Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Science Fiction And Fantasy Writer's Chat 2/16/11 with Mary Robinette Kowal

1:59 amBryanThomasS:Welcome to Science Fiction Fantasy Writer?s Chat. #sffwrtcht
2:00 amsffwrtcht:Our goal is to talk w/ writers, editors, & others abt the craft of writing, specifically related to writing speculative fiction. #sffwrtcht
2:00 amsffwrtcht:Our format is round table discussion. Please restrict ?s to writing craft, business of writing & the specific works of the guest. #sffwrtcht
2:00 amsffwrtcht:Please wait until your question gets answered to ask another & use the hashtag #sffwrtcht for all questions and comments.
2:00 amsffwrtcht:It?s up to the guest whether the question time will run longer than our allotted hour slot. #sffwrtcht
2:00 amlouisbshalako:RT @BryanThomasS: Welcome to Science Fiction Fantasy Writer?s Chat. #sffwrtcht
2:01 amsffwrtcht:Next Wed. we have @Jay_Lake and on March 2, @kaolinfire editor of GUD magazine. #sffwrtcht
2:02 amsffwrtcht:Tonight?s guest wrote a fabulous debut ?Shades of Milk and Honey? & 1 of my favorite short stories ever ?Clockwork Chickadee? #sffwrtcht
2:02 amsffwrtcht:She?s also Vice President of the SFWA and a puppeteer and voice artist. #sffwrtcht
2:02 amBryanThomasS:Welcome @MaryRobinette! Thanks for joining us! #sffwrtcht
2:03 amMaryRobinette:I'm delighted to be here! Here being virtual. I love living in the future. #sffwrtcht
2:03 amBryanThomasS:LOL, I love that too. Why we don?t we start by having you tell us about how you got into writing. #sffwrtcht
2:04 amMaryRobinette:I was one of those kids who wanted to do everything. For years my focus was puppetry, because it combined everything I love. BUT #sffwrtcht
2:05 amsffwrtcht:When and what was your first sale? #sffwrtcht
2:05 amMaryRobinette:When my brother moved to China w/his kids, I wrote a serial to keep in touch with them. It reminded me that I loved writing. #sffwrtcht
2:06 amBryanThomasS:@MaryRobinette What a great Aunt. Bet they loved it. #sffwrtcht
2:07 amBryanThomasS:RT @MaryRobinette: My first sale was "Just Right" to The First Line in 2004. It's a non-genre story. #sffwrtcht
2:07 amMaryRobinette:My first sale was "Just Right" to The First Line in 2004. It's a non-genre story. #sffwrtcht
2:07 amBryanThomasS:?Shades Of Milk and Honey? is described as Jane Austen with magic and written in a Regency style. #sffwrtcht
2:07 amBryanThomasS:Do you tend toward historical or classical settings? #sffwrtcht
2:07 amMaryRobinette:Sorry. Clearly, I love living in the future, but am not fully functional in it. #sffwrtcht
2:08 amBryanThomasS:For those who haven?t read it, ?Shades? is the story of a woman who is ready to give up her dream of finding a husband. #sffwrtcht
2:08 amrantingdragon:You were inspired by Jane Austen for your first novel; do you have plans to continue that inspiration into subsequent novels? #sffwrtcht
2:08 amMaryRobinette:I truly sort of write all over the map. SF, Fantasy, Urban fantasy, a little horror. #sffwrtcht
2:08 amshadowflame1974:RT @shadowflame1974: @MaryRobinette Hey no worries. I do that all the time. :D <-- See #sffwrtcht
2:09 amBryanThomasS:Set in the English countryside, it tells the tale of her struggle with jealousy & anger as she watches others #sffwrtcht
2:09 amBryanThomasS:around hr get the attns of men #sffwrtcht
2:09 amBryanThomasS:While wishing she herself could find true love. Ironically, Jane?s own gifts have their own appeal, #sffwrtcht
2:09 amBryanThomasS:as she is gifted in a prized magic called glamour. #sffwrtcht
2:09 amMaryRobinette:There's a sequel to Shades of Milk and Honey due out in 2012. "Glamour in Glass." I have some short stories in the same universe. #sffwrtcht
2:10 amBryanThomasS:@MaryRobinette Which is awesome. I'll be hunting down and reading all of those #sffwrtcht
