Tag: fictional characters

Online Characher Workshop

UPDATE: Due to scheduling difficulties, this workshop has been postponed to January 14, 2023. Lots of time to get to know more great characters from children’s and YA literature! I’ll post a reminder in a couple of months. 🙂 Join me online for a… Continue Reading “Online Characher Workshop”

Nasty People Meet Nasty Ends (Episode 2: Characters)

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. Today… 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”

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”

Satan Makes Lemonade

For the eighth time in my life, I’m trying to finish Milton’s Paradise Lost. (So far, I’ve reread Book I, the bit about the fallen angels landing in hell. It’s fun to read aloud when you get to lines like, “Awake, arise, or be… Continue Reading “Satan Makes Lemonade”

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