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Friday, July 8 • 9:00am - 10:30am
The Writer and the Beta, or What a Slash & M/M Writer Can Learn if They Climb Down Off Of Their High Horse.

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Betas are an indispensable part of the writing process. Betas keeps writers on track chronologically, finds SPAG mistakes, and makes a writer's prose and structure better. Slash and professional m/m authors will join up with their long-term betas to discuss the following topics: Why a new set of eyes is important. What a writer can learn if they’ll LISTEN. The difference between a beta and an editor. Why it’s important that you check your ego at the door. Why a beta needs to feel comfortable telling an author the truth. When a manuscript is so f**ked up, even a good beta can’t save it. Things authors have learned from out betas and vice versa. Come join us and talk about your own beta experiences--on both sides of the subject!

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Diana Copland (oldenuf2nb)

Diana Copland began writing in the seventh grade, when she shamelessly combined elements of Jane Eyre and Dark Shadows to produce an overwrought Gothic tale that earned her an A- in creative writing, thanks entirely to the generosity of her teacher. She wrote for pure enjoyment for... Read More →

Sassy Cissa

Cissa has been reading in HP fandom since 2005. She began as a devote Harry/Hermione and Draco/Ginny shipper. In 2006 she found Harry/Draco fanfic and hasn't looked back. In 2006 she wrote her first H/D fanfic--please don't go looking, it was truly terrible--and hasn't stopped. H/D... Read More →


Noeon (Noe)

Slash and Queer Lit Track Director/Meetup Director, Leviosa
Noe has been active as fan for many years. She thinks her first fannish work was for LOTR book fandom, although she also cosplayed Battle of the Planets as a small child, worried for years over the fate of Starblazers, and will forever be in love with the Fourth Doctor. These days... Read More →

Friday July 8, 2016 9:00am - 10:30am PDT
Grand Ballroom III