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Event Date: February 22 - 24, 2019

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Sunday, February 24 • 10:00am - 11:00am
Edits That Hurt...But Really Help!

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It is very hard to cut a scene or character you love, but the story may be much more powerful without it. Or maybe it belongs in a different place? Perhaps dialogue could be cut, or explanations? A dramatic backstory could be woven in that needs work, changes the plot, but adds passion and reality? Join Anne Perry to explore these questions and more.

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Liz Long

Editor/Author
Liz Long is a USA Today bestselling author of YA and urban fantasy, most recently The Brighton Duology. She is a magazine editor in Roanoke, VA, and when not writing, can be found drinking happy hour prosecco, attempting hand lettering, or cuddling her dog, Fisher. She is the Director... Read More →

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Querus Abuttu

Author/Editor, Scary Dairy Press
Querus Abuttu, or "Dr. Q.," is an award-winning author, retired U.S. Navy veteran, Board Certified Advanced Forensic Nurse and Certified Nurse Midwife with a Ph.D. in Public Health and an MFA in Writing Popular Fiction from Seton Hill University. She’s writes dark tales, twisted... Read More →
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Melissa McArthur

Associate Publisher, Falstaff Books
Melissa McArthur is associate publisher at Falstaff Books, a small press located in Charlotte, NC. She is also the founder and president of Clicking Keys Writer Services, a full-service editing, cover design, and layout company based in the upstate of South Carolina. She is a founding... Read More →
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John Birmingham

Actor and Filmmaker
John Birmingham stars as Ronald McDonald in the number one Ronald McDonald video online, with about 60 million views, "Rowan is Terrified of Ronald McDonald." The video idea was conceived by John as creator/producer and lead as Ronald McDonald, and the video is Danica DeCosto’s... Read More →
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Wendy S Delmater

Editor and Publisher, Abyss & Apex Magazine
Wendy S. Delmater has been editor of the Hugo-nominated magazine, Abyss & Apex, since 2006. She is the editor of The Best of Abyss & Apex, Volumes 1 and 2. Wendy’s recent publication credits include short stories and poetry in The Singularity magazine, Gathering Storm, Little Blue... Read More →
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Jason T. Graves

Author, editor, illustrator, publisher, educator—Jason is most happy making things or teaching others. He is the author of four novels—Blood Roses and Morning Stars, books one and two of the Noctivagas Chronicle; The Alewife: Curse of Obsession; and Gretchen Thyrd: On the Bridge—and... Read More →


Sunday February 24, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
Ballroom E

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