Galen, from the Inkpunks crew, invited me to do a guest post for them. I did a little Sally Fields "You like me! You really like me!!" dance in my head. Little did she know how hard I was banging said head into my desk trying to come up with a worthy post, before she mentioned, "Oh yeah, a bunch of folks are doing posts about workshops." The big ones. The ones all of us genre writers want to go to--Clarion, Odyssey, Viable Paradise, Uncle Orson's, &c. The ones that a lot of us can't take six weeks away from life to attend.