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Walter's Toolbox Opens Again

New Mexico is the Land of Enchantment, and the little mountain city of Taos is one of its most enchanting spots... and a great spot for aspiring authors to sharpen their literary skills.

Taos is where my friend Walter Jon Williams hold his annual "graduate level" writing workshop, the Taos Toolbox. There are a number of great workshops for writers just starting out -- Clarion, Clarion West, and Odyssey, to name three -- but the Toolbox is a little different, intended for writers who have already gone to one or more of those and maybe made a few sales. The next step in building a career in our genre.

This year's faculty includes Walter Jon himself -- author of DAYS OF ATONEMENT, HARDWIRED, The Praxis series, and many many more, and creator of Golden Boy, Modular Man, Black Shadow, and Gordon the Ghoul for the Wild Cards series -- and Nancy Kress. Guest lecturers and scheduled visitors will include E.M. Tippetts, Steven Gould, and myself (Walter has promised to buy me dinner).

Further information at http://www.taostoolbox.com

Taos Toolbox will make you a huge bestselling author. Or not. But what the hell, Taos is lovely, and the food is really really good.


Dec. 15th, 2016 01:15 am (UTC)
Thats sounds good
Thats sounds amazing, I would love to go to one of these work shops. I started writing three years ago, learnt a lot from online and reading, have spoken to a few writers that have given me tips.

I am currently writing short stories, for Sci fi universe, which I created Called Bounties of Bathos.
There is a collectibles line being made in singapore, we released the first two characters last year.

Now I'm writing, Medieval fantasy, I just started . It's called Spectral knights, Im studying your books in detail, I love it . Its the most wonderful thing to become a writer and read your own work. Currently on chapter two. LOL so i have a long way to go.

What I love about your work, is how you build your characters, every inch of dialogue reveals more about there personality, what they want, who they are. This is something I must learn. Im getting there slowly.

I learnt a ton from watching your youtube videos when you talk about the books.

Wonderful post :)
Dan Koifman
Dec. 15th, 2016 01:52 am (UTC)
Re: Thats sounds good
If you are very serious about writing it, I suggest you go over to name.com and buy spectralknights.com so you can own the .com domain name. I just checked and it is available. It only costs like $12 a year.


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