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Saturday, July 15 • 3:30pm - 4:20pm
The Stages of a Writer's Experience (ET)

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Each writer’s learning and career experiences are unique, but might there be similarities in the stages of their progress?   Assuming a panel of four writers, each at a different stage of his/her career--say, beginner, moderately published, established, and master--what experiences of learning and success might each have encountered in their careers to date and how might they agree or differ?

Beginner William C Tracy, moderately published Paula Jordan, established Gail Z Martin, and master Timothy Zahn explore the likenesses and differences.


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Ian J. Malone

Literary Guest
Ian J. Malone is the owner of Sharkflight Publishing and author of THE MAKO SAGA, a space opera trilogy about five college buddies turned interstellar war heroes via beers and a video game. As a graduate of Florida State University, Malone has written in a variety of arenas ranging from public health to news and sports. When it comes to his fictional work, however... Read More →

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Paula S. Jordan

Science Guest
Paula S Jordan writes moderately hard, character-driven science fiction, with three stories published in Analog, including her novelette “Vooorh,” Jul/Aug 2014. She’s now at work on the fourth draft of her first novel, the present-day alien contact story of a resourceful, small-town group of friends who join with a centuries-old alien-watch group to defend friendly aliens and humans alike from a deadly anti-human faction of the alien species. Working title: The Seas and the Stars. | | In her previous work as a NASA orbit analyst, Paula supported 30+ satellite missions, including Clementine, the first to detect water on the moon. | Visit her web site at PaulaSJordan.com, on... Read More →
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Ian J. Malone

Literary Guest
Ian J. Malone is the owner of Sharkflight Publishing and author of THE MAKO SAGA, a space opera trilogy about five college buddies turned interstellar war heroes via beers and a video game. As a graduate of Florida State University, Malone has written in a variety of arenas ranging from public health to news and sports. When it comes to his fictional work, however... Read More →
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Gail Z. Martin

Literary Guest
Gail Z. Martin is the author of Vendetta: A Deadly Curiosities Novel in her urban fantasy series set in Charleston, SC (Solaris Books); Shadow and Flame the fourth and final book in the Ascendant Kingdoms Saga (Orbit Books); The Shadowed Path (Solaris Books) and Iron and Blood a new Steampunk series (Solaris Books) co-authored with Larry N. Martin. A brand new epic fantasy series will launch in 2017 from Solaris Books. She is also author... Read More →
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William C. Tracy

Science Guest
William C. Tracy is a North Carolina native with a masters and BS in mechanical engineering. He also has a BA in toy design. As such, he has both designed and operated heavy construction machinery (big toys) and is an expert in linkage design and optimization. He has been a Profe... Read More →
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Timothy Zahn

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Timothy Zahn was born in Chicago in 1951 and grew up in the western suburb of Lombard. He attended Michigan State University in East Lansing, earning a B.S. degree in physics in 1973, and moved on to the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana for graduate work. He earned a M.S. degree there, also in physics, in 1975, and continued work toward a doctorate. Also in 1975, he began a new hobby: writing science fiction. At first a strictly spare-time avocation, over the next three years he gradually gave more time to it until he sold his first story in December 1978... Read More →


Saturday July 15, 2017 3:30pm - 4:20pm
Victorian A

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