Upcoming SLF Panels

Check out some of the upcoming panels the SLF is putting together with writers, industry professionals, and more!
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Upcoming Panels

June 4, 2022, 2 PM CST

Facing the Blank Page

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: SLF Staff, TBD

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June 11, 2022, 2 PM CST

Plotting vs. Pantsing

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: SLF Staff, TBD

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June 18, 2022, 2 PM CST

Research: Down the Rabbit Hole

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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June 25, 2022, 2 PM CST

Crowdfunding for Writers

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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