Friday, August 19, 2016

Skinny bandwidth yields tiny posts


I'm sorry, because I had planned to post a few pics each day and write more, but the bandwidth here is so bad that I can't even stay connected for long.  Heck, I can't even reliably send email.

So, the brief version:

Today, I participated in my last two con functions.

First up was a panel on finance for writers.  Each of the panelists brought a different perspective to the topic, so the conversation was far more interesting and lively than I had expected.  The audience stayed engaged throughout, so I can't complain.

Next was a writing workshop in which I and another professional writer critiqued manuscripts from three folks still trying to break into the field.  I'm a firm believer that what happens in workshops must stay in them, so I will say only that I think the participants got value from the critiques.  (I should note that I normally turn these down and have for some time, but the organizer is a friend who needed one more person, so I was happy to help.)

I hope to sleep a great deal tonight.



2 comments:

David Drake said...

Dear Mark,

Say, what did you read the previous day?

And who was the other 'teacher' at the workshop? (That isn't secret, is it?)

As always,
Dave

Mark said...

I gave the audience a choice of five options, and they selected the beginning and a relatively recent section of the crime novel.

Alex Shvartsman, whom I had not met previously.

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