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Apr 13, 2021

An open discussion on realistic themes in young adult fiction. What's out there, who's reading it, and how is it being received? Panelists Diane Terrana, Jenna Greene, Rhonda Parrish, Steve Swanson discuss trigger warnings, ratings, context and language. (Yes. This does come with a language...


Mar 14, 2021

Showing what a character feels can be a big stumbling block for writers. Join a discussion on what works and what doesn't, and how we can move past generic description to create authentic, personal moments that will draw readers in.

Panelists: Angela Ackerman, Jonas Saul, Merilynn Ruth Liddell, Susan Calder.


Feb 8, 2021

Creating a character is a different process for everyone. Panelists Angela Ackerman, Karen A. Chase, Kevin Weir and Elissa McColl, share different strategies that work for them, the tools they use, and how much they need to know about a character before they are ready to start drafting. (The recording, alas, is missing...


Feb 1, 2021

Do writers need to visit a place to portray it accurately, vividly and with sensitivity? This discussion includes travelling for writers, memoirs by hunters, and finding the familiar in the foreign. Wherever you go, people are people. And remember, just because you've been somewhere, doesn't mean you understand the...