Tag Archives: online workshop
I’m glad I’ve got enough students for the Editing 101 online class that starts tonight, but I’d love a couple more. Mention reading this when you mail me about the class and I’ll give you a special deal.
So what do we do and who is the class aimed at?
The class is aimed both at writers who want to learn to edit their work better as well as editors who want to hone their skills and learn about it as a career path.
Tonight’s the final session of the recent Thursday F&SF class, and it’s the one labelled in my notes as “Everything Else.” All the career stuff, the mechanics of submissions, how to schmooze at conventions, foreign reprints, agents, etc. Here’s the rough outline from my notes.
I just got back from a fabulous weekend in Port Townsend with friends and now I’m about to head off again, but I’ve realized I need to get more sign-ups for the Writing F&SF Short Stories class that starts this … Continue reading
Okay, so I’ve realized I have to bite the bullet and learn to do some graphics stuff or else be dependent on other people, which is irritating. So here’s an attempt at a postcard advertising my classes, which I thought I’d use at cons to promote them. I know this is lame, but suggestions are very welcome. First up is a different font, I think.
I’m about to head off to Worldcon Thursday morning but I will shill a bit before departing, because I’d like to get these classes filled up in advance in order to avoid having to beat the bushes at the last … Continue reading
I’m ready to take registrations for the June class now, which meets Saturdays, 9:30 am-11 or 11:30 PST, June 9, 23, 30, July 7, 14, 21 (six sessions total). Cost is $249, payable via Paypal. Please drop me a line if you’ve got questions.
This Sunday Louise Marley and I are doing our online First Pages workshop again. You give us the first 500 words of your novel and we will talk about what’s getting set up for the book, what you might want to watch for, what you’re promising (or not promising) your readers, world-building and how important it is in that first section, marketing, titling, advice on agents and sending the manuscript out, and a scad of other things. It’s a workshop that participants come away from feeling charged and ready and with pages of notes about things to do. Continue reading
So the title of this looks like I’m going to talk about something useful, but actually, I’m pretty much going to gush about Joe Abercrombie’s writing. I hadn’t read anything by him, but was at Confusion last January and had enough people recommend his writing (and watched a writer I admire go total fanboy when confronted with Joe) that I picked up THE HEROES to try it out and was immediately blown away.