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Write-a-thon Update

I’m safely back from Wellspring, where a good time was had by all.  Certainly, by me.  I loved meeting the other participants, my foot allowed a little more walking than I expected (yeah!!  Getting better is good).  I managed to get out two stories….so that actually meets the story promise for the write-a-thon.  I won’t …

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Write-a-thon and Workshop: Day 1

Well, this is officially part of the Clarion West write-a-thon.  At the moment. I’m in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, at the first full day of the Wellspring writing workshop.  So like the Clarion students, I’m trying to learn and write and socialize and adjust and get used to new sleeping quarters all at once. About half …

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Clarion West Write-a-thon

I’m one of many participating writers in the Clarion West write-a-thon.  My personal page for the write-a-thon lists my goals.  I usually sponsor writers, but don’t actually participate.  This year Nisi Shawl asked me so nicely I agreed. This is good:  external goals always push me. Here’s what I hope to accomplish:  I start out …

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Writers who have created science fiction that could save the world

I’m at Norwescon, and one of the panels I was on posed the question, “Can science fiction save the world?” Much discussion ensued, most of it excellent. Conclusions: Maybe. It has (think of Orwell, Bradbury, etc). It’s often the stories and books that are written with no agenda to save the world that have an …

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Transcript of #sffwrtcht

In case you want a break from the generally disturbing news, here is the transcript of a lovely hour-long chat I had on Twitter at the hashtag #sffwrtcht.  Thanks to Bryan Thomas Schmidt for hosting an excellent event.  Topics included my next book, Mayan December, writing, collaborating, and dogs.  Well, you know, there has to …

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