal, characterisation, the list goes on and on. There are also intense one hour chats, including one that I'm doing on how to write book reviews. This session will be a complete one hour primer on reviews – why you need them, how to get them, and how to give them to garner publicity for your own book. That's a lot to cover in an hour - fortunately I'm a pretty quick typist - we're even offering a few prizes to attendees. Taken collectively, the conference covers a tremendous amount of ground in one week, with a ton of handouts that, alone, are worth the cost of attending. Did I mention a cost? It's all free. Doesn't get better. Drop by and say hello.