The Vampires of New England Series--Inanna Arthen

Rewriting The Rules

August 24, 2012

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I’m guest-blogging today at Fade Into Fantasy, a great book review blog! Many thanks to Theresa for generously giving me the opportunity to post. In “Writing to the Beat of a Different Drummer,” I talk about writing, personal experience and real magic, and what happens when a writer “writes what s/he knows” but what s/he knows diverges significantly from consensual reality and the average person’s experiences.



August 16, 2012

My schedule at Chicon 7

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I’ll be out at Chicon7 from August 30 through September 3, partly at the convention and partly visiting my sister and her family on their home turf for the first time since the 1980s. I will be doing a lot of running around and using Chicago’s public transit a great deal, but at least I’m economizing on rooming costs (and I got an insane deal on my plane tickets. If that’s an omen for the whole weekend, I should have a really great time!). Here is my panelist schedule:

Thursday, August 30 – 5:30 p.m.
Writer Under Glass #11 (this is a group-written story composed by a series of writers who sit in public view with their work displayed on a big monitor, taking up where the preceding writers left off. Everyone will see what a hopeless typist I am. I’ll be running to this straight from O’Hare, my flight gets in at 2:45 p.m.!)

Friday, August 31 – 10:30 a.m.
Starting a Small Press  (Wherein a bunch of entirely insane people who run small presses try to prevent you from making the same mistake. heh, just kidding!)

Friday, August 31 – 1:30 p.m.
Doom and Gloom and Dark Despair, Young Readers Love Them Everywhere (moderator) (Adults have been decrying the dark themes in children’s and teen fiction for about a century, but young readers love them. We’ll talk about why that is and why it bugs adults.)

Saturday, September 1 – 12:00 p.m.
What is Magical Realism?  (My books fall into this category more than they do any other, which throws some readers, so I was very interested in talking about it)

Sunday, September 2 – 4:30 p.m.
Incorporating the Personal into Speculative Fiction (My books incorporate a huge amount of my personal experience, so I really wanted to be in this discussion.)

Anyone who is going to be out at Chicon7, hope to see you there!

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