Heading down to Austin, Texas, this weekend for the 40th ArmadilloCon. This is one of my favorite conventions. It’s in a great (if congested) town, and there are so many amazing authors from Texas to share their experiences and wisdom. I’m always honored to be included in programming.
A secret history is a version of historical events that differs from the official record that purports to be the true version. How do writers approach secret history stories? How do readers approach them?
Our panelists will talk about how you can build your skill for writing about characters whose gender, sexual orientation, religion, racial heritage, or other aspect of identity differs from your own.What resources are available? What process do they use? What are the potential pitfalls?
Writers and event planners can’t rely only on online promotions. What brick-and-mortar, in-your-face in-person techniques work for connecting with readers and the regional reading and writing communities? And when you use digital, what is most effective?
Agents, books deals, rights, contracts… where does a new writer get started? Where do you need to slow down in order not to trip up?