2:10 amBryanThomasS:For all those men thinking it sounds like a girly book, let me confess I didn?t think it was the kind of thing I?d enjoy much #sffwrtcht
2:10 amshadowflame1974:@MaryRobinette oooohhh.. I shall have to hunt those down. #sffwrtcht
2:10 amMaryRobinette:Well... none of the shorts are published yet, aside from the freebie on my website. #sffwrtcht
2:10 amBryanThomasS:But when Mary agreed to visit with us, and after hearing so many good things, I wanted to read it. And I couldn?t put it down.#sffwrtcht
2:10 amBryanThomasS:@MaryRobinette Ay caramba! Such a tease! #sffwrtcht
2:11 amBryanThomasS:Great characters, great pacing, vivid prose. If anyone wants to read my review, you can find it here: #sffwrtcht
2:11 amshadowflame1974:@MaryRobinette I love that authors have shorts from their novels. It make the world more real in a way. #sffwrtcht
2:11 amsffwrtcht:Mary, how did you come up with the story for ?Shades?? #sffwrtcht
2:11 amlouisbshalako:RT @BryanThomasS: Great characters, great pacing, vivid prose. If anyone wants to read my review, you can find it here: #sffwrtcht
2:12 amMaryRobinette:Actually, I have a whole bunch of easter eggs from the novel up on my site. Warning: there are spoilers. #sffwrtcht
2:12 amnicofeld:Hi @MaryRobinette Do you have further books planned for the series after Glamour in Glass? #sffwrtcht
2:12 amsffwrtcht:I assume you spent a lot of time researching the language of the age. How do you go about that? Which resources helped you most? #sffwrtcht
2:13 amsffwrtcht:By the way, as Mary has set me straight, the book is not set in the Victorian Age but in the period before that the Regency Age. #sffwrtcht
2:13 amMaryRobinette:I do have a couple of other novel ideas for this world, but we haven't pitched any of them yet. #sffwrtcht
2:14 amMaryRobinette:I came up with the story for Shades as a way to explore what would happen to fantasy if it were constrained by the Regency. #sffwrtcht
2:14 amBryanThomasS:Do you outline your novels/stories before writing them? Or do you just let the story unfold as the muse wills it? #sffwrtcht
2:14 amMaryRobinette:When I wrote it, I would read a chapter of Jane Austen and then write a chapter. #sffwrtcht
2:14 amrantingdragon:@MaryRobinette You've mentioned that using a typewriter/handwriting will affect the voice of the story. Can you please elaborate? #sffwrtcht
2:15 amsffwrtcht:Does "Glass" connect to the previous novel as a continuation besides characters or is it a stand alone story? #sffwrtcht
2:15 amMaryRobinette:I do outline stories and novels before writing. USUALLY. Sometimes I seat of the pants it. #sffwrtcht
2:15 amBryanThomasS:@MaryRobinette What a great way to capture the voice. I've done the same thing #sffwrtcht
2:15 amMaryRobinette:The media I use to write affects the speed with which I write. That mechanical change can alter the rhythm of my words. #sffwrtcht
2:16 amBryanThomasS:@MaryRobinette I seat of the pants it until I get into sequels. Sometimes I do outline a chapter ahead tho #sffwrtcht
2:16 amBryanThomasS:@MaryRobinette You have a collection of typewriters I hear? #sffwrtcht
2:16 amshadowflame1974:@MaryRobinette I would think that handwriting would tend to make you concentrate more? #sffwrtcht
2:16 amlouisbshalako:1,000 loyal fans equals success. T/F? #sffwrtcht
2:16 amMaryRobinette:@sffwrtcht Glass takes place about six months after the end of Shades. We follow the married couple on honeymoon. #sffwrtcht
2:17 amBryanThomasS:What has friends reaction been to seeing their names pop up in the story? Anyone disappointed by the character? #sffwrtcht
2:17 amMaryRobinette:@BryanThomasS My husband and I have 14 manual typewriters. #sffwrtcht
2:17 amsffwrtcht:On what medium did you write "Shades"? #sffwrtcht
