MisCon 31 Panel Volunteer
Michael Hodges is an American speculative fiction writer. His short stories have appeared in over twenty magazines and anthologies, and his debut novel, The Puller, was released on April 24, 2015. The film rights for The Puller were purchased by Sonny Mallhi, producer of The Strangers and The Lake House. The Puller also received a five star review from SF Signal. Foreign publishing rights were purchased by Luzifer Verlag, and The Puller was translated and released in Germany.
Hodges is represented by Lane Heymont of Tobias Lireray Agency. He's also a member of SFWA and HWA.
He also taught a writing panel with Game of Thrones editor Anne Groell ("How to Improve Your Novel's Ending", Missoula Con, 2015).
Scheduled Panels and Presentations:
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Fri 2:00 - 2:50 PM, Early Bird Book Signing, Ballroom C
Moderator: Justin Barba; Panelists: Carol Berg, C.J. Cherryh, Jane Fancher, David Farland, Ann Gimpel, James Glass, Randy Henderson, Michael Hodges, Peter Wacks (pjwacks)
Some of our authors will sign books.
- Break Fri 2:50 - Fri 5:00
Fri 5:00 - 5:50 PM, Marketing For Writers, Yellowstone
Moderator: Ann Gimpel; Panelists: Ann Gimpel, Lane Heymont, Michael Hodges, J.A. Pitts
What are the best advertising venues to sell your work? How much should you spend? How do you develop and manage a review team to help sell your work?
- Break Fri 5:50 - Sat 2:00
Sat 2:00 - 2:50 PM, Author Readings: Berg, Hodges, Wells, Madison
Panelists: Carol Berg, Michael Hodges, Dean Wells
Join our authors as they read from their latest works! (15 minutes a piece)
- Break Sat 2:50 - Sun 10:00
Sun 10:00 - 10:50 AM, NaNoWriMo Success! Writing A Lot in a Short Amount, Monster Tent (1)
Moderator: Peter Wacks (pjwacks); Panelists: Michael Hodges, Guy Pace, D.L Solum, Peter Wacks (pjwacks)
National Novel Writing Month takes place in November and asks that you write a novel (or 50,000 words) in 30 days. While it's a great way to practice, how can you put some of the things you learn into practice throughout the year? Is it better to write a lot in a short amount of time or take a year or more to really sculpt a project?
- Break Sun 10:50 - Sun 2:00
Sun 2:00 - 2:50 PM, It's All In The Details, Ballroom C
Panelists: C.J. Cherryh, Jane Fancher, Julie Frost, Michael Hodges
Sometimes all you have to do to set a scene is write a few details and the readers will fill in the big stuff. In this panel we'll talk about what kind of details do this best, and other ways to describe a scene.
- Break Sun 2:50 - Sun 5:00
Sun 5:00 - 5:50 PM, The Opening Line: How to Hook Editors, Ballroom C
Panelists: Larry Bonham, Claire Eddy, Lane Heymont, Michael Hodges
Take what you learned from MisCon's First Page Idol and learn how to better hook editors with a single sentence. Didn't attend Idol? Don't worry about it, come anyway and learn how to write a killer first sentence.
- Break Sun 5:50 - Mon 1:00
Mon 1:00 - 1:50 PM, Writing Montana, Jefferson
Moderator: Eric Scott Fischl; Panelists: M. H. Bonham (Maggie), Eric Scott Fischl, Michael Hodges
Many of our authors live in or write about Montana. What are the pros and cons of doing so? How can you capture the essence of this great state while writing genre? What can Montana offer writers of all levels?