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Talking About Fireside Fiction’s #BlackSpecFic Report, Part 2 of 2
In Part One I presented a discussion between writers Steven Barnes, Maurice Broaddus, Tananarive Due, Alaya Dawn Johnson, Tonya Liburd, and Nisi Shawl about Fireside Fiction’s reports on black writers in speculative fiction. In this part I want to talk about SFWA and what it can learn or has already learned from both the report and the discussion, along with listing some of the action items I’m taking away from it.
Talking About Fireside Fiction’s #BlackSpecFic Reports, Part 1 of 2
A few days ago Steven Barnes, Maurice Broaddus, Tananarive Due, Alaya Dawn Johnson, Tonya Liburd, and Nisi Shawl were kind enough to let me record their conversation about Fireside Fiction’s reports on blacks in speculative fiction. The discussion centered specifically on what SFWA can learn from the report in order to improve/expand existing efforts as well as things it should or shouldn’t be doing.
Posted in SFWA Tagged alaya dawn johnson, black writers, blackspecfic, fireside fiction, maurice broaddus, nisi shawl, roundtable, SFWA, steven barnes, tananarive due, tonya liburd 3 Comments
Where I’ll Be: Orycon 2013 (Portland, OR)
Many apologies, and I will miss seeing a great many of you, but I will not be making it down for Orycon this weekend.
Posted in conventions Tagged anne bishop, brenda cooper, camille alexa, conventions, nisi shawl, orycon, readings, rene radford Leave a comment
Class Notes: The Art of the Book Review
The first session of this class went well! Nisi Shawl was a terrific guest speaker.
In talking about reviews, we talked about good reviews and what they do. Here’s the notes from that. Continue reading
Posted in classes & workshops Tagged art of the book review, book review, nisi shawl, online workshops, writing book reviews 1 Comment
Class Notes – Week Two
We talked last week about story shapes and arcs as well as what gets set up in the beginning of a story. This week we talked about characters and dialogue, and how the first shapes the story. One of the … Continue reading
Posted in teaching Tagged cynthia ward, dialogue, nisi shawl, online workshop, terry bisson, writing good characters, writing the other 1 Comment