2:17 amMaryRobinette:@BryanThomasS I always get permission before tuckerizing people into books. #sffwrtcht
2:17 amBryanThomasS:@MaryRobinette Wow. I sometimes wish I still had one #sffwrtcht
2:18 amBryanThomasS:@MaryRobinette Ah ok. #sffwrtcht
2:18 amMaryRobinette:@sffwrtcht Shades was written strictly on the computer, in Iceland. #sffwrtcht
2:18 amBryanThomasS:@MaryRobinette Oh that's right. In Iceland. Interesting. You were there doing puppetry? #sffwrtcht
2:18 amBryanThomasS:@MaryRobinette Frankly, knowing that, I'm surprised the story wasn't colder in feel. LOL #sffwrtcht
2:19 amMaryRobinette:@shadowflame1974 It's mostly the slowing down. I think faster than I write. #sffwrtcht
2:19 amshadowflame1974:@MaryRobinette don't we all. Does it help to capture voice and feel of a certain setting? #sffwrtcht
2:19 amMaryRobinette:@BryanThomasS Correct. I was an assistant puppeteer on Lazytown #sffwrtcht
2:19 amBryanThomasS:What gave you the idea for ?Clockwork Chickadee?? #sffwrtcht
2:20 amMaryRobinette:@shadowflame1974 Sometimes it's helpful, yes. I mostly use the computer though. #sffwrtcht
2:20 amsffwrtcht:@MaryRobinette Is puppetry your primary vocation? Are you freelance? Part of a troupe? Do your own thing? #sffwrtcht
2:21 amMaryRobinette:@BryanThomasS For my friend @bethwodzinski's birthday, her boyfriend, @seanmarkey put together an anthology of bird stories. #sffwrtcht
2:21 amsffwrtcht:Feel free to keep the questions coming everyone. #sffwrtcht We're glad you joined us tonight.
2:21 amBryanThomasS:@MaryRobinette What a cool gift. #sffwrtcht
2:21 amMaryRobinette:@sffwrtcht Truly, in the past year or 2, writing has become the primary occupation. I freelance with the puppetry. #sffwrtcht
2:22 amsooner930:@MaryRobinette How close to the final version is your first draft? Do you do a lot of rewriting? Thanks! #sffwrtcht
2:22 amBryanThomasS:@MaryRobinette So do you perform any character for hire? Bring your own? Do you make your puppets? #sffwrtcht
2:23 amMaryRobinette:@sooner930 I write fairly clean first drafts. Want to read the rough first chapter of Shades? #sffwrtcht
2:23 amjanetharriett:@MaryRobinette I love your reading of Clockwork Chickadees from the Clarkesworld podcast feed. #sffwrtcht
2:23 amBryanThomasS:@janetharriett Yes, it's fabulous, isn't it? #sffwrtcht
2:23 amMaryRobinette:@BryanThomasS Basically, give me money, I'll shake the dolly. I make, perform & build, though not always for the same show. #sffwrtcht
2:23 amMaryRobinette:@janetharriett Thank you! #sffwrtcht
2:24 amsffwrtcht:What made you decide to run for VP of SFWA? #sffwrtcht
2:24 amBryanThomasS:@MaryRobinette Hope to see that part of your work sometime. I love puppetry. #sffwrtcht
2:24 amBryanThomasS:In fact, @MaryRobinette teaches seminars about giving readings and has lots of the info on her website about that. #sffwrtcht
2:25 amBryanThomasS:She did a great "How To Do A Reading" reading at WFC2010 in Columbus last year #sffwrtcht
2:25 amMaryRobinette:@sffwrtcht I think @SFWA is an important organization. Volunteering gives me a way to try to make the field better for writers. #sffwrtcht
2:25 amsffwrtcht:What has that been like for you as a growth experience/business opportunity? #sffwrtcht
2:26 amMaryRobinette:@sffwrtcht Man, you learn a LOT about the backstage aspects of the business. #sffwrtcht
2:27 amsffwrtcht:How can SFWA help writers as we begin our careers? #sffwrtcht
2:27 amBryanThomasS:@MaryRobinette I'll bet you learn both good and bad... #sffwrtcht
2:28 amMaryRobinette:@BryanThomasS It's mostly useful. The vast majority of people are nice. #sffwrtcht
2:28 amlouisbshalako:How many pro credits needed for membership.) #sffwrtcht
2:28 amMaryRobinette:@louisbshalako Currently 3 short stories, 1 novel, or 1 script. That will change with the new bylaws. #sffwrtcht
