“One Question: Developing an Idea” at Balticon 48

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Batimore Science Fiction SocietyYou get an idea for a story. Now what? What happens between the inspiration and perspiration? How do you prepare and develop a story idea so it’s ready to be written?

That’s what I asked seven gifted and articulate writers at this year’s Balticon 48 (sponsored by the Baltimore Science Fiction Society).  The answers from Paul E. Cooley, Jared Axelrod, Maria V. Snyder, Starla Huchton, Pip Ballantine, Nobilis Reed, and Myke Cole are as diverse and inspired as the people we asked.

In an intriguing bit of serendipity, Ben Delano of the Reader-Writer Podcast was asking a different question that dovetailed nicely into my own. So I invited him and his co-host Mary Ellen Warren to join me on this episode in exploring the answers to my question. They graciously reciprocated and allowed me to discuss there’s on Reader-Writer. It’s a lovely bit of synchronicity stretched across two podcasts, and I’m pleased to offer Part I here on the Roundtable (look for Part II on the Reader-Writer podcast).

How Do You Prepare and Develop an Idea?

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Featured on this Episode…

Paul E. Cooley

Paul E. Cooley

 

 

 

Paul E. Cooley’s Website

 

 

 

Jared Axelrod

Jared Axelrod

 

 

Jared Axelrod’s Website

 

 

 

 

Maria V. Snyder

Maria V. Snyder

 

 

 

Maria V. Snyder’s Website

 

 

 

Starla Huchton

Starla Huchton

 

 

Starla Huchton’s Website

 

 

 

 

Philippa Ballantine

Philippa Ballantine

 

 

Pip Ballantine’s Website

 

 

 

 

Nobilis Reed

Nobilis Reed

 

 

Nobilis Reed’s Website (NSFW)

 

 

 

 

Myke Cole

Myke Cole

 

 

Myke Cole’s Website

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About Author

Dave Robison has indulged in creative pursuits his entire life. His CV includes writing Curious George fan-fiction at the age of eight, improv theater at age ten, playing trumpet at age twelve, as well as a theater degree, creating magazine cover art, writing audio scripts, designing websites, creating board games, hosting mythological roundtables and generally savoring the sweet drought of expression in all its forms. His years of exploration give him a unique, informed, and eloquent perspective on the art of storytelling.

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