Capclave 2010 is pleased to once again host a number of interesting workshops. Space is still available. If you are interested, send an e-mail to our
How to Earn a Living as a Writer When You Can't Make It On Your Fiction
You've just been laid off from your staff job, you can't live on the royalties from your fiction writing, and your Significant Other has taken a cut in pay. How do you pay the rent? Well, you can find freelance work writing articles, white papers, reviews, blogs, and other non-sfnal stuff. Despite today's lean journalistic market, it's still possible to make a living writing, editing, and/or publishing. Let's talk about where and how you can sell yourself as a professional writer, whether blogging can be done for a living, and how else you can use your talent to keep the wolf from the door. Bring whatever ideas, sources, and contacts you have.
How to Submit Short Fiction for Publication
Anyone who writes short fiction and has minimal (or no) experience in submitting those stories for publication can benefit from this seminar. Kelly A. Harmon will cover what types of markets exist, how to find them, payment, choosing the right market for your work, submission etiquette, and methods of tracking manuscripts.
Online Content Workshop
Putting your comics, music, video, and fiction online is easy. Making it pay is harder, but it can be done. Join webcomic creator and comedy musician Rob Balder as he talks about making a living with the free content model. Get practical advice (feel free to bring a laptop/tablet and samples of your stuff) and work out a specific strategy for growing and monetizing an audience around your work. Two hour workshop.
What makes a story a story? How do you construct a viable plot from a bare (naked) idea? We'll start at the beginning, and by the end, you should have everything you need to know to plot your story. Allen Wold will lead this 2 hour session.
A good reviewer does more then read free books and say "I like that".
Peter Heck, a regular reviewer for Asimov's Science Fiction
will demonstrate the hallmarks of a good review and how to create one.
Danny Birt will guide you through looking at writing from the perspective of the single word, and then work up from there, making sure that every word counts. This 1.5 hour workshop is good for beginners to professionals and is limited to 16 participants.
Allen Wold will lead a panel of authors in a hands on workshop. Learn many skills as you work on a short story. Session will be for 2 hours on Sat. and for those interested, a 1 hour follow-up on Sunday. Number of Participants is limited to 12.
Jeff and Ann VanderMeer will critique short stories of 12 participants. Each participant must have a story of no more than 7500 words that must be submitted at least 2 months before Capclave and will be shared with the VanderMeers and the other participants. This will be a 2 hour workshop
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