Magic District: Tangled serial tales

March 9, 2010 at 8:59 am (Uncategorized)

Ha!  Today is Wednesday cleverly disguised as Tuesday!

…hang on, no it isn’t.  It’s still Monday, even if the calendar doesn’t say so.

Today’s Magic District — and yes, I’ve been away from it far too long — is the result of reading too many comic books and watching too much Lost.  No polar bears, just serial fiction.  Maybe polar bears tonight.  We’ll see.

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Hello, writers

March 3, 2010 at 8:59 am (The Internet Is Full of Things)

Hello, writers.
Look at your manuscript.
Now back to your bookshelves.
Now back at your manuscript.
Now back to your bookshelves.
Sadly, your manuscript isn’t a book on those shelves.
But with the help of Viable Paradise, the one-week writers’ workshop, it could have a better shot at being a book on those shelves.
Look down.
Back up.
Where are you?
You’re on Martha’s Vineyard, at the workshop that could turn your manuscript into grade-A material.
What’s in your hand?
Back at me.
I have it.
It’s an oyster, with critiques from some of the top writers and editors in the field.
Look again.
The manuscript is now a diamond-encrusted Hugo award.
Anything is possible with Viable Paradise.
I’m on a horse.

(If this makes absolutely no sense to you, see here. It won’t make much more sense, but it’ll explain the word choice at least.  Standard disclaimers apply, not all Hugo awards are diamond-encrusted, etc.)

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