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May 21, 2012

One Week Standby
Posted by Jim Macdonald at 10:52 AM * 8 comments

This is your annual reminder that applications for the Viable Paradise writer’s workshop close June 15th.

Held annually on Martha’s Vineyard (a place worth visiting even without a workshop), we teach the Really Real Secrets of Writing Commercial Fiction. (That is, how to write stuff that folks want to read.)

It’s a week long, and we do novels as well as short stories. Also, Chili-dog Casserole.

Comments on One Week Standby:
#1 ::: Fran Wilde ::: (view all by) ::: May 21, 2012, 11:52 AM:

This is an amazing week - entirely doable, even if you, like me, have kids, dogs, parents, jobs, significant others, and other whatnot pulling on your time. Your writing will thank you. You'll connect with other writers. Do it. Apply. The wheels won't come off the cart while you're gone. I promise.

~ Fran, VP XV (2011)

#2 ::: Phoebe ::: (view all by) ::: May 21, 2012, 12:27 PM:

If you're even considering VP, you should apply. Writer summer camp on steroids. One of the hallmark experiences of my writing career.

#3 ::: JM ::: (view all by) ::: May 21, 2012, 05:50 PM:

Someday!

#4 ::: Xopher HalfTongue ::: (view all by) ::: May 21, 2012, 09:33 PM:

Some day, gods dammit. Some bloody day.

Not, however, today. Or this year.

#5 ::: janra ::: (view all by) ::: May 22, 2012, 12:23 AM:

Someday... after I get up the guts to submit anything, anywhere.

#6 ::: Debra Doyle ::: (view all by) ::: May 22, 2012, 09:23 AM:

Janra@5: If you write well enough to keep up in the comment threads of Making Light, then I think it's safe to say that you write well enough to submit to VP (or anywhere else) without embarrassment.

#7 ::: Sean Craven ::: (view all by) ::: May 22, 2012, 11:13 PM:

You're making the casserole? Really?

Aw. I feel rich with history.

#8 ::: janra ::: (view all by) ::: May 23, 2012, 09:24 PM:

Debra Doyle @6

I don't post much here. It's a little intimidating but I try to remind myself that the folks here really are nice, and I'm trying to post a bit more. I only managed to post that earlier comment by doing so fast enough that I couldn't talk myself out of it.

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