Well, it's true.
Case in point: I just finished up the week-long Muse Online Writer's Convention, and like every year, I am floored by how much effort goes into making this an awesome, and yes, free event for authors in any genre.
If you've never been, never heard of, or never had any interest in this conference, let me tell you what you're missing. Seven days full of classes, chats, forums, networking, pitch sessions, give-aways and camaraderie with like-minded folks who really know how to put on a good event.
There is so much information to be had, that it's impossible to see or do it all in one week. Good news, they do this every year. So stake out next year's date and your slot at the con by clicking on the link below.
follow the site links to the forum and at the bottom of the page you'll see a thread marked: Register for 2012. Jump on that chance folks. Then bookmark the site and visit often because all year long, the folks at Muse It Up! schedule events, chats and pitches for the aspiring author.
They do this why? Because they pretty much rock.
I'll be there next year with bells on.
See you then,