Sue Burke (mount_oregano) wrote,
Sue Burke

Clarion Write-a-Thon: The results

What was I thinking? By raising money in the Clarion Write-a-Thon, I was creating my own competition.

But I did. In fact, I raised $610, which places me in the top 10 fundraisers. Overall, the 2011 Write-a-Thon exceeded its goal and raised $16,500, which will help the 2012 class attend the world-famous six-week workshop and hone their skills as science fiction and fantasy writers.

I spent the six weeks of the Write-a-Thon making the final edits on my novel, due out in 2012 — more (much more) about that when the date draws near.

Let me thank my sponsors:

• Jennifer Walker, evilshrubbery, a talented and ambitious fellow member of the Madrid Writer's Critique Group.
• Jerry Finn, my muse.
• Patricia Bowne, a member of the critique group I belonged to in Milwaukee; you can buy her wry, inventive fantasy novel, Advice from Pigeons, here. (I have my copy.)
• Ginnie Finn, a fine sister-in-law.
• Lou Burke, my beloved baby brother.
• Oz Whiston, a member of my Clarion class.

I had promised that the highest donor would get to name a character in Chapter 6 of the novel. Oz won, and that character shall henceforth and forever be known as Osbert.

— Sue Burke

Tags: clarion, writing

  • Why writers sometimes fail

    I was asked by an unhappy movie producer why a writer could turn in a fine script, but the next one by the same writer would be bad. Here’s my…

  • “We’ll all die!” vs. “We’re all going to die!”

    As writers — and we’re all writers, whether by profession or necessity — we ought to know the rules of language, just as a football…

  • Off to MIRcon

    I’ll be at MIRcon this weekend, Spain’s 31st national science fiction, fantasy, and horror convention, also called HispaCon.…

  • Post a new comment


    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.