Tag Archives: Writers of the Future

OryCon is Coming: Here’s Where I’ll Be…

I’m pretty excited to be a panelist this year at OryCon 37 at the Waterfront Portland Marriot. Guests of Honor are Tanya Huff, artist Alan M. Clark, Ryan Wells, and Jason V. Brock. A little star-struck too, several of my co-panelists … Continue reading

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Building Your World With Biomes

Several people have asked me about the world-building in my Writers of the Future award-winning story, “Stars That Make Dark Heaven Light”.  It’s about a human colony living on the planet Hesperidee, a rocky, arid planet with a hydrogen-rich atmosphere, … Continue reading

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Epilog – Writers of the Future

The pictures are still coming; I thought I’d share some of my favorites, along with some final thoughts about the experience. ‘Amazing’ hardly captures it, but it probably comes closest to summarizing the week. We arrived as a nervous and … Continue reading

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The Final Act: A New Beginning – WOTF

Wowie Zowie, it’s me. I won. The 31st Writers of the Future Golden Pen Award. For me, it’s a validation that I wrote a good story that people liked; and a confirmation that as a writer, I am on my … Continue reading

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Pressing On – Writers of the Future

Yesterday we went to Bang Printing in Valencia to see our beautiful books get printed. We got a tour of the plant, and got to see our books assembled and printed from start to finish. They handed us the first … Continue reading

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The Plot Thickens – WOTF

It’s too hard to explain.  Let me sum up. Here we are, the whole horde of us, traipsing off to Author Services for our workshop. My lack of posts are no indication whatsoever of our lack of activity. We’ve been … 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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