Will we live-tweet from our annual conference in Springfield, MO, on July 23, 2011?

Ozarks Romance Authors 2010 Annual Fiction Writers Conference Romancing the Ozarks

2009-2010 President Kathy Mullens leads the group during Ozarks Romance Authors’ July 2010 Annual Conference. Be sure to be a part of our 2011 conference July 23!

Several folks have emailed and called Ozarks Romance Authors to ask if we will be live-tweeting from our annual conference, which is scheduled for Saturday, July 23, 2011, at The Clarion Hotel Conference Center in Springfield, Missouri.

It seems that a few folks were hoping that they could just check in on Twitter to stay up-to-date with everything the award-winning novelists say during their workshops and presentations.

So, the big question is — Will Ozarks Romance Authors live-tweet from our annual conference?

The answer is, “Sort of.”

Here’s the deal.

We will tweet to let our followers know what’s going on behind closed doors to a certain extent. We’ll let you know who is speaking and, toward the end of the day, we’ll announce the winners of the 2011 Weta Nichols Fiction Writing Contest.

However, we will NOT tweet excerpts of the presentations and workshops.

You may be wondering, “Why not?”

There are several reasons.

1. The presentations and workshops contain material that falls under the copyright of the individual speakers. Out of respect for them, we won’t put their information out there on Twitter.

2. Our attendees are paying a fee to attend the conference. Out of respect for them, we will not divulge the contents of the workshops and presentations on Tw. We hope that doesn’t seem harsh. But, think about it. If you had paid anywhere from $50 to $65 to attend an all-day conference, would you be happy if you knew there were folks out there who were reading the same material that you just heard — for free? Didn’t think so.

There is still time to reserve your seat! If you still have not registered for our annual fiction writers’ conference, click HERE to read all of the details and register at the bottom of the page.

Ozarks Romance Authors is a multi-genre writers’ group, founded in 1987. We are a registered non-profit in the state of Missouri, and more than half of our members have been published.

Meetings are held the first Saturday of each month at The Library Station on North Kansas Expressway in Springfield, Missouri.

Visitors are welcome! Your first three visits are free. Join us for our critique group at 10:00 a.m., lunch at noon, and a guest speaker with a message relevant to the publishing industry at 1:00 p.m.

Be sure to follow us on Twitter at http://www.Twitter.com/OzarksRomance and “Like” us on Facebook at http://www.Facebook.com/OzarksRomanceAuthors.

If you have questions about visiting our group, feel free to email us at OzarksRomanceAuthors@gmail.com or call (417) 597-4716.

Are you following us on Twitter yet?

Be sure to follow us on Twitter and let us know so we can follow you! As of today, we have 858 followers, and we would love to see this number grow.

We’re having a blast with our tweets and getting to know others in the writing community.

Not many writers’ groups in the Springfield, Missouri, area (or #sgf as it’s known on Twitter) are active on Twitter. We’re one of the first.

So far, we have used Twitter to publicize last year’s Weta Writing Contest and we received more entries than ever before.

We have also used Twitter to post tweets about our upcoming 2011 writing contest, with its deadline for entries of May 16, 2011. We have also spread the word via Twitter about our 2011 conference, which will be held July 23, 2011, at The Clarion Hotel and Convention Center in Springfield, Missouri.

One of the fun (and exhausting) things that we do with Twitter is to have “live tweeting” going on during some of the monthly meetings of Ozarks Romance Authors. While our special guest is speaking, we share notes as fast as we can, relaying the information to YOU, our Twitter followers.

You can find us here: @OzarksRomance

Our members are on Twitter!

Along with following this popular southwest Missouri writers’ group on Twitter via @OzarksRomance, you can also follow several of our members on Twitter!

Emily Bryan
@EmilyBryan

Beth Carter
@bethsbanter

Becky Cummings
@ar_cummings28

Patricia Elliott
@mystryrtr

Ruth Hunter
@thesagejournal

Shirley McCann
@ShirleyMcCann

DeLane Parrott
@DelaneParrott

Virginia Pohlenz
@palooski65

Jillian Slack
@jillslack

T. Sue VerSteeg
@tsueversteeg

Lisa Wells
@lisawells1

What a great (and easy) way to keep up with what is going on in the lives and careers of the many talented writers here in the Springfield, Missouri, area.