MisCon 32 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.
Web site: http://www.japitts.net/
Scheduled Panels and Presentations:
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Sat 11:00 - 11:50 AM, Digging Their Own Grave: Character Agency, Monster Tent (1)
Moderator: J.A. Pitts; Panelists: Eric Scott Fischl, Michael Hodges, J.A. Pitts, Brandon Sanderson
Readers want to read about characters who dig their own graves. Character agency propels your story forward and keeps your characters from becoming too passive. How can you give your characters agency?
- Break Sat 11:50 - Sat 1:00
Sat 1:00 - 1:50 PM, Spotlight: Pitts, Solum, Frost, Spotlight
Panelists: Julie Frost, J.A. Pitts, D.L Solum
Meet a few of our authors, get signatures, and see what they're up to these days.
- Break Sat 1:50 - Sat 3:00
Sat 3:00 - 3:50 PM, Writing LGBT Characters in the Post-Patriarchy, Monster Tent (1)
Moderator: William C. Riley; Panelists: H Martin Cox (Dameon), Alisha Knaff, J.A. Pitts, William C. Riley
Genre fiction--be it television, movies, comics, or books--has seen a tremendous increase in the number of LGBT characters. Is this a natural maturation of the writing process, or a conscious decision in the name of diversity? Our panelists will discuss their own LGBT characters, and how these characters came to be included in the narrative.
Sat 4:00 - 4:50 PM, It Seemed Like She Was, She Thought, Ballroom C
Moderator: J.A. Pitts; Panelists: Larry Bonham, Eric Scott Fischl, John Olsen, J.A. Pitts, Joyce Reynolds-Ward
In Ken Randís Ten Percent Solution, he advocates that you take your story and cut 10%. That includes writing tight, precise prose, among other things. What are some of the best ways to do this?
- Break Sat 4:50 - Sun 1:00
Sun 1:00 - 1:50 PM, Honing Ideas, Ballroom C
Moderator: Kamila Miller (EM Prazeman); Panelists: Kamila Miller (EM Prazeman), J.A. Pitts, Brandon Sanderson, Tex Thompson
Some writers work with concepts while they're conceiving a story. Others focus on tag lines and log lines for book covers only to figure out that their story is unfocused or doesn't have a point. Learn how to hone your story idea before you write a single word.