2:28 amBryanThomasS:@MaryRobinette I have found that too. Met a few jerks but mostly circumstantial and we all have our moments. #sffwrtcht
2:29 amShaka_Sherv:RT @MaryRobinette: When my brother moved to China w/his kids, I wrote a serial to keep in touch with them. It reminded me that I loved writing. #sffwrtcht
2:29 amBryanThomasS:@MaryRobinette All with pro qualified markets @louisbshalako #sffwrtcht
2:29 amMaryRobinette:@BryanThomasS Right and there are jerks in every industry. You should try theatre sometime. #sffwrtcht
2:29 amlouisbshalako:Pro book credit means what exactly? #sffwrtcht
2:29 amBryanThomasS:@MaryRobinette ROFL I was involved with theatre for 15 years. And worked in TV and film. So true #sffwrtcht
2:29 amshadowflame1974:@MaryRobinette what is going to change with the bylaws? #sffwrtcht
2:29 amMaryRobinette:@louisbshalako Here are the eligibility requirements. #sffwrtcht
2:30 amBryanThomasS:@shadowflame1974 @MaryRobinette If you can tell us yet... #sffwrtcht
2:30 amlouisbshalako:@MaryRobinette Thank you! #sffwrtcht
2:30 amMaryRobinette:@shadowflame1974 It's mostly just too long for 140 characters. #sffwrtcht
2:30 amshadowflame1974:@MaryRobinette aaahhhh :D #sffwrtcht
2:31 amBryanThomasS:@MaryRobinette Do you continue to write in non-speculative genres or is your focus in SFF and horror? #sffwrtcht
2:31 amBryanThomasS:@shadowflame1974 I'm sure it will be announced in detail soon #sffwrtcht
2:31 amMaryRobinette:@BryanThomasS @shadowflame1974 Here is a rough draft of the new bylaws. Some things have changed since then. #sffwrtcht
2:32 amMaryRobinette:@BryanThomasS My focus is DEFINITELY SFF with a little horror. I think I only have 2 non-spec fic stories. #sffwrtcht
2:33 amBryanThomasS:@MaryRobinette You said your first drafts are clean. How many passes through betas do you use before sending to agent/publisher? #sffwrtcht
2:33 amsffwrtcht:@MaryRobinette I know you're teaching on this next month at Rainforest Writers, but how can puppetry help our writing? #sffwrtcht
2:34 amBryanThomasS:RT @MaryRobinette: Here is a rough draft of the new bylaws. Some things have changed since then. #sffwrtcht Is there a link?
2:34 amMaryRobinette:@BryanThomasS It depends on the story. Sometimes two or three. One story had eight revisions. #sffwrtcht
2:34 amMaryRobinette:I tend to read all my stories aloud after finishing them. Long-form, I have people reading along as I write. #sffwrtcht
2:34 amBryanThomasS:@MaryRobinette I think I did 18 on my first novel but some were only partial. Only 8, nice. #sffwrtcht
2:35 amlouisbshalako:Do you see fairly complete scenes in your head, or does the writing force you to fill it in? #sffwrtcht
2:35 amBryanThomasS:@MaryRobinette How do you go about finding good beta readers? It's always been a struggle for me/ #sffwrtcht
2:35 amMaryRobinette:Rough of new bylaws. NOT the final. #sffwrtcht
2:36 amMaryRobinette:@louisbshalako It depends. Sometimes I know a scene & write the story around it. Sometimes I just have "Something bad happens" #sffwrtcht
2:37 amMaryRobinette:@BryanThomasS I train them. I ask them to tell me about their reader experience. What bores them. What they don't believe [cont] #sffwrtcht
2:37 amshadowflame1974:@MaryRobinette then you have to pick at it until you know what that something is #sffwrtcht
2:37 amDavid0Monroe:RT @MaryRobinette: I tend to read all my stories aloud after finishing them. Long-form, I have people reading along as I write. #sffwrtcht
2:38 amMaryRobinette:What they don't understand. Things that are cool. Where they think the story is going, if it's a chapter. #sffwrtcht
2:38 amsffwrtcht:@MaryRobinette Thanks for the rough draft link. #sffwrtcht
