4th Street Fantasy…
continues June 20-22, 2014 in Minneapolis, MN


For those who are interested in developing their own writing skills 4th Street developed a seminar program to address specific elements of the writing process. Due to the time restraints this is not a writing workshop with critiques of participants work. On Friday, June 20, 2014, from 9 to 2:30, come talk with Elizabeth Bear (moderator) and panelists Steven Brust, Marissa Lingen, and Seanan McGuire. Share experiences, lunch and ideas about metamorphosis - how do our characters and worlds change during our stories? How does our writing style change over time? What changes over the course of our writing careers? To help increase interactivity, the seminar registration is limited to 25 people, which has been reached.

9:00 AMHello
9:15 AMHow do our characters and worlds change during our stories?
10:30 AMBreak
10:45 AMHow does our writing style change over time?
12:00 PMLunch
1:15 PMWhat changes over the course of our writing careers?
2:30 PMConclusion

Elizabeth Bear was born on the same day as Frodo and Bilbo Baggins, but in a different year. When coupled with a tendency to read the dictionary for fun as a child, this led her inevitably to penury, intransigence, and the writing of speculative fiction. She is the Hugo, Sturgeon, and Campbell Award winning author of 25 novels and almost a hundred short stories. Her dog lives in Massachusetts; her partner, writer Scott Lynch, lives in Wisconsin. She spends a lot of time on planes.

Seanan McGuire spends a lot of time searching for the most sincere pumpkin patch, and has been waiting for the Great Pumpkin since she was five years old. She writes novels, mostly because no one has yet figured out how to stop her, collects creepy dolls, and dreams of someday being the Writer in Residence at Disneyland's Haunted Mansion.

Marissa Lingen is the author of nearly 100 short stories. She has written for Tor.com, Analog, Asimov's, Apex, Lightspeed, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, and many others. She writes everything from hard fantasy to soft SF (okay, and a bit of the opposite) and is obsessed with Finnish mythology. She's local and friendly, so go ahead and ask her about restaurants and tourist attractions.

Steven Brust is a writer living in Minnesota.