Today marks the beginning of another Clarion West write-a-thon. For those of you who don't know, Clarion West (and the 2-3 other Clarion workshops) are six-week intensive courses dedicated to helping promising authors write speculative fiction. Admission is through application, and the workshops are taught by famous authors from the spec fic world.
The write-a-thon is an event that pulls together workshop alumni (around a hundred of us this year) with several goals in mind:
1. Get us energized and writing
2. Provide moral support for those in the program
3. Raise funds for the workshop (the most important part)
I'll be doing the write-a-thon this year (in spite of a hellacious schedule) both in order to get my own writing back on track and to try to raise money for a great cause and community. So please stop by the web site if you're curiuos (or if you want to give):
I'll be doing updates over the next six weeks as the words begin to flow.