Current Schedule for Monster Tent (1)
Saturday Schedule for Monster Tent (1)
- Digging Their Own Grave: Character Agency (Writing)
Sat 11:00 - 11:50 AM
Pros and Guests: 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?
- Writing LGBT Characters in the Post-Patriarchy (Writing)
Sat 3:00 - 3:50 PM
Pros and Guests: H Martin Cox, J.A. Pitts, William C. Riley, Dean Wells
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.
Sunday Schedule for Monster Tent (1)
- How to Make a Fantasy Language Like a Linguist (Writing)
Sun 10:00 - 10:50 AM
Pros and Guests: Fiona Jallings
Join author Fiona Jalling as she talks about creating a language for your fantasy world.
She’ll go through the basics of conlanging, and describe how she made the language Thalas'sian.
- Squeezing in Backstory (Writing)
Sun Noon - 12:50 PM
Pros and Guests: Spencer G. Ellsworth, Diana Pharaoh Francis, Michael Hodges, Brandon Sanderson, Peter Wacks
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?