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Saturday, November 11 • 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Choosing Deliberate Mystifiers
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Diana Wynne Jones used this term to refer to the concept of leaving something unexplained to keep your audience wondering and thinking about your work. What size or aspect of story element does it make sense to do this with so you avoid leaving your readers with an aggravating cliffhanger or a major plot hole?

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Sally Wiener Grotta

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Sally Wiener Grotta is a full-time award-winning freelance writer, photographer and speaker. Among her numerous books are the novels "The Winter Boy" (a 2015 Locus Award nominee) and "Jo Joe" (selected as a Jewish Book Council Network book). Her short story "One Widow's Healing" is... Read More →
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Bernie Mojzes

Had things worked out differently, Bernie Mojzes might have been a song & dance man. Fortunately, he can't dance, so instead, he writes and edits. His fiction has appeared in "Betwixt Magazine," "Daily Science Fiction," and "Crossed Genres," among others. He co-edits and publishes... Read More →
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Tom Purdom

Tom Purdom's first published story appeared in the August, 1957 issue of a magazine called Fantastic Universe His latest can be found in the November-December issue of Asimov's, now on sale. His contributions to the science fiction scene include novels, short stories and novelettes... Read More →
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Jay Smith

Jay Smith is an award-winning audio dramatist, author, and podcast producer. He is the creator and writer of the online zombie horror series HG World, pulp adventure serial Hidden Harbor Mysteries, and the upcoming weird western series The Road to Renascence. His books include the... Read More →


Saturday November 11, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Plaza II