Writers of the Future Workshop Week and Gala, Part 1

Ok, I’m nearly back on schedule. The Writers of the Future workshop week was wonderfully educational.  We had two amazing primary teachers, Dave Wolverton and Tim Powers, and a plethora of secondary speakers who all gave their take on different aspects of writing fiction professionally. When I arrived I was picked up at the airportContinue reading “Writers of the Future Workshop Week and Gala, Part 1”

‘Mirror Shards Vol. 2’ Released

The anthology is out!  I’m so excited, and I can’t wait to read it in its final form.  Here’s the cover and the blurb: BEWARE! Between these pages, thirteen tales about augmented reality lie in wait to steal away your senses. Go on the hunt for poachers in a dangerous mist. Use your powers ofContinue reading “‘Mirror Shards Vol. 2’ Released”

Are you an Inny or an Outy?

No, no, keep your shirt on.  I’m not asking about your bellybutton.  I’m asking about your disposition.  Are you an introvert or an extrovert?  Or, perhaps something in between? I came across this interesting thread on AW: http://absolutewrite.com/forums/showthread.php?t=242906 in which the OP asked if most writers were introverts.  I haven’t read the thread, so IContinue reading “Are you an Inny or an Outy?”

It’s WotF Workshop Week!

Hello all, If you’re interested in keeping up with what the winners are experiencing, I suggest visiting the W&IotF Herald. There you’ll get day-by-day updates and introductions to the new authors and illustrators. Feel free to fantasize about attending the workshop yourself.  😉 ~Marina

I Have Work! (or, Spotlighting Differences Between Writers and Illustrators)

I have been commissioned to illustrate a story in an upcoming semi-pro anthology.  I won’t give any details at the moment, since I haven’t signed a contract yet, but I’m already through the concept art stage, have refined my line art, and any minute now should be starting on my shading. As I said, it’sContinue reading “I Have Work! (or, Spotlighting Differences Between Writers and Illustrators)”

New Blog and Aesthetics

Hello all! New post and a shiny-new blog to go with it. For my first post at my new home, I’d like to talk about to present yourself on the internet.  I’m not going the comments-and-behavior route with this one.  I’d specifically like to discuss aesthetics.  First, if you’ve never been there before (but chancesContinue reading “New Blog and Aesthetics”