What are the most important aspects of a story, what do Editors look for, choosing the right Editor for you, what if you’re a bad fit, do you need a polished series, do you need an agent, is it hard to read for fun as an Editor, and closing thoughts.
This #DisconIII panel discussed:
Got a short story that you want to turn into a novel (or a novel that you want to pull shorts out of?) Here are a few things to consider.
– The difference between writing shorts versus Novels
– 5 approaches for turning shorts into a novel
– What changes are acceptable when you novelize a short?
– Authors who have done it
– Best for pantsers or plotters?
– Respectful ways to sell that short story
know I’ve answered this in drips and drabs throughout my discussions on getting an agent, but I figured I’d address this head on, today.
What is ‘traditional’ publishing, the steps necessary, and who the traditional publishers are.
What the other options are.
And why I still wanna go traditional, at least for now.
A #Balticon55 panel.
It’s a jungle out there for new writers. Here are:
1. Things To Watch Out For
2. What Should Be In A Short Story Contract
3. Horror Stories and Near Misses
4. Resources and closing thoughts
Or, watch the 55 minute panel in full on youtube.com/BaltimoreSciFi
There are things writers can do to make things easier on themselves — or harder, once they find themselves ready to publish.
Which route do you want to take?