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Wyrd Words 2015

It's nearly the Autumn Equinox, and I've yet to write about so many Summer adventures.

After more than a year of planning and months of drafting, revising, and exchanging manuscripts, the inaugural Wyrd Words Workshop was held in July. We ate, drank, and danced around the kitchen (Well, ok, maybe that was just me); we workshopped brilliant beginnings and provocative plots; we used technowizardry to traverse miles; we strolled under the full moon, and we sauna'd; we talked about creativity and inspiration, punk rock and K-pop, politics and fairy tales. There were bees, rockets, and skeletons in the trees...


Most importantly, we did good work. I'm so excited to see the books that eventually make their way into the world from this workshop. Such good stories. Such excellent writers. Such dear friends.





Writers spend so much time alone at the laptop that in-person connections of quality are a real gift. Thank you to everyone at the workshop and behind the scenes who gave it shape and filled the weekend with such wonderful, wyrd words.

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I'm going to quote from one of my favorite children's books, Charlotte's Web by E.B. White, because it fits so well for this dear group:

“It is not often that someone comes along who is a true friend and a good writer."

Wyrd Wordians, you are both. Thank you.