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.
Here’s the schedule of panels for the next Superstars Writing Seminar, which will be held in Salt Lake City, January 13–15. As you can see from the list of topics, this three-day seminar is packed with great stuff, no-nonsense and practical material taught by six bestselling authors. We’re not aware of anything comparable for the serious aspiring, or even professional, writer.
Sessions begin in three weeks. We look forward to seeing you there. Sign up now at Superstars Writing Seminar.
8:30 AM Intro, seminar overview, introduce speakers (Kevin)
9:00 Econ 201 for Writers: Economics of Commercial Publishing (Eric)
10:00 Inside Editors: How editors look at manuscripts (Dave, Kevin, Eric)
1:30 PM Myths of Publishing (Rebecca)
2:30 Agents: the “A” word (Brandon, Eric, Dave)
3:30 “Dirty Secrets”: Being a professional author (Kevin, Rebecca)
4:30 From Slushpile to #1 Bestseller in 4 Years (Brandon)
5:00 The Popcorn Theory of Success (Kevin)
Evening: Welcome mixer/reception
8:30 AM Copyright basics (Dave, Eric)
9:00 Self-Publishing & Ebooks: Realities and Pitfalls (Eric, Rebecca)
10:00 Pitching the Big Proposal (Brandon, Kevin, Dave)
11:00 New Media: Using It to Get an Edge (Brandon, Rebecca)
10:00 Networking for Writers (Rebecca, Dave)
2:30 Do It Yourself: Self-Promotion for Authors (Sherrilyn Kenyon)
3:30 Promoting Yourself and Your Work (All)
4:30 Open session: Q&A
Authors available for signing
VIP Banquet: Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse
8:30 AM Ergonomics: When Writing Gets to Be a Pain (Rebecca)
9:00 Dissecting a Contract (Eric)
10:00 Movies, TV, and Authors (Dave, Kevin, Brandon)
11:00 Two Heads Are Better Than One: Collaborations (Eric, Kevin, Rebecca, Brandon)
1:30 Intellectual Property: How to Exploit Yours (Dave)
2:30 Eleven Tips to Increase Your Writing Productivity (Kevin)
3:30 Balancing Acts: Writing World and Real World (All)
4:30 Open session: Q&A
For further information, see Superstars Writing Seminars