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Tag Archives: ben burgis
On Writing: Collaboration And Its Perils
Collaborations can be a lot of fun. My first collaboration came about when Jeff VanderMeer asked if I’d be interested in working together on one and tossed me a 1500 word lump that would end up becoming “The Surgeon’s Tale.” That story remains among one of my favorite pieces of writing, in part because reading back through it evokes the pleasure of batting it back and forth, adding thousand or so word chunks each time, until it ended up in the land of the novelette. I think we managed to make the final result pretty seamless – I have trouble remembering who wrote some bits, although others stand out clearly in my head as Jeff’s or mine, because I remember first reading them or spinning them out.
Posted in Writing Tagged ben burgis, bud sparhawk, collaboration, gio clairval, jeff vandermeer, writing F&SF 5 Comments
Online Fiction Recommendations & Publications for 3/12/2013
Here’s some pieces that I’ve particularly enjoyed over the last week, as well as pointers to some recent publications of my own.
Posted in online fiction Tagged amid the words of war, apex magazine, ben burgis, broad universe, cast of wonders, che guevera, drabblecast, e. lily yu, eliza hirsch, eric marsh, gail z. martin, j.j. roth, jake kerr, kate baker, kimberly long-ewing, liz argall, logic and magic in the time of the boat lift, near+far, rachel swirsky, roxanne bland, were-gator 1 Comment