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Larry Niven, J.L. Doty, Taliesin Jaffe
SAT 2:00 pm - 2:25 pm, Dealers Hall
3801. The New Hybrid Author Model
Two highly successful authors, whose original successes came through self-publishing, and are now also traditionally-published, discuss the evolution of the new hybrid author model. With plenty of ups and downs, successes and failures, self-publishing has upended all of the traditional thinking regarding the writing and publishing paradigm, and to be successful, today's writer must be flexible and innovative.
J.L. Doty, Debra Holland
SUN 11:30 am - 12:45 pm, New Orleans
3806. Revisiting Themes and Tropes vs. Being Lazy
Some writers re-visit the same themes over and over again in order to tell new stories. Other writers, uh, recycle themes and their stories rely on the same themes and tropes that they've practically told the same story, just with different characters. Let's compare and contrast writers and works that do either, and talk about what the key differences are.
Mark Oshiro, John DeChancie, S.P. Hendrick, J.L. Doty
SUN 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm, Houston