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Friday, June 3 • 7:00pm - 7:55pm
Tools of the Trade: What Every Writer Should Have on Their Desk

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What books, software, tools, talismans, etc. do professionals use to facilitate their writing? From Roget's Thesaurus to Scrivener, pros will share their tips.

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Natania Barron

Author, editor, geek, reformed academic
Natania Barron is a word tinkerer with a lifelong love of the fantastic. She has a penchant for the speculative, and has written tales of invisible soul-eating birds, giant cephalopod goddesses, gunslinger girls, and killer kudzu, just to name a few. Her work has appeared in Weird Tales, EscapePod, Steampunk Tales, Crossed Genres, Bull Spec, and various anthologies. She is also the founder of The Outer Alliance, a group dedicated to queer... Read More →

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Melissa Gilbert

Owner, Editor, Clicking Keys
Melissa Gilbert teaches college writing, works as a freelance editor at Clicking Keys, writes twice monthly for Magical Words, and tells stories (writing as Melissa McArthur). Her current publications include a short story, “The Chase,” in AN IMPROBABLE TRUTH: THE PARANORMAL ADVENTURES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES published by Mocha Memoirs Press and the Maggie the Gatherer series. Melissa is utterly fascinated by books; she... Read More →
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Andrea Judy

Andrea Judy is a writer who makes her home in Atlanta, Ga. Passionate about language, she writes in multiple genres, and has had poems and short stories appear in various literary magazines as well as in several anthologies. She also studies and writes about fandom and video games. Her first digest novel, The Bone Queen, was published in October 2013 with the sequel, Blood and Bone, out in February 2015.
avatar for S.H. Roddey / Siobhan Kinkade

S.H. Roddey / Siobhan Kinkade

Author
South Carolina native S.H. Roddey has been writing for fun since she was a child and still enjoys building worlds across the speculative fiction spectrum filled with mystery and intrigue. She brings to the literary world a unique blend of humor, emotion, and wild ideas filled with dark themes and strong characters. She is a voracious reader, wannabe chef, and video game addict with two full-time jobs: administrative professional and mom to a... Read More →
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James McDonald

Jim has a long-standing love for and interest in history, anthropology, the sciences, and literature, which have been run through the blender of his twisted mind to produce this work. When not trying to get the strange ideas that float around in his head out in text, Jim lives in the central Carolinas with his wife, three dogs, and the occasional fish. When not clicking away on a laptop pretending to be the monkey writing Shakespeare, he is... Read More →
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Tamsin Silver

My pen name is Tamsin Silver and I'm originally from Michigan, though I currently live in New York City. I did a brief stint here in the south (10 years) where I graduated from Winthrop University with a BA in Theatre (Performance & Directing emphasis) with a minor in English (Shakespeare & Creative Writing emphasis). I've run a few theatre companies in my time and I was a performer for around 20 years...but my first love was story telling, so... Read More →


Friday June 3, 2016 7:00pm - 7:55pm
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