Your Hosts: Mary Robinette, Dongwon, and Dan
What’s this bonus episode thing?
Well, for starters IT’S URGENT, because as of this writing you have just ten more days to get the promised pricing for WXR at sea in 2021.
What ELSE is it? Well, this bonus episode describes the difference between workshops, retreats, and master classes. If you’ve attended WXR in the past, this episode will highlight what’s different this time around.
Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 20:39 — 15.1MB)
Research different opportunities for master classes and workshops.
Your Hosts: Mary Robinette, Dan, Amal, and Howard, with special guest Kevin J. Anderson
Kevin J. Anderson joins us to talk about how others have helped us in our careers, and how we might continue that tradition and help others.
Credits: This episode was recorded by Marshall Carr, and mastered by Alex Jackson
Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 28:09 — 20.2MB)
Identify the people who have helped you, and how. Thank them.
Your Hosts: Dan, Mary Robinette, Erin, Brandon, and Howard
Networking is an invaluable part of any business, and the business of writing is no exception. In this episode we’ll talk about how to do it effectively, genuinely, and in ways that benefit the entire community.
Credits: This episode was recorded my Marshall Carr, and mastered by Alex Jackson
Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 25:44 — 18.6MB)
Come up with five non-transactional things you can do to help other people in your network.
Your Hosts: Mary Robinette, Piper, and Howard, with special guest Cory Doctorow
In journalism, that three-character string in our episode title means “Fact Check.” Those three characters are a great way to drop a note to yourself, reminding you to get some answers later.
In this episode Cory joins us to discuss when we drop FCK into our works, and how we go about removing it later.
Credits: This episode was recorded at sea by Bert Grimm, and mastered by Alex Jackson
Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 19:08 — 13.9MB)
Use the Internet to pretend-visit a place.
Your Hosts: Howard, with special guests Victorine Lieske, Tamie Dearen, Bridget E. Baker, and Nandi Taylor
Howard leads this discussion with four guests who are doing well with self publishing. They share some numbers with us, and talk about their strategies for reaching their audience, and making the most of their market.
Liner Notes: Given, by Nandi Taylor, is available on January 21, (just two days from this episode’s air date)
Credits: This episode was recorded live at WXR by Bert Grimm, and was mastered by Alex Jackson
Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 24:12 — 17.4MB)
Start thinking about business: teach yourself which of the things you spend money on are tax deductible.
We have more berths for the 2017 Out of Excuses Workshop and Retreat, this July 28-August 5! That’s just seven-and-a-half weeks away. If you’d like to join us in the Baltic Sea for WXR 2017, registration is open again.
There is a hitch, of course. We don’t yet know how much the rooms cost. On the registration page, select “I want to come but you’re sold out!” That option is at the top of the list on the registration page.
Registering for this means that our cruise liaison will find out the price and let you know. You can then decide if you want to book the spot. Note that these berths will not cost less than the spots that have already sold out. Also, these berths are limited, and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.
This process does lack the hassle-free convenience we prefer to offer, but it is the only opportunity we have for more of you to come along, and we’re happy to be able to extend it. We’d love to have you join us.
(If this is the first you’ve heard about the event, the full description is here.)
We have returned from the 2016 Writing Excuses Retreat, and it’s difficult to quickly describe how the event went beyond simply saying “better than we had any reason to expect.” If you’re considering attending a future Writing Excuses Retreat, you probably want more information than that.
Also, due diligence dictates that you get your information from somebody other than us.
To that end, this post has links to the reports from our attendees. We’ve sorted them alphabetically by surname, and aren’t filtering out anything that happens to be critical of the event. We’ll link to everything we know about, and we’ll keep this page updated as new reports show up.