I attended The Writer's Hotel in New York in early June, and I can't recommend it enough. By the way, it's not too early to start thinking about 2019! Billed as a mini MFA, it's an intense week of workshops, labs, meeting with agents to improve your pitch and hanging out in bars. Actually, that last bit is because authors read their work at bars like the KGB. But the best part of the week, even better than hanging out in bars, is meeting new writers.
This year I was part of a workshop led by Elizabeth Hand. (Check out her author page on Amazon by clicking through). Coming soon we will devote a post to helping you find her books. The workshop was intense, focused, kind and best of all I met eleven brilliant new writers and got to read their work.
Now you can sample their work as well. Here are the first three featured writers from Elizabeth Hand's TWH workshop.
Allison's funny, sometimes darkly funny, sometimes sad take on life can be found here. Her workshop writing had me laughing out loud.
To quote Allison herself:
"Want to know what happens if you attempt to return a diet tapeworm? Are you curious what it would be like to be an African dictator with a penchant for country line dancing?"
Carl's writing runs the gamut from horror, to science fiction, to urban fantasy. From the workshop, I know Carl as an author that loves interesting concepts and fast-paced fun. The page we feature has links to his science fiction novel, Reboot, as well as links to his published short stories.
Click through and happy reading!
Although, I have not read this book - don't worry, Jarad and I will be reading through all of these and reviewing them in good time - I know that Celeste writes beautiful, lyrical prose with an eye for details that draw the reader in. Check out this timely novel about the role technology plays in our lives.
You can also check out her film in progress here.
Julie Carpenter is the creator of the Sacred Chickens website. She is dedicated to telling stories and making sure that indie writers and publishers have a way to be heard. She uses narrative, her own and others’, to help interpret the world. She has a Master of Professional Writing from the University of Memphis, with an emphasis in Composition Theory. She wants to bend reality one story at a time. Julie’s work has appeared in Fiction on the Web and will be included The New Guard. She is currently working on a novel.