Been meaning to post these for a while and keep forgetting--the Salem Athenaeum hosted a number of writing events during the Salem Lit Fest in November, including a panel on writing young characters. I acted as a sort of unofficial moderator for the panel of three, which also included the amazingly talented E.E. Holmes and Michael Gerhard Martin. We talked about finding the characters' voices, lots of nitty gritty writing tips, and had a lot of laughs.
Also the wonderful photographer Joey Phoenix documented the event and sent over a bunch of photos I've been remiss posting. So: here they are!
If you're looking to hear me speak on writing in the near future, I'll be at Queen City Kamikaze in Manchester, NH on March 18 for three or four panels on different aspects of writing.
So back during the fall, I got to speak on a few panels (with a few other fantastic authors you should consider checking out, Maria V. Snyder and Laura Anne Gilman) on writing for genre and young adults at Another Anime Con in Manchester, NH. It was pretty fabulous, the whole experience.
I also got to be a part of a couple of game shows, including, I kid you not: Win, Lose, or Draw, where Voice Over stars took on authors. None of us could draw. It was AMAZING.
And now there's video. Check it out right here. I promise you'll laugh. Maybe not at me. But wait for the Twilight moment. There's a Twilight moment.
Matthew Phillion is the writer of "The Indestructibles," part-time actor, occasional filmmaker. Currently on the lam in Salem with his trusty dog, Watson.