We’re going to RadCon in a few weeks (February 11-14), and have just gotten our schedules.
Without further ado:
Fri Feb 12, 1:45 pm-2:45 pm: Keeping it Fun
Some days the page wins. With increasing deadlines, non-stop edits, and required marketing, is it possible to keep it professional and still love what you do? Pros will discuss strategies to avoid burnout, keep the muse fed and happy, stay playful and get the work done without losing the joy of writing in the first place.
Brad Wheeler, Eytan Kollin, Shannon Page, Siana Wineland
Sat Feb 13, 10:00 am-11:00 am: Evaluating Writing Critiques
So you’ve had a manuscript critiqued and you’re trying to decipher the feedback. Some people say one thing. Some people have quote rules. How do you tell the good advice from the bad? This panel will discuss how to keep the advice that benefits your writing while ignoring the bad.
Bruce Taylor, Elizabeth Guizzetti, Mark Ferrari, S. A. Bolich, Shannon Page, Tom Gondolfi
Sat Feb 13, 11:15 am-12:15 pm: I Am (Want To Be) A Writer, But I Need Some Questions Answered!
How do you self publish? Should you self publish? Do I need an agent? Why? Should I use a Pen Name? What if I do? I heard… but then I heard…? Bring your burning questions about being a writer, and we will do our best to salve them!
Maggie Bonham, David Boop, David Brown, Mark Ferrari, Sam Knight, Kaye Thornbrugh
Sat Feb 13, 1:00 pm-1:30 pm: Shannon Page reading
I am currently planning to read the first chapter or so of the NEW SEKRET PROJECT THING ooooo!
Sat Feb 13, 4:15 pm-5:15 pm: Resisting Rewrite-itis
Many promising manuscripts succumb to author anxiety that it’s “not good enough yet” or “I need to fix this one thing” that proceeds to unravel the entire book. How do you resist the urge to polish and polish the first few chapters without writing the rest, or stuffing it in the drawer until it’s perfect? Our pros provide tips on how to tell when your work is good enough and when to kick it out the door.
Doug Odell, S. A. Bolich, Scott James Magner, Shannon Page, Siana Wineland
Sat Feb 13, 4:15 pm-5:15 pm: The Best Writing Advice I Was Ever Given
The title says it all! Come listen to the panel and audience members as well share some of the best writing advice they were ever given. (And some of the worst as well…).
Seth Bennett, Bobbie Benton Hull, Mark Ferrari, Laurel Anne Hill, Josh Vogt
Sat Feb 13, 5:30 pm-6:30 pm: Mark Ferrari Art Demo
Sat Feb 13, 6:45 pm-7:45 pm: Collaborations of Writers
Writing is an essentially solitary occupation. So how do writers collaborate? What are the approaches to writing together? What are the drawbacks? Can you do both (write alone and with a partner)? Do collaborators need an outline more than solo writers?
Bruce Taylor, David Brown, Esther Jones, Mark Ferrari, Shannon Page
Looks like a fun (and busy!) program. Mark will also be showing work in the art show. See you in the TriCities, I hope!