Category Archives: workshop/teaching

Workshop Still Open

March 5, I’ll be teaching an intensive one-day Character development workshop for Clarion West in Seattle. Great characters don’t spring from the Character sheet; you fill the character sheet as you explore and discover great characters by writing. I’d love … Continue reading

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I’ve been putting things on my calendar for 2017, so here’s a quick list of the conventions, retreats, workshops, and other writer things I currently have scheduled: Rainforest Writer’s Retreat (first session), Feb 15-19, (Rainforest Resort, Lake Quinault WA–sold out) … Continue reading

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Writing Workshop Upcoming

Just in case you know a writer who needs a holiday gift and you just don’t want to give then another blank book or coffee mug, I’ll be teaching a one-day workshop for Clarion West March 5 2017, in Seattle. … Continue reading

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Upcoming Stuff!

Yesterday I went to consult with Vlad Verano at Third Place Press in Lake Forest Park, WA about the limited edition chapbook for my upcoming guest appearance at Bellingham ComiCon on October 22. Here is the proof for the front … Continue reading

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Mystery Workshop in November–Register now!

It’s official! Brian Thornton and I will be at Cascade Writers November 5, talking and teaching about Writing Mysteries. Register soon for this all-day workshop!

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October Workshop–space still available!

Hey, look what I’m up to next month–an intensive story workshop at Cascade Writers! There’s still room and how can you say ‘no’ to crits by folks like Ellen Datlow, John A. Pitts, and Elliott Kat (and me!)

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I’m busily updating my Tour page with some events that are upcoming very soon! A nifty e-Bay auction to win an all-day personalized workshop and hang-out with 7 Seattle writers (including me), and an upcoming Setting Workshop at Foolscap at … Continue reading

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Chilly and Villains

So, the Villains workshop seems to have gone well with the Foolscap attendees. I always feel I may just be talking out my ass, since I really only know how I do these things, and don’t consider myself an authority, … Continue reading

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Off to Foolscap…. and a dog

Today’s Daily Dog: Bella loves everybody! (click to see much larger.) And I’m off to Foolscap in a hour to teach the Building Better Bad Guys workshop and then hang out on panels with cool folks at the Redmond Marriott … Continue reading

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She Knows She’s Cute

(And we’re never go to live that down.) Today’s Daily Dog is Bella napping on Daddy. Awwww…. In the meantime, I’m finishing up the workshop exercises and waiting to hear that my truck is back in one piece so I … Continue reading

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Oatmeal Dog

Well, I was going to post a Daily Dog, but this cartoon from The Oatmeal is just too good. So My Dog: The Paradox is today’s Daily dog. In the meantime, however, I’m working on my workshop materials for Friday’s … Continue reading

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Event Update and Daily Dog

My “Writing Better Villains” workshop at Foolscap will on Friday, Sept. 21, from 1 pm to 2:30 pm in Salon 4. That’s right after lunch, so no post-prandial snoozing, please. And today Bella and I went up to our friends’ … Continue reading

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