Writer's Symposium

Seminar

An Evening with Pat Rothfuss
Thu 5:00 pm - Thu 7:00 pm 105/1200 0.00
Author Education: Believable Fictional Languages
Fri 8:00 pm - Fri 10:00 pm 138/200 0.00
Author Education: Caves 2.0
Thu 6:00 pm - Thu 7:00 pm 25/60 0.00
Author Education: How – and How Quickly - Can Landscapes Change Over Time?
Sat 1:00 pm - Sat 2:00 pm 5/36 0.00
Author Education: Karst Topography 2.0
Thu 7:00 pm - Thu 8:00 pm 37/60 0.00
Author Education: Medieval Cooking and Fantasy Foods
Thu 8:00 pm - Thu 10:00 pm 105/200 0.00
Author Education: Men and War Machines
Sat 10:00 am - Sat 11:00 am 35/60 0.00
Author Education: War Magic—When Magic Goes to War
Sat 11:00 am - Sat 12:00 pm 0/60 0.00
Beyond Clickbait: Creating Multi-Platform Content Readers Can’t Resist (You Won’t Believe #8!)
Thu 11:00 am - Thu 1:00 pm 0/20 0.00
Business of Writing: Business Plans for Writers
Fri 11:00 am - Fri 12:00 pm 123/200 0.00
Business of Writing: Handling Problem People—From Divas to Needy Fans to Harassers
Fri 5:00 pm - Fri 6:00 pm 43/60 0.00
Business of Writing: Hiring and Working with Freelancers (Cover artists, publicisits, etc.)
Fri 10:00 am - Fri 1:00 pm 35/60 0.00
Business of Writing: How to Know When You Need an Agent
Fri 11:00 am - Fri 12:00 pm 33/60 0.00
Business of Writing: Hybrid Publishing—Covering All the Bases
Sat 12:00 pm - Sat 1:00 pm 34/60 0.00
Business of Writing: Negotiating Contracts
Sat 10:00 am - Sat 11:00 am 31/60 0.00
Business of Writing: Networking—Building a Foundation for Success
Thu 3:00 pm - Thu 4:00 pm 6/60 0.00
Business of Writing: Printing and Distribution Primer
Fri 1:00 pm - Fri 2:00 pm 32/36 0.00
Business of Writing: Schmoozing 101
Thu 1:00 pm - Thu 2:00 pm 22/60 0.00
Business of Writing: Story Length Labels—Novel vs. Novella vs. Short Story
Fri 1:00 pm - Fri 2:00 pm 48/60 0.00
Business of Writing: Structuring a Successful Collaborative Project
Sat 2:00 pm - Sat 3:00 pm 6/20 0.00
Business of Writing: Success Without an Agent
Fri 12:00 pm - Fri 1:00 pm 28/60 0.00
Business of Writing: The Principles of Good Cover Design
Sat 1:00 pm - Sat 2:00 pm 0/20 0.00
Business of Writing: The Secret Writer Blacklist
Fri 3:00 pm - Fri 4:00 pm 22/36 0.00
Business of Writing: Using Social Media
Sat 1:00 pm - Sat 2:00 pm 13/60 0.00
Business of Writing: Where is the Line Between YA, Middle Grade, and Adult?
Fri 2:00 pm - Fri 3:00 pm 35/60 0.00
D&D with Authors: Night in the Forbidden Library!
Thu 7:00 pm - Thu 10:00 pm 0/60 0.00
Dynamic Story Creation Part One: The Philosophy of Story Creation
Thu 12:00 pm - Thu 1:00 pm 104/200 0.00
Dynamic Story Creation Part Three: The Physical Layer & The Hero's Journey
Fri 1:00 pm - Fri 2:00 pm 145/200 0.00
Dynamic Story Creation Part Two: The Invisible Layer
Thu 1:00 pm - Thu 2:00 pm 119/200 0.00
Fantasy Fiction: Real Animals in a Fantasy World
Sat 7:00 pm - Sat 8:00 pm 140/200 0.00
National Novel Writing Month: Pros, Cons, and Tips
Sat 4:00 pm - Sat 5:00 pm 0/20 0.00
Playing the Pro - Writing for the RPG Industry!
