This is a stable, regularly updated* version of my @ISTeahouse Twitter thread collecting free/low-cost science fiction/fantasy (sff) and related online conventions for the fall and winter of 2020. All events are online and cost $50 or less (most are free!). Please share, and if you know of any other events**, contact me (preferably via Twitter, … Continue reading Free & Cheap Conventions, Fall/Winter 2020
Knowing I’d be stuck on airplanes too small to even comfortably open my iPad and keyboard, I asked Twitter whether there was a good app I could use to write with the Apple Pencil. All I wanted was consistently good handwriting recognition and a painless way to get the text into other programs, like Scrivener. A friend recommended MyScript Nebo, which turned out to be exactly what I wanted. It has the simple features that I want, and not a lot else. (If you want simulated papers and inks, this is not your app.) Continue reading Writing Tool: MyScript Nebo
Yes, YOU. Applications are now open for Viable Paradise 21! My detailed VP blog is still in the works, because there was just so much! So much writing, so much thought-provoking discussion, so many great new writing family members, so many feels. So many songs I didn’t know how to sing. Such a big stack … Continue reading You should apply for Viable Paradise
2016 was a terrible year overall. But though it feels wrong to say so, 2016 was actually pretty good for me, socially and professionally. Especially in a terrible year like this one, sitting down in December and recording your successes is essential. We’re going to need the reminder to give us fuel for next year. … Continue reading Year-End Review
Apparently it is! 2016 has been a profoundly terrible year for pretty much everyone. It’s been a great year for me, professionally. I had my first ever short story sale and my first pro short story sale, I joined SFWA, and I went to Viable Paradise, where I met writing heroes and found an incredible … Continue reading So, is this an eligibility post?
Ed. note: The below post was written for us by longtime friend Amber Bird. In case my name isn’t a clear enough indication, I’m basically a female human. I grew up on science fiction, which means I grew up on a lot of stories where the main protagonists were usually male. Like many things in my … Continue reading Guest Post: Too Many Women?
Writing the Other: Master Classes are focused, live, online workshops of just a few hours–not a six-week commitment like the excellent workshop that I did–that go more deeply into specific topics. These include writing Native American characters, writing comics/graphic novels, writing asexual characters, writing deaf and blind characters, and other topics. Continue reading WTO Master Classes
In the last few days, Twitter’s been debating whether or not all writers need to take attend a writing workshop. For some, being able to attend is a privilege; for others, being able to find alternatives to attending is a privilege. If you’re thinking about it yourself, I’ve compiled a non-exhaustive list of English-language sff workshops and … Continue reading Writing Workshop Roundup 2016