J.A. Pitts

MisCon 29 Attending Professional

John (JA) Pitts is an award winning author of both novels and short fiction.  Selected as one of the nicest people in the business at two different conventions.  Dreams of being a full time writer if for no other reason than chucking his alarm clock into the bin.

John (JA) Pitts is an award winning author of both novels and short fiction. Selected as one of the nicest people in the business at two different conventions. Dreams of being a full time writer if for no other reason than chucking his alarm clock into the bin.

Web site: http://www.japitts.net/

Scheduled Panels and Presentations:

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(Tentative)

  • panel Fri 4:00 - 4:50 PM, Writers' Workshop Meet and Greet, Great Hall (Upstairs)
    Panelists: Josie Beaudoin, Carol Berg, Larry Bonham, M. H. Bonham (Maggie), Brenda Carre, Ann Gimpel, James Glass, Rhiannon Held, Andrea Howe, C.L Norman (Candi), J.A. Pitts, Joyce Reynolds-Ward, Patrick Swenson

    Participants and Critiquing Authors get together to meet and discuss how the workshop works. They'll also discuss workshops in general, and how to take criticism. Open to anyone interested in the Writers' Workshop.

  • Break Fri 4:50 - Fri 6:00
  • panel Fri 6:00 - 6:50 PM, Kickass Women, Thunderdome Right (Big Room Right)
    Moderator: Peter Orullian (Rock Lord); Panelists: Carol Berg, Terry Brooks, Ann Gimpel, J.A. Pitts

    Bryn Ohmsford, Cersei Lannister, the Ilse Witch. What constitutes a kickass female character? Not taking any crap from anyone? Being able to literally kick some ass? Speaking and acting like a man? Is femininity retained in that case? Can a woman have the ability to kick ass and still be a "lady?"

  • Break Fri 6:50 - Sat 11:00
  • panel Sat 11:00 - 12:50 PM, Writers' Workshop, Programming Tent 1 (The Tent)
    Panelists: Carol Berg, Larry Bonham, M. H. Bonham (Maggie), Brenda Carre, Ann Gimpel, James Glass, Rhiannon Held, Andrea Howe, C.L Norman (Candi), J.A. Pitts, Joyce Reynolds-Ward, Patrick Swenson

    MisCon's Galaxy-Famous Writers' Workshop. Submit your writing to us a month before MisCon, show up at the hotel, and meet with our professional critiquing authors and editors. They'll help improve your writing.

  • Break Sat 12:50 - Sat 3:00
  • panel Sat 3:00 - 3:50 PM, Writing to Prompts, Thunderdome Right (Big Room Right)
    Panelists: Brenda Carre, David Keck, J.A. Pitts, Mark Teppo

    Prompts are a great way to build and hone your craft, not to mention get published and win contests. In this panel we'll learn how to write original, unique stories based on those prompts. We'll also discuss how to know if you've strayed too far from the original concept.

  • Break Sat 3:50 - Sun 10:00
  • panel Sun 10:00 - 10:50 AM, Author Book Signing, Thunderdome Right (Big Room Right)
    Moderator: Justin Barba; Panelists: Dave Bara, Carol Berg, S. A. Bolich, Larry Bonham, M. H. Bonham (Maggie), Terry Brooks, Brenda Carre, C.J. Cherryh, Steven Erikson, Jane Fancher, Ann Gimpel, James Glass, Rhiannon Held, David Keck, Todd Lockwood, Peter Orullian (Rock Lord), L.F. Patten (Laurey), John Picacio, J.A. Pitts, Joyce Reynolds-Ward, Shawn Speakman, Patrick Swenson, Mark Teppo, Eldon Thompson

    All authors are invited. Terry Brooks's signing is moderated, and we will maintain a STRICT 3 item maximum per person--zero exceptions. In order to keep the line moving, Terry can only personalize one item per person per trip through the line.

  • Break Sun 10:50 - Sun 4:00
  • panel Sun 4:00 - 4:50 PM, Reading: J.A. Pitts, Upstairs Programming 3 (261)
    Panelists: J.A. Pitts

    John will read from one of his recent works.

  • Break Sun 4:50 - Sun 6:00
  • panel Sun 6:00 - 7:50 PM, Evolution of a Writing Career, Upstairs Programming 3 (261)
    Panelists: J.A. Pitts

    In this interactive workshop, J.A. (John) Pitts revisits the evolution of a writing career, what it takes and how to get there. Bring your questions!

  • Break Sun 7:50 - Mon Noon
  • panel Mon Noon - 12:50 PM, Building Anticpation, Thunderdome Right (Big Room Right)
    Panelists: Carol Berg, Steven Erikson, Peter Orullian (Rock Lord), J.A. Pitts

    The best stories make us wonder what happens next (and stay up half the night reading). Learn how to build anticipation, expectation, and pull your reader along from scene to scene, and from book to book.


Note: Guest and pro biographical information may have been updated since MisCon 29.


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