If you’re a Redmond resident, there’s an open mike at the Teen Center this Saturday. I’m hoping some of the students from the workshop I did there will show up to read pieces, so I’m going, and it should be a lively time.
Things to Look At
- Children’s drawings rendered realistically. Some of these are awesome, some just a little disturbing.
- I love night sky photos. Here’s some beautiful ones, plus a video talking about taking your own.
- This four minute video shows the creation of an absolutely lovely piece of art.
- Chuck Wendig provides 25 reasons your reader will keep reading. My favorite is “Characters About Whom We Give Not One Shit, But Many” because it’s very true for me. One of my favorite (literary, not spec-fic) books is E.H. Young’s sadly out of print Miss Mole because by the end we love the main character so much and want a happy life for her so very, very much.
- I’m very excited by the news of the Thurber House reopening its writer in residency program, because I’ve always wanted to apply for that. I adore Thurber. ADORE.
- Need a motivational tool? Here’s one that gives you kittens.
- How cute is this? Baby dinosaurs!
- I had a byline in the November 14th Publishers Weekly, with a Q&A with YA author J.H. Trumble. Unfortunately, you must be a subscriber to see the piece. Still – that’s a credit on my publication list that makes me squee a bit.
- Got a new Kindle but don’t know what to read on it? Can five stars on Amazon be all that wrong? Try my collection, Eyes Like Sky and Coal and Moonlight.
- If you’re interested in taking my online workshop, details can be found here.
I’m currently working on: a travel piece for Northwest Travel, an essay for Clarkesworld, an article on SEO for the SFWA Bulletin, the last rewrite of the current novel, being better about blogging, and preparation for the online workshop.