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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
3767. Editing your MS, and when to turn it over to a professional editor
You've written your book manuscript. Your job is done, right? Not so. In this hyper-competitive book selling climate, it is vital to bring out well-edited, finely tuned books -- much of which you can do yourself. In this workshop, you will hear the most important steps to editing, refining and polishing your manuscript -- whether for print or e-book, or both -- to a fine, publishable shine. (Bring 5 copies of ﾠ2-3 pages of a manuscript in progress, roll up your sleeves, and enjoy the editing process!)
Leslie Ann Moore, Russell Nohelty, Whitney Davis, Deanna Brady
SAT 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm, 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