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How am I going to resist this?

October 1, 2012

I recently blogged on my discovery of and addiction to the Writing Excuses podcast.  Well, this morning I discovered that the fine folks at Writing Excuses (specifically Brandon Sanderson, Mary Robinette Kowal, Howard Taylor, and Dan Wells) are conducting a one-week writing workshop/retreat called “Out of Excuses“.

Knowing what I know about these fine folks, I suspected the workshop would be in Utah.  It is not.  It’s in Chattanooga, Tennessee.  Yeah, that’s like an hour and a half from where my butt currently sits.

So I need to do one of two things: (a) figure out where to get a thousand bucks (give or take) so I can attend, or (b) find a sufficient excuse to explain to myself why it’s okay that I’m not attending. A roommate would make (a) a more feasible option by reducing the lower bound of the price to $750 (extras will still cost extra, of course).

Don’t get me wrong, this isn’t Clarion or the WotF workshop, but it’s a week to be a writer and to get to know writers.  And write.

Hard to say what my situation will be by June, financially and otherwise, so option (b) will likely fulfill itself via the workshop filling up before I can afford to buy in.  But it’s an option on the horizon that would be pretty frigging awesome.  I’ll be contemplating and brainstorming…

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  1. October 3, 2012 7:19 pm

    It sounds lovely. I hope you figure out a way to make it work. It’s so close to your neck of the woods!

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