One of the suggested topics for today was "dream panel." Who would I like to see on a fantasy panel of authors and publishers? Since a lot of my reading involves people who have been dead a long time and this is all pretend, let's imagine a panel of Jane Austen, Mary Ann Evans (George Eliot) and Charlotte Bronte (though I doubt Charlotte would be comfortable being stared at by so many people).
The topic for their panel would be: "An Improper Career: Women Writing the the 19th Century."
The highlights of the panels would be:
- Choosing a proper male alias.
- Getting published: Which is more effective: letters or male relatives' help?
- Found out! When people discover you aren't a boy.
- Marriage. Yay or Nay?
- Fan fiction: Good publicity or 21st century rip-offs?
I'd pay good money to see that!
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