This is 50

Karina has wished me a happy birthday from Australia (where it is already the 26th), and so I’m going to consider my 50th birthday officially started. I have now changed settings to my traditional ‘allow friends to post on my FB wall for the day,’ because I quite like the flood of birthday wishes. Comments on this post are also great, of course.

General birthday wishes are lovely, and if you want to tell me something you’ve liked that I’ve written, that’s even better. 🙂 I could use a little writing motivation right now.

If you feel like contributing to my birthday fundraiser, I’ll note that funds raised will go towards paying teachers honoraria for helping to put together free creative writing & lit. lessons for anyone to use, through the SLF’s Portolan Project. Think Khan Academy, but for writing & lit.

Check out the nascent Portolan Project here — we’re hoping to post some draft lesson plans this week, featuring the work of George R.R. Martin, Silvia Moreno-Garcia, Nalo Hopkinson, and Paolo Bacigalupi:

This is 50.

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