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Philcon and a Writing Workshop...

http://2010a.philcon.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&layout=blog&id=15&Itemid=19

Somewhere on my f-list will be folks going to Philcon or who know people who go to Philcon. Did you know there's a writing workshop at Philcon? Darrell told me on Sat night that no one has submitted anything yet. And it's always a small workshop with lots of great feedback. I think there were 6 pros critiquing last year, including Darrell, Jonathan Mayberry, Gregory Frost, and myself. Now you might not think those are 'big' names, but in terms of who can tell you about writing and what sells? Those are, indeed, BIG names. (Except me, of course.) And you'll get feedback from ALL of them, not just a couple of them.

So think about it. And do it. You send 10 hard copies to Darrell to be distributed in the session and one electronic copy for the pros to read beforehand. This is not exactly like the workshops I've organized, but it's similar. You don't have to critique the other participants. The copies are offered so you can follow what's being said by the pros. There's an hour at the start of the workshop for reading the other submissions. And then the critiques begin.

The deadline is Nov 13th. That's more than enough time. Any questions? Leave a comment.

Frog Out

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temporus
Oct. 26th, 2010 02:39 pm (UTC)
I think part of the problem is that no one knows when the workshop runs as opposed to various other program items throughout the weekend, becuase Philcon doesn't even have a tentative schedule up.
birdhousefrog
Oct. 26th, 2010 02:54 pm (UTC)
It's 2 hours and from what I've seen, it runs in the middle of the afternoon on Saturday. Of course, that's only a sample from a couple of years, but my impression is that's what Darrell wants. It's easier to control the timing of this workshop than the ones I do at Worldcon where they are spread out over five days.

Oz
temporus
Oct. 26th, 2010 03:51 pm (UTC)
I'll mention it to my writing group, and perhaps that'll net you some applicants. Many in our group are familiar with the pros involved so I think there might be some interest.
birdhousefrog
Oct. 26th, 2010 04:01 pm (UTC)
That would be helpful. I hate to think that people throw something together at the last minute or miss the opportunity altogether because they never heard about it.

Oz
karen_w_newton
Oct. 26th, 2010 04:50 pm (UTC)
I tweeted it!
birdhousefrog
Oct. 26th, 2010 05:16 pm (UTC)
Oh thank you! It's only about six manuscripts total, but it's a good opportunity for feedback.
karen_w_newton
Oct. 26th, 2010 05:19 pm (UTC)
Funnily enough, a young woman from my LJ list also follows me on Twitter and she asked about it so I gave the the link you posted.

I only have about 600 twitter followers, and half them are trying to sell me something. -)

karen
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birdhousefrog
Oct. 26th, 2010 10:49 pm (UTC)
Maybe...or maybe Reno this upcoming summer? Would have been awesome had you been at Capclave with Connie. Oh and folks from TT2010 say that MileHiCon, where Connie usually appears in October is a nice con.
jongibbs
Oct. 26th, 2010 10:10 pm (UTC)
I've sent my electronic copy. Postal ones go out tomorrow morning :)
birdhousefrog
Oct. 26th, 2010 10:51 pm (UTC)
Great to hear! I don't know Darrell's plans, but I thought a little internet blog noise might help him out when he said he didn't have any submissions yet. I know someone else who was interested in sending something.

Oz
birdhousefrog
Nov. 16th, 2010 01:53 pm (UTC)
Did you really only give us 2500 words of a novel? No synopsis? Can you at least send me one? I'd like to know where this opening is going. I'd also like to read more of it in order to comment.

Oz
jongibbs
Nov. 16th, 2010 04:29 pm (UTC)
The instructions on the website didn't say anything about including a synopsis. I thought it was a bit odd, but I didn't want to do the wrong thing.

I'll send Darrell a synopsis by email today (and one to you too, if that's okay).
birdhousefrog
Nov. 16th, 2010 05:15 pm (UTC)
for me, at the least, yes please. ozdrummond at gmail is the email address. thanks.
jongibbs
Nov. 16th, 2010 05:30 pm (UTC)
Done.

I look forward to seeing you again on Saturday :)
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