Tag: fiction

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)”

Just Get it Over With (Episode 7: Endings)

Listen at: https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-qcniz-f369ca A “telling tales” format with guest authors Marty Chan, Jeff Szpirglas, and Frieda Wishinsky. Featuring an original story with an ambiguous ending; a famous twist from Ambrose Bierce; gorgeous last lines and satisfying summations; and a story prompt about a deus… Continue Reading “Just Get it Over With (Episode 7: Endings)”

Squirm (Episode 5: Tension)

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.

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)”

MASC Festival 2019

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I had a great time at this year’s MASC Young Authors and Illustrators Festival in Ottawa. The 3-day event was held at the Canadian Aviation Museum, where over 450 children aged 9-12 came from around the region — some of them getting up at… Continue Reading “MASC Festival 2019”

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