This episode of Write Along Radio features audio from Scottish crime writer Ian Rankin’s appearance at the 2015 Ottawa International Writers Festival, accompanied by discussion from the Foment literary magazine editorial board.

Ian Rankin is the internationally bestselling author of the Inspector Rebus and Detective Malcolm Fox novels, as well as a string of standalone thrillers. His books have been translated into 36 languages and are bestsellers on several continents.

Plus, Kevin and Catherine talk fireball whiskey and eating pudding in bed.

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Margaret Atwood

Show Notes

Read the latest issue of Foment literary magazine.

Learn more about the Ottawa International Writers Festival.

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In this episode, Write Along Radio chats with young adult science-fiction and fantasy author Leah Bobet.

Leah discusses being a second generation sci-fi writer, how diversity needs to be part of genre writing, and how she goes about writing for teenagers.

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Author Leah Bobet Discusses Writing for Teens

Show Notes

Visit Leah’s website. 

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Dialogue is one of the most enjoyable parts of writing prose; authors love creating dialogue and readers love reading it!

But creating effective dialogue isn’t nearly as easy as it might seem.

In this episode, Catherine and Kevin share 7 essential tips for improving the dialogue sequences in your fiction writing.

Plus, they discuss whether you should use “ly” adverbs, how writers can take advantage of riding the bus, and what you can learn from a classic moment in The Empire Strikes Back.

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Dialogue

Show Notes

Read Kevin’s book The Novel Writer’s Blueprint: Five Steps to Creating and Completing Your First Book

Check out writing coach Doug Kurtz’s fantastic course, Writing Dynamic Dialogue

Blog posts on writing dialogue:

Stylised Talk: Writing Great Dialogue

How to Write Good Dialogue: Ten Tips

7 Tips for Writing Realistic Dialogue

6 Tips for Writing Powerful Dialogue

5 Tips on How to Write Dialogue

5 Mistakes to Look for in Your Dialogue

5 Quick Tips for Better Dialogue in Fiction

This Playwright Explains How to Write Great Dialogue

Writing Dialogue: 7 Ways to Write Better Conversations