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Young adult (YA) fantasy author Ash Oldfield joins Steve de Niese in a podcast about reading, writing and everything in-between.

Young adult (YA) fantasy author Ash Oldfield joins Steve de Niese in a podcast about reading, writing and everything in-between.
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Australia

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Young adult (YA) fantasy author Ash Oldfield joins Steve de Niese in a podcast about reading, writing and everything in-between.

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English


Episodes

Episode 21: The Little Prince, Antoine de Saint-Exupery

11/14/2018
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Holy moly - our 21st episode is now live! We fawn over the enchanting story The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery. We also have heaps of great tips for writers including how to refine your writing and themes you can borrow from Shakespeare. Links from this episode: - Pick up a copy of The Little Prince, Antoine de Saint-Exupery - https://amzn.to/2TccrJJ Join the Book Stash on Twitter (@BookStashCast), Facebook (TheBookStash) and Instagram (@BookStashCast). We'd love it if you could...

Duration:00:22:47

Episode 20: Anne of Green Gables, L.M. Montgomery

11/1/2018
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This time around we're talking about Ash's all-time favorite book, Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery. We also talk about representation in writing and striking the balance with "show, don't tell". Links from this episode: - Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery - https://amzn.to/2yGYPha Join the Book Stash on Twitter (@BookStashCