But it’s nice to see that publishers still believe in science fiction. Last month, this bit of news showed up in the Publishers Lunch daily newsletter: Try not to think about the fact that Weir originally self-published his first novel,…
I Am Home
It’s been less than a week since my Clarion West (CW) adventure concluded, and I’m still readjusting to normal life and catching up on all the e-mails I’ve been ignoring for six weeks or more. I’m almost done clearing out…
I am a Prize-Winning Screenwriter
Against my own expectations, I appear to have won an actual writing competition: Since this is probably the closest I’ll ever come to actually getting this show produced, I am definitely going to attend the table read next month. I…
Rainforest Writers Village, Day Two
First, the good news: – enjoyed a lovely pancake breakfast, courtesy of Patrick.– enjoyed a lovely talk on setting by Kat.– delicious sandwiches for lunch!– enjoyed a lovely talk on reading aloud by Mary.– nice salmon dinner and conversation with…
At first glance, I thought the photograph on this vintage postcard was from Disney World, but it’s actually Toronto, where my VPXII classmate Claire lives with a curious assortment of wildlife.
The VPXII roll call continues! This time it’s Jeannie, who was an accomplished poet before the workshop and continues to proliferate verse from her home base in the Midwest.
From my fellow VPXII alumna Vernie, who sent her postcard in an envelope–presumably so she could attach her very descriptive note. You really can’t stop a writer from telling a story.
This is Tiffani‘s first year of eligibility for the Campbell Award, thanks to the publication of her story “If Wishes Were Horses” in Strange Horizons. Her personal life has gone through some unpleasant upheavals recently, but she’s now making a…
eBook Report: Wildside
Rescued from the backlist: Steven Gould’s 1996 novel Wildside, now available in eBook format with spiffy new cover, shown above. (Disclosure: I got the manuscript for free, as part of his crowdsource proofreading project; and I probably took longer to…
Postcards #15 and 16
A pair of postcards from Martha’s Vineyard, where this year’s Viable Paradise writing workshop (of which I am an alumnus) is happening right now. Thanks to all the instructors and staff who sent their greetings! Wish I were there.