Clarion Write-a-Thon begins; novel sprint underway

Click to find out more about the Clarion Write-a-Thon.

Starting today, June 26, and for the next six weeks, I will be writing along with the participants in the Clarion Science Fiction and Fantasy writing workshop, and if you're a regular reader, or a fan of the science fiction genre, I hope you'll consider sponsoring me in the second annual Clarion "Write-a-Thon."

Like all *-a-thons, the goal is to raise money to support the Clarion workshop which, every year, brings a group of budding authors together with established pros for six weeks of intense work on the craft and business of being a science fiction writer. Like most educational programs these days, it always needs financial help.

So, to do my part, I'm committing to crank out the final 30K words of my novel-in-progress, Fist of the Ape. And if you'd like to support me — really, support all the fantasy and science fiction writers who benefit from Clarion — you can make a donation on my Write-a-Thon page.

I'll be posting progress updates here and will tweet snippets under #writeathon.

Good luck to all this year's participants at the workshop. Can't wait to see the amazing things you write!

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