This October I attended the Viable Paradise workshop on Martha’s Vineyard. It was incredible. I learned so much and bonded with my class of fellow authors. I feel like I could write thousands of words and not really capture the feel of it. So instead I’ll post some photos.
First is the class photo with the instructors. I love everyone in this picture. Except for Jamie. (He knows what he did.)
Kind of cool fun fact, 19 of the 24 students this year were women. I am so proud to have been a part of this class. Pay attention to these names, you will be seeing them in magazines and bookstore shelves not too long from now.
In other news: Martha’s Vineyard is gorgeous. I did a terrible job capturing it. As shown here.
My classmates Fred G. Yost and Karen Osborne did a much better job.
See? So pretty! Also shockingly like Stars Hollow.
And here are a couple of mementos I came away with.
That would be a pile of feedback for my submission novella.
Not shown: a newly written story, an idea for another, a mug, a tee shirt, and a green rubber snake.
So to wrap up I would 100% recommend Viable Paradise to all aspiring spec-fic writers.
And here is a video taken last month of me reading the beginning of my novella at Word Brew 2016 (while wearing my VP shirt).