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Dec 27, 2012

The well-known agent, Donald Maass says, "Tension on every page!" What are the best techniques for creating the kind of page-turning suspense that translates into commercial success? Must characters be in continual conflict? How can information be revealed in ways that keep the reader from being confused without...

Dec 4, 2012

Bullies, jerks, criminals, villains, monsters, and dark gods. How do different genres portray the villain? What statements do they attempt to make about the human condition? And does the bad guy always have to be a guy?

Susan Calder

Betty Cross

Dave Gross

Steven Owad

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Nov 2, 2012

A man walks into a bar... Be it comic relief, a quirky character, comedy, or outright satire, humour is gold when it works and death when it fails. Panelists with diverse approaches to applying humour to their prose discuss their aims and methods.

Dave Duncan

Dave Gross

Sarah Kades


Oct 11, 2012

Presented by ARWA

Whatever your genre, romantic relationships can be an integral component to your story and characters. Find out how to include romance in your writing, and not just smokin' hot sex.

Sarah Kades

Billie Millholland

Sharon Wildwind


Sep 26, 2012

Presented by CaRWA:

The industry has changed and there are more choices for authors than ever before, come find out what those options are from authors who have done it all and been very  successful.


Viva Anna (aka Tawny Stokes)

Steena Holmes

Dara Lee Snow

Louise Behiel

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