The next Superstars Writing Seminar will be held on February 5-7, 2015, in Colorado Springs, Colorado. We’ve decided to make the Hilton Antlers Hotel in Colorado Springs our regular venue and keep the first or second weekend in February as our regular date. That seemed to work well for the seminar we just held there, which was our most successful one yet. That was true even despite the weather, which (or so I’m told by residents of the area) was much worse than usual.
1636 The Viennese Waltz – Snippet 05
“But it doesn’t matter. I would have to apply to both King Albrecht and King Ferdinand II for permission to issue currency. Besides, the point of this evening is to remove money from the accounts, not add it.”
“In that case, as we said before, buy equipment and sell it on credit rather than simply giving loans,” said Judy the Elder.
Polychrome – Chapter 06
We leapt from cloud to cloud, the white mists undefined at close range, yet giving springily underfoot like deep, deep turf, little puffs of mist following every step. If I die right now, I’ll die happy, I found myself thinking. It was clichéd, it was corny, but it was true. I’d met Polychrome, I’d actually found a way to show her beauty, and I’d flown and danced through the clouds themselves.
1636 The Viennese Waltz – Snippet 04
“I’ve been corresponding with King Albrecht and he is supportive of the idea of improvements and so are the Roths,” Karl said. “Silesia is a little more complicated. Well . . . difficult. I will have to convince Aunt Beth that I am not building roads to help my uncle invade.”
“Is your uncle really likely to invade?”
Paradigms Lost — Chapter 19
Chapter 19: Blood and Moonlight
When I can’t talk and can’t act and can’t work… I drive. I cruised down the various highways — the Northway, then part of the Thruway, 787, back to I-90 — the windows wide open and the wind roaring at sixty-five. Even so, I barely felt any cooler; for sheer miserable muggy heat, it’s hard to beat the worst summer days of Albany, New York, and its environs, which unfortunately include Morgantown. It was days like this that made me think that an air conditioner retrofit would be a really, really good idea; there were a few drawbacks to driving a 1970s-vintage car.
Paradigms Lost — Chapter 18
Part III: Photo Finish
Chapter 18: Action and Reaction
“But I thought we would be seeing The Thirteenth Floor tomorrow night,” Syl said.
I winced. Truth be told, I’d forgotten all about our movie plans in the past few weeks, and Verne had made an appointment – after hours, naturally – to discuss several interesting opportunities he was looking into. Given the situation with Verne, I hadn’t yet let Syl in on that secret, and if her unique … sensitivity had clued her in, she hadn’t let me know about it. “Sorry, Syl. How about Saturday evening?”