Sunday, May 20, 2012

Countdown to Clarion West

I am delighted to announce that I will be participating in the 2012 Clarion West Writers Workshop, taught this year by Mary Rosenblum, Stephen Graham Jones, George R.R. Martin, Connie Willis, Kelly Link and Gavin Grant, and Chuck Palahniuk.

It begins on June 17th. To help me contain my excitement and mark the passage of time, I have re-instituted my daily writing exercises. I started up again on May 16th, and I will continue through June 15th, posting them here as I go.

My prompts for this round are phrases found on page one-hundred of a book selected from the household collection of literary fiction. I choose each day's book by the roll of a die. I roll it three times and add the product of the first three rolls to the product of the last two rolls and then count from the upper left corner of the bookcase, through the many shelves, sometimes onto the next case, until I reach the designated number.

As always, I'd be delighted to hear your responses to these rag-tag bits of story seeds. If there are any that particularly captivate or inspire, be sure to let me know, as I'll move them up the queue for further development.


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