If you've talked to me about writing at all in the last three years, you've probably heard me blab about Clarion. I've written about my experience the program and mentioned it in some interviews. I've encouraged people to attend - with that caveat that you really don't need it to be a writer.Read More
Tokyo, Fall 2012. I am sitting on my bed, eating Lawson’s pudding and contemplating the future. In my diary, I write: I need to work on my Clarion stories.Read More
Part two of my Clarion series. You’ve been accepted into the workshop! (Or you haven’t but you definitely will next year, or the year after – keep at it!) Besides running around flailing with excitement, what else can you do to squeeze more out of the experience?
As I’ve mentioned before, each year is different, so not all of these will apply to you. You may also be short on time or resources. If that’s the case – don’t worry! You’ll be able to carve out your Clarion experience. But I wanted to share some advice that did prove valuable to me, in the hopes it may help you.Read More
You already want to apply to Clarion. Otherwise, you wouldn’t be reading this. So in this post, I’m not going to tell you why it’s worth it to apply. If you’ve been thinking about it, if you want to give it a shot – do so.Read More