August 23rd, 2005


Writing Stuff

Ann Crispin called last night asking me to reprise my "The Secret to Having your Short Fiction Published" guest lecture for her Beginner Writers workshop at Dragon*Con. So now my tentative D*C guest schedule looks like this:

  • Thursday noon - Ann Crispin's Beginner Writers workshop, "The Secret to Having your Short Fiction Published."

  • Friday 9/2, 8:30PM - "Censorship: Who should decide what's appropriate for kids or teens to read?"  With Kathleen David, Jo Sherman, and Todd McCaffrey.

  • Saturday 9/3, 1:00PM - "So, You Want to Write a Kid's Book."  With Kathleen David, Jo Sherman, Donita K. Paul, and Paul Alan Gratz.

  • Saturday 9/3, 8:30PM - "Fairy Tales: Not Made for Children."  With Dennis Keppel, Heidi Heiner, and Jo Sherman.

  • Sunday 9/4, 10:00AM - "Urban Fantasy and Faeries. " With Phil Brucato, Scott Haven, and Jo Sherman

Oof. Busy schedule. I may need to beg out of one of these so I can attend my DC2K writers group annual reunion dinner. 'Cept I don't know what day that's been scheduled for yet.

I was looking over my notes from the talk I did last year for Ann, and I'd like to update the content, but I'm not sure what I should add. So here's a shiny poll for all you writers out there:

What would you want to hear about/what should I discuss at my talk on marketing short fiction?

Trying to hold off the obligatory panic attack at the notion of speaking in public, but I feel the sharp anxiety claws beginning to dig in. Gleep.

In other, non-panic-attack-inciting news, I had a very good sales day yesterday.
56-day SALE to the Thou Shalt Not anthology--my second to this project. Very pleased 'bout this as I wrote both flash stories expressly for it.
63-day SALE to the premiere issue of Fantasy Magazine, slated to debut at the World Fantasy Convention in November. It promises to be a beautiful production. Here's a mock-up of the cover: