Thursday, May 17, 2012

Another Plug of ArmadilloCon Writers' Workshop

The deadline for submissions for the ArmadilloCon Writers' Workshop is a month away.  High time to plug it again.
The ArmadilloCon Writers' Workshop has become a major event for aspiring SF/F writers. It meets on Friday morning before the convention and runs for seven hours when the convention starts. Workshop curriculum is designed for beginning and intermediate students. Workshop participants are given the opportunity to have their work critiqued by major pro editors and/or writers. The workshop will cover craft, markets, the dos and don'ts of preparing your work for professional publication, and more. Discussions range from the basics of grammar and style to plot, theme, character, and setting. Within the breakout session, students receive an in-depth critique of their work from both instructors and peers. This roundtable style critique session is invaluable for learning what works, what doesn't, and how to edit your work.

This years instructors:
Elizabeth Bear, Julie Kenner, Scott Lynch, Robert Bennett, Liz Gorinsky, Mark Finn, Martin Thomas Wagner, Martha Wells, Matthew Bey, Nicole Duson, Scott Johnson, Jessica Reisman, Cat Rambo, Joe McKinney, Marshall Ryan Maresca*, Anne Bishop, Stina Leicht, Jeremy Lassen, and Amanda Downum.

Check the website for specifics on registering.

I'm really looking forward to this year's workshop and con.  If you are a writer looking towards publication-- especially in the Central Texas area-- I cannot stress enough its value.  It's really an amazing experience, and compared to most other workshop/conference opportunities, it is a downright bargain

*- Yeah, we totally could play the "One of these things is not like the others" game with this group, hmm?  

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