Interview/Discussion

June 01, 2024

Indie Author Meetup – Elements of SFF Covers

June 1, 2024 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

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The SFWA Independent Authors Committee invites you to join us at our virtual meetup. Each month, the meetup features an expert speaker for thirty minutes of programming followed by opportunities to ask questions and network with the SFWA indie authors community. This month’s topic: What elements are currently characteristic of indie SFF covers? How do you best signal your genre in your work?

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May 19, 2024

Narrative Worlds (s4) with JOHN SCALZI – Being Online: Negotiating the Changing Terrain of Social Media in the 21st Century. (WEBINAR)

May 19, 2024 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

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Narrative Worlds is a monthly discussion between Kate Elliott and a guest, looking into a specific single worldbuilding topic in depth.

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May 04, 2024

Indie Author Meetup – Navigating AI Cover Sinkholes

May 4, 2024 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

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The SFWA Independent Authors Committee invites you to join us at our virtual meetup. Each month, the meetup features an expert speaker for thirty minutes of programming followed by opportunities to ask questions and network with the SFWA indie authors community. This month’s topic: How do you avoid the issue of AI in your cover design? Tips, ideas, experience.

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April 21, 2024

Narrative Worlds (s4) with RYKA AOKI – Identity or Identities: How much of the worlds we come from can, will, or should come into the worlds we create. (Webinar)

April 21, 2024 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

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Narrative Worlds is a monthly discussion between Kate Elliott and a guest, looking into a specific single worldbuilding topic in depth.

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April 20, 2024

Romancing SFF Monthly Meetup – Featuring: Sarah Beth Durst

April 20, 2024 11:00 am to 12:00 pm

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The SFWA Romance Steering Committee invites you to join us at our monthly virtual Romancing SFF Meetup. Each month, the Romancing SFF meetup features an expert speaker for thirty minutes of programming followed by opportunities to ask questions and network with the SFWA SFF romance community.

Optimistic fantasy isn’t new, but never before has it had quite so much tea and jam! Join Sarah Beth Durst (author of THE SPELLSHOP, a cottagecore cozy romantasy coming from Tor’s new romance imprint Bramble in July 2024) for a discussion about the rise of cozy fantasy and how to write a joyful story.

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April 06, 2024

Indie Author Meetup – Indie Contests: Pitfalls, Benefits, Value?

April 6, 2024 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

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The SFWA Independent Authors Committee invites you to join us at our virtual meetup. Each month, the meetup features an expert speaker for thirty minutes of programming followed by opportunities to ask questions and network with the SFWA indie authors community. This month’s topic: Indie writer contests–have they benefited you? Are they worthwhile? Should they be paid or free?

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March 17, 2024

March 16, 2024

Romancing SFF Monthly Meetup – Featuring Meghan Ciana Doidge

March 16, 2024 11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Panelists: Meghan Ciana Doidge
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The SFWA Romancing SFF Meetup is delighted to welcome Meghan Ciana Doidge, indie urban fantasy author, for a lively Q&A session followed by breakout rooms. Meghan brings her experience writing and self-publishing for over a decade.

We’ll discuss cultivating a core readership and expanding into selling audio direct and Kickstarter, as well as focusing on the next new release with an eye to building your backlist. We may even go into how Meghan’s experience with indie filmmaking influences her writing. Bring your questions to this fun, informative session!

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March 06, 2024

Indie Author Meetup – Keeping Your Newsletters Out of Spam Filters

March 7, 2024 4:00 pm to 4:38 pm

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The SFWA Independent Authors Committee invites you to join us at our virtual meetup. Each month, the meetup features an expert speaker for thirty minutes of programming followed by opportunities to ask questions and network with the SFWA indie authors community. In this event: how can you keep your newsletter out of the dreaded spam filters? Certain keywords will toss you right into spam–so how do you avoid them? What else can you do to ensure that your newsletter doesn’t end up in that Awful Place?

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February 18, 2024

Narrative Worlds (s4) with SUSAN DENNARD – Navigating the Pressures of Writing: Coping, Caring, Re-calibrating (Webinar)

February 18, 2024 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

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Narrative Worlds is a monthly discussion between Kate Elliott and a guest, looking into a specific single worldbuilding topic in depth.

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