In Layton, UT for FyreCon writer’s conference for a couple of days…
This con is a little smaller, just getting started, but they do have some ‘masters’ classes being taught by some of the leading lights. Today I sat in Larry Correia’s class on world building, and it was ‘interesting’ to put it mildly. He went through various genres of world building, including SciFi, Fantasy, and Urban then he did a couple of class exercises.
The bottom line takeaway, it’s YOUR idea, run with it, have fun writing it, and treat writing like a business.
And since there was a late start this morning due to registration, I took some time to run up to Ogden and see the JM Browning museum. What Stretch had ‘neglected’ to tell me was there was also a railroad museum, a car museum, and a display of various rail stock/engines.
The prototype 1911 built by John Browning (top), and a recoil operated concealed hammer alternate (bottom), that was never produced.
And there were railroad things, including engines, from left to right, Union Pacific 100 MPH STEAM locomotive, up through the 8700HP jet turbine engined locomotive. Ogden was/is a major rail center, with a huge marshaling yard and work center.
There is also a small car museum, and ALL of the cars are drivable and licensed!!! This particular one is a 29 Packard, capable of 80 mph, with a rumble seat and a ‘real’ trunk strapped to the back bumper… 😀
Last but not least, I got to have lunch with friend and former Marine Art S. Good burgers and a great chat made it very worthwhile!!!