Friday, January 8, 2010

Sanderson's Class, Day 1

Man, was it packed.

By packed I mean there are 15 slots in the class and that room had upwards to fifty people in it. I almost didn’t get a seat! And I was surprised at how many people I knew there—friends, ward members, old classmates, even a couple of faces from CONduit.

And Sanderson is more charismatic than I thought he’d be. (While I linked this blog to the blog I have to use for that class, I’m sure he’ll be too busy to read this and discover that comment.) He was enjoyable to listen to. He had us divide into groups of five (enrolled separated from the auditors) and make Live Journal accounts on which to post our weekly word count.

I really like the enthusiasm of the class. I’m glad I have a class I can thoroughly enjoy—my others are going to be brutal, especially since two are capstone (hurray). I’m looking forward to next Thursday.

Been working on As Prescribed and my next novel idea is still on slow-cook in the back of my head. I also submitted a resume to Fusion-io, where I might work as a blog/ghost writer, should I get hired. Not actually sure on that one, ha.

(I’ve also gotten the recommendation to use single quotes for my unpublished works, which finally prompted me to look online to see what the official stance is. Unfortunately, I couldn’t find much. Maybe I should consult Chicago . . . ?)


  1. According to Chicago 17.49, "book titles and subtitles are italicized." Elements that are normally italicized are set to roman if part of the title, and titles within titles remain italicized but include quotation marks.

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  3. Oh, but you're asking about unpublished works. I think 17.213 applies here. Apparently the title is not italicized, but is put in quotation marks.
    8.195 mentions that if it's under contract, it can be italicized, but includes the word forthcoming in parentheses afterward.