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Writing in the Dark Online Symposium
Friday, September 11, 2020
Sessions from Day 1 focus on introducing attendees to more advanced aspects of horror and authorship with a broad overview.
Why Horror Matters: a discussion with authors Jeff Strand and Donna Lynch lead by Tim Waggoner
Q&A with Jeff Strand: prolific author Jeff Strand gives attendees insight about the day-in, day-out life of a working author.
Done to Death: dissecting how to deal with clichés, presented by Tim Waggoner.
Live Workshop Day 1: attendees with upgraded workshop tickets hold a live critique group lead by Tim Waggoner.
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.
Productivity Tools for Authors: an overview of the latest apps and strategies to boost writing output.Publisher Ask Me Anything Session: John Edward Lawson of Raw Dog Screaming Press answers questions relating to things authors wish they knew before submitting their work.
Turning Your Emotions and Experiences Into Horror Poetry: award-winning poet Donna Lynch discusses strategies for using your life experiences to craft poetry.
Even Stranger Notions: Generating Original Ideas: this interactive workshop with Dr. Michael A. Arnzen will take your idea generation process from zero to sixty in just sixty minutes.
Turning Your Emotions and Experiences Into Horror Poetry Workshop: a workshop with Donna Lynch.
The Art of the Anthology: award-winning anthologist and author Michael Knost discusses crafting a successful anthology, both from the perspective of the editor and the contributors.
Build a Better Monster: Tim Waggoner outlines approaches to keeping monsters fresh for horror enthusiasts.
Live Workshop Day 2: Tim Waggoner's workshop participants take a deeper dive into critiques of their writing.
Build a Better Monster transcript
Publisher AMA transcript
Build a Better Monster transcription
The Art of the Anthology transcription
Day 2 Workshop transcript (coming soon!)
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.
Writing Sprints with Heidi Ruby Miller: learn about the benefits of writing sprints, then take part in one and share your results.Day 3 Live Workshop: workshop participants conclude their experience with Tim Waggoner.
Career Longevity and How to Weather the Storm: Join horror veteran Brian Keene for insights gleaned from decades of being a writer across a variety of mediums.
Q&A with John Langan: award-winning author John Langan joins us for a Q&A session about all things horror.
The Collaborative Process: the award-winning New Zealand writing team of Dan Rabarts & Lee Murray discuss collaborations.
The Cosmic in Horror Fiction: Mary SanGiovanni talks about what qualities in fiction categorize it as cosmic horror, and where the genre is moving in the future.
Writing Scary Screenplays: award-winning screenwriter L. Marie Wood shares strategies for screenwriting success.
Q&A with Tim Waggoner: Writing in the Dark concludes with attendees 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!)
The Cosmic in Horror Fiction transcript
Writing Scary Screenplays transcript
Q&A with Tim Waggoner transcript
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.
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