I could write a moving account of how amazing last week at the Writers of the Future event was. I could weave a narrative around the fantastic instruction provided by KD Wentworth and Tim Powers, interspersed with clever anecdotes I gleamed from the late night bullshit sessions with established authors. I could reminiscence about the incredible bonding experience of being thrown together with a group of strangers in unfamiliar territory.
I could… but I really have a lot of writing tasks to get back to. Yesterday was the first day I met my word production goals since returning from LA and I want to keep rebuilding my momentum.
So, instead, here’s a few lists — of authors and things, for you to peruse. (In all honestly this is mostly for myself so I can have one place to go to for contact details on these folks)
I think I’ve met more people in one week than I have in the last couple years. If I missed anyone, let me know and I’ll add you (and I totally owe you a beer the next time we meet). If I’ve erred in anyone’s website, let me know that too (though no free beer for you). And I couldn’t find many websites for the Illustrators so please if someone knows of these, let me know.
Guest Speakers & Authors Who Stayed Up Into the Wee Hours Giving Us Newcomers Great Advice
Kevin J Anderson
Nina Kiriki Hoffman
Robert J Sawyer
I know (one? two?) of the illustrators were unable to make the workshop (and hence I did not actually meet them) but I’ve listed them all here for completeness.
Fellow Writer Winners
Two of the writers I was unable to meet during the workshop but I’m sure I’ll bump into them sometime in the future.
Also Paula R. Stiles a winner from volume 24 was there attending the workshop.
That’s Enough for Now!
To end I do want to give a special shout out to Steve Savile. If I hadn’t stumbled into him early in the week I would have had no idea about the cool late-night chat sessions that were happening (i.e., the lessons after the lessons) and he also supplied many amusing and informative stories about the writer’s life.