Thu 10:00 am - Thu 11:00 am 0/36 0.00
Q & A with Brandon Sanderson
Fri 1:00 pm - Fri 2:00 pm 0/400 0.00
Q & A with Charlaine Harris
Sat 11:00 am - Sat 12:00 pm 256/400 0.00
Q & A with Larry Correia
Fri 10:00 am - Fri 11:00 am 327/400 0.00
Q & A with Mercedes Lackey
Fri 4:00 pm - Fri 5:00 pm 255/400 0.00
Q & A with R. A. Salvatore
Fri 3:00 pm - Fri 4:30 pm 160/200 0.00
Reading: Christopher Husberg
Thu 12:00 pm - Thu 1:00 pm 32/36 0.00
Reading: David Mack & Gregory A. Wilson
Sat 4:00 pm - Sat 5:00 pm 31/36 0.00
Reading: Erin M. Evans & Erik Scott de Bie
Sat 12:00 pm - Sat 1:00 pm 13/36 0.00
Reading: Gail Z. Martin & Linda Robertson
Thu 4:00 pm - Thu 5:00 pm 26/36 0.00
Reading: Howard Tayler & Leigh Perry
Thu 6:00 pm - Thu 7:00 pm 33/36 0.00
Reading: Ilana C. Myer & Sandra Tayler
Fri 2:00 pm - Fri 3:00 pm 0/36 0.00
Reading: Karen Bovenmyer & Josh Vogt
Thu 2:00 pm - Thu 3:00 pm 31/36 0.00
Reading: Kelly McCullough & Beth Cato
Sat 2:00 pm - Sat 3:00 pm 27/36 0.00
Reading: Monica Valentinelli
Fri 12:00 pm - Fri 1:00 pm 36/36 0.00
Screenwriting 101
Fri 12:00 pm - Fri 1:00 pm 0/36 0.00
The Anatomy of Action in Writing: The Craft of Storytelling
Sun 11:00 am - Sun 12:00 pm 68/200 0.00
The Anatomy of Action in Writing: The Craft of Writing
Sun 12:00 pm - Sun 1:00 pm 108/200 0.00
The Baen Traveling Roadshow!
Sat 3:00 pm - Sat 5:00 pm 24/60 0.00
The Once and Future Podcast LIVE!
Fri 3:00 pm - Fri 4:00 pm 46/60 0.00
Fri 4:00 pm - Fri 5:00 pm 49/60 0.00
Watching the Watchmen: Surveillance vs. Sousveillance & How to Look Back at Power
Fri 5:00 pm - Fri 6:00 pm 178/200 0.00
Worldbuidling: Magic Systems that Won't Break Your Story
Thu 2:00 pm - Thu 3:00 pm 0/60 0.00
Worldbuilding 101
Fri 10:00 am - Fri 11:00 am 0/60 0.00
Sat 10:00 am - Sat 11:00 am 55/200 0.00
Worldbuilding: Creating a Universe of Worlds
Thu 2:00 pm - Thu 3:00 pm 0/200 0.00
Worldbuilding: Creating Fantasy Cultures
Thu 4:00 pm - Thu 5:00 pm 0/60 0.00
Worldbuilding: Gods and Religions
Thu 6:00 pm - Thu 7:00 pm 110/200 0.00
Worldbuilding: Making Magic New Again
Sat 2:00 pm - Sat 3:00 pm 0/200 0.00
Worldbuilding: More Than Just Another Earth
Sat 7:00 pm - Sat 8:00 pm 0/60 0.00
Worldbuilding: The Impact of Cataclysms, Disasters, and the Apocalypse
Thu 5:00 pm - Thu 6:00 pm 0/60 0.00
Writer Cage Fight: Do Stories Need a Message?
Fri 6:00 pm - Fri 7:00 pm 42/60 0.00
Writer Cage Fight: Self Pub vs. Traditional Pub
Sat 6:00 pm - Sat 7:00 pm 27/60 0.00
Writer Cage Fight: The Worst Writing Advice Ever
Sat 5:00 pm - Sat 6:00 pm 98/200 0.00
Writer's Craft: "Send Me Your First Chapter"—What They're Looking For
Fri 5:00 pm - Fri 6:00 pm 0/60 0.00
Writer's Craft: Alternate History
Sat 4:00 pm - Sat 5:00 pm 164/200 0.00
Writer's Craft: Are You Overthinking the Story?
