Category Archives: workshop

WOTF31 ROCKS!!!

One of the fantastic aspects (the very best part, IMO) of the whole Writers of the Future experience is the discovery and founding of your tribe. It doesn’t happen on the first day, or even the second, but as the … Continue reading

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Opening Scene – WOTF

Well, we’re here; our faces scrubbed our eyes shiny with awe as Tim Powers (far right) and Dave Farland (just behind Tim) give us the overview last night of what we’ll be doing in this week’s workshop.   On the … Continue reading

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Writers Network

When I started writing full-time a few years ago, I knew the the life of a writer is largely a solitary pursuit. Not a problem for me, as I like my own company (most days).But while putting the worlds on … Continue reading

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Writing at the Coast

I’m baaack. From a nine-day sojourn to Lincoln City for an intensive Science Fiction writing workshop, taught by award-winning author and editor, Kristine Rusch.  Wrote four shorts and a little a technique exercise that mutated into a flash fiction piece.  Read … Continue reading

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What’s Your Superpower? What’s Your Kryptonite?

I’m back from a week-long Novel Re-Writing Workshop taught by David Farland.  I was one of eight students in the class, and we spent at least two hours a day critiquing each other’s work.  We’d each submitted the first 20 pages … Continue reading

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Learning the Business

I may not know everything there is to know about writing or the business of writing (yet), but I’m not afraid to learn.  I’m treating my writing career like a business, and if I want to be successful, I need … Continue reading

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Brainaerobics

I took a 2-day writing class this week;  Dave Farland’s Write That Novel workshop.  He’s an award-winning, NY Times best-selling author, and has written  more than 50 science fiction and fantasy books.  Not only that, but he’s taught writing at … Continue reading

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