The Never-ending Story (Episode 8: Revision)

Listen at: podcast.cabintales.ca/e/the-never-ending-story-episode-8-revision/

The final fall episode of Cabin Tales is about the final stage of creative writing: revision. You’ll hear 26 Canadian authors talk about their revision process, and their recommendations to young writers who want to improve their first draft. 45 minutes. All ages.

A transcript of this episode is available at CabinTales.ca.

Show Notes

[0:00] Intro

[1:30] Commentary on Revision

If you don’t want other people to read your work, you don’t have to revise it. But if you do want others to read it and enjoy it, and if you want someone to publish it, then you must revise.

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Author Interviews about Endings (Episode 7.5)

Listen at: https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-qhqx5-f404f0

Keeping the focus on the subject of how to end your story, this episode features guest authors Lena Coakley, Karen Bass, Lisa Dalrymple, Ishta Mercurio, and Tim Wynne-Jones. 45 minutes. All ages.

A full transcript and audio are available on CabinTales.ca.

Show Notes

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Just Get it Over With (Episode 7: Endings)

Listen at: https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-qcniz-f369ca

A “telling tales” format with guest authors Marty Chan, Jeff Szpirglas, and Frieda Wishinsky. Featuring an original story with an ambiguous ending; a famous twist from Ambrose Bierce; gorgeous last lines and satisfying summations; and a story prompt about a deus ex machina. PG. 50 minutes.

Audio, a full episode transcript and a Fright-free version (with the creepy story removed) are available at CabinTales.ca.

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Author Interviews about Beginnings (Episode 6.5)

Listen at: https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-pbz8g-f2cc13

A “talking tales” episode — all interviews – about how to begin a story. With guest authors Frieda Wishinsky; Sarah Raughley; Don Cummer; David McArthur; and Wendy McLeod MacKnight, speaking about their favourite first lines, their advice to young writers on how to begin, and how they began to write professionally. 45 minutes. All ages.

A full transcript of this episode and audio are available at CabinTales.ca.

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Begin in the Darkness (Episode 6)

Listen at: https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-jxnge-f21d70

An episode about how to begin a story, with guest authors Karen Bass, Kate Inglis, and Chris Jones. Featuring an original story, great first lines from classic fiction, and suggested writing exercises. PG.

Audio and a full transcript are available at CabinTales.ca.

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