More Notches on the Ol’ Toolbox

by wjw on February 21, 2013

The Science Fiction Writers of America have announced the Nebula nominees for this year, and I’m excited!

Not because I’m nominated, because due to the usual inexplicable series of errors I haven’t been.  (I await the recount.  Or failing that, cosmic justice. )

But Taos Toolbox has reason to be proud!  Saladin Ahmed, whose Throne of the Crescent Moon was actually workshopped at Toolbox 2007, has been nominated for Best Novel!

And Lawrence Schoen (class of ’11), has been nominated in the Novella category!  Go Diesel Bears!

I believe this makes seven major award nominations for Taos Toolbox grads.  (Three Hugos, three Nebulas, and a Campbell, if my memory serves aright.)   Not bad for a workshop that’s only been in existence since 2007!

And I’m also preening for the faculty, because my co-instructor Nancy Kress has been nominated for her novella “After the Fall, Before the Fall, During the Fall.”  (Personally I’m hoping for a tie between her and Lawrence.)

I think we have damn near objective proof that we know what we’re talking about when we say that Taos Toolbox can improve your writing skills, and that if you’re seriously thinking about improving your writing, you should seriously think about applying.

There are still places left at the workshop!  Best apply soon!

YuriPup February 21, 2013 at 3:31 pm

Very cool news and congratulations!

How are the eyes doing?

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