Kevin J. Anderson has more than 140 published books, 56 of which have been national or international bestsellers. He has written numerous novels in the Star Wars, X-Files, and Dune universes, as well as steampunk fantasy novels Clockwork Angels and Clockwork Lives, written with legendary rock drummer Neil Peart, based on the concept album by the band Rush. His original works include the Saga of Seven Suns series, the Terra Incognita fantasy trilogy, the Saga of Shadows trilogy, and his humorous horror series featuring Dan Shamble, Zombie PI. He has edited numerous anthologies, written comics and games, and penned the lyrics to two rock CDs. Anderson and his wife Rebecca Moesta are the publishers of WordFire Press.
i write. i make up stuff. i adventure hard, so you don’t have to.
So much stuff! So many great speakers and panelists—it was almost impossible to cram everything into only three intensive days for the 2014 Superstars Writing Seminar. Here is our class schedule, a mix of lectures and panels, and all vital nuts-and-bolts information for any writer who wants to kick a career into high gear.
Still a few slots left if you want to sign up. Prices increase on January 15! Superstars Writing Seminar.
THURSDAY (Feb 6)
8:30 The Popcorn Theory of Success (Kevin J. Anderson)
9:30 It’s Business—How Publishing Economics Works (Eric Flint)
10:30 Copyright, Trademark, and Intellectual Property (Scott Boone)
1:00 Collaboration—Two Heads Are Better Than One (Kevin, Rebecca Moesta, James Owen)
2:00 Making Money in Hollywood (David Farland)
3:00 The YA Market: They Grow Up So Fast! (Lisa Mangum)
4:00 Dirty Secrets of Being a Professional Author (Kevin and Rebecca)
4:45 Open Q&A: James, Dave, Lisa, Eric
6:00 p.m. Mixer
FRIDAY (Feb 7)
8:00 Changes in Publishing: the New York Perspective (Diana Gill)
9:00 Ebooks and Indie Publishing (Mark Lefebvre)
10:00 Different Paths: Traditional, Indie, or Hybrid Writer? (Dave, Kevin, James, Eric, Mark (M))
11:00 ACX: Do It Yourself Audio (Terry Odell)
1:00 By the Numbers: Marketing Research (Jeff Brazell)
2:00 In the Trenches with Indie Writers (Terry Odell, Doug Dandridge, Quincy Allen, Mark Lefebvre, Peter Wacks (M))
3:00 The Importance of Having an Editor (Diana, Rebecca, Joshua Essoe (M), Lisa)
4:00 Drawing Out the Dragons (James)
4:45 Open Q&A: Diana, Mark, Rebecca, Kevin
7:00 p.m. VIP Dinner
SATURDAY (Feb 8)
8:00 11 Tips to Increase Your Writing Productivity (Kevin)
9:00 Cracking the Code: What Is an Editor Looking for? (Diana, Lisa, Kevin (M), Christine Munroe
10:00 Dissecting a Contract (Eric)
11:00 The Role of Agents: Do You Still Need One? (Christine, Brandon, Diana)
1:30 From Newbie to the Bestseller Lists (Brandon Sanderson)
2:30 Self-Promotion and Tribe Building for Authors (James (M), Kevin, Dave, Brandon)
3:30 Being a Writer and a Real Person at the Same Time (ALL)
4:30 Open Q&A—all
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