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The con for writers and readers of contemporary, romance, and supernatural fiction.
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Thursday, June 23 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
The New World Order - Contemporary & Supernatural World Building (Loc. Embassy RM)

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World building isn’t just for fantasy books. It is central to not only things like the topography of the places held within its pages, but also to the cultural standards and rules governing the interpersonal relationships and politics of the book’s plot and story.

Is there such a thing as too much description? How do you temper or pepper it throughout the book to best effect? The creative process intertwines with research to create rich, believable characters, settings, and mythology that keep the reader coming back for more. Learn how to do this well from authors at the top of their game.

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Liz Long

Owner, Blue Fire Media, LLC
Indie author, magazine writer, marketing manager, social media strategist. PR Coordinator for UTOPiA. Dog lover, wine drinker (the cheapest white wine you have because I will not know the difference), and certainly a food enthusiast. Ask me about desserts and I can go on for hours.

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Jessie Campbell

Editor, Jessie Campbell Freelance Editing
I am one of the eight lucky writers featured in the official UTOPiAcon Anthology, REVOLUTION. My short fiction has appeared in over fifteen indie publications. I am a writer, a freelance editor, and a reader. My wanderlust led me to sell everything and move to Costa Rica, where I lived for two years. Only a job as an editor in the book business finally drew me back to the US, where I now live in literary Boston, Massachusetts. One day, my time... Read More →
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Brenda Hiatt

NY Times and USA Today bestselling author of twenty-one novels (so far), including sweet and spicy historical romance, time travel romance, humorous mystery and the STARSTRUCK YA science fiction romance series. I'm passionate about embracing life to the fullest and enjoy scuba diving, Taekwondo, hiking, and traveling.

Amalie Howard

Amalie Howard grew up on a small Caribbean island where she spent most of her childhood with her nose buried in a book or being a tomboy running around barefoot, shimmying up mango trees and dreaming of adventure. 22 countries, surfing with sharks and several tattoos later, she has traded in bungee jumping in China for writing the adventures she imagines instead. She isn’t entirely convinced which takes more guts. She is the award-winning... Read More →
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L. C. Miller

I have loved reading since I was old enough to do it. I started writing in my down time in 2006 and have been doing it ever since. | | Reading, writing, and hanging out with my family are some of my favorite things - along with hot chocolate and pizza (not together, of course). | | With a bachelors in Accounting, writing has been a great way to unwind and let my imagination fly.

Thursday June 23, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Millennium Maxwell House Hotel 2025 Rosa L. Parks Boulevard Nashville, TN, 37228