Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Two Writers Burst Through Cyberspace and Meet In-person for the First Time

Thanks to the Muse Online Writers Conference writers from all walks of like have the opportunity to meet without leaving home. Many times the friendships developed have no barrier of distance. And other times a pleasant surprise may drop in your lap of connecting with a writer from your own neck of the woods. This happened to me at the 2009 conference. Even though Barbara Ehrentreu and I had met before through cyberspace, neither of us ever asked the other "where do you live" until in a chat room at the 2009 Muse Online Writers Conference. We were both pleasantly surprised and delighted to learn we lived about 30 minutes from each other. It took us to overcome a few scheduling conflicts, illnesses, the holidays, and Barbara's displacement from an apartment fire next to hers. Don't worry she and her family made it out safely. To read about her very personal account visit her blog

Now on to our wonderful in-person meeting at where else a Starbuck's (located in Briarcliff Manor, NY). As we easily hit it off in cyberspace we did so in-person. Hugging each other like long time friends. We chatted about everything under the sun. Our families, our experiences in writing, what we did prior to our writing, etc. Our time together flew by with our easy conversation and our wishes to meet again soon rather than later.

A heartfelt THANK YOU to the creators of the Muse Online Writers Conference, Lea Schizas and Carolyn Howard-Johnson. For without such a wonderful forum we may have never met in-person.

Be bold, when you connect with a fellow writer on-line ask them where they live. Even though you may think you are chatting it up with someone far away, you may be as surprised as we were actually be from the sane area.

I'd love to hear how you have made connections with fellow writers and what you do to keep the friendship going.

Till then...wishing you all a blessed day!

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Thank for you taking the time out to visit with me and to learn about my historical fiction children's book, The Golden Pathway.

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