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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Join Catherine and Kevin as they celebrate the 50th episode of Write Along Radio!

As part of this special 50th episode celebration, Write Along Radio partnered with Foment literary magazine to bring listeners discussion about and audio from legendary author Margaret Atwood’s appearance at The Ottawa International Writers Festival.

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Margaret Atwood (1)

Show Notes

Catherine and Margaret at the Ottawa International Writers Festival:

Catherine and Margaret

Catherine’s signed copy of Atwood’s new book, The Heart Goes Last:

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Early in this episode, Catherine confesses to Kevin that she hasn’t been working on her work in progress manuscript.

This leads to a conversation that covers:

  • the difficulty of following up first novels;
  • facing insecurities as writers;
  • the similarities between health and fitness, business, and the arts;
  • the challenge of implementing a regular writing schedule; and
  • the importance of obligations and deadlines.

The conversation ends up focusing on a massive challenge every writer must face… How do we find a balance between productive creativity and the essential need for relaxation, recreation, and peace?

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Show Notes

Write Along Radio talks comedy writing with Daniel Beirne.

Write Along Radio live at the Canadian Conference on Canadian Content in Speculative Arts and Literature.

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