Category: writing

Welcome to the Cabin (Episode 0)

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-m8qgw-ea1a80 An introductory tour of the podcast, about the origin of the Cabin Tales stories, creative writing themes on fall episodes, upcoming guest authors; and a submission call for the Halloween Special Episode. 20 minutes. All ages. A full transcript of this episode is… Continue Reading “Welcome to the Cabin (Episode 0)”

Author Interviews about Fictional Characters (Episode 2.5)

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-5ivc4-e929ea A “talking tales” episode about developing fictional characters, featuring interviews with five guest authors for children and young adults: Caroline Pignat; Jan Coates; Lori Weber; Rachel Eugster; and Amanda West Lewis. Hosted by Catherine Austen. 46 minutes. All ages. The full transcript of… Continue Reading “Author Interviews about Fictional Characters (Episode 2.5)”

Nasty People Meet Nasty Ends (Episode 2: Characters)

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https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-ntrid-e81a84 Welcome to Cabin Tales: Spooky Stories for Young Writers. This is Episode Two: Nasty People meet Nasty Ends. It’s a long one at 50 minutes. I’m Catherine Austen. And my guests today are great Canadian writers Karen Krossing, Monique Polak, and Tim Wynne-Jones.… Continue Reading “Nasty People Meet Nasty Ends (Episode 2: Characters)”

Author Interviews on Fictional Settings (Episode 1.5)

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-47r5f-e6d4f5 Interviews with 5 Canadian authors for children and teens about their favourite fictional settings, feared real-life settings, and exercises they recommend to young writers who want to develop effective fictional settings. Hosted by Catherine Austen, with a story prompt at the end. 40… Continue Reading “Author Interviews on Fictional Settings (Episode 1.5)”

Things Hide in the Dark (Episode 1: Setting)

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-3piah-e5f63a A 40-minute episode for young writers interested in developing a strong setting. With an original spooky story, “The Sacrifice”; setting examples from Beowulf, The Scorpio Races, and The Incredible Journey; interviews with Tim Wynne-Jones, Lori Weber, and Caroline Pignat; and a story prompt… Continue Reading “Things Hide in the Dark (Episode 1: Setting)”

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