Tag: creative process

Author Interviews about Plotting (Episode 4.5)

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)”

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)”

Young Writers Workshop: Know your Character

To all the young writers whom I’d hoped to meet at a workshop this spring or summer (cancelled due to Covid-19)… If you’re stuck at home with a pen handy, why not start a story or ten? Don’t know how to begin? I’ll take… Continue Reading “Young Writers Workshop: Know your Character”

Writing Workshops

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There’s a new source of funding for author visits to English-language Quebec schools: ArtistsInspire. The program administers federal funding for minority language education. Through ArtistsInspire, schools receive full funding to invite authors, artists, or other culture creators to engage their students in the arts.… Continue Reading “Writing Workshops”

Thieving Squirrels this spring

The Squirrels Stole my Sister is the title of my forthcoming picture book

MARCH 2021 Update: When the Squirrels Stole my Sister is in the Spring 2021 catalogue of Fitzhenry & Whiteside, for publication this June. Cover image to come soon! [older post…] Years ago, I wrote a story about a clever squirrel who grew tired of… Continue Reading “Thieving Squirrels this spring”

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