Category: young writers

Bad Things Happen (Episode 4: Plotting)

Listen at: https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-dpacy-ed0563 An episode about plotting stories, with guest authors Robin Stevenson, Wendy McLeod MacKnight, and Amelinda Bérubé. Featuring an original story, “The Critter Cam.” With excerpts from Harold and the Purple Crayon; “The Band-Aid;” and Holes. 45 minutes. PG-13. (A “fright-free” version… Continue Reading “Bad Things Happen (Episode 4: Plotting)”

Spooky Stories are all Around Us (Episode 3)

Listen to the podcast on Podbean: https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-2ejt8-eb27d1 A 50-minute episode that answers the question, “Where do you get your ideas?” With guest authors Philippa Dowding, Amelinda Berube, and Kari-Lynn Winters. Featuring an original spooky story about an insatiable animal; excerpts from All Quiet on… Continue Reading “Spooky Stories are all Around Us (Episode 3)”

Creative Writing Podcast

Cabin Tales Episode One: Things Hide in the Darkness (Setting) Listen at: 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… Continue Reading “Creative Writing Podcast”

Cabin Tales Podcast Trailer

I’m having a blast developing my podcast, Cabin Tales: Spooky Stories for Young Writers. It’s morphing as it goes, but here’s the trailer for it. Check out the website, CabinTales.ca, for more information.

2020 Winners Announced

Awesome Authors Youth Writing Contest

The Award Ceremony for the Ottawa Public Library’s Awesome Authors Youth Writing Contest had to be cancelled this year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. So the judges (including me) made short videos to announce this year’s winners and honourable mentions, and the wonderful folks… Continue Reading “2020 Winners Announced”

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