I found this incredible video this morning, in which Mary Robinette Kowal illustrates her approach to writing short fiction. It was something I fired up while taking a break for breakfast, and I found myself taking notes. Because it was that good.
But apart from the excellent content, there was something else that gave me pause: the lesson was presented in front of a room full of kids. As in high school kids.
And I found myself wondering what would have been of me, had I access to high-quality writing instruction when I was in high school.Continue reading