For the last 15 years, Nancy also has been director of the Writers’ Track of Dragon*Con, a popular culture convention that comes to Atlanta every Labor Day weekend. Last year it drew 48,000 revelers and took over five downtown hotels. I caught up with Nancy in between her and Debra’s fantastic workshop on “The Hero’s Journey,” which I will cover soon on The Writing Well.
“Harry Potter set off an explosion. There’s Hunger Games; there’s so much — it just keeps expanding and keeps hooking young people into reading,” Nancy says.
Two workshop tracks, offered for an additional fee, are available for writers:
|From left, Aaron Alston and Michael Stackpole.|
- The Writer’s Hourly Workshop with Michael A. Stackpole and Aaron Allston — these New York Times’ bestselling authors tackle key areas such as characterization, plotting, dialogue, description and “finding the story,” which features a series of exercises to help you build a story from the barest spark through twists and turns.
- The Writer’s Two Day Intensive Workshop 2012 with Jody Lynn Nye — covers story structure, character development, world-building, narrative hook, research, description, collaboration, nonfiction, format, the business of writing, marketing and promotion. Nye is a bestselling science fiction and science fiction writer with more than 40 books and over a hundred short stories to her credit.