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Tag Archives: norwescon
Writing What You Don’t Know Friday 11:00am-Noon Cascade 7 Many writers have heard the advice to “write what you know”. But, have you really met any dragons, or robots, or zombies, or vampires? How do you write about something that … Continue reading
If you’re at Norwescon, say hi! Here’s my schedule for today:
What am I doing right now? Mainly I’m elbows-deep in the rewrite of the fantasy novel, currently titled THE MOONS OF TABAT, which may change. But on other fronts:
Surviving the Slush Pile Thursday 4:00pm-5:00pm Cascade 2 If the editor doesn’t read past the first page, it doesn’t matter how good the rest is. How to quickly capture and hold a slush reader’s attention. Cat Rambo, Gardner Dozois, Jenna … Continue reading
The first time I dyed it, I was about to head off to my first Wiscon – a large feminist science fiction convention held yearly in Madison, Wisconsin. As I’ve found the case at sf conventions since then, I wasn’t the only person there with an odd hair color; I glimpsed rainbows of pink, blue, and green. And I realized it was becoming. Complete strangers would lean over and whisper, “I like your hair,” including two flight attendants on the way home.
After the con the color faded, softer and softer, until finally, when I went to get a haircut, the hairdresser was cutting away dusty rose tips. I looked in the mirror and saw a middle-aged woman with a short, practical cut.
I bought a new kit on the way home and re-pinked my hair that afternoon.
Conventions — are they worth it? A little legwork can help make your experience more productive, and sometimes more fun. Continue reading
Here’s Cat’s schedule for Norwescon. Highlights: I’ll be reading from “So Glad We Had This Time Together,” which originally appeared in APex Magazine, teaming up with Ken Scholes for a first pages workshop, and sitting in on panels about discovering your inner idea mill, radical politics and sci-fi, and the best online markets for writers. Continue reading
Here’s my schedule for Norwescon 34. I’m looking forward to it, particularly the chance to see my friends. Panels include “The Year’s Best Fiction,” “Supernatural Seattle,” “Has the Future Arrived? The E-book and the Publishing Industry,” “First Pages” (fiction workshop), “Writing Good Dialogue,” “Flashes of Brilliance – Writing Flash Fiction,” “Bad Writing, No Cookie” and a reading on Sunday at noon. Continue reading