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28 January 2010 @ 11:36 pm
Still time to apply to Clarion!  

There's still a month in which you can file an application for the Clarion Writer's Workshop!   The deadline is March 1st.

I've told you all what it did for me. It's an experience I wouldn't trade for the world.  In addition to what I believe to be the palpable growth in my writing, I've made seventeen friends for life (twenty-three, if you count the instructors) who read and mercilessly critique my work, encourage me when I fail, cheer me when I succeed, and generally make me feel like a member of a tribe.

Sure, it's expensive. But it's a once-in-a-lifetime, game-changing, mind-bending experience. If you want to write seriously, do this. All you have to do is look at the list of writers who are alumni to see the results that can come of it.

In 2010 it's running June 27 to August 7 at UCSD. The instructors will be Delia Sherman, George R.R. Martin, Dale Bailey, Samuel R. Delany, Jeff VanderMeer, and Ann VanderMeer. If you saw that list and your jaw didn't drop, you didn't read carefully enough.

Do it now!
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They Didn't Ask Me: writing-winslet-2dr_phil_physics on January 29th, 2010 05:01 am (UTC)
in the immortal words of the Clarion crit circle:


Dr. Phil
Ken: Haw!ken_schneyer on January 29th, 2010 09:15 pm (UTC)
We said a lot of "ditto" too...
ajjones on January 29th, 2010 09:01 pm (UTC)
Do it now!

Don't boss me!
Ken: Haw!ken_schneyer on January 29th, 2010 09:15 pm (UTC)
*snort* *chuckle* As if I would even try...
They Didn't Ask Me: writing-winslet-1-bwdr_phil_physics on January 30th, 2010 03:10 am (UTC)
Your post really begins on page 3.

Dr. Phil
Ken: LOLken_schneyer on February 2nd, 2010 03:28 am (UTC)
Laughed so hard I nearly fell down...
celestialgldfshcelestialgldfsh on January 30th, 2010 04:30 am (UTC)
I figure that I'll get my chance to apply in about fifteen years when my son (I hope) can manage on his own without constant supervision. So someday.... someday.
Ken: Sad with catken_schneyer on February 2nd, 2010 03:29 am (UTC)
My wish for you is that it will happen sooner.