Kary’s upcoming master workshop at Fyrecon events

Kary English
Kary English

Kary English is a Hugo and Astounding finalist whose work has been published by Galaxy’s Edge, Daily Science Fiction, Writers of the Future, and Tor Nightfire.

First Call (Farthane Stories Book 1)

An ancient cataclysm. A mystical order. And a little girl with a kitten.
"When the Call comes, it must be obeyed."
Since the time of shadow and ash, the citizens of Eriyu have been guided by the Judicars, a mystical order devoted to truth and justice. Jerra, a young initiate, is ready to face the final trial that will allow her to become a full-fledged Judicar. When Jerra's own mentor turns against her, Truth is difficult to see.

Totaled (Mother of Memory Book 1)

Neuroscientist Margaret Hauri has two children to raise, and she's on the cusp of a scientific breakthrough. There's just one problem.
She's dead.
An experimental technology might buy her some time. Even if it works, will it be enough to save her?

The Minder's Bond: A Sweet Fantasy Romance (Farthane Stories Book 2)

An assassin stalks her. One man guards her.
Raimurri didn't want to go to Djefre to study the healer's art. She didn't want to spend weeks traveling by caravan. And she certainly didn't want a young knight with shocking red hair looking after her as though she were a child.
The journey holds far more dangers than Raimurri could have imagined, and the flame-haired knight may be her only chance for survival. Before the journey's end, she'll have to save his life in order to save her own.

For Tomorrow We Diet (a humor / horror short-short)

Merry finds a magical tea that will grant her innermost wish -- if she can use it wisely.

The Best of Galaxy’s Edge 2013-2014

Whether it’s God walking into the Draco Tavern, stony spirits talking to relatives, a robot plotting the ultimate murder, or the ability to see distinct patterns in the vibrations caused by uttering words and phrases … these stories will entertain you, make you laugh, make you think and, most importantly, make you question your own long-held views on life, the universe and everything else.

Writers of the Future Volume 31

2015 Best Science Fiction and alien anthology, Publisher's Weekly Science Fiction Best Seller
The future is here…the future is now! Orson Scott Card, Kevin J. Anderson and Larry Niven have seen the future. Now, you can, too.
A constellation of the brightest lights in the Science Fiction and Fantasy firmament have judged these authors to be the best, the brightest, the truest emerging stars in the field.

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Lyrical Writing: The Taste and Texture of Prose

4 Hour Master Workshop for $99
(includes Whole Conference general admission to Fyrecon)
Class is limited to 20 students

Class Dates
Part 1: Friday, December 1, 2023, 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM Mountain Time
Part 2: Sunday, December 3, 2023, 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM Mountain Time
At Fyrecon 7

Explore the sound, rhythm, and flow of prose with Hugo and Astounding nominee Kary English. First we’ll take a deep dive into the science of sound and the mouthfeel of prose. We’ll cover the use of literary devices such as alliteration, assonance, and scansion to enhance the mood and beauty of prose. Then we’ll look at examples from Tolkien, Emily Dickinson, and Rodgers & Hammerstein. We’ll have some fun with Shakespearean insults, and Kary will suggest avenues for further study. Students should bring two sentences, from their own work or that of others, that they find beautiful.

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