[conventions] My 2012 Norwescon schedule

Thursday, April 5
6 pm Jay Lake reads from Sunspin

Friday, April 6
3 pm Breaking In: Author, agent, and editor talk about how to get that first novel sold.
6 pm Discover Your Inner Idea Mill: Where do great ideas come from and how can you find a few of your own? Writers talk about how to find ideas, how to tell which ones are good, and how to use the ones you have.

Saturday, April 7
11am The Writer/Editor Relationship: An editor is interested in your story. Hurray!  But he wants big changes. Boo!  Now what do you do?  Find out what goes on behind the scenes and how you as a writer can increase your chances of closing a sale.
Noon The Blogger Effect: Has blogging ruined the fine art of editing? What do we gain (and lose) with publishing spontaneous writing? There is a growing network of SF/F professional and aspiring writers connected via a variety of blogging communities.  Is it breaking down the barriers between pro, amateur, and fan-ficcer?  Does it function as an informal online writers’ workshop, a support group, or a black hole of cat-vacuuming?
3 pm Autograph Session 2
4 pm Harnessing Your Motivation: Writing can be an arduous and lonely task, and it can be all too easy to lose steam when your story starts to stump you. How do professional writers maintain motivation to finish the story?

Sunday, April 8
Noon Book Covers: The State of the Art: Industry professionals and Guest of Honor John Picacio discuss their favorite recent sf/f cover artworks as well as some of their not-so-favorite.

See some, all or none of you there.