Tag Archives: Clarion

You know that typo…?

No matter how many times you revise a work, an author, reading the “final” draft of his manuscript will find a glaring, baldfaced, cruel, pointed, and flabbergasting typo as soon as he or she sits down to read the work AFTER its submission.   I just found mine in my Clarion workshop application submission.

Post-Submission Blues

There’s nothing worse than that feeling after submitting something for review that you know it just wasn’t good enough. So it is for me in the wending hours after I’ve submitted my novel excerpt for Clarion. In the shower today, I was thinking about the nature of writing and it seems, with regards to technique, […]


I’m working on my application for Clarion, trying to make my introduction letter pop and refining the first two chapters of my novel until they come to life again and match where the rest of the book ended up. Unfortunately, my main character is a psychotic drunk in the story’s beginning so it’s slow going […]