Starship Sofa’s newest event is a Live Video Writers Workshop with Mike Resnick and Paul Di Filippo happening on Sunday, 16 June 2013 from 17:00 to 19:00 (BST).
What will be covered in the live video workshop
Mike Resnick – How to run a career: how to meet editors, how to choose an agent, how to make domestic and foreign sales, what contract clauses should scare you away before you have an agent, what worldships have good records of success, new sources of income that have opened up since the turn of the century.
Paul Di Filippo – How to develop speculative ideas: sources, extrapolations, research methods, and investigation of literary lineage to avoid reinventing the wheel. Then, how to conceive of the best possible story-telling format or frame for any particular idea. How to be generous with the reader, not skimpy, thus producing stories with the heft and feel of our overstuffed reality. Also, how to deal with pitfalls.