A Little Announcement...or Two

I joined Facebook. Only years after everyone else, but, well, there it is. I've resisted for so long--both because I believe corporations co-opting social networking platfoms weakens their value and also, well, I never thought the banalities of my private life were shareworthy. But then someone explained to me the nuances of the Facebook page and how it's different from a Facebook profile. And when that someone works at the publishing house who's going to be publishing my first book, well, I figured I'd better listen.

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Private Creative Writing Workshops

Due to the heartening and overwhelming encouragement I've received from many former students, I am now offering private instruction in creative writing. Before I continue, let me say now that if you can find what you're looking for in a traditional continuing education program, then by all means, I strongly encourage you to do so. However, if you're looking for something you can't find anywhere else, then maybe I can help you.

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2016 Reading List

Sword of Destiny by Andrzej Sapkowski

Going back over my notes, I see this year's favourite was Andrzej Sapkowski's Sword of Destiny, a short story collection originally published in Polish in 1992 as Miecz Przeznaczenia. This choice may or may not have had something to do with the fact I played all three Witcher games back to back this year, along with the Witcher Adventure Board Game and an awful lot of Gwent (although I suspect strongly it does). The stories don't spoil the narrative of the games (and the games don't spoil the stories), rather, they inform each other in a way I found to be not only fun but also very, very satisfying.

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