So I heard back from the Clarions. Clarion UCSD wait-listed me, while Clarion West very nicely rejected me and encouraged me wholeheartedly to apply again next year. I’m thrilled. Seems odd to feel good about hearing a no, but this is my first time applying to these kinds of programs and I really rushed into… Read More A Very Nice No
I celebrated my application to Clarion the only way that made sense – by not writing at all for 2 weeks. I mean, what’s more fun: working on your writing, or Twitter-stalking everyone who applied to Clarion, making calendars in your head about when people heard in previous years and comparing it to this year,… Read More Getting Back on the (Writing) Horse
So I applied to Clarion and Clarion West. A day early, because apparently I don’t understand the difference between March 1st at midnight and March 2nd at midnight. I hadn’t written since going to Boskone – spent the past two weeks alternating between catching up on freelance work, relaxing with people I care about, and… Read More I Applied To Clarion and All I Got Was This Awesome Insight
The Writing Excuses podcast has me thinking about inspiration – it’s everywhere. In a tumblr post, in a conversation, in the items at a thrift store visit. Here are a couple of the things inspiring me right now…
I saw Selma with family over Christmas and I loved it. The acting was very good, but what really made it work for me was the direction – strong enough that I noticed it, but subtle enough that I only saw it as a good thing (kind of like a beard on a handsome man).… Read More Pick All The Awards!
I’ve just discovered the Writing Excuses podcast, and I can’t believe it took me so long. Brandon Sanderson, one of the four authors who hosts the podcast, is one of my favorite writers, and I’m always looking for new writing resources. I’m in extra luck, because this year the podcasts are being structured as a… Read More Idea Farming