I’m Going to (Writer’s) Boot Camp!

I’m over the moon tonight as I just got my acceptance to the infamous Borderlands Press Writer’s Boot Camp! This writer workshop is legendary for honing skills. Many apply, only 20 are accepted.

Once there, I’ve heard, you are torn down as a writer, put through the wringer and made to cry tears of ink. Then you are put back together as a better writer. I can’t wait.

Plus, as an added bonus, Peter Straub is one of the guest instructors! Yes, THAT Straub. I could recite an impressive list of titles, but just look for yourself. I don’t usually like to boast, but I just have to point out that I will be breathing the same air, getting pointers and told what I stink at by THAT Straub, and others like him.

I’d go on, but I have a deadline looming tomorrow and a story that’s only 3/4 done. While I would love to sit and daydream about what wonderful writing horrors await me, I need to get back to my day job (which thanks to day dreaming earlier has turned into a night job) and finish the story I have due tomorrow.

Borderlands Press Writers Bootcamp isn’t until January.

About Angela Yuriko Smith

A former news journalist, Angela Yuriko Smith retired to write fiction. Her prose and poetry have been published in several print and online publications. She has nearly 20 books which include dark and speculative fiction for YA and adults, books for children and two collections of poetry. Her first collection of poetry, “In Favor of Pain,” has been nominated for an 2017 Elgin Award. When not writing, she teaches creative writing at Northwest Florida State College.
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2 Responses to I’m Going to (Writer’s) Boot Camp!

  1. mary lou Sherman says:

    WOW…girlfriend❣️Congrats on being excepted. Before long you’ll be on the ‘Best Sellers List’. Just enjoy and pull out of the teachers EVERYTHING possible…that is your job!

  2. Pam Norton says:

    Angela, how wonderful for you!

    A WELL DESERVED honor — we are proud of you!!

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