The Care and Feeding of a Convention Writing Workshop Track

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Right now, I'm in the process of putting together the writing workshop track for Context 23. The convention has grown considerably in the past four years, and all our data points to that being the result of expanding the writing programming.A decade ago, Context had a writing workshop that was similar to the type of writing workshop offered at many conventions. It was a Milford-style critique

Sprinting For The Deadline

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I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.- Douglas Adams"C'mon, pencil! Make words!"- SpongeBob SquarePantsMany of us, when faced with a deadline, tend to push it. For some writers, there's a certain creativity-enhancing rush to be found in putting a story off until the very last minute. College tends to foster this kind of work habit, and after a couple of semesters