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BSFS Writers Seminar at Balticon 50, including me!
At Balticon 50 this year, they are debuting the BSFS Writers Seminar Series, developed by the mighty Chuck Gannon. These are intensive seminars with various writers on a variety of writing subjects that will be very useful for you aspiring and up-and-coming writers out there. Seminars are given by me, Chuck, Michael Swanwick, Jo Walton, Bud Sparhawk, Fran Wilde, Jody Lynn Nye, Hildy Silverman, Tom Doyle, Sarah Pinsker, and Alex Shvartsman.

Here's the info straight from Balticon's web site:
BSFS is sponsoring this fantastic series of 3-hour writers seminars.

This is a seminar-based workgroup where the emphasis is not upon line edits and mechanics, but the guts of story itself. The total duration is 3-3.5 hours, where the first hour is a general discussion (see below), the next hour is a catered working lunch that is open to general conversation with the pro, and the last hour-plus is a one-at-a-time Q&A session. In that session, each attendee gets to ask questions specific to their project/concerns; those who wish privacy will so signify and wait for the end slots.

Select a seminar that is addressing what you want to work on. Bring two primary “problems with your fiction” to the seminar. You’ll share those, round-robin style. The pro will guide the group through a discussion of those challenges, and you’ll be surprised how many of your fellow group-members come with identical or overlapping challenges.

This means there’s no “waiting your turn.” The seminar engages you immediately, both personally and as part of a group discussion. Troubleshooting the challenges is the focus of the conversation which is both led and moderated by the pro. Everyone is helping everyone else succeed, and there’s no direct comparison of writing, so writers at a variety of skill levels will find it useful.

Each Seminar brings attendees together with a renowned SFF professional who is highly regarded for their skills and mentoring.

Here's what I'll be doing:
9 am to ~ 12:15 pm, Sunday, May 29, 2016, in Parlor 11029
The Business of Writing with Keith R. A. DeCandido


Best-selling award-winning author Keith R.A. DeCandido discusses all the (many many many) parts of a writing career that don’t involve writing: time management, money management, career management, and so on. You know, all the things they never even mention in creative writing class...

Hope folks will sign up!

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