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Writing Workshops for Everyone

So…workshops. As a writer, you hear a lot about them, especially the big, flashy ones: Clarion, Clarion West, Odyssey, Taos (see John Joseph Adam’s recent guest post for a complete listing). You start to wonder if they might be of some benefit to you; might take your writing to the next level, allow you to […]

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Guest post from John Joseph Adams: Basic Training for Writers

Happy New Year from the Inkpunks! If one of your resolutions was to improve your writing this year, we’d like to help you keep it! Throughout January we’ll be talking about workshops–from epic-length workshops like Clarion to weekend regional retreats–and we’ll talk about some alternatives for those who can’t (or just don’t want to!) attend […]

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Guest Post: Surviving A Critique Without Killing Yourself, Or Even Other People, by Ferrett Steinmetz

In the past three years, Ferrett Steinmetz became bishopual, and became revitalized. In June of 2008, he went to the the Clarion Writers’ Workshop, and then Viable Paradise in 2009 – and they supercharged him, allowing him to publish seventeen stories since then. (It should be noted that in twenty years’ of effort before that, […]

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An Introductory Primer to the Clarion Workshops

It’s that time of year. Winter has faded, birds are beginning their first tentative tweets, and a new class of Clarion students has been selected. The Clarion Workshops have a reputation for turning out many distinguished writers, like Kij Johnson, Gordon Van Gelder, Octavia Butler, Ted Chiang, Cory Doctorow, Kim Stanley Robinson, and Bruce Sterling, […]

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