Preliminary Program Grid for Joshua Palmatier
This is the Preliminary program schedule. Joshua Palmatier 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.
|Friday 4:00 pm: Writing on the Job (Ends at: 4:55 pm) Rockville/ Potomac|
Panelists:Brenda W. Clough, Barbara Krasnoff (M), Joshua Palmatier, Lezli Robyn, David Walton
Is it better for a writer to have a non-writing job to save his/her writing energies for fiction or to use writing skills to make a nonfiction living on the idea that any writing improves fiction writing? And when should you quit your day job? Hear writers discuss the relationship between their day job and their writing.
|Friday 5:00 pm: Joshua Palmatier Reading (Ends at: 5:25 pm) Frederick|
|Friday 7:00 pm: Write What You Don't Know (Ends at: 7:55 pm) Rockville/ Potomac|
Panelists:Scott H. Andrews, Joshua Palmatier, Michael A. Ventrella (M), Jean Marie Ward
Fantasy authors rarely get irate email from dragons saying they got it wrong. How to write characters from places and times that you don’t know but members of your audience do, and why it’s important to get outside your comfort zone.
|Saturday 12:00 pm: Small Press Publishing in 2018 (Ends at: 12:55 pm) Rockville/ Potomac|
Panelists:Neil Clarke, Shahid Mahmud, Joshua Palmatier, Lezli Robyn, Ian Randal Strock (M), Sean Wallace
Capclave is lucky to have a number of small press publishers as program participants. The folks from Arc Manor/Phoenix Pick, Prime Books, Zombies Need Brains, Wyrm Publishing, and Fantastic Books talk about their upcoming projects
|Saturday 2:00 pm: Crowdfunding Dos and Don'ts (Ends at: 2:55 pm) Frederick|
Panelists:Neil Clarke, Ron Garner, Joshua Palmatier (M), Alex Shvartsman, Lawrence Watt-Evans
So you have a fabulous idea or product and a shortage of funds - what do you do. Panelists will discuss successful and unsuccessful crowd funding campaigns, either their own or those of other people. Topics include how to set reward levels, how to budget how much money you need and the merits of various crowd funding sites such as Kickstarter, Indiegogo and Pozible.
|Saturday 4:00 pm: Anthology Builder (Ends at: 4:55 pm) Frederick|
Panelists:Neil Clarke, Ron Garner, Joshua Palmatier (M), Lawrence M. Schoen, Darrell Schweitzer
So you want to edit and publish an anthology. How do the stories get picked? How do you come up with a theme? What sells and what doesn't? How do authors produce readable fiction in the straitjacket of an original themed anthology? How do you properly curate your anthology?
|Saturday 10:30 pm: Superheroine to Wise Woman: Creating Powerful Female Characters (Ends at: 11:55 pm) Rockville/ Potomac|
Panelists:Joshua Palmatier, A.C. Wise
What goes into creating strong, compelling female characters in fantasy worlds? Speculative fiction authors discuss how to approach elements such as world-building, magic, special powers, and plot when crafting a multi-dimensional character, and how to avoid the pitfalls of the "Mary Sue."
|Sunday 3:00 pm: Endings - Bang or Whimper? (Ends at: 3:55 pm) Rockville/ Potomac|
Panelists:Neil Clarke, Joshua Palmatier, Irette Y. Patterson, Sarah Pinsker (M)
So many short stories start out well but end abruptly or just trail off, leaving the reader to wonder, what's the point. Why does this happen and how can writers avoid this fate? How do you determine your endings? Is a twist ending a cheat?
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