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Mapping an Emotional Arc

Last month I went to FogCon up in Walnut Creek and while I was there I participated in the Writer’s Workshop critique group. I submitted an old short story which I had had critiqued at Norwescon some time ago and rewritten. I wanted to see what a new group would …

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Norwescon 37

I had a great time at Norwescon this weekend. It was a particularly good year for excellent costumes. Sadly, I had issues with the camera I brought and so have no pictures. On Thursday night I attended a great two hour workshop on critiquing given by the Fairwood Writers. I …

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Norwescon 36

Last weekend I attended Norwescon 36 “Save the World.” It fell a little flat for me this year – a combination of personal fatigue and, perhaps, a somewhat less vibrant convention than in previous years. I still had a good time, however. The highlight for me was the critique session …

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An Evening with Charles de Lint

This last weekend brought FaerieCon to town along with author Charles de Lint. I saw Charles speak at the PNWA’s Writers Cottage. It was the first time I had made it out there, and I am very glad to have finally gotten a chance to investigate that resource. The event …

Westercon 65

While I really enjoyed Westercon, I was surprised at how small it was compared to Norwescon. I wondered if this was a result of being a moving convention in a bad economy when people are re thinking their leisure travel expenses. I chatted with someone who was involved in organizing …

Orin Launch Party

I have been having a lovely summer vacation – beginning with the Ornish Launch Party and ending with a weekend at Westercon65.  I’ll talk about the convention next week, as this post is to be dedicated to the Launch Party.It was a lovely evening.  I really enjoyed the new format …

Notes from Norwescon

Friday, 3pm: I have attended three panels so far. Last night I went to one comparing Big Press, Small/Independent Press and Self Publishing.  I think that the most interesting element of that panel was getting a feeling for just how fast the publishing world is changing.    The first panel this morning …

Goals for 2012

Inspired by Rachel Stark at Trak Changes my first post of the New Year is going to be a list of goals for 2012.  However, I want to begin by briefly looking back over 2011. Last year, I completed four short stories and got one of them to the point …