MisCon 30 Attending Professional
Deby Fredericks has been a writer all her life, but considered it just a fun hobby until the late 1990s. Her first sale, a children's poem, was in 2000. Fredericks has six fantasy novels in print through two small presses. The latest is the Grimhold Wolf, from Sky Warrior Books. Her web site is www.debyfredericks.com, and her blog is wyrmflight.wordpress.com.
Web site: http://wyrmflight.wordpress.org/
Scheduled Panels and Presentations:
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Fri 6:00 - 6:50 PM, MisCon Workshop: Description to Die For, Gallatin
Panelists: Deby Fredericks
In this mini-workshop, author Deby Fredericks will help new and intermediate writers learn to write better, more effective description. Please bring writing materials because you will be writing.
- Break Fri 6:50 - Sat Noon
Sat Noon - 12:50 PM, Elevate Your Dialogue, Jefferson
Moderator: Meradeth Houston; Panelists: Matt Buscemi, Deby Fredericks, Meradeth Houston, Fiona Jallings (dreamingfifi)
This isn't your standard dialogue panel! We know how to differentiate description associated with characters (ie: purple for Marie) but how do you truly differentiate your characters through dialogue? Is it a matter of syntax, accents, or phrasing? How do you even begin to tie different speech patterns to certain characters? This panel will be a discussion of dialects, phrases, and stylizations that can lend credibility to characterizations in fiction, RPGs, or larping.
Sat 1:00 - 1:50 PM, World Building 101, Ballroom C
Panelists: Kent Davis, Deby Fredericks, Julie Frost, Hugh S. Gregory
Let's talk about world building. Is it better to start with a fully fleshed out world or one that evolves as you write? Setting is still world building. How do you make it a living, breathing entity within your book? What elements do you need? Religions, cultures, races, diseases, economics?
- Break Sat 1:50 - Sat 4:00
Sat 4:00 - 4:50 PM, Sky Warrior Books Group Reading, Glacier
Moderator: M. H. Bonham (Maggie); Panelists: Larry Bonham, M. H. Bonham (Maggie), Deby Fredericks, Manny Frishberg
Wee Folks and Wise Anthology is a forthcoming anthology from Sky Warrior Books. Join many of the authors for an informal reading from select stories.
- Break Sat 4:50 - Sat 7:00
Sat 7:00 - 8:50 PM, Open Mic Fiction Slam!, Ballroom C
Moderator: Deby Fredericks; Panelists: Deby Fredericks
Bring a short story, poem, or part of your novel to be read aloud (by you or a willing friend). Please keep selections short, no more than five pages so everyone gets a chance to read.
- Break Sat 8:50 - Sun 2:00
Sun 2:00 - 2:50 PM, Anthologies & Collaboration, Glacier
Panelists: Larry Bonham, M. H. Bonham (Maggie), Deby Fredericks, Manny Frishberg
Learn about some upcoming anthologies as well as what it takes to put one together and collaborate with other writers, editors, and artists to create a themed work.