The Pitch Wars agent showcase is finally here! I plan to write a longer blog post about the overall experience within the next week or two. For now, enjoy my pitch and excerpt on the Agent Showcase. I’m super proud of ROBBER BARRONS and can’t wait to send it out into the world. https://showcase.pitchwars.org/adult-10-robber-barrons-science-fiction-space-opera/
Several months ago Pitch Wars posted a joint interview I did with my mentor, Paris Wynters, and I totally forgot to link it here! Better late than never, right? Enjoy my ramblings about my book, as well as a picture of me clinging to my husband for dear life on the DINOSAUR ride. https://pitchwars.org/pitch-wars-team-interviews-with-nanci-schwartz-and-her-mentor-paris-wynters/
Back in August I submitted Robber Barrons, a space opera manuscript, to Pitch Wars. For those unfamiliar, it’s a pitch contest during which you work with a specific mentor to revise your ms. There is an agent round in February, in which agents can request to read more, just like with regular querying. And hopefully, you’ll … More Pitch Wars!
After skipping last year, I am returning to Atlanta over Labor Day weekend for Dragon Con 2018! Dragon Con is my favorite overall con of the year, and the Star Wars track does a wonderful job with programming. This year I’m honored to participate in four panels, all located in the Marriott. New Star … More Where to find me at Dragon Con
Last summer, my podcast Tosche Station did an episode all about tabletop gaming. One of our guests, Tom, has a history playing Star Wars RPGs and taught us the basics of the new Fantasy Flight system. I had never played a tabletop RPG, nor had I watched one. But Tom’s comments about storytelling capabilities — and that I could … More My first tabletop roleplaying game
I’ve seen The Force Awakens a lot. Eleven times as of this blog post. Suffice it to say I really, really like the movie. Is it my favorite Star Wars? Right now I’m inclined to say yes, but only time will tell how it stands up to the rest of the saga. One of the … More Storytelling Lessons from The Force Awakens
I have definitely felt it. Here, let me give you a bit of insight into my head for the past few days: Star Wars Star Wars Star Wars Star Wars Star Wars Star Wars Star Wars I can’t go a minute without thinking about The Force Awakens. I’ll be seeing the movie at 7:05 pm on Thursday night, at the first … More There has been an awakening.
It’s NaNoWriMo time! That’s right, yesterday marked the start of National Novel Writing Month 2015. Every year, intrepid novelists, short story writers, fanficcers, bloggers, and penmonkeys of all types attempt to write 50,000 words in 30 days. This always results in a few meltdowns, lots and lots of caffeine, and completed and incompleted novels of … More Guess what time it is?
Next week, I’m heading off to my 7th (5th straight) Dragon Con! I’m super excited because this year I’ll be attending as official press for Tosche Station. I’m participating in four panels, and I’ll also be moderating the AFTERMATH panel with Chuck Wendig. Here’s where you’ll be able to find me! #ForceFriday Field Trip – Thu 10:00 pm; Offsite … More Dragon Con 2015!
You never forget your first, right? You can now read my short story “The End is the Beginning” in the Contact Light anthology, available from Silence in the Library Press. I was thrilled to be included alongside authors I’ve long admired, like Timothy Zahn and Michael Stackpoke, as well as Star Wars fandom friends Bryan Young and Janine … More My First Anthology