The VP Fighting XIII’ers

As I get permission from them, I’ll be grouping other fighting 13’ers’ and instructors’ responses to VP XIII here, just to show you all why you should drink the kool-aid as well.


photo courtesy of Matt Hughes

Viable Paradise
Viable Paradise Index
Official Viable Paradise Site
Student Sales Page

Bo Balder:
Viable Paradise, the aftermath

Brent Bowen
So What’s Your Story? #vpiii

Steve Buchheit
Long awaited VP Posts: emotional side up
Long Awaited VP Posts: What I learned on my Fall Vacation

Christopher Cornell
Viable Paradise XIII, Part 1: The Unnecessary Prologue
Viable Paradise XIII, Part 2: Setting
Viable Paradise XIII, Part 3: Characters
Viable Paradise XIII, Part 4: The Plot Thickens
Viable Paradise XIII, Part 5: Random Wisdom

Sean Craven
Return from Paradise
Chili-Dog Casserole, as served at Viable Paradise XIII

Marion Engelke
Writing after Viable Paradise

Chia Evers
So, What Was It Like?

Matt Hughes
From the Little Island
,,,and Home Again
Viable Paradise–Sunday
Viable Paradise–Monday
Viable Paradise–Tuesday
Viable Paradise–Wednesday
Viable Paradise–Thursday
Viable Paradise–Friday
Viable Paradise–Saturday
Viable Paradise–Tips for Future Students

E.F. Kelley
Back from the Vineyard

(occupationally discreet moniker)
On Viable Paradise

Darice Moore
from My Candle Burns at Both Ends

Cath Schaff-Stump
Rain, Travel, Books
And You May Ask Yourself…
Viable Paradise: Reflections

MacAllister Stone
VP Veggie Curry, because I promised Darice

Brandie Tarvin
The Workshop Experience
How Viable Paradise Works

Author: Catherine Schaff-Stump

Catherine Schaff-Stump writes fiction for children and young adults. Her most recent book, The Vessel of Ra, is the first book in the Klaereon Scroll series. She is currently working on its sequel, as well as penning the middle grade adventures of Abigail Rath, monster hunter.

4 thoughts on “The VP Fighting XIII’ers”

  1. Hmmm, kool-aid. Tasty.

    Need to get my own thoughts in order before I post the roundup (which will hopefully happen before the weekend, although I have another 45,000 words to critique before Sunday).

  2. Hey, Catherine. Got to say, I loved it when you wrote about your ambition to write a real classic. That’s the level of ambition I’m currently missing in our culture. So many people are settling for remixes, tributes, and various celebrations of toothless nostalgia. People want to be neat, or cool, or fun, or whimsical, or childlike. There’s a place for that kind of thing but you know what? Somebody needs to be great. Somebody needs to create art that will be remembered.

    We need to get back to the purpose of the arts — the struggle for excellence, the desire to do work that has people shaking their heads and wondering how we did it.

    Yeah, all artists exist in a continuity of influence. But someone has to do the great work that the appropriationists use as their material. I know which side of that dividing line I want to be on. And it’s great to know that someone else is standing there as well.

    Hmmm… I feel a manifesto coming on.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.