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Apply to the Clarion Workshop, 2010

Today is your last day to apply for the Clarion Workshop. If you write short stories, apply. I haven’t written about the workshop much (at least on here—in private correspondence I’ve written extensively) but since I attended last year, in the summer of 2009, I’ve grown as a reader, writer, critic, observer, tactician, &c. My […]

On the Subject of Retaining Ideas

So this post by Warren Ellis (who is a comics et al writer I enjoy very much, both for his stories and his howling pursuit of the future) about a writer’s equipment started me thinking about my own kit, and what tools I could try. This is a rambling post about minutiae, and will bore […]

In Which Our Narrator Proves He Still Lives

“To live in contact with those I love, with the beauties of nature, with a quantity of books and music, and to have, within easy distance, a French theater.” — Marcel Proust, age 13, in answer to the question, “What is your idea of earthly happiness?” And a quote from Samuel R Delany’s About Writing: […]

I’m going to Clarion 2009!

The happy news from yesterday: I got accepted to the Clarion Workshop. I’m at work, so I’ll effuse later, but yes, it would be fair to say that I’m excited. And a bit intimidated, given the skill of the other writers going. Not to mention the instructors. Six weeks of writing and creative community in […]