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Tony C Smith from StarshipSofa sent along the following:

 

Live Video Writers Workshop

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with Mike Resnick and Paul Di Filippo

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16th June 2013

UK Greenwich Mean Time 17:00

Eastern Standard Time (EST) 12:00

Central Standard Time (CST) 11:00

Mountain Standard Time (MST) 10:00

Pacific Standard Time (PST) 09:00AM

Austraila: 02:00

StarShipSofa built its reputation by featuring science fiction from the best authors of our time, from living legends whose works have inspired generations to the rising stars of the genre. StarShipSofa’s focus on quality science fiction has brought it an enthusiastic worldwide audience as well as the honor of being the first podcast in history to receive the Hugo Award. Who better to host a workshop for aspiring science fiction writers? If you wish to raise your fiction to the next level, join StarShipSofa and its special guests at this exciting workshop.

Plus – Extra Advanced Options available – to purchace see tickets above (or click here – http://writersworkshopstarshipsofa.eventbrite.co.uk/)

Mike Resnick – ADVANCED LEVEL: Live Video Workshop + Get your short story/chapter read and evaluated by Mike Resnick + 1hr long video personal lesson with Mike.

Buy this ticket if you want to watch the live video workshop + plus get your story critiqued by Mike Resnick + have a one hour personal video lesson with Mike Resnick.

Paul Di Filippo – ADVANCED LEVEL: Live Video Workshop + Get your short story/chapter read and evaluated by Paul Di Filippo + 1hr long video personal writing lesson with Paul.

Buy this ticket if you want to watch the live video workshop + plus get your story critiqued by Paul Di Filippo + have a one hour personal video lesson with Paul Di Filippo.

Guest Speakers

mike smallMike Resnick, is an American science fiction author. He was executive editor of Jim Baen’s Universe.

“A native of Chicago, Resnick attended the University of Chicago from 1959 to 1961 where he met his future wife, Carol. The couple were married 1961. In the 1960s and early 1970s, Resnick wrote more than 200 “adult” novels under pseudonyms, edited seven tabloid newspapers, and edited a trio of men’s magazines. He also produced a weekly column on horse racing for more than a decade, and for eleven years wrote a monthly column on purebred collies, which he and his wife bred and exhibited. His wife Carol is also a writer, as is his daughter, Laura Resnick, who is an award-winning science fiction and fantasy author. Resnick’s papers, consisting of at least 125 boxes, are in the Special Collections Library of the University of South Florida in Tampa. He will be the Guest of Honor at Chicon 7, the 2012 Worldcon to be held in Chicago. …”

 

 

paulsmallPaul Di Filippo is the author of hundreds of short stories, some of which have been collected in these widely-praised collections: The Steampunk Trilogy, Ribofunk, Fractal Paisleys, Lost Pages, Little Doors, Strange Trades, Babylon Sisters, and his multiple-award-nominated novella, A Year in the Linear City. Another earlier collection, Destroy All Brains, was published by Pirate Writings, but is quite rare because of the extremely short print run (if you see one, buy it!).

The popularity of Di Filippo’s short stories sometimes distracts from the impact of his mindbending, utterly unclassifiable novels: Ciphers, Joe’s Liver, Fuzzy Dice, A Mouthful of Tongues, and Spondulix. Paul’s offbeat sensibility, soulful characterizations, exquisite-yet-compact prose, and laugh-out-loud dialogue give his work a charmingly unique voice that is both compelling and addictive. He has been a finalist for the Hugo, Nebula, BSFA, Philip K. Dick, Wired Magazine, and World Fantasy awards.

Despite his dilatory ways, Paul affirms that the sequel to A Year in the Linear City, to be titled A Princess of the Linear Jungle, will get written in 2008. He has two books forthcoming from PS Publications: the collection entitled Harsh Oases and the novel titled Roadside Bodhisattva. His 2008 novel Cosmocopia is graced by Jim Woodring illustrations.

What will be covered in the live video workshop

Mike Resnick – How to run a career: how to meet editors, how to choose an agent, how to make domestic and foreign sales, what contract clauses should scare you away before you have an agent, what worldships have good records of success, new sources of income that have opened up since the turn of the century.

Paul Di Filippo – How to develop speculative ideas: sources, extrapolations, research methods, and investigation of literary lineage to avoid reinventing the wheel. Then, how to conceive of the best possible story-telling format or frame for any particular idea. How to be generous with the reader, not skimpy, thus producing stories with the heft and feel of our overstuffed reality. Also, how to deal with pitfalls.

Plus – Extra Advanced Options available – to purchace see tickets above.

Mike Resnick – ADVANCED LEVEL: Live Video Workshop + Get your short story/chapter read and evaluated by Mike Resnick + 1hr long video personal lesson with Mike.

Buy this ticket if you want to watch the live video workshop + plus get your story critiqued by Mike Resnick + have a one hour personal video lesson with Mike Resnick.

Paul Di Filippo – ADVANCED LEVEL: Live Video Workshop + Get your short story/chapter read and evaluated by Paul Di Filippo + 1hr long video personal writing lesson with Paul.

Buy this ticket if you want to watch the live video workshop + plus get your story critiqued by Paul Di Filippo + have a one hour personal video lesson with Paul Di Filippo.

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