When: July 17, 2013
Time: 8.30pm EST (use the Time Zone Converter to find your local time)
The Long Hard Road
One thousand and one (or perhaps a few less) lessons learned along the long hard road to publication. Tips and suggestions that might help other writers get published, things you’ve discovered the hard way through trial and error–or should these mistakes be withheld from new writers so they can ‘earn their stripes?’ Let’s cover the gambit, from writing classes and critique groups, submitting via the top down approach or to ‘exposure’ markets first, replying to rejections, hounding editors and other writers at cons–the list goes on…
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John Shirley is a novelist, screenwriter, television writer, songwriter and author of numerous story collections. He is a past Guest of Honor at a World Horror Convention and won the Bram Stoker Award for his story collection Black Butterflies. His screenplays include “The Crow”. He has written teleplays for Poltergeist: The Legacy, Deep Space Nine and other shows. His novels include CITY COME A-WALKIN’, A SPLENDID CHAOS, SILICON EMBRACE, DEMONS (Del Rey Books, latest edition 2012), the A SONG CALLED YOUTH trilogy (Warner Books, Prime Books published the omnibus 2012), WETBONES (Mark Ziesing and eReads, latest edition 2010), BIOSHOCK: RAPTURE (Tor 2012), BLEAK HISTORY (Simon & Schuster 2009) and EVERYTHING IS BROKEN from Prime Books, 2012. His newest books are NEW TABOOS from PM Press (2013) and DOYLE AFTER DEATH from HarperCollins (2013). His latest story collection is IN EXTREMIS: THE MOST EXTREME STORIES OF JOHN SHIRLEY (Underland Press, 2012). His two-CD album of songs, Broken Mirror Glass, was recently released from Black October Records. He has written eighteen song lyrics recorded by the Blue Oyster Cult.
Benjamin Kane Ethridge is the Bram Stoker Award winning author of the novel BLACK & ORANGE, BOTTLED ABYSS, and several other novels. For his master’s thesis he wrote, “CAUSES OF UNEASE: The Rhetoric of Horror Fiction and Film.” Available in an ivory tower near you. Benjamin lives in Southern California with his wife and two creatures who possess stunning resemblances to human children. When he isn’t writing, Benjamin’s defending California’s waterways from pollution.
Tim Waggoner has published over thirty novels, over a hundred stories, and his articles on writing have appeared in many publications. His most recent releases are the collection Bone Whispers and the tie-in novel Supernatural: Carved in Flesh. His novella “The Men Upstairs” was a finalist for the Shirley Jackson Award in the Long Fiction category. He teaches creative writing at Sinclair Community College and in Seton Hill University’s MFA in Writing Popular Fiction program. Visit him on the web at www.timwaggoner.com.
JG Faherty is the author of THE BURNING TIME, CEMETERY CLUB, CARNIVAL OF FEAR, THE COLD SPOT, HE WAITS, and the Bram Stoker Award®-nominated GHOSTS OF CORONADO BAY, along with more than 50 short stories. His next novel, HELLRIDER, comes out in 2014. He writes adult and YA horror, science fiction, and urban fantasy. He enjoys urban exploring, photography, hiking, and playing the guitar. As a child, his favorite playground was a 17th-century cemetery, which many people feel explains a lot. You can follow him at www.twitter.com/jgfaherty, www.facebook.com/jgfaherty, http://about.me/jgfaherty, and www.jgfaherty.com.
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