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Getting a little nervous

I’ve been trying to figure out what I got myself into with Uncle Orson’s Literary Bootcamp.

I mean this in the best possible way, but last night I was having nightmares of Mr. Card ripping apart my story. When I applied, I knew that it was an exclusive seminar, but it wasn’t until reading the blogs and exchanging a few emails with a fellow future attendee that I realized just how exclusive it was. There are 14 people who made the cut, 3 more are alternates. That means that out of dozens/ hundreds of applicants, to make it into that crowd is pretty exciting.

I’ve been scrounging the web for blogs about the writing class and bootcamp and wanted to collect them all up here for anyone going or anyone interested in the bootcamp in the future:

Jamie Ford’s Blog

Steven R. Stewart’s Blog

Daniel Todd Noyes’ Blog

Rick Mobbs’ Blog

Eric James Stone’s Comments

Doc Magik’s Writing Blog

Hiedi Lacey

Simple Mystery

Almost Bruce

James Maxey (PDF, first article)

S. Jeanne Montgomery

G. Norman Lippert

Of Course, I’ll update my blog during my time there or when I return. If anyone has a site to add, send it along.


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8 Responses to Getting a little nervous

  1. Francis, I wish you the best of luck at the workshop. It was a fantastic experience for me.

    • fb_wb_admin says:

      Thanks. On one hand, I’m excited and pleased that I was accepted. On the other hand, I’m nervous about it.

  2. SJeanne says:

    I’m nervous too. :) This page is a great resource for reading accounts of Boot Camp – thanks for putting it together!

    • fb_wb_admin says:

      I’ve booked my flights and I’ll be there from Sunday to Sunday. I get in around noontime. If anyone wants to meetup for dinner after signing in on Sunday, let me know and we can plan something.

  3. Amr Abouelleil says:

    Thanks for posting this, I followed your sig link from Hatrack. I think I might sign up in the future. Please come back and post your experiences. It looks from your bio you have MA connections. I live in MA, so shoot me an e-mail if you ever want to exchange SFF critique live or by e-mail.

    Incidentally, I signed up for this last year, but it was cancelled, hoping it will happen this year, you might consider attending. Mr. Carver told me to ping him later in the summer.

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