Here’s one of my favourite writers talking a little bit about starting a story.
We’ve just launched yet another of my older novels as a Triskell Press e-book. Here’s the link on Amazon. I’m grateful to MaryAnn and volunteer proofreaders for helping out! MaryAnn did the cover as well.
Smashwords link for all other formats: https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/cdelint
Ellen & Delia will be teaching, once again, in the MA/MFA Program in Children’s Literature at Hollins University in the Summer of 2015 — and this time, I’ll be joining them there as the 2015 Writer-in-Residence. You’ll find more information about the program on Ellen’s blog, Puggy’s Hill.
"The program encourages all levels of students," Ellen says. "Seriously. And there is Financial Aid. It’s a 6-week summer semester, a chance to find out just what you’re capable of."
That’s my favorite picture of Ellen, me, and Delia above, taken some years ago when they were visiting me here in Devon, England. (We’ve been friends for a long, long time.) We’re all older and, I certainly hope, wiser now…so come join us at Hollins in 2015, and let us impart some of what we’ve learned about writing over all these years to you.
- Terri Windling
Art above: “Jo Writing in the Attic” (from Little Women) by Norman Rockwell
My life’s ambition has been achieved: I’m in a post with Jo March!
If you could do this, I don’t know why you wouldn’t.
Application Deadline for this summer extended to APRIL 15th!!!!
Just tell them I sent you.
And, er, Application for 2015 is a year away. But you’ll need time to think about it, won’t you?
Reblogging to say that I’m really thrilled to hear that one of the recently-accepted applicants told Hollins she learned about the program “On Ellen Kushner’s Tumblr”! So whoever you are … WELCOME - and I look forward to meeting you next year!
Everyone else: There’s still time to apply - and to get your taxes done - by April 15th!
Guess which one you’ll enjoy more?
Well, I’m late posting about this, but hopefully not too late. I was getting ready for the show and it just slipped my mind until now. The show’s always fun, with a live DJ, and tons of great vinyl. And since a couple of people asked, I’ll be bringing copies of The Cats of Tanglewood and Seven Wild Sisters, and I’ll be happy to sign them—as well as anything you feel like bringing along. Hope to see some of you local people if you’ve got the time.
Tanglewood Cats go Boing Boing
A good review is always great, but it’s sweeter when it comes from the pen of an author one also admires for his own work. Here’s Cory Doctorow on Cats:
It’s been ages since we’ve gotten out to a live show, so off we went to the Black Sheep Inn in Wakefield to see a double bill of Catherine MacLellan and Jonathon Byrd and heard some great music. I was struck that, except for some sparse electric guitar work, all the instruments were amplied through mics which made for a nice warm sound. A listening crowd was an added bonus which allowed me to actually hear the lyrics to the the many songs with which I was unfamiliar.
THANK YOU JENNI HERD
MaryAnn and I were just talking about this last night—how tough it is for kids today, and that older generations should be sympathizing with them instead of knocking them down. Jenni Herd puts it nicely into perspective here.
I’m busy getting ready to go to FaerieCon tomorrow but I had to take the time to post this link to a giveaway at Tor.com: