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Writing Genre While Black
Friday, March 26, 2021
Sessions from Day 1 focus on introducing attendees to more advanced aspects of horror and authorship with a broad overview.
Leveling Up: Successful Craft, Success in PublishingPanelists will examine how to know when you are achieving goals as an author or publisher. With Cynthia Pelayo, John Edward Lawson, and Tim Waggoner
Reading Your Work Out LoudLinda D. Addison teaches shares her techniques for reading work out loud in this workshop to improve your public speaking.
Friday Night Workshop With Tim WaggonerAttendees with VIP Plus Workshop tickets will be able to work with each other and Tim Waggoner to improve their writing in this live workshop experience.
Note: the networking sessions referenced in some videos were private 1-on-1 experiences for participants of the live event, and as such there are no recordings of them.
Why Horror Matters transcript
Q&A with Jeff Strand transcript
Done to Death transcript
Day 1 Workshop transcript (coming soon!)
Writing in the Dark (.mobi)Writing in the Dark (.epub)Writing in the Dark (.pdf)
Done to Death slides
Day 1 audio recordings
Saturday, September 12, 2020
Delve deeper into horror authorship with productivity tools and tricks, advice from editors and publishers, and guidance on diversifying your publishing credits with poetry and anthologies.
Writing SprintsLearn about the benefits of writing sprints, then take part in one and share your results. Lead by Heidi Ruby Miller.
Story CircleUsing Dan Harmon's Story Circle, Jason Jack Miller will show you how to plot out your own dark and suspenseful tales.
The Darker Side of PunkYou've heard of cyberpunk and steampunk, but what about bug punk and biopunk and all those darker punks? Lead by Heidi Ruby Miller.
Short Form Writing SuccesA look at how to balance productivity and quality control, target the right markets, and navigate the submissions process. Featuring L. Marie Wood, John Edward Lawson, and Tim Waggoner.
Anticipation, Confrontation Point, and AftermathHorror stories are built on these key elements. Join Tim Waggoner for a deep dive into using these to maximum effect.
Publisher AMAAsk the co-founder of award-winning publisher Raw Dog Screaming Press anything you've ever wanted to know about the publishing process..
Saturday Night WorkshopAttendees with VIP Plus Workshop tickets will be able to work with each other and Tim Waggoner to improve their writing in this live workshop experience.
Build a Better Monster transcript
Publisher AMA transcript
Build a Better Monster transcription
The Art of the Anthology transcription
Build a Better Monster slides
BWR Six-Month Book Marketing Planner
Even Stranger Notions slides
Day 2 audio recordings
Sunday, September 13, 2020
In the effort to prepare participants for next steps after concluding their Writing in the Dark experience we explore how to make use of writing sprints, weather turbulence in our careers, leverage collaborations and trending subgenres, and make use of stories in the screenplay format.
Dark Fiction and LibrariesJoin Becky Spratford for a preview of Librarians' Day at StokerCon, a discussion of how libraries work with authors and publishers, and audience Q&A.
Share Your SuccessesJoin us on screen for an informal group networking session where you can introduce yourself and talk about what you've been up to, as well as learn best practices for author bios.
Power Ups: What Boosts Your Career, and What Doesn’t?From awards to networking, social media controversy to the best and worst craft advice, our guests share what works for them. Featuring Marc L. Abbott, Cynthia Pelayo, and John Edward Lawson.
Writing What Scares You: Breaking Away From Horror Tropes and Digging DeeperAward-winning poet Donna Lynch leads an intensive workshop on the craft of horror poetry.
Sunday Night Workshop Attendees with VIP Plus Workshop tickets will be able to work with each other and Tim Waggoner to improve their writing in this live workshop experience.
Horror Media Panelists detail how screenplays, podcasts, and other scripted formats offer an alternate path forward. Featuring John Edward Lawson and L. Marie Wood.
Q&A with Tim Waggoner: Conclude your time at Writing in the Dark by asking Tim Waggoner any questions you might still have.
Writing Sprints transcript (coming soon!)
Writing Workshop Day 3 transcript (coming soon!)
Career Longevity and How to Weather the Storm transcript
Q&A with John Langan transcript
The Collaborative Process transcript (coming soon!)
Extra poetry resources
Writing Scary Screenplays slides
Day 3 audio recordings
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Extra trainings have been added to the Writing in the Dark Online Symposium. These are focused on skills that will help boost creativity while also enhancing career focus and productivity.
You spend all day writing…why would you want to add journaling to your routine?
We have a saying that we're fond of: "random actions get you random results."
As a freelancer you don't have a board of directors, middle management, and teams of workers to conjure ideas, lay out a road map, or draw up best practices and schedules, much less do all of the work.
How do you keep yourself on track with daily activities, career goals, and your personal life? Boost your creativity by reflecting on your completed work and failed projects? Easy! Journaling.
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