Archives for March 2014
It’s always fun to go to a book signing. Times that by three…and you have Author Palooza. Technically, there were a lot more authors there, but I was really looking forward to certain authors in particular. Dan Wells and Mary Robinette Kowal, from Writing Excuses, as well as Dan’s brother, Robison Wells. A few other authors were there like: Jessica Day George, J.R. Johannson, etc.
Another fantastic local conference under my belt. Writing for Charity was founded by Shannon Hale and, as the name implies, the proceeds are donated to charity. It was a great con with a lot of talented authors as speakers and panelists. I was also excited to attend because they offered a critique session with one of the authors. I ended up with Mette Ivie Harrison,
Build up the conflict, build up the suspense. If you want a story to be a page turner, a sure fire way is to amp up the stakes. But is it possible to take it too far? Absolutely. If you’re a discovery writer or writing a series you haven’t fully formed, this can be an especially big problem. In J.R.R. Tolkien’s works, we see this