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Jay Lake
Date: 2012-02-21 05:38
Subject: [conventions] My 2012 Norwescon schedule
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Thursday, April 5
6 pmJay Lake reads from Sunspin

Friday, April 6
3 pmBreaking In: Author, agent, and editor talk about how to get that first novel sold.
6 pmDiscover Your Inner Idea Mill: Where do great ideas come from and how can you find a few of your own? Writers talk about how to find ideas, how to tell which ones are good, and how to use the ones you have.

Saturday, April 7
11amThe Writer/Editor Relationship: An editor is interested in your story. Hurray! But he wants big changes. Boo! Now what do you do? Find out what goes on behind the scenes and how you as a writer can increase your chances of closing a sale.
NoonThe Blogger Effect: Has blogging ruined the fine art of editing? What do we gain (and lose) with publishing spontaneous writing? There is a growing network of SF/F professional and aspiring writers connected via a variety of blogging communities. Is it breaking down the barriers between pro, amateur, and fan-ficcer? Does it function as an informal online writers' workshop, a support group, or a black hole of cat-vacuuming?
3 pmAutograph Session 2
4 pmHarnessing Your Motivation: Writing can be an arduous and lonely task, and it can be all too easy to lose steam when your story starts to stump you. How do professional writers maintain motivation to finish the story?

Sunday, April 8
NoonBook Covers: The State of the Art: Industry professionals and Guest of Honor John Picacio discuss their favorite recent sf/f cover artworks as well as some of their not-so-favorite.

See some, all or none of you there.

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scarlettina: Geek Crossing
User: scarlettina
Date: 2012-02-21 15:20 (UTC)
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Keyword:Geek Crossing
As it happens, you won't see me there. My brother, sister-in-law, and niece are coming to visit that weekend and into the following week, and I won't be attending the convention. I'll be sorry to miss you, but I look forward to seeing you at Rainforest.
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Jay Lake: signs-dont_jay_walk
User: jaylake
Date: 2012-02-21 15:21 (UTC)
Yeah, yeah, everybody has an excuse...

See you soon! ;)
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