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Saturday, April 17 • 00:00 - 00:50
Where to Start and How to Navigate Developmental Editing

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Writing is rarely a one-and-done process; most of us instead look forward to multiple rewrites and file names like “Final_FINAL_seriouslyFINAL.doc”. How do writers and editors navigate this process? How do you translate feedback to the page? What do you do with criticism that misses its mark? And how do you know when you’re really done? This panel of writers and editors will discuss tools and strategies for breaking a narrative down and building it back up, all while maintaining the integrity of the story you wanted to write in the first place.


Nino Cipri

Nino Cipri is a queer and trans/nonbinary writer, editor, and educator. They are a graduate of the 2014 Clarion Writers’ Workshop, and earned their MFA in fiction from the University of Kansas in 2019. A multidisciplinary artist, Nino has also written plays, screenplays, and radio... Read More →

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LaShawn Wanak

Writer, Book Reviewer, GigaNotoSaurus Editor
LaShawn M. Wanak lives in Wisconsin with her husband and son. She writes science fiction, fantasy, and a little bit of horror. Her works have been published in Fireside Magazine, FIYAH, Uncanny Magazine, and many others. She is the editor of the online magazine GigaNotoSaurus and... Read More →
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Jordan Ifueko

Jordan Ifueko is the New York Times Bestselling author of the YA fantasy RAYBEARER series. She's a fan of fairy tales with lots of shea butter and 4c curls, and takes payment in plates of fried plantain.
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Mike Allen

Author/Editor/Publisher, Mythic Delirium Books
Two-time World Fantasy Award finalist Mike Allen edits and publishes the Mythic Delirium Books imprint. His short stories have been gathered in three collections: UNSEAMING, THE SPIDER TAPESTRIES and newly-released AFTERMATH OF AN INDUSTRIAL ACCIDENT. His novella “The Comforter... Read More →
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Kate Maruyama

Kate Maruyama (she/her) writes, teaches, cooks, and eats in Los Angeles, where she lives.Her novel, Harrowgate was published by 47North in 2013 and her new novella Family Solstice named Best Fiction Book of 2021 by Rue Morgue Magazine is out now from Omnium Gatherum Media. Her short... Read More →


Saturday April 17, 2021 00:00 - 00:50 UTC
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