Preliminary Program Grid for Brenda W. Clough
This is the Preliminary program schedule. Brenda W. Clough may or may not actually be on these items, but probably will. However, due to circumstances beyond our control, modifications to the program can occur throughout the convention.
|Saturday 11:00 am: Discovering New Authors (Ends at: 11:55 am) Rockville/ Potomac|
Panelists:Kate Baker, Brenda W. Clough, Bernie Mojzes (M), Lawrence M. Schoen
How do readers find new good authors? At a time when Amazon has zillions of self-published and small press authors, how can you tell who is good? What new writers in the last five years would you recommend?
|Saturday 1:00 pm: Food In Fiction (Ends at: 1:55 pm) Bethesda|
Panelists:Ann Chatham, Brenda W. Clough, Victoria Janssen (M)
Even heroes and dragons have to eat. The food in a work of fiction can be a crucial part of the setting. And sometimes the fictional food enters the real world as in A Feast of Ice and Fire. What authors do the best job with food and what do they do that's effective? How do you write about food?
|Saturday 5:00 pm: Writers on Writing Style (Ends at: 5:55 pm) Bethesda|
Panelists:Brenda W. Clough, Walter H. Hunt (M), Alma Katsu, Bud Sparhawk
How do writers develop and refine their style? What makes one writer more literary than another? How can they improve? Did you deliberately work on your style or did it emerge naturally from experience? What sf/fantasy writers have the best style and what did they do to develop it?
|Saturday 10:00 pm: Fiction With A Laugh Track (Ends at: 10:55 pm) Bethesda|
Panelists:Brenda W. Clough, Andrew Fox (M), Larry Hodges, Alex Shvartsman
What are the tips and tricks in writing humorous SF and fantasy? What can an author do to avoid the obvious pitfalls, and spot the not-so-obvious ones? How do you maintain a reputation for writing humorous SF or fantasy, and what is the benefit of doing so?
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