Saturday the 25th
Rod Rees – The All-Important First Page
Tony Ballantyne – How to Make Your Writing Boring
Kim Lakin-Smith – Fleshing the Bones – Dark Fantasy and Characterisation
MD Lachlan – Start Your Fantasy Novel – Six Principles for Success
Colin Harvey – Creating a Science Fictional Setting
Graham Joyce – Writing Sharp Dialogue
SUNDAY the 26th
Paul Finch – Prose to Screenplay
Juliet McKenna – Every Word Must Count
Dan Abnett – Shooty Death Kill in Space 101
Jonathan L Howard
Paul Kane/Marie O’Regan – Setting and Location in Genre Fiction
My workshop’s topic slightly overlaps with Paul and Marie, except they’re taking a broader approach, since setting a location in SF can differ slightly from other genres; nonetheless, it’s good to know that if people miss one workshop, there will be others covering similar themes; in fact, there are five different panels covering the start of a novel from different angles.
Perhaps I should have picked closing a story as my topic?