Featuring interviews with five Canadian illustrators about creating narratives in words and pictures. Featuring guest author-illustrators Peggy Collins, Katherine Battersby, Farida Zaman, Christine Tripp, and Chris Jones. 45 minute. All ages. To listen to this special episode of my Cabin Tales Podcast, visit CabinTales.ca or… Continue Reading “Picture a Story: Interviews with Illustrators”
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https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-g252g-eecd34 A “telling tales” episode about how to build tension in fiction, with stories, excerpts, and prompts. Featuring guest authors Lena Coakley, Sarah Raughley, and Don Cummer. 45 minutes. PG.
Category: authors, books, children's books, picture books, podcast, short stories, writing, writing proces, young writersTags: cat in the hat, children's literature, children's writing, deltora quest, don cummer, fiction, lena coakley, lost boy, pacing, sarah raughley, writing advice, writing exercise, writing practice, writing process, writing tips, young adult novel, young writers, youth writing
Listen at: https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-8etn5-edf365 Featuring guest authors Cary Fagan, Philippa Dowding, Raquel Rivera, Ishta Mercurio, and Kari-Lynn Winters, talking about plotting—how and when they plot, how they feel about tormenting characters with obstacles, and what they recommend to those who want to improve their own… Continue Reading “Author Interviews about Plotting (Episode 4.5)”
Category: authors, children's books, podcast, writing, writing proces, young writersTags: cary fagan, children's books, children's literature, children's novels, children's writing, creative process, creative writing, ishta mercurio, kari lynn winters, middle grade novel, novels, philippa dowding, picture book process, picture books, plot, plots, plotting, raquel rivera, young adult novel
I always look forward to my regional SCBWI conference. This year it’s especially exciting because I’ll be giving a workshop myself. My topic: revision. I used to dread revisions. I loved drafting; I loved polishing; but I loathed the grunt work in between the… Continue Reading “The Art of Story: SCBWI Canada East Conference”
Category: author talks, authors, children's books, What's New, writing, writing conferenceTags: art of story, author visits, books, Canadian writers, children's books, children's literature, creative process, critiques, kidlit, novel revision, ottawa, publishing, revising, revision, scbwi, scbwi canada east, writers, writers conference, writing, writing conference, writing workshops