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 "info-dumping" blocks of boring exposition? How much mystery is needed?

Anthony Bidulka

Rhiannon Held 

Susan MacGregor

Barb Geiger

Direct download: 007_conflict_and_tension.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:13am MDT
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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

Total running time: 0:56:19

Direct download: 006_Always_the_Bad_Guy.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:46am MDT
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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

Tim Reynolds

Direct download: 005_humour_in_fiction.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:01am MDT
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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

Jude Wilner

Direct download: 004bedroom.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:32am MDT
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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.

Presenters:

Viva Anna (aka Tawny Stokes)

Steena Holmes

Dara Lee Snow

Louise Behiel

Total run time: 57:49

Direct download: 003braveworld.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:26am MDT
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Writer as Editor

This panel was recorded Friday August 10, 2012

Panellists:

Steven Owad

Susan McGregor

Neil Godbout

Jack White

Virginia O'Dine

Total Time: 54:00

Direct download: 002_WWC_2012_Writer_as_Editor.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:25pm MDT
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This panel is the keynote talk done by our Guests of Honour.

0:05:45  Jack Whyte

0:09:45  Kelley Armstrong

0:21:50 Anthony Bidulka

0:38:45 Vanessa Cardui

0:50:10  Adrienne Kerr

1:09:00 Kevin J. Anderson

1:21:40 Rebecca Moesta

Total Time: 1:35:05

Direct download: 001_keynotes.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:53pm MDT
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When Words Collide 2012 Episode 0

Welcome to episode zero of When Words Collide

This podcast will be broadcasting the programming stream from the Foothills 1 from our event that occured August 10 - 12.

This episode is to test the system and make sure everything is working when we start broadcasting for real in a week or so.

Direct download: episode_0.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:47am MDT
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