Thu 3:00 pm - Thu 4:00 pm 0/60 0.00
Writer's Craft: Avoiding Scientific Obsolescence in Science Fiction
Fri 11:00 am - Fri 2:00 pm 28/60 0.00
Writer's Craft: Awesome Anti-Heroes
Thu 3:00 pm - Thu 4:00 pm 138/200 0.00
Writer's Craft: Breaking Out of the European Medieval Fantasy Rut
Sat 12:00 pm - Sat 1:00 pm 22/60 0.00
Writer's Craft: Building to the Climax
Thu 12:00 pm - Thu 1:00 pm 14/60 0.00
Writer's Craft: Can a Hero be Too Powerful?
Sat 3:00 pm - Sat 4:00 pm 18/200 0.00
Writer's Craft: Characters with Disabilities
Thu 10:00 am - Thu 11:00 am 5/60 0.00
Writer's Craft: Creating True Leaders
Fri 11:00 am - Fri 12:00 pm 25/60 0.00
Writer's Craft: Dark Fantasy
Sat 10:00 am - Sat 11:00 am 0/60 0.00
Writer's Craft: Drawing from Mythology
Sat 3:00 pm - Sat 4:00 pm 0/60 0.00
Writer's Craft: Edit Your Way Past the Slush Pile
Fri 4:00 pm - Fri 5:00 pm 0/20 0.00
Writer's Craft: Ending the Story Right
Thu 1:00 pm - Thu 2:00 pm 21/60 0.00
Writer's Craft: Fantasy & Future Sports
Fri 12:00 pm - Fri 1:00 pm 20/20 0.00
Writer's Craft: Getting European Medieval Fantasy Right
Fri 4:00 pm - Fri 5:00 pm 43/60 0.00
Writer's Craft: Getting It Right—the Role of Research
Fri 10:00 am - Fri 11:00 am 32/200 0.00
Writer's Craft: Getting the Science Right in your Science Fiction
Fri 12:00 pm - Fri 1:00 pm 22/60 0.00
Writer's Craft: Good Characters Doing Terrible Things
Sat 1:00 pm - Sat 2:00 pm 0/60 0.00
Writer's Craft: How to Find Your Writer's Voice
Thu 7:00 pm - Thu 8:00 pm 41/200 0.00
Writer's Craft: How to Revise Right
Sat 6:00 pm - Sat 7:00 pm 8/60 0.00
Writer's Craft: How to Write an Amazing First Page
Fri 12:00 pm - Fri 1:00 pm 144/200 0.00
Writer's Craft: How to Write Bestselling Tie-In Fiction
Fri 6:00 pm - Fri 7:00 pm 47/60 0.00
Writer's Craft: How to Write Micro and Flash Fiction
Sat 5:00 pm - Sat 6:00 pm 0/20 0.00
Writer's Craft: Is It Tension? Or Just Torture?
Thu 5:00 pm - Thu 6:00 pm 43/60 0.00
Writer's Craft: No Room For Ego—How to Take, Give, and Find Critique for Your Writing
Sat 11:00 am - Sat 12:00 pm 11/36 0.00
Writer's Craft: Playing Nice in Shared Worlds
Sat 3:00 pm - Sat 4:00 pm 54/60 0.00
Writer's Craft: Point of View, What's the Point?
Fri 3:00 pm - Fri 4:00 pm 26/60 0.00
Writer's Craft: Pulse-Pounding Fight Scenes
Fri 6:00 pm - Fri 7:00 pm 110/200 0.00
Writer's Craft: Real Monsters & Vicious Animals
Thu 11:00 am - Thu 12:00 pm 164/200 0.00
Writer's Craft: Relationships Between Characters
Thu 4:00 pm - Thu 5:00 pm 120/200 0.00
Writer's Craft: Resolving Tension While Holding Interest
Sat 12:00 pm - Sat 1:00 pm 6/200 0.00
Writer's Craft: Retelling Fairy Tales
Sat 2:00 pm - Sat 3:00 pm 17/60 0.00
Writer's Craft: Structuring Your Story Right
Sat 11:00 am - Sat 12:00 pm 114/200 0.00
Writer's Craft: Sympathetic Villains
Thu 2:00 pm - Thu 3:00 pm 7/60 0.00
Writer's Craft: The Art of Adding Details
Sat 4:00 pm - Sat 5:00 pm 0/60 0.00
Writer's Craft: Turning Fantasy Tropes Upside Down
Sat 1:00 pm - Sat 2:00 pm 28/60 0.00
Writer's Craft: Unpacking Common Writing Advice
Fri 1:00 pm - Fri 2:00 pm 39/60 0.00
Writer's Craft: Using Foreshadowing
Fri 2:00 pm - Fri 3:00 pm 130/200 0.00
Writer's Craft: Using Setting as a Character
Sat 5:00 pm - Sat 6:00 pm 37/60 0.00
Writer's Craft: Using Tension to Drive the Narrative
Fri 7:00 pm - Fri 8:00 pm 147/200 0.00
Writer's Craft: What is the Writer's Voice?
