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Tag Archives: online workshops
The Wayward Wormhole lands in Spain
Information about the Wayward Wormhole Intensive Writing Workshop There’s a stillness atop Sant Bartomeu hill that settles my bones and calms my brain. At 998 meters above sea level, I lean against a centuries-old stone wall, part of the Castell … Continue reading
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Annual Holiday Sale: On-Demand Classes
Hello! Time is slipping away on 2022, and I’m running the annual holiday sale on on-demand classes, where they are $5 each. Or you can grab all 21 classes on offer for $100. This offer is only good through January … Continue reading
Hurray! It’s Time for the 2021 Rambo Academy for Wayward Writers Holiday Sale!
The holiday sale is over!
Black Friday through Cyber Monday Deal
I always feel like I should do something special for this weekend, and this year I remembered in time. So this year, for the Thanksgiving blow-out, there’s a big discount on live classes. This applies to all 2020 classes, which … Continue reading
On Clarion and Privilege and the Internets
People are, understandably, saying that the equation clarion + student = pro writer is not the only way you can reach that particular sum, and they are absolutely correct, although the drama is — as is often the case on the Internet — a bit hyperbolic.
This is the fact of F&SF writing — there are people disadvantaged by gender, or race, or sexuality or other physical circumstances. But there’s also a big group — which contains a disproportionate number of those differing physically — affected by economic issues. Continue reading
Video: Literary Techniques for Speculative Fiction Online Class
Here’s another video, this time for the Literary Techniques for Speculative Fiction Online Class. This is my favorite so far. Discussion and in-class writing exercises designed to introduce a number of techniques to use in your own writing such as … Continue reading
Why I Don’t Want to Read Your Story
I get a lot of requests to look at people’s stories. Sometimes people just send them to me. This has prompted this post, but it is not directed at any specific recent requests. I’m sorry. I really am. I know it’s a great story. But here’s some reasons why I’m not thrilled by your offer to let me read it.
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How to Critique: Best Practices for Workshopping
Both my Writing F&SF Stories and Advanced workshops offer students a chance to critique and be critiqued. To my mind, the latter is actually more useful, because being forced to articulate one’s position on an aspect of writing can be enlightening and instructive. With that in mind, here’s some best practices for such workshops.
Five (More) Gifts for Speculative Fiction Writers
A couple of days, I blogged with five gifts for speculative fiction writers. Here’s an additional five, which you can get in time for the holidays still.
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