Before I share my notes from the panels, let me warn you that I do not take notes well as a moderator. I’m having to watch the panelists and the audience and you know – moderate.
We had an excellent panel of using history in genre fiction, but the only thing I wrote down was this quote:
“A quarter turn towards the Fantastic – Gabriel Marquez.
I wrote a few things down worth sharing from the plotters vs pantsers panel on Saturday:
I am more of a pantser than I would ever like to admit.
I was nearly halfway through Beanstalk and Beyond before I had a real grasp at how it ended.
Anyway, they mentioned some software and books:
Yes – you will have to pay for Scrivener.
And more obscurely specialized Highland 2 a screenplay app for Mac.
The Emotional Craft of Fiction by Donald Maas.
Screenwriting Tricks for Authors – Alexandra Sokoloff
I have not used or read any of the resources listed above.
Also: Baron Dixon’s Tyrannovision cannot be explained. It must be experienced.
But you do so at your own risk.