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Saturday, November 11 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Writing Advice You Should Ignore
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We've all seen those well-intentioned lists declaring such gems as "always use dialogue tags in place of said" or "avoid adverbs." Is there any advice we can agree that is actually worth following 100% of the time? Or are all rules made to be broken if you can do so with style?

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L Hunter Cassells

L. Hunter Cassells is the author of Dragon's Rook, a fantasy adventure series for people who really like to think. She formerly herded nuclear physicists for a day job (no, really, she did).
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Ty Drago

Ty Drago is the author of the critically acclaimed UNDERTAKERS series for middle grade. The first book, RISE OF THE CORPSES, has been adapted for the big screen by Jeffrey Reddick of FINAL DESTINATION FAME. Ty's short stories have appeared in numerous publications, both print and... Read More →
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Gordon Linzner

Gordon Linzner is the author of three published novels and dozens of short stories, former publisher and editor in chief of the oldest extant small press science fiction magazine, SPACE AND TIME. He is also copy editor, a New York City tour guide, a story teller, a sound technician... Read More →
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Seanan McGuire

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Seanan McGuire was born in Martinez, California, and raised in a wide variety of locations, most of which boasted some sort of dangerous native wildlife. Despite her almost magnetic attraction to anything venomous, she somehow managed to survive long enough to acquire a typewriter... Read More →
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Mark Wolverton

Mark Wolverton is a science journalist, author, and 2016-17 Knight-MIT Science Journalism Fellow. He writes for various national and international publications including WIRED, Nature, Undark, Scientific American, and Air & Space Smithsonian. He has also worked with the NASA Ames... Read More →


Saturday November 11, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Plaza III