On the evening of April 12th, science fiction and fantasy writers and illustrators from around the world turned their attention to the 2015 Writers and Illustrators of the Future Awards Ceremony to find out who would take home the grand prize. This year’s awards ceremony took place at the renown Wilshire Ebell Theatre in Los […]
Another packed day and no rest for the winners as they moved through a full slate of presentations. Nancy Kress talked with the writers about the most common problems she’s seen with beginning writers.
Nothing compares to seeing a book come off the press. Watching the machines print, stack, and cut, is a fascinating process. What takes that feeling to the next level is knowing it’s your book coming off that press. And that’s what the writers and illustrators experienced today at Bang Printing Press.
Today was an emotional day where the illustrator winners got to show the illustrations they did for the winning stories to the writers for the first time—but more on that below.
The writers reported to ASI at 9am this morning and hung out downstairs in the illustrator’s workshop room while the illustrators themselves took a tour of the L. Ron Hubbard Library and the Writers & Illustrators of the Future Hall upstairs.
Scott Parkin and Martin L. Shoemaker discussed last night’s homework about suspense and what made it different from simply having tension, which made an unusual segue into a secondary conversation of Scott’s lovely radio voice.
Day Two started out bright and early—we were set to meet at 9:00am in the lobby and I know the writers were all excited to be there because everyone was early. Dan Davis admitted he had arrived nearly an hour early. Tim Powers asked him why he would be so early.
Writers of the Future Workshop — Day 1: Writers of the Future offers winning writers a lot. Cash prize, free weeklong workshop, meeting bestselling writers who judge the contest, the gala event. When writers aspire to win Writers of the Future, they don’t think about the real prize. The real prize is the people…