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Friday, July 8 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Transitioning from Fan Writing to Pro Writing

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Writing fanfic and writing novels are two different animals. How do you make the transition from fan writers to pro--what are the biggest pitfalls and how can you overcome them? What special skills do fanfic writers have that make them good at novel-writing?

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J.C. Davis

Author
J. C. Davis writes all things kidlit, including Picture Books, MG and YA. Her debut novel, CHEESUS WAS HERE, a YA Contemporary, was released in 2017 by Sky Pony Press. Ms. Davis is represented by Mandy Hubbard of the Emerald City Literary Agency. In addition to writing, Ms. Davis... Read More →
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Alexa Donne

Author, Leviosa
Alexa Donne is a Ravenclaw who wears many hats, including fan convention organizing, teen mentoring, college admissions essay consulting, YouTube-ing and podcasting. When she’s not writing science fiction and fantasy for teens, Alexa works in international television marketing... Read More →
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Cass Morris

Cass Morris works as a writer and educator in central Virginia and occasionally moonlights as a bookseller in the Outer Banks of North Carolina. She completed her Master of Letters at Mary Baldwin University in 2010, and she earned her undergraduate degree, a BA in English with a... Read More →
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Mark Oshiro

Mark Oshiro is the force behind Mark Reads and Mark Watches, where he chronicles his unspoiled journey through various television and book series. Since 2009 when Mark discovered Harry Potter, Mark has been subjecting himself to the emotional journey that one takes when they enter... Read More →
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Lindsay Ribar

Author, PenguinTeen
Lindsay Ribar is the author of the YA novels THE PROS OF CONS (co-written with Alison Cherry and Michelle Schusterman); ROCKS FALL, EVERYONE DIES; THE ART OF WISHING; and THE FOURTH WISH. She spent nine years as a literary agent, and now works in contracts at DAW Books. Ask her about... Read More →


Friday July 8, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
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