Chuck Wendig

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Chuck Wendig is the author of the published novels: Blackbirds, Mockingbird, The Cormorant, Under the Empyrean Sky, Blue Blazes, Double Dead, Bait Dog, Dinocalypse Now, Beyond Dinocalypse and Gods & Monsters: Unclean Spirits. He is co-writer of the short film Pandemic, the feature film HiM, and the Emmy-nominated digital narrativeCollapsusHe is also well known for  his profane-yet-practical advice to writers, which he dispenses at his blog,, and through several popular e-books (including The Kick-Ass Writer, published by Writers Digest).

SiWC Workshops

Saturday 3:30pm

Forget creating silly interview profiles for your characters that ask you to find out what cereal they eat in the morning or what brand of socks they prefer. It’s time instead to crack the breastbone and get right to the pulsing heart of just what characters are – and, more importantly, how can we help give them agency and complexity enough to drive the plot instead of being puppets to it?

Friday 1:30pm

Love it or hate it, social media has become an intrinsic part of the way our world does business, socializes, promotes, and entertains itself. Join our incredible panel for an entertaining, enlightening, wide-ranging discussion on the ins and outs, ups and downs, and dos and don’ts of the virtual world. 

Friday 3:30pm

Did you hate studying theme in literature while at school? Chuck Wendig did, too. But it’s time to reclaim the word and use it as a tool in our toolbox. What is theme? And how can we use it as a springboard to launch us into a greater understanding of our own stories?