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|What I Write||
I have sworn my life to the production of emotionally charged and adventurey science fiction, fantasy, and spec fic novels and short works — mostly dystopian stories about love, heartbreak, and the grim future of all humankind. Also stories about magic clothes, evil godlike soda pop, and cute little sentient blobs of water.
For me the Clarion West writer’s workshop was a grand creative awakening, an invaluable education, and a transcendent six weeks of writerly kinship. I can’t be hyperbolic about what it meant to me to be able to attend — and I would never have had that chance without the support of donors like you.
“This Must Be The Place” in Strange Horizons
“The Wordless Age” in Galaxy’s Edge
I’m aiming to write 3,500 words per week! For the last three weeks, I will also be riding my bicycle 800 miles from Astoria, OR to Oakland, CA! I’ll be writing by the sides of highways, in the woods of Bigfoot Country, and on rocky bluffs by the sea.
This ride is very much in honor of Clarion West. When I attended last year, and my bicycle was stolen in the middle of the workshop, many folks came together to very generously chip in for a replacement. Every mile these wheels carry me reminds me of my gratitude to the Clarion West community and my desire to repay its kindness.
I’ve never done this before and have no idea what my goal should be!
$5 – I will write and email or tweet you a haiku from the road
$10 – I will send you a postcard, either from the road or of my own design
$20 – You will get a sneak peak at some of my new work! How vague yet tantalizing!
$50 – Upon request I will name a minor character after you, and share the work with you before [attempted or successful] publication! (limit 10 — and please let me know if you’re strongly averse to that character being evil, a jerk, a fool, etc.)
>$100 – For you I will hand-bind a hardback collection of my short stories (limit 5 — please allow a month or two after the end of the write-a-thon to complete)