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Archive for April, 2007

The Interval narrows …

… to 46 days. That’s how long you have to apply to Viable Paradise.

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Tiptree Award Shortlisted author Sandra McDonald tells us how she embarassed herself in front of James Patrick Kelly, what she learned, and why she is humiliated to this day.  Also Dave Thompson on cutting the prologue and inventing swear words.

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I interview David Thompson, David Barr Kirtley, Lisa Moore (not shown), Sharon Mock, and Zak Jarvis and more. Eight people in a hotel room. No video. Use your imagination. We should’ve take a group shot but then the mystery would be diminished. Also Linda Daly on her VP Experience in one word.

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Cory Doctorow, newest Viable Paradise instructor (but by no means the least experienced,) talks to us about the differences and similarities between VP and the six-week-long Clarion Writer’s Workshop and his initial (but short lived) skepticism about VP’s effectiveness. We talk about writer couples, assumptions, and the brilliant YA books of Kathe Koja. Also Barbar […]

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Once upon a time in a misty sea, there was a workshop. Jim Macdonald and Debra Doyle tell of its mythic underpinnings. Also Zak Jarvis on happier corpses.

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Here’s a little promo I did for Mur to run at I Should Be Writing.  It’s only a minute but I  thought I’d throw it in the feed.

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VP Meetup in LA

So, as announced in the previous post, I’ll be in LA and it looks like we’re going to try a VP Meetup Saturday at 7pm (April 21st.)  Several people already interested. For more information see the Viable Paradise Yahoo Group.

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Travel to LA

I’m going to be participating in the “Big Read,” an April 21st event put on by the Santa Clarita branches of the Los Angeles County Library System. One of the other panelists is David Barr Kirtley, VP alumnus and published author currently doing graduate work in screenwriting at USC. He’s agreed to do an interview […]

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Interview with current Nebula and Hugo nominee, Paul Melko. What I Leaned by Laura Strickman. Dances of Death and finding your community.

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