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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
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
3796. The Social Politics of Romantic Fantasy
Romantic Fantasy is often characterized not just by sword and sorcery, but a focus on social structure and geopolitical intreigue. How have romantic fantasy stories changed in response to shifting sociopolitical climates?
Laura Frankos, Barbara Hambly, Valerie Estelle Frankel, Leslie Ann Moore
SUN 11:30 am - 12:45 pm, Boston