2021 Nebula Finalists

May 21, 2022

Unlikeable Narrators Aren’t Inherently Bad

May 21, 2022 10:30 am to 11:30 am

Should readers like every character? What about every narrator or protagonist? In this panel, authors who have written unlikable narrators will discuss how the unsympathetic and unappealing nature of their characters serve their narrative.

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Getting the Most out of a Writers Group

May 21, 2022 7:30 am to 8:30 am

How do you find and build community as a writer? When is feedback helpful, and when is it toxic? This panel will explore how to form and maintain connections with other writers, and how to share, critique, and champion each others work.

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Bring Back the Novella!

May 21, 2022 7:30 am to 8:30 am

Today’s readers actually love a shorter read! And novellas are most easily translated to movies. Then why are novellas pushed to the back of publishing house lists, and relegated to the sidelines with minimum distribution? These novella writers and publishers reflect on what could be a booming business and what writers may consider going forward.

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May 20, 2022

The Challenge of Writing with ADD

May 20, 2022 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Panelists: Luke Elliott, Arkady Martine, Vida Cruz and Robin Rowland (moderator)

No matter your age or experience, writers with ADD face unique challenges in creating and completing a project. Authors with lived experience discuss the challenges and triumphs in their careers.

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Tools for Revising Novelists

May 20, 2022 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm

Few of us produce perfect first drafts. How does one go about revising a novel-length project? Our panelists share the tools and techniques in their kits for turning a rough draft into a polished, cohesive work.

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The Appeal of Alternate History and Historical Fantasy

May 20, 2022 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Why are so many writers and readers drawn to alternate history as a means of creating new dimensions in reality? What do our historical thought experiments say about our relationship with our past? Join us to discuss how we interact with our history and the distance by which we can understand it.

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