I was out in the yard gardening but now I’m sitting at my desk crying because someone I never met, but who inspired me profoundly, has died. Seattle Times humor columnist Steve Johnston died of throat cancer, complicated by MS.
The Clarion West Write-a-thon combines a fundraiser for the workshop (keeping tuition affordable for aspiring writers) with an opportunity for Clarion West graduates and other fiction writers to focus on their own writing or publishing goals during the workshop period.
Publishing isn’t dead. It just looks different. The way it has looked different every few decades (or, perhaps, every century) since Grak & Thog published the first stone tablet and underpaid the content producer. Ink-stained wretches whining over their absinthe never go out of style.