I attended ArmadilloCon and the Writers' Workshop for the first time last year and had a great and productive weekend. My pros last year were none other than Paolo Bacigalupi, Lou Anders and Mark Finn. They all provided great advice and insight. This year I'll be sitting down with Liz Gorinsky (an editor at Tor), Stina Leicht and Cat Rambo!
|Manuscript page from J. G. Ballard's Crash|
Meanwhile, I've been re-reading Bradbury's collection of essays and remembering that while I'm working very hard to hone my craft, writing should always be fun, more than fun, thrilling. His enthusiasm is truly inspirational.
This morning I watched the long and gorgeous trailer for the upcoming film adaptation of David Mitchell's Cloud Atlas. I don't know if they'll pull it off, but that was a beautiful six minutes. It made me want to read that book all over again.