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writing rengeek magpie mind

One marvelously clever thing that was suggested at the "Why is SF so White?" panel, as a means of encouraging more non-white writers into the industry, was a mentoring program. (Liz Scheier, from the audience, also mentioned that she doesn't see nearly enough submissions with non-white protagonists or main characters, and would love to see more.)

The idea being that would-be writers of color could be paired with volunteer authors who would help mentor them.

I am not the person to administrate this. I know this about myself. But I thought it was a good enough idea to be worth sailing out into the zeitgeist.

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I'm workin' on it!

I'm actually hoping to have a short story published by the end of next year - and I'm full Eskimo. Okay, it's not SF - the world is fantasy, but I'm not caucasian. I just blend in well.

Re: I'm workin' on it!

Thank god. You can have my spot on the panel in 2008. *g*

Re: I'm workin' on it!

Only if it includes a spot to stretch me out when I faint at facing a roomfull of people. o.O;;;

Re: I'm workin' on it!

;-) You get used to it.

I survived the hugos.