// In which my attempt to forge a new creative path in art led me right back to an old one in writing. // A few years ago I had the pleasure of being invited to co-teach The Art of Visual Storytelling course at the prestigious Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA. I’m three weeks in to this semester’s class and loving it. Plot wrangling! Story structure! Wordsmithing! All the narrative nourishment a typing monkey could hope for.
After a rigorous and highly scientific research-based poll…okay, wait. Actually, I tweeted a question to the Interwebz yesterday for examples of female lead characters in fantasy novels. The results were diverse on just about every spectrum. Recommendations included everything from YA to lesbian mystery fantasies. While authors skewed towards female, it was by no means a male […]
A writer walks into a doctor’s office. “You gotta help me, doc. I keep hearing about everyone making money from self-publishing, and everywhere I go, someone’s trying to sell me their book.” “I see,” the doctor says, nodding. “So what seems to be the problem?” “Well, I figure if everyone’s writing a book, I should […]
StoryWorld 2012 is over, but the value generated there continues to echo forward thanks to all the folks who tweeted, blogged, posted, and curated. Especially Anthony Torres, who snagged an audio recording of the panel I moderated, “Designing Open Storyworlds” (big thanks, Anthony)!
This is a long overdue post about my adventures at Wyrd Con 2 in 2011.