Upcoming SLF Panels

Check out some of the upcoming panels the SLF is putting together with writers, industry professionals, and more! Subscribe to our YouTube channel so you don’t miss the next one! 

Facing the Blank Page

Date and Time TBD

Starting a story can be a daunting process, even more so if it is your first. A blank page is filled with endless potential, and at the same time, can be an obstacle to success. Still, overcoming the blank page is a necessary step for every writer’s journey.

Panelists: Darius Vinesar, more TBD

Darius Vinesar, SLF Staff

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On Editing

Date and Time TBD

Join us for a panel on editing with Hugo award winning former editor of Tor, Diana Pho

Panelists: Diana Pho, more TBD

Diana Pho

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Plotting vs. Pantsing

Date and Time TBD

To outline, or not to outline: that is the question many writers struggle with before and during the writing journey. According to George R. R. Martin, you’re either an architect or a gardener; you’re either someone who meticulously plans the unfolding of your story, or someone who prefers to watch it grow organically. What are advantages and disadvantages to either method? Is there a healthy medium?

Panelists: Darius Vinesar, more TBD

Darius Vinesar, SLF Staff

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Research: Down the Rabbit Hole

Date and Time TBD

Research is an important, behind-the-scenes process in the making of a story. Though it can lead to a richer, more authentic story, one could also fall down the proverbial rabbit hole and become too bogged down by the details. So how do writers find a balance?

Panelists: SLF Staff, TBD

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Crowdfunding for Writers

Date and Time TBD

Brandon Sanderson made history by launching the most successful crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter. His project? Four new novels. Crowdfunding has become an important aspect of many a writer’s career and road to success today. Taking into account Sanderson’s success and other examples, this panel will explore how crowdfunding can be the future of indie publishing. 

Panelists: SLF Staff, TBD

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On Editing

December 10, 2022 | 2-3 PM CST

Join us for a panel on editing with former editor of Tor, Beth Meacham. 

Panelists: Beth Meacham, more TBD

Beth Meacham

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