Track 3: Writing & Gaming
A discussion of the many ways gaming and storytelling interact and influence each other.
Learn what mistakes to avoid when promoting your work as an author.
Marketing methods and techniques that can be useful to authors.
How authors handle the challenge of writing characters that are neither savory nor suave and sometimes just a pain in the ass.
Toni Weisskopf, the publisher of Baen Books, has put together an art show of many of the books written by Eric Flint that are not part of the Ring of Fire series—or alternate history of any kind.
Learn what editors are looking for and what they will do their best to either avoid or beat out of their authors. (Figuratively speaking.)
So-called “hard” science fiction—whose boundaries can be defined different ways—is not for the faint-hearted, especially if they don’t have any scientific expertise or can’t find a co-author who does.
Authors who work outside the familiar boundaries of most fantasy stories (whether epic or urban) face particular challenges.
Writing historically-based fiction of any kind presents the author with both advantages and difficulties.