Dan McMinn


Dan McMinn, Writer

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Joined: June 21, 2014
Last Visited: August 17, 2018

Writer Team

Write-a-Thon Team: The Awkward Robots

Writer Bio

I attended Clarion in 2012, which means I have lots of good examples to follow. I am following slowly.

Writing Style

I love non-human POVs. I tend to concentrate first on plot and second on character. I care about making what I write approachable. Having graduated with a history degree, I'm more qualified to write (and write more) fantasy than science fiction, and I take excruciating pains to get my historical facts right. Because my paying job is as an editor, I can generally keep the number of grammatical and structural errors low.

Writing Goal

I want to finish the first draft of a short story for the fifth Awkward Robots (Clarion Class of 2012) anthology, The Blue Volume (http://awkwardrobots.org/). I've got an 8-year-old and a 3-year-old, so your contributions and my commitment to keeping my promise to you are probably the only things that could get me through the draft in time.

Fundraising Goal

I'd like to raise $200 for Clarion while working on my writing this summer.

writing goal:
1 short stories written


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