Archive for June 28, 2010

Clarion West Write-a-thon: Week 1

I made good progress on short story numero uno, a near-future scifi story “Shall I Die, Oh My Daughter, Shall I Die?”

Words so far: 3,359.  I’m happy with that. keeping in mind that I am also working on my YA novel at the same time and this was the Locus Awards/ workshop weekend.

If you haven’t already, please sponsor me (and therefore Clarion West) by going to:

Here’s excerpts that should give you the flavor of the story without giving anything away:


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Is it Science Fiction or Science Fantasy?

My definitive answer to which the world shall henceforth adhere is now up at Fantasy Magazine:


Clarion West Write-a-thon

I’m participating in the Clarion West write-a-thon this year. Basically, I commit to produce a certain amount of writing during the 6 weeks that CW is running, and people can donate money to the workshop in my name. I’ve also added a small bonus prize (see the site).

This is my shameless request that you go to the site and sponsor me to support this incredible boot camp for future speculative fiction writers – even $5 would be awesome.