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Sunday, May 20 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
Structuring a Series

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Series books, whether a trilogy, quintology, or open-ended slide into infinity, have a very different story arc than the one-off single title. Knowing that, how do you approach one? How do you plot it, structure it, talk about it? What makes for a good long-running series, and what are the pitfalls to be avoided?

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Laura Anne Gilman

d.y.m.k. productions
Relapsing Editor, Recurrent Novelist, Occasional Short Story Writer. Proud Hybrid. Never met a sub-genre she didn't flirt with.

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Susan Forest

Laksa Media Groups
Susan Forest writes SF, fantasy and horror, and is an award-winning fiction editor for Laksa Media. Her novel, Bursts of Fire, came out in 2019, to be followed by Flights of Marigolds. She has published over 25 short stories, contributes to When Words Collide, and has appeared at... Read More →
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Kevin McLaughlin

Writer, Role of the Hero Publishing
Kevin McLaughlin is a USA Today bestselling author of science fiction and fantasy novels, with over thirty books published. He has been a speaker at DragonCon, the Nebula Conference, 20Books, WorldCon, Arisia, Boskone, and other events. He believes in giving back to the writing community... Read More →
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Mark Tompkins

Mark Tompkins is the Author of The Last Days of Magic and Days of The Witchhunters (Penguin Random House). Last Days was hailed by The Washington Post as “a beautifully detailed book and an entertaining read” and named one of The Best New Books by People Magazine. Mark is under... Read More →
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Martha Wells

Martha Wells has written many fantasy novels, including The Books of the Raksura series (beginning with The Cloud Roads), the Ile-Rien series (including The Death of the Necromancer) as well as YA fantasy novels, short stories, media tie-ins (for Star Wars and Stargate: Atlantis... Read More →

Sunday May 20, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
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