Welcome to Biting-Edge, a blog shared by authors and vampire experts, Mario Acevedo and Jeanne Stein. We’ll cover urban fantasy, vampires, pop culture, and all things Joss Whedon. Unlike other fantasy blogs, we don’t insist on body cavity searches (unless you ask politely). Snarkiness is most welcome...though we won't promise not to bite back!

Sunday, June 02, 2013
  Geeks, freaks, cheers and beers.

Mario here:

What I'm reading this week:

Tainted Mountain by Shannon Baker.

Big congratulations and a fly-over of the corporate UFO to Rudy Ch. Garcia for his Honorable Mention in the category of Fantasy/ Science Fiction novel in the 2013 Latino Book Awards for The Closet of Discarded Dreams.

Warning! If you missed this year's Denver ComicCon, you might get your geek credentials revoked. Just sayin'

After a long absence (years!), I did my bit at the Larimer Square Chalk Festival. Three days on my hands and knees, getting so down and dirty that I'm surprised I wasn't arrested.

My fellow scriveners,

If you checked any of the above, then sign up for this year's Lighthouse Lit Fest. Bring your trusty writing implement, bend a knee, and learn from the fabulous Lighthouse faculty: Steve Almond, Robin Black, Andre Dubus III, Bill Henderson, Gordy Hoffman, Erika Krouse, Thomas Lux, David Wroblewski, and Jason Heller. Plus me, and I'll be teaching these craft seminars:

Monday, June 10. You Had Me At Hello.
A great story begins with a great intro. The opening lines of your novel should draw the reader into your house of magic. Make them suspend disbelief and follow you deep into the drama. In this workshop we’ll discuss masterful opening lines and analyze the techniques used to create a compelling tone and an engaging voice. Participants are invited to bring the first page of a fiction (or narrative nonfiction) work-in-progress.

Thursday, June 13. The Longest Distance: Putting Your Ideas On The Page.
It’s been said that the longest distance your ideas will ever travel is from your head to your hands. We’re writers and we live to write—or so we say. Then why don’t we write? Why are writers masters of procrastination? In this workshop we’ll discuss self-defeating behaviors, head trash, and those other nasty demons that keep hijacking our motivation. More importantly, we’ll discuss techniques to shorten the distance between your head and your hands.

Monday, June 17. Start With The Diamond: The Premise of a Great Novel.
Your brain is bursting with ideas for a wonderful novel—your big breakthrough. But you’ve been here before. A hundred pages into the manuscript, you peter out. Those great ideas stagnate and your plot turns into a soggy mess. In this workshop we’ll discuss how theme and character motivation drive the story. We’ll drill through your plot to find the true premise—the diamond—that you can build your story around. Participants are invited to bring an outline for a novel that we’ll discuss to find the diamond.

And...Thursday evening, June 13, I'll be on the salon panel, Yes You Can: Writing in a Subjective World. 

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Thx, for the notice, Mario.
And nice sidewalk art. Sorry I stepped on your hand and the chalk stick in your pants.
Yay! Thanks for reading my book. You put a big smile on my grumpy Monday morning, still-looking-for-a-job face.
Rudy: That was you stepping on my hand?
Shannon: I'm loving the book...so far.
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