2:39 amMaryRobinette:@shadowflame1974 Usually by the time I'm at that point in the story, it's clear. #sffwrtcht
2:39 amBryanThomasS:@MaryRobinette Cool. I have started assembling a set of base questions I can play off to try and bring out the info I need. #sffwrtcht
2:39 amMaryRobinette:@shadowflame1974 I basically look at what a character wants and then deny it to them. #sffwrtcht
2:40 amsffwrtcht:I know you're teaching on this next month at Rainforest Writers, but how can puppetry help our writing? #sffwrtcht
2:40 amMaryRobinette:@sffwrtcht Let's see if I can do this in 140 character bursts. The 4 principles of puppetry. #sffwrtcht
2:41 amBryanThomasS:@MaryRobinette We're all ears. #sffwrtcht
2:41 amMaryRobinette:1. Focus indicates thought. What your character is looking at is what they're thinking about. #sffwrtcht
2:42 amMaryRobinette:When writing description, you can only show the reader 1 thing at a time & rely on them to build the picture from that. SO... #sffwrtcht
2:42 amMaryRobinette:The order in which you show things and WHAT you show are very important. Tells a lot about the character. #sffwrtcht
2:43 amMaryRobinette:2. Breath or rhythm = emotion. You don't normally notice people breathing unless it means something. #sffwrtcht
2:43 amMaryRobinette:Writing developed as a way to record spoken language. That means that the rhythm of the "breath" in writing is important. #sffwrtcht
2:44 amMaryRobinette:How long you linger on something, is an indication of how a character feels about it. #sffwrtcht
2:44 amBryanThomasS:@MaryRobinette Wow. Very insightful, helpful stuff. #sffwrtcht
2:45 amMaryRobinette:4. Meaningful movement. Because everything is stripped down, every word on the page carries meaning. #sffwrtcht
2:46 amMaryRobinette:So... that's puppetry and how it affects my writing. In tiny 140 character bursts. #sffwrtcht
2:46 amBryanThomasS:@MaryRobinette Tied to that, do you spend a lot of time laboring over every word? #sffwrtcht
2:46 amsffwrtcht:@MaryRobinette Very helpful. Thanks so much for sharing that. #sffwrtcht
2:46 ameruditeogre:@MaryRobinette very valuable insights. It's easy sometimes to get caught up in ideas & forget basics of vision & embodiment #sffwrtcht
2:46 amsffwrtcht:Who are some of your biggest writer influences? #sffwrtcht
2:46 amMaryRobinette:@BryanThomasS Nah. If I understand my character, it will all follow from that. #sffwrtcht
2:47 amsooner930:@MaryRobinette Do you stick to a daily wordcount? Is a routine like that important for you? #sffwrtcht
2:47 amMaryRobinette:@sffwrtcht Orson Scott Card, Guy Gavriel Kay, Jane Austen, Nancy Kress. #sffwrtcht
2:47 amshadowflame1974:@MaryRobinette excellent advice. #sffwrtcht
2:47 amMaryRobinette:@sooner930 I SHOULD stick to a daily wordcount and really mean to, but fall off the wagon periodically. #sffwrtcht
2:47 amBryanThomasS:@MaryRobinette What is your writing routine like? Regular times? Sporadic? How do you discipline yourself? #sffwrtcht
2:48 amMaryRobinette:@BryanThomasS I have to use a timer when I write because I'm a natural procrastinator. It's annoying. #sffwrtcht
2:48 ameruditeogre:@MaryRobinette that was superbly concise and very useful. #sffwrtcht
2:48 amsffwrtcht:2 minutes left with @MaryRobinette Please ask those questions if you have them. Glad to have you with us for #sffwrtcht
2:48 amBryanThomasS:@eruditeogre Fantastic stuff. I think she's good with words... #sffwrtcht
2:49 amlouisbshalako:Great chat, thank you for doing this. #sffwrtcht
2:49 amsffwrtcht:Oops. I meant 12 minutes left. sorry. Keyboard issue. #sffwrtcht
2:50 amMaryRobinette:@sffwrtcht I thought I was getting off the hook early! You guys ask tough questions. #sffwrtcht
2:51 amBryanThomasS:@MaryRobinette Wow. I should try that. I am really bad about procrastinating too. So bad I started a new novel rather than revise #sffwrtcht
