Saturday, August 3, 2013

Shared Worlds 2013: Hand in Hand

Talk about a fun publicity stunt!

This year the Shared Worlds Creative Writing Experience promoted their program by word of hand. Shared Worlds is a two-week summer residential writing program  for 8th -12th graders hosted by Wofford College, South Carolina.

 Joe Haldeman (my fav)

"Some days you just need a little nudge...a simple reminder that you're not alone on this path you've chosen.  Maybe you want help getting out of a plot hole or breaking through a block or you simply need to know that someone else has been there before --behind a different keyboard, holding a different pen, staring at a different blank page or screen.  In preparation for Shared Worlds 2013, we have asked some of speculative fictions finest artists, editors, and writers to write advice on their own hands and send us a picture." Says Shared Worlds Founder, Jeremy L. C. Jones.

Here are some of my favorites:

Neil Gaiman

Garth Nix

Patrick Rothfuss

Gene Wolfe

Jody Lynne Nye

Ann VanderMeer

Check out all the photos on the Shared Worlds Hand in Hand site.