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When Words Collide 2021

August 13, 2021 - August 15, 2021

When Words Collide

Full program: https://www.whenwordscollide.org/Events/Festival_Program.php

Crafting Villains Readers Love and Heroes They Hate (Friday, 2 pm MDT)
Andy Peloquin, Laura VanArendonk Baugh, Brenda Chapman, Swati Chavda
Heroes aren’t always good and villains aren’t always evil. Understanding the nuances of both can lead to
incredibly memorable characters guaranteed to attract a dedicated fan base.

I Don’t Belong Here (Friday, 3 pm MDT)
Mark Leslie (Lefebvre), Sarah Kades Graham, Brandy Ackerley, Laura VanArendonk Baugh
Impostor syndrome, the conviction that we’re untalented, underqualified, and undeserving, afflicts writers
at every stage of their careers, from the fear of putting words on a page to submitting work to publishers
to living up to the heights of success. Where does it come from? What can we do to overcome it? Is it
ever helpful?

Author Websites In An Hour (Friday, 5 pm MDT)
Laura VanArendonk Baugh
How you, yes you, can have a great website without paying thousands to a designer. Build and maintain
an attractive site for less and $100/year. Laura walk you through the ins and outs of what’s required for
2021 site visitors.

How to Win NaNoWriMo (Saturday, 12 pm MDT)
Morgan Rhodes, Laura VanArendonk Baugh, Carol Parchewsky, P.D. Workman, Elissa McColl [M]
In this panel, writers who’ve won NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) by writing 50,000 words in
the month of November, share the strategies that enabled their success.

The Sagging Middle of My Career (Saturday, 5 pm MDT)
Laura VanArendonk Baugh
You’re not a newbie—you’ve published a book or three, you’ve sold some stories, and you’ve officially
paid taxes on writing income. But you’re not famous yet, and you still have to fit part-time writing into
your full-time life. Laura discusses setting and re-setting career goals, prioritizing projects, adjusting
social media strategies and other marketing methods.

When Is It Good Enough? (Sunday, 11 am MDT)
Laura VanArendonk Baugh
Perfect is the enemy of good—but bad is a career assassin. When do we stop editing and start selling?
With limited resources of time and energy, and perpetual doubt that a work is “good enough”, we can
find ourselves trapped in analysis paralysis. Laura discusses methods of determining when a work is
”done” and should leave the nest.

Tyche Books Presents (Sunday, 2 pm MDT)
Margaret Curelas, Ryah Deines, Rhonda Parrish, Rebecca Brae, Randy McCharles, E. C. Bell, Laura
VanArendonk Baugh, Marshall Moore, Joel McKay, Kate Shannon
Join us for celebrating Tyche Books’ 2021 releases! Author readings, Q&A, and general authorial


August 13, 2021
August 15, 2021
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