June Stories

• Lauren Dixon’s “Your Words are Your Life, Your Death,” a non-fiction blog post about writing, death, and aging, was posted on Booklife Now.

• Sandra M. Odell’s “The Dictionary’s Apprentice” showed up at the Cast of Wonders YA podcast.

• And according to Leah Bobet, publisher of Ideomancer, Miscuer Vicki Saunders’s “‘Deus Ex Chelonia’” takes us on the most whimsical post-apocalyptic quest we’ve read in years and years.”

Happy Independence day, everyone!

Crit Session Quotes For 12/29/2012

Theater sign for Geek OutIn our last meeting for 2012, we critted stories from Kris Millering, Cat Rambo, and Emily Skaftun. In attendance were Liz Argall, Sarah Hirsch, Tod McCoy, Kris Millering, Erik Owomoyela, Cat Rambo, Vicki Saunders, Emily Skaftun, and Eddie Smith.

Here’s a scattering of what was said, but by request I have not attributed the quotes.

  • If there are monkeys on a planet, we need to know that immediately because we love monkeys!
  • That would really sock it to the tree, so to speak
  • Write a different story. Got it.
  • I wanted more apple magic.
  • I needed more rage on the part of the tree.

Afterwards, we had a joint outing to the theater and saw Geek Out, which included adaptations of “Black Box” by Jennifer Egan; “Instructions: by Neil Gaiman; “The Lifecycle of Software Objects” by Ted Chiang; and “The Unwritten” by Mike Carey, done in collaboration with literature-based music group, The Bushwick Book Club Seattle.

From the March 3 2012 Meeting

Writers Hard At Work

Tod McCoy, Lauren Dixon, Liz Argall at Inner Chapters Bookstore.

Liz Wrestles With Her Muse

Liz Argall wrestles with her muse while Lauren Dixon (furthest) and VIcki Saunders (foreground) look on.

Lucas Johnson, Emily Skaftun, Persephone D'Shaun

Lucas Johnson, Emily Skaftun, and Persephone D'Shaun watch from the other side of the table.

Members present: Liz Argall, Lauren Dixon, Eliza Hirsch, Lucas Johnson, Keffy Kehrli, Tod McCoy, Cat Rambo, Vicki Saunders, Persephone D’Shaun, Emily Skaftun.

Three stories were workshopped and Liz wrestled with her muse. As always, Inner Chapters was a swell host. The novel group meets on the 24th, and we all believe we are workshopping Caren’s novel.

Also, Keffy is going to put together an informative list of everything he hates in stories for the blog.