There will be more than 100 science-fiction, fantasy, and horror authors and artists giving talks, signing books . . . cats and dogs living together, mass hysteria. Join in the fun!
I’ll be on these panels:
Hidden Depths: Characters with Secrets
Friday 10/18/19 at 3:00 pm
Mesa Verde B
Self-Editing vs. Hiring
Friday 10/18/19 at 6:00 pm
Mesa Verde B
PG-13 Monsters: Not So Scary YA
Sunday 10/20/19 at 12:00 pm
Mesa Verde A
Fun trivia: This year’s guest of honor is USA Today bestselling author Angela Roquet, whose very nice blurb graced the cover of my book No Sleep till Doomsday: “An epic blend of magic, action, and humor.”
More details about this crazy weekend at https://milehicon.org/
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This year marks the 50th anniversary of MileHiCon, Denver’s ginormous science fiction and fantasy event. Here’s where you can find me (and, if you’re lucky, score a free book):
FRIDAY 10/19/18 at 3:00 PM (Mesa Verde A)
Pantsing, Grid Paper, or the I-Ching: Many roads to plots
SUNDAY 10/21/18 at 1:00 PM (Mesa Verde C)
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How do authors create an imaginary world from scratch? This weekend, I’ll offer writers some world-building tips at MileHiCon in Denver.
Can’t make it to the convention? No worries. Here are the answers to eleven of your burning world-building questions.
MileHiCon: How do authors go about building a world?
Don’t “zap” your story with world-building mistakes!
Laurence MacNaughton: Personally, I immerse myself in the strangest real-world research I can possibly find.
My novel The Spider Thief sprang from a real-life case of amnesia, a real lost city in the Amazon, a frighteningly real tarantula migration, and a scientific mystery about a real-life toxin that can steal your memories.
Truth is, of course, stranger than fiction. So the most interesting place to start a story is with the truth.
MHC: What are some mistakes other authors have made, and how do you avoid them?
Ever wanted to know how a science fiction or fantasy author builds an imaginary world?
How do authors create strange new worlds? Find out!
Authors like J.R.R. Tolkien, Stephanie Meyer, J.K. Rowling, Frank Herbert, William Gibson and scores of others are renowned for the worlds they’ve created.
What makes them so intriguing?
I’ve been invited to join a handful of other authors at MileHiCon here in Denver this month to talk about the reasons why (and how to do it).
What Is World Building?