Tag: When Words Collide

An interview with me at When Words Collide 2022

As one of the Guests of Honor at When Words Collide 2022, I was interviewed by Clifford Samuels about my past, present, and future writing career. Enjoy!

Listen to the keynote addresses (including mine) from When Words Collide 2022

Here are the keynote address from the four Guests of Honour at When Worlds Collide 2022, which, unfortunately, is virtual again this year. Besides me (at 58:30), there are addresses by Terry Brooks, Susanna Kearsley, and Hank Phillippi Ryan. Mark Leslie Lefebvre is the moderator. Enjoy!

Enjoy readings by the Guests of Honor (including me) of When Words Collide 2022

As one of the Guests of Honor for When Words Collide 2022, I was given the opportunity to read some of my work alongside fellow GoHs Susanna Kearsley and Terry Brooks (the fourth, Hank Phillippi Ryan, wasn’t able to make this reading). The readings were livestreamed and the recording remains available on YouTube. Listen to …

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A new seven-sentence short story: Swinging to the Guru

I just completed this year’s Seven-Sentence Short Story workshop for the When Words Collide writers’ convention, at which I’m one of the Guests of Honor this year. This exercise, created by short-story writer extraordinaire James Van Pelt, has been a great success every time I’ve conducted it. Below is my story, written extemporaneously during the …

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A new seven-sentence short story: The Quantum Beast

Earlier today, as part of this year’s online version of When Words Collide, the great annual writing conference in Calgary, I led about forty writers through the Seven-Sentence Short Story exercise, created by science fiction and fantasy author (and former English teacher) James Van Pelt, who was on hand and took part himself! I’ve used this …

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The Worldshapers podcast an Aurora Award finalist again for Best Fan Related Work

I’m very pleased to announce that my podcast, The Worldshapers (“Conversations with science fiction and fantasy authors about the creative process”) has, for the second year in a row, been nominated for the Aurora Award for Best Fan Related Work–an award it won last year! (That’s the very nice trophy in the photo.) The Aurora …

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Read the first two chapters of Worldshaper!

It’s just six weeks until the release of Worldshaper, my ninth novel for DAW Books, on September 18 in trade paperback and ebook. What with When Words Collide coming up this weekend, and the World Science Fiction Convention after that, and DragonCon after that, and then SaskExpo after that, all of which I’ll be at …

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When Words Collide 2017: Canada’s best writing conference

Last weekend my wife and daughter and I made our annual pilgrimage to When Words Collide in Calgary, which has become, not only my favorite writing conference, but, I think, the best writing conference in Canada. (Admittedly, I haven’t been to all of them, but I don’t see how any of them can be appreciably …

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Another Seven-Sentence Short Story

At When Words Collide in Calgary this summer I once again conducted a Seven-Sentence Short Story workshop, and had more people in it than ever before–30 or so, I’d guesstimate. This is a plotting exercise created by SF writer/high school teacher James Van Pelt, and it works great in this setting. Below is my story written …

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My editor wins a Hugo! And other stories of what I did on my summer vacation

It’s been a while since my last post. Lots to tell you about, but let’s start with the most important: my wonderful editor (and publisher), Sheila E. Gilbert of DAW Books, received the Hugo Award for Best Editor (Long-Form) at this year’s World Science Fiction Convention in Kansas City–and as you can see, I was there to take a photo. …

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My “When Words Collide” schedule

    I’ll be at the fabulous When Words Collide writing/reading conference in Calgary next weekend (May 12-14). They’re keeping me busy. If perchance you will also be attending, here’s where you can find me. (If you aren’t attending, it may be sold out this year, but if you’re interested in writing and can make the journey, …

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My When Words Collide schedule

I’m really looking forward to next weekend’s When Words Collide conference in Calgary—always one of my favorites. They’re keeping me busy with several panels and, of course, the mass autograph session on Saturday night at 8 p.m., which is open to the public. But it’s not just me! Margaret Anne is taking part in a …

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