Wednesday, March 21, 2007

CSFF April Blog Tour: "Double Vision" - Day Three

CSSF Blog Tour

We're continuing our look at Double Vision, but instead of talking about the book, let's talk instead about Randall Ingermanson, the man who wrote it. More specifically, let's talk about the fact that Mr. Ingermanson is more than willing to allow writers to "sit at his feet," so to speak, and learn the craft from him.

I was privileged to take his course at the 2006 ACFW Conference. Even though I had to leave often in the middle of the sessions (both my editor and agent appointments were scheduled then), I still got a lot out of it.

But you don't have to plunk down the money for the airfare, hotel stay, conference fees, and what not to gain from Mr. Ingermanson's wisdom (well, you still should because the conference was a blast, but that's another story). Instead, you can head over to his website. Make sure you sign up for his e-zine on writing while you're there.

And also pay special attention to the Snowflake Method. I was able to use it to help condense my sci-fi trilogy's first book into a solid one-sentence summary. I'm also planning on using it to help organize my thoughts about a fantasy book I've been ruminating on for the past four years.

While you're at Mr. Ingermanson's website, be sure to read the story about Shaving Babbitt. Wish I had been there to witness it in person.

Also be sure to visit the others on the blog tour:

Nissa Annakindt
Jim Black
Grace Bridges
Jackie Castle
Valerie Comer
Karri Compton
Frank Creed
CSFF Blog Tour
D. G. D. Davidson
Janey DeMeo
Tessa Edwards
April Erwin
Beth Goddard
Marcus Goodyear
Andrea Graham
Leathel Grody
Katie Hart
Sherrie Hibbs
Sharon Hinck
Christopher Hopper
Jason Joyner
Tina Kulesa
Lost Genre Guild
Kevin Lucia and The Bookshelf Reviews 2.0 - The Compendium
Rachel Marks
Shannon McNear
Rebecca LuElla Miller
Caleb Newell
Eve Nielsen
John W. Otte
Robin Parrish
Cheryl Russel
Hanna Sandvig
Mirtika Schultz
James Somers
Tsaba House Authors
Steve Trower
Speculative Faith
Daniel I. Weaver

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