Conference Schedule 2018
Thursday, February 22, 2018, 2:45 to 3:45 p.m.
The Devil's in the Details with Charlie Jane Anders, Tara Ison, Bill Konigsberg
Date(s): Thursday, February 22, 2018, 2:45 to 3:45 p.m.
Location: Heritage, University Club (view map)
Genre and Form(s): Fiction, Mixed Genre
About the Session
Writing fiction requires intense engagement from the author with specific attention on the intricacies of the world in which their characters live. How do you bring a scene to life? What can you do as a writer to weave your reader in, and make them feel right alongside the protagonist, in the stockroom, on the boat, or in the living room? How do authors who strive for some degree of scientific accuracy, keep the drama in cohesion with the realities of a gradual or methodical progression of the story? Join authors Charlie Jane Anders, Tara Ison, and Bill Konigsberg in a discussion on sensual and concrete details that evoke place and bring readers into the sensory. Learn from these authors on how to dramatize mundane, but necessary as well as ways to manufacture details that are evocative, accurate, and unique.