NorWesCon is April 2-5, in Sea-Tac, WA, which is in two weeks! This is a not a drill. I’m so excited! Here’s my schedule for this year, including panels I’m on and my reading:
Dr. KindleLove: How I Learned to Relax & Love Ebooks
Thu 4:00pm-5:00pm – Cascade 3&4
Do you love ebooks or hate them? Are you a paper-sniffer to the end? What changes do you predict (or wish for) in print and digital books?
The Book Was Better… Or Was It?
Thu 5:00pm-6:00pm – Cascade 9
How closely should adaptations follow the source material? Do you want the exact same experience of a story on film or television that you got from the book or is there value in a different medium bringing something new to the table?
*Reading: The Demon’s Deadline by Tori Centanni*
Fri 7:30pm-8:00pm – Cascade 1
Come hear me read part of my new book and say hello!
Pantsers & Structure
Sat 12:00pm-1:00pm – Cascade 7&8
Whether you write with an outline or fly by the seat of your pants, story blueprints are a powerful tool to help you get unstuck.
He Said, She Said: Writing Dialogue
Sat 7:00pm-8:00pm – Evergreen 3&4
What makes dialogue effective? What are the challenges and opportunities when approaching dialogue? Discuss how to write dialogue that seems natural, builds character, and advances the plot.
B Plots: Romances (or Bromances)
Sun 11:00am-12:00pm – Cascade 9
Developing the soul of any story means nurturing your protagonist, yet many writers flounder here. Learn from pros how to write a life-changing relationship.
Where’s Urban Fantasy Going?
Sun 1:00pm-2:00pm – Cascade 3&4
What’s beyond all the vamps, werewolves, angels, and demons? Having explored all of the old tropes, what’s next?
You can find the full schedule of events here. Hope to see you there!