David is attending Gen Con 2016 from August 4-7 this year and will be teaching for three days. Here is a link to the site: Gen Con.
David's Gen Con Schedule
10-11 Free Session--Million Dollar Audiences. Come find out what the bestselling movies and book of all time all have in common. This session is free!
11-12 Transporting Your Reader. Come learn writing techniques on how to bring your setting to life. This workshop lasts for 5 hours and costs $50.
1-5 Building Better Worlds. Learn How to Build Exciting Worlds for Your Reader, whether you write science fiction, fantasy, or historical fiction. We’ll cover how to build your physical world, develop cultures, technology, magic systems, and more. You will do short writing assignments in this session.
9-10: Free Session—Creating Gripping Characters. It’s not enough to just create “believable” characters. In this session, I’ll show you some advanced techniques for building intriguing character, sympathetic characters, and discuss character dynamics.
10-5 Casting Your Novel. This workshop lasts for 6 hours and costs $60. In this workshop, you’ll learn advanced techniques for casting your novel—creating your protagonist, antagonist, contagonist, guide, true love, temptress, sidekick, and hecklers. You’ll also learn the casting director’s method of casting in order to develop unique characters, learn exercises to create character voices, and we’ll get into how to deepen your characters in order to bring them to life. You will do short exercises in this session, and we will take a break for lunch.
9-10: Free Session—The Story Engine. Your story can’t come alive until you put your characters into conflict. Conflict is the engine that drives your story forward. In this class, we’ll talk about the types of conflicts that you need—from internal conflicts to external, from social conflicts to interpersonal, and so on.
10-5 Developing Exciting Conflicts. This workshop lasts for 6 hours and costs $60.In this workshop, we will go through a number of techniques for creating powerful conflicts, such as “building character circuitry,” “devising gads,” developing family-centered and identity conflicts, and so on. You will learn ways to escalate your novel by deepening and broadening conflicts. We’ll do exercises on how to write argument scenes, developing identity conflicts and writing action.