This week’s essay is Willow’s homecoming episode: “Same Time, Same Place.”
If you’re local and want a chance to connect, I’ll be appearing at SF Contario this weekend. My tentative panel schedule:
Gardenview Sun. 2:00 PM Writing as an Evolving Process
Writing as an Evolving Process: As with any other art, writing requires practice, and a writer’s skill can improve over time. Writers discuss the things they have learned as they have evolved and ways in which they have gained a new level of expertise. How can you tell when you’re improving? How can you judge your own progress as a writer?
Solarium Sat. 11:00 AM Great First Lines
Great First Lines: “Call me Ishmael”, “’It was the day my grandmother exploded”, “The sky above the port was the color of television, tuned to a dead channel”; There is nothing like an unforgettable first line for hooking a reader in. What are your favorites? Can you force a good first line, or do they just happen?
Courtyard Sun. 1:00 PM The Heroine`s Quest
The Heroine’s Quest: How do three letters change the way we view the sword-bearer? Should there be different rules, spells, or goals for the female adventurer?