As I am busy trying to get caught up on my blogging schedule and various other deadlines I’m watch whoosh past me, I figured I ought to let you know where my last convention appearances will be for the year.



2:00pm: “It’s The End of The World As We Know It”: Dystopian Fiction and the appeal of the Apocalypse.
Moderator: Lincoln Crisler, Panelists Maurice Broaddus, Brian Keene, William Nolan



2:00pm: “Why Strangers Have The Best Candy: Writing Young Adult Novels”
Moderator: Bailey Hunter, Panelists: Kelley Armstrong, Maurice Broaddus, F. Paul Wilson

6:30pm: Reading by Maurice Broaddus



Characterization Through Dialogue

Saturday, September 29th, 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Characters are at the heart of stories; dialogue helps define characters and drives plot tension. In this workshop you’ll learn to develop characters, consider word choice, and define their voice through dialogue.  The workshop will present essential tips to improve dialogue and explore how to write dialogue that rings true, deepens character, creates conflict, and more.  



Growing Your Brand

Saturday, September 29th, 6 p.m. – 7 p.m.

You’re not selling books — you’re selling you and your platform. Learn how to share your platform by gaining online followers without selling your soul to the devil. Maurice Broaddus gives real data for what has helped him sell books.