Tag: creative writing

Halloween Student Stories

It’s almost Halloween. To build the spooky atmosphere — and also to encourage creative writing — I’m offering these nine read-alouds, spooky stories written by students aged 11-17, all featured on my Cabin Tales podcast last October. They range from silly fun to gory… Continue Reading “Halloween Student Stories”

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.… Continue Reading “The Never-ending Story (Episode 8: Revision)”

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)”

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)”

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)”

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