2:52 amsooner930:@MaryRobinette I'm glad to know I'm not the only one who backslides from time to time. #sffwrtcht
2:52 amsffwrtcht:@MaryRobinette What other projects do you have upcoming you can tell us about? #sffwrtcht
2:53 amlouisbshalako:What about exposition in dialogue? #sffwrtcht
2:53 amsffwrtcht:You can find @MaryRobinette online at She's also on Twitter, of course, and Facebook. #sffwrtcht
2:53 amMaryRobinette:@BryanThomasS I set it for 15 minute loops. I'll get thirsty & look at the timer. "Really? You can't survive 8 min. w/out water?" #sffwrtcht
2:53 ameruditeogre:@MaryRobinette do you see a connection between procrastination and the vicissitudes of the creative process? Or is it just life? #sffwrtcht
2:53 amBryanThomasS:@MaryRobinette LOL. I have actually started writing in my head on the elliptical machine then racing back to type it up b4 I frgt #sffwrtcht
2:53 amMaryRobinette:@sffwrtcht I have a novella "Kiss Me Twice" coming out in the April issue of Asimov's. It's like CSI with a Mae West AI. #sffwrtcht
2:55 amBryanThomasS:@MaryRobinette Sounds really interesting. #sffwrtcht
2:55 amMaryRobinette:@eruditeogre There're 2 types of procrastination. There's "I'm being stupid" & "Story has taken a wrong turn". The 2nd is useful. #sffwrtcht
2:55 amBryanThomasS:@MaryRobinette How do you get past writer's block? Any techniques you can suggest? #sffwrtcht
2:56 amMaryRobinette:Wait... I said April Asimov's I'm not sure that's right. It might be May. #sffwrtcht
2:57 amsffwrtcht:@MaryRobinette Either way, we'll definitely all be looking for it. #sffwrtcht
2:57 amMaryRobinette:@BryanThomasS Look at what's causing the block. The way you react to working on the story can often tell you what's wrong w/it. #sffwrtcht
2:57 amsffwrtcht:If you have a final question, please send it. 3 minutes left to #sffwrtcht with @MaryRobinette
2:58 amBryanThomasS:@MaryRobinette Interesting. It ties in to what you said about the 2nd type of procrastination. So very true for me #sffwrtcht
2:58 amsffwrtcht:@MaryRobinette How many years did you write and submit before making a sale? #sffwrtcht
2:59 amMaryRobinette:@sffwrtcht I submitted 5 times before my first sale BUT I spent 20 years in theater telling stories that way. #sffwrtcht
2:59 amsffwrtcht:Coming up on #sffwrtcht 2/23 @jay_lake 3/2 @kaolinfire from GUD 3/9 a special guest TBA soon 3/16 @brendacooper and 3/23 @KristineRusch
3:00 amlouisbshalako:RT @sffwrtcht: Coming up on #sffwrtcht 2/23 @jay_lake 3/2 @kaolinfire from GUD 3/9 a special guest TBA soon 3/16 @brendacooper and 3/23 @KristineRusch
3:00 amBryanThomasS:@MaryRobinette Yes, those experiences teach us so much #sffwrtcht
3:00 amMaryRobinette:I think putting in the time learning storytelling and about audiences was really important. #sffwrtcht
3:00 ameruditeogre:Getting cross-eyed following #sffwrtcht w/ @MaryRobinette and reading @paolobacigalupi's discussion of dystopia. Both very engrossing
3:00 amsooner930:@MaryRobinette I love short fiction but it seems like it's hard to publish lately. Do you think e-publishing will help? #sffwrtcht
3:00 amsffwrtcht:#sffwrtcht @MaryRobinette You have been so great and informative. Thanks for making time to join us.
3:01 amMaryRobinette:@sooner930 I think that there are more great markets out there now than two years ago. Most of them are electronic. #sffwrtcht
3:01 amAaronPound:Can't find it in either. @MaryRobinette Wait... I said April Asimov's I'm not sure that's right. It might be May. #sffwrtcht
3:02 amBryanThomasS:@AaronPound It may be June. April-May was a double issue #sffwrtcht
3:02 amsffwrtcht:The transcript for our great #sffwrtcht with @MaryRobinette will be posted later tonight. What a great guest she's been. Let's thank her!
3:03 amMaryRobinette:You've all been lovely! Thank you so much for having me on #sffwrtcht
3:03 amshadowflame1974:@MaryRobinette thank you for the very enlightening conversation tonight. #sffwrtcht
3:03 amlouisbshalako:Thanks! #sffwrtcht
3:04 amsffwrtcht:@MaryRobinette Love to have you back to discuss the next novel when it comes out. Or anything else. #sffwrtcht
3:04 amsffwrtcht:Thanks everyone for joining us! #sffwrtcht
3:04 amMaryRobinette:@sffwrtcht It's a date! #sffwrtcht
3:04 amAaronPound:That was my next thought. @BryanThomasS @AaronPound It may be June. April-May was a double issue #sffwrtcht
3:04 amshadowflame1974:your four elements are a great addition to any writers bag of goodies. #sffwrtcht
3:04 ampattyjansen:@sffwrtcht thank you for organising, and thank you @MaryRobinette. I was listening in, even though I didn't say anything #sffwrtcht
3:05 amMaryRobinette:@pattyjansen My pleasure. #sffwrtcht
3:05 amBryanThomasS:@pattyjansen Thanks. I love organizing this. And the guests and our participants make it so easy! #sffwrtcht
3:06 ameruditeogre:@MaryRobinette I see. Sometimes it is hard to tell which sort of procrastination is going on! But that makes sense. #sffwrtcht
3:07 amBryanThomasS:When @MaryRobinette's Asimov story comes out, I'll post an announcement to #sffwrtcht
3:07 amsooner930:@MaryRobinette Thanks for talking with us tonight! #sffwrtcht
3:07 amMaryRobinette:@sooner930 Thanks for the good questions. #sffwrtcht
3:07 amBryanThomasS:@MaryRobinette April-May literally arrived in the mail today. Have barely glanced at it. #sffwrtchtYours will surely arrive soon
3:08 amlouisbshalako:Thank you. #sffwrtcht
3:08 amjanetharriett:@MaryRobinette Thanks for all the insights and sharing an hour with us. #sffwrtcht
3:08 amMaryRobinette:@eruditeogre It's true! I find if I sit down and turn on the timer, that it usually becomes clearer. #sffwrtcht
3:08 amMaryRobinette:@janetharriett You make an easy audience. #sffwrtcht
3:09 amBryanThomasS:@janetharriett Do you have a link to that audio for "Clockwork Chickadee"? Searching... #sffwrtcht
3:09 amMaryRobinette:@ms_marques But think of all the rejection I got in theater BEFORE that. #sffwrtcht
3:09 amBryanThomasS:RT @ms_marques: @MaryRobinette you sold you're 5th submission? Now I'm discouraged :-( #sffwrtcht
3:10 ameruditeogre:@MaryRobinette thanks, that sounds like a good thing to try. Clarity in the creative process, and some boundaries, are useful! #sffwrtcht
3:10 amMaryRobinette:Links to my audio fiction. #sffwrtcht
3:10 amBryanThomasS:@ms_marquez Yeah, I can relate. But at the same time, she's right. And I had lots of rejection in Hollywood to learn from #sffwrtcht
3:10 amBryanThomasS:@MaryRobinette Thank you ma'am #sffwrtcht
3:10 amsffwrtcht:RT @MaryRobinette: Links to my audio fiction. #sffwrtcht
3:10 amBryanThomasS:RT @MaryRobinette: Links to my audio fiction. #sffwrtcht
3:11 amMaryRobinette:And now, I'm going to go feed myself some dinner. Thank you all! #sffwrtcht
3:11 amBryanThomasS:@MaryRobinette You get hired to read stories by others a lot, right? Is that all freelance? Do the authors request you? #sffwrtcht
3:11 amkaolinfire:RT @sffwrtcht: Coming up on #sffwrtcht 2/23 @jay_lake 3/2 @kaolinfire from GUD 3/9 a special guest TBA soon 3/16 @brendacooper and 3/23 @KristineRusch
3:11 amgudmagazine:RT @sffwrtcht: Coming up on #sffwrtcht 2/23 @jay_lake 3/2 @kaolinfire from GUD 3/9 a special guest TBA soon 3/16 @brendacooper and 3/23 @KristineRusch
3:11 amMaryRobinette:@BryanThomasS It's freelance. Sometimes authors request me. Usually, it's the publisher. #sffwrtcht
3:12 amBryanThomasS:@MaryRobinette Have a great supper! #sffwrtcht
3:12 amMaryRobinette:@BryanThomasS Thanks! Night all! #sffwrtcht
3:13 amjanetharriett:@BryanThomasS I got Clockwork Chickadee off the iTunes feed for the Clarkesworld podcast. The release date is 6/1/08. #sffwrtcht
3:14 amKomavary:RT @MaryRobinette: Links to my audio fiction. #sffwrtcht
3:15 ameruditeogre:@MaryRobinette many thanks for being on #sffwrtcht! It was extremely well-done and motivating. Lots to ponder & enact re: writing process.
3:19 amms_marques:@MaryRobinette Thx for pointing that out. #sffwrtcht
3:20 amms_marques:Listen to this great storyteller RT @MaryRobinette Links to my audio fiction.

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