Through the auspices of will_couvillier, who helped to arrange it, I will be participating in an on-line writer’s workshop this summer run by Grand Master of Science Fiction, James Gunn! The goal of the workshop is to produce one publishable story.
I’m so excited about doing this. I’ve never participated in a writer’s workshop before and I am eager to learn. As a new writer, there aren’t a whole lot of opportunities for feedback from editors. I was fortunate that when I made my first professional sale, Edmund Schubert, editor of Orson Scott Card’s InterGalactic Medicine Show, was kind enough to work with me on the story to make it into a publishable story. He has worked with me on another story as well that I didn’t end up selling to him. I’ve also been luck to have people like mabfan look at my stuff and give feedback. But it will be nice to be part of a workshop of new writers, working with each other over a period of 8 weeks to develop publishable stories, and learning and improving our craft.
I ordered the recommended book for the class and I’m sending my payment off tomorrow. (I’d send it off today, but I don’t have my checkbook with me.)
This is really exciting! Many, many thanks to Will for arranging all this!