MisCon 32 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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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 - Sun Noon
Sun Noon - 12:50 PM, Squeezing in Backstory, Monster Tent (1)
Moderator: Peter Wacks (pjwacks); Panelists: Spencer G. Ellsworth, Diana Pharaoh Francis (Di), Michael Hodges, Brandon Sanderson, Peter Wacks (pjwacks)
How can you squeeze backstory into every line of your story from start to finish? How much of your character's� backstory should you know before you start writing?
- Break Sun 12:50 - Sun 3:00
Sun 3:00 - 3:50 PM, Spotlight: Thompson, Miller, Hodges, Spotlight
Panelists: Michael Hodges, Kamila Miller (EM Prazeman), Eldon Thompson
Meet a few of our authors, get signatures, and see what they're up to these days.