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CONvergence 2019


  • Hyatt Regency Minneapolis 1300 Nicollet Mall Minneapolis, MN 55403 USA (map)

I’m an invited participant at CONvergence, an annual Twin Cities convention for fans of science fiction and fantasy in all media, and will be appearing on the following panels about editing and writing:

July 4, “The Importance of Editors”
Experienced writers talk about what editors do and why they make their writing better.

July 5, “Writing Badly for Fun and Profit” (moderator)
Worried about what not to end a sentence with? Worried that your story is derivative? Not sure if you need an Oxford comma or a Cambridge one? Perhaps you are thinking too much and writing too little. Come find out how to write worse and have more fun.

July 5, “Switching Gears as a Writer” (moderator)
Four writers of book-length fiction and online nonfiction will talk about the unique challenges and rewards of both types of writing and how they approach each. A Twin Cities Geek panel.

July 6, “Or Is It Dr. Whom?”
How we write and talk is carefully structured, but grammar is also really annoying. Why is it like that? Do people even talk that way? Which rules are important? Why does grammar matter?

Earlier Event: April 9
Inclusive Language and Avoiding Bias
Later Event: July 10
Introduction to Copyediting