University of Arizona Campus  •  March 10 - 11, 2018  •  9:30am to 5:30pm
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Save the date for 2018!

March 10-11, 2018 (9:30am - 5:30pm)

David J Soto

David grew up in Tucson graduating from California State University, Fresno, California specializing in Technical Illustration. A self-taught artist, he worked on "Attack of the Killer Tomatoes" for Marvel Comics in San Diego and then into technical publications specializing in software training for the Grossmont-Cuyamaca school district in California. He's painted numerous cartoon acrylic paintings which exemplifies his creative skills.

He's written a sci-fi tragedy called "The Bell Dimension" (Pub. 2017-Amazon) that is about two lovers who become trapped inside a time-traveling bell, called the Angora. The bell is controlled by the Sisters of Ysiddril. They are a dying race of beings who are trying to find the One who can hopefully save them from extinction.

This lead to more research about what a story arc is and how to make one that is easy to use. The resulting game board and cards are just the beginning of creating a logical story arc in "Mining the Story." "Mining the Character," part two is almost ready for publication, the third being "Mining the Scene," which is under development.

You will be amazed how you can create wonderful, complex characters and stories just by laying down some cards.

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Mining the Story
David J. Soto Publishing
October 2017
ISBN 9781976092152
Paperback, 120 pages
The author will make this book available for sale at the Author Pavilion during the Festival.

Mining the Story is for developing story arcs so your story makes sense. Once you answer the C. More/less

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