Sunday, July 11, 2010

Want me to read and critique your story?

I don't normally provide those services, but at ReConStruction, the North American Science Fiction convention (NASFiC) in Raleigh in a few weeks, I'll be doing that for three writers as part of a writer's workshop in which I've agreed to participate. Oz Drummond, who ran a similar workshop at the WorldCon in Montreal last summer, explains some of the basics here. You can also get more information from this page on the NASFiC site.

As best I understand it, two published writers will sit down with three other writers and discuss the manuscripts of those folks. I'm leading a session with Tom Doyle, a writer I do not know. My plan is to run ours Milford-style, which is to say that each of us will take a turn critiquing the work of a person, and then that person will have a chance to comment. The whole process is supposed to fit in two hours, which should be doable if a tad tight.

So, if you're coming to the con--and if you're not, you should be--and you are seeking input on a work in progress, contact Oz and see about joining the workshop. I promise to be honest, and I'll do my best to be gentle.

4 comments:

J. Griffin Barber said...

My jealousy knows no bounds... Oh, to be able to attend cons all over every time...

Mark said...

FWIW, Griffin, I attend only about five a year.

Bernadette Bosky said...

We three may be at Nasfic. I actually have permission to get off work, which is pretty rare, but Kevin just got shunted into new job at the same company and may have to stay home; ad then Arthur and I may go, but we're not sure.

Anyway, hope to see you there.

I've been enjoying looking at the list of tags and commenting on older entries.

Mark said...

Berndatte, I will hope to see you three (or two) at the con.

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