Posts Tagged ‘events’

NaNoWriMo Survival: Week One

Posted on: November 8th, 2011 by Sam 2 Comments

Here’s the little tricks I’ve either learned or put to good effect this week; I’m posting them as advice to myself, because I am dense enough to have to learn these things over and over. Start small – a half hour on and five to ten minutes off is a great way to get started, […]

I Shall Miss You, Friends

Posted on: October 25th, 2011 by Sam 2 Comments

I am sorry, I know I often go on hiatus, but this one cannot be avoided. You see, I am one of those crazies that tries to do NaNoWriMo every year. Last year, I dropped out because frankly, I had finals coming up, and we’ve all got to have a sense of priority. It goes […]

YA Books You Should Be Reading

Posted on: August 23rd, 2011 by Sam 3 Comments

At Worldcon one of my favorite Panels was titled, “Beyond Harry Potter: What other Young Adult Fiction Everyone – Adults Included – Should Be Reading.” The panelists were Ellen Asher, Susan Chang, Laura Frankos, Dan Wells, and Andrew Wheeler. I took down a 90% accurate list of the suggestions of the panelists, as well as […]

WorldCon Ho!

Posted on: August 17th, 2011 by Sam 2 Comments

This week, Ian and I are paying a visit to RENOvation. It’s Worldcon, a very large fan convention that hosts many authors, editors, agents, artists, costume makers, game designers, cartoonists, and much more. To give you an idea of what to expect, George R. R. Martin, Dr. Demento, and Brandon Sanderson are here, to name […]

Open Conference Call with David Farland

Posted on: March 30th, 2011 by Sam

Super Author David Farland hosts “Farland’s Authors’ Advisory Conference Calls”. I had the opportunity to attend a few panels with David Farland at this year’s Life, the Universe, and Everything. He has been teaching writers for a long time now, and is full of great advice. Just a little ethos for you, David Farland used […]

LTUE Schedule

Posted on: February 16th, 2011 by Sam

Today I’ve got to run a crap-ton of errands in order to get ready for this weekend’s trip to Life, the Universe, and Everything. LTUE is a Science Fiction/Fantasy Convention held at BYU in Provo, UT. It is free for students, and $25.00 for the entire event otherwise. My friend Ian and I have been […]

Tracy Hickman on Writing Excuses (LTUE)

Posted on: April 27th, 2010 by Sam

Tracy Hickman: “Writers basically believe that they are never going to be or are already has-beens. The thing I try to tell writers all the time, and I have to remind myself is that we have not yet written our best work. The best is yet to come. It could be that next book, it […]

What I learned at NaNoWriMo

Posted on: December 2nd, 2009 by Sam

I know. I’ve already written one blog about Writer’s Block and another about how to use a Simple Outline, but now NaNoWriMo is officially done and over. The official status of my manuscript is 37,796 words. In the “official” standards of NaNoWriMo, I didn’t “Win”. You win by finishing 50,000 words in one month. However, […]