Professional Development

May 21, 2022

Shifting Sands: Balancing Freelance with a Paycheck

May 21, 2022 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

While going freelance is often the dreamed-of goal, not everyone who goes there likes it. Many creatives shift back-and-forth between full-time freelance and having a paycheck job. How do you know when it’s time to shift? Without a traditional resume, HOW do you shift?

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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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Indie Publishing for LGBTQ+ Authors

May 21, 2022 6:00 am to 7:00 am

Indie publishing is a new frontier for many authors, but what does breaking into this space look like for members of the LGBTQ+ community? Join us for a discussion of ideas, advice, and the personal experiences of independently published queer authors.

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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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The Future of Disability Representation

May 20, 2022 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Writers with disabilities prop up excellent examples of representation, discuss how to overcome harmful tropes and stereotypes, and explore, the good, the bad, the ugly, and the future of portraying disability in SFF.

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Writing Neurodivergent Stories

May 20, 2022 10:30 am to 11:30 am

This discussion will explore what it’s like to write fiction as a neurodivergent author, examples of effective representation, and how neurodivergent stories can differ more traditional forms of storytelling.

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