Listen at: https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-qhqx5-f404f0 Keeping the focus on the subject of how to end your story, this episode features guest authors Lena Coakley, Karen Bass, Lisa Dalrymple, Ishta Mercurio, and Tim Wynne-Jones. 45 minutes. All ages. A full transcript and audio are available on CabinTales.ca.… Continue Reading “Author Interviews about Endings (Episode 7.5)”
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)”
Category: podcast, writingTags: ambrose bierce, ann m martin, author interviews, charlotte's web, dog's life, e b white, endings, fiction, frieda wishinsky, great gatsby, jeff szpirglas, last lines, marty chan, occurrence at owl creek bridge, out stealing horses, plot twists, spooky stories, writing advice, writing exercise, writing prompt, writing tips, wuthering heights
Listen at: https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-jxnge-f21d70 An episode about how to begin a story, with guest authors Karen Bass, Kate Inglis, and Chris Jones. Featuring an original story, great first lines from classic fiction, and suggested writing exercises. PG. Audio and a full transcript are available at… Continue Reading “Begin in the Darkness (Episode 6)”
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-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)”
Category: authors, podcast, short stories, writing, writing proces, young writersTags: amelinda berube, creative writing, creative writing exercise, critter cam, fiction, harold and the purple crayon, holes, plot structure, plots, plotting, robin stevenson, spooky stories, the bandaid, wendy mcleod macknight, writing exercise, writing tips