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3699. I have A Great Idea for A Story ﾖ Now What?
How do you ge that great idea for a few words jotted down in a notebook (or at the top of a document on your screen) in a fleshed-out plot development, storyline, outline, or screenplay? The panelists will share their muse, provided good tricks for you, including how to expand your ideas, from creating a framework to putting solid “meat on the bones” of your manuscript. How to craft both the physical and emotion elements of your work, including sounds, smells, sights, and more. Be prepared to be playful with your work, then learn simply and effective tools to complete the project, any project ﾗ on time and with joy!
Leslie Ann Moore, S.P. Hendrick, Justin Robinson, Russell Nohelty,
FRI 2:30 pm - 3:45 pm, Marquis 2
3728. Why Manuscripts Arrive Dead On Arrival, and How to Increase Your Odds for Success as an Author
A panel of science fiction and fantasy literary agents and veterans will discuss the steps to take to prepare your manuscript for success and how to avoid having it thrown in the trash and never published.
Marci Baun, Paul S. Levine, Whitney Davis,
SAT 10:00 am - 11:15 am, Atlanta
3738. All about editing - and editors
Given that as much (or more!) time is spent editing as writing, what tips, tricks, and traps are there to be aware of as a writer? What's the difference between a developmental edit/editor, a line edit/editor, and a copy edit/editor? Where can aspiring writers find editors? Come hear our panelists' favorite tips, tricks, advice, and traps to avoid, during editing.
, Dr. Jerry Pournelle, Laurie Tom, Richard Foss, Tim Powers, S.B. Divya
SAT 11:30 am - 12:45 pm, Chicago
3786. Starting The Story
Arguably one of the worst parts of writing, starting a story stumps many young writers, and even some veteran writers. How do writers deal with the problem of starting the story? How do we stop procrastinating and just write the darn thing? What are some problems in story-starting that are unique to science fiction and fantasy, if any?
, Barbara Hambly, Harry Turtledove, Laura Frankos, John DeChancie
SUN 10:00 am - 11:15 am, Atlanta
3799. Writing Your Story as a Novel vs. Writing a Screenplay
It sounds easier to craft a 120 page script than a 350 page novel. But each field is equally demanding with a unique skillset, which is why most authors only write novels, while others only screenplays. This panel will discuss the skills necessary to survive and prosper in each field. Important for novelists and screenwriters of all levels.
Tony N. Todaro, David Gerrold, Joel Eisenberg, Whitney Davis, Craig Miller
SUN 11:30 am - 12:45 pm, Marquis 2
3808. How Authors Make Money From Audio Books
Stefan Rudnicki and Gabrielle De C.ir share samples of material and discuss what makes an audio book a money maker
Stefan Rudnicki, Gabrielle De_Cuir,
SUN 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm, Marquis 2
3818. Best Advice I Never Got
Come join our panel of authors to find out what advice they wish you had gotten, but didn't, when they started their writing careers.
, Larry Niven, Laurie Tom, Laura Frankos, Harry Turtledove, Maria Alexander, Steve Barnes
SUN 2:30 pm - 3:45 pm, Marquis 2