Sat 11:00 am - Sat 12:00 pm 47/60 0.00
Writer's Craft: What to Do With the Editor's Comments
Sat 2:00 pm - Sat 3:00 pm 43/60 0.00
Writer's Craft: Where Do You Begin Your Story?
Thu 10:00 am - Thu 11:00 am 135/200 0.00
Writer's Craft: Writing a First Draft
Fri 12:00 pm - Fri 1:00 pm 11/60 0.00
Writer's Craft: Writing a Novel Synopsis
Thu 11:00 am - Thu 12:00 pm 3/60 0.00
Writer's Craft: Writing a Series
Sat 5:00 pm - Sat 6:00 pm 12/60 0.00
Writer's Craft: Writing Kids Right
Fri 3:00 pm - Fri 4:00 pm 36/60 0.00
Writer's Craft: Writing Stories that are Fun to Read
Sat 6:00 pm - Sat 7:00 pm 148/200 0.00
Writer's Life: An Introverts Guide to Interacting with the Public
Fri 1:00 pm - Fri 2:00 pm 28/60 0.00
Writer's Life: Care and Feeding of a Great Writer's Group
Thu 5:00 pm - Thu 6:00 pm 44/60 0.00
Writer's Life: Coping with the Ups and Downs of the Writer's Life
Thu 12:00 pm - Thu 1:00 pm 46/60 0.00
Writer's Life: Develop Your Writing Process
Thu 5:00 pm - Thu 6:00 pm 125/200 0.00
Writer's Life: Finding a Mentor, Being a Mentor
Thu 6:00 pm - Thu 7:00 pm 42/60 0.00
Writer's Life: How to Offer Effective Critiques
Thu 6:00 pm - Thu 7:00 pm 48/60 0.00
Writer's Life: Is Writer's Block a Myth?
Fri 4:00 pm - Fri 5:00 pm 29/36 0.00
Writer's Life: Picking up the Pieces—Starting Over After a Failure
Fri 6:00 pm - Fri 7:00 pm 41/60 0.00
Writer's Life: The Anti-Muse—Writers Block
Sat 3:00 pm - Sat 4:00 pm 1/20 0.00
Writer's Life: Time Management Tools and Techniques
Thu 2:00 pm - Thu 3:00 pm 19/60 0.00
Writer's Life: Writers and Depression
Sat 5:00 pm - Sat 6:00 pm 41/60 0.00
Writer's Life: Writers and Mental Health—You're Not Alone
Fri 7:00 pm - Fri 8:00 pm 41/60 0.00
Writer's Symposium Closing Ceremonies
Sun 1:00 pm - Sun 2:00 pm 142/200 0.00
Writer's Symposium Opening Ceremonies
Thu 9:00 am - Thu 10:00 am 112/200 0.00
Writing 101: Careers—What a Writing Career Looks Like
Thu 12:00 pm - Thu 1:00 pm 29/60 0.00
Writing 101: Contracts—What Are They and How Do They Work?
Thu 11:00 am - Thu 12:00 pm 44/60 0.00
Writing 101: Dialogue—"Don't mess it up," he said.
Thu 1:00 pm - Thu 2:00 pm 6/60 0.00
Writing 101: How Do Writers Get Paid?
Thu 4:00 pm - Thu 5:00 pm 44/60 0.00
Writing 101: Plotting—What's a Plot and How to Create a Good One?
Fri 4:00 pm - Fri 5:00 pm 12/60 0.00
Writing 101: The Basics—From POV to Punctuation
Thu 10:00 am - Thu 11:00 am 34/60 0.00
Writing 101: Themes—What's a Theme and Do You Need One?
Sat 12:00 pm - Sat 1:00 pm 43/60 0.00
Writing Excuses LIVE!
Fri 6:00 pm - Fri 7:00 pm 0/60 0.00
Fri 7:00 pm - Fri 8:00 pm 0/60 0.00

Workshop

Finding Work for Your Inner Critic: Self-Editing for Fiction Writers
Fri 10:00 am - Fri 12:00 pm 2/20 8.00
Mastering Fiction: Brainstorming Your Way to a Breakout Novel
Thu 10:00 am - Thu 11:00 am 23/60 8.00
Mastering Fiction: Connective Tissue—Advanced Techniques to Create Stories that Resonate
Fri 4:00 pm - Fri 5:00 pm 13/60 8.00
Mastering Fiction: It's All Entertainment—Crafting Stories that are a Blast to Read
Sat 11:00 am - Sat 12:00 pm 16/60 8.00
Mastering Fiction: Pattern Recognition—Challenging Your Readers to Create Stories that Compel
Fri 5:00 pm - Fri 6:00 pm 30/60 8.00
Mastering Fiction: Plotting Techniques of the Professional Writer
Thu 3:00 pm - Thu 4:00 pm 18/60 8.00
Mastering Fiction: Tension on Every Page—Ways to Create a Page-turning Novel
Fri 10:00 am - Fri 11:00 am 28/60 8.00
Mastering Fiction: The Structure of Scenes
Thu 4:00 pm - Thu 5:00 pm 18/60 8.00
Networking and Promotion for Creators in the Online Age: Twitch TV, Podcasts, and Patreon
Fri 2:00 pm - Fri 3:00 pm 30/60 6.00
Read & Critique (Session A)
Sun 10:00 am - Sun 12:00 pm 0/10 8.00
Read & Critique (Session B)
Sun 10:00 am - Sun 12:00 pm 0/10 8.00
Read & Critique (Session C)
Sun 10:00 am - Sun 12:00 pm 0/10 8.00
Read & Critique (Session D)
Sun 10:00 am - Sun 12:00 pm 1/10 8.00
Read & Critique (Session E)
Sun 10:00 am - Sun 12:00 pm 2/10 8.00
Writer's Workshop: Essential Social Media for Writers and Creators
Thu 1:00 pm - Thu 3:00 pm 9/20 8.00
Writer's Workshop: Get Published in an Hour
Sat 6:00 pm - Sat 7:00 pm 0/22 6.00
Writer's Workshop: Internal Character Conflict
Sat 10:00 am - Sat 1:00 pm 0/12 14.00
Writer's Workshop: Staying Motivated When Writing
Thu 1:00 pm - Thu 4:00 pm 0/12 14.00
Writer's Workshop: Wrinkles in Time
Sat 3:00 pm - Sat 4:00 pm 1/22 6.00

Isle of Misfit Events

Brandon Sanderson Book Signing
Thu 4:00 pm - Thu 5:00 pm 0/70 0.00
Sat 12:00 pm - Sat 1:00 pm 0/70 0.00
Charlaine Harris Book Signing
Fri 10:00 am - Fri 11:00 am 0/70 0.00
Sat 1:00 pm - Sat 2:00 pm 0/70 0.00
Larry Correia Book Signing
Fri 4:00 pm - Fri 5:00 pm 67/100 0.00
Sat 10:00 am - Sat 11:00 am 74/100 0.00
Mercedes Lackey & Larry Dixon Book Signing
Thu 2:00 pm - Thu 3:00 pm 29/100 0.00
Thu 3:00 pm - Thu 3:30 pm 32/50 0.00
Sat 4:00 pm - Sat 5:00 pm 54/100 0.00
Sat 5:00 pm - Sat 6:00 pm 60/100 0.00
Patrick Rothfuss Book Signing
Thu 12:00 pm - Thu 1:00 pm 0/100 0.00
Thu 1:00 pm - Thu 2:00 pm 0/100 0.00
Sat 2:00 pm - Sat 3:00 pm 0/100 0.00
Sat 3:00 pm - Sat 4:00 pm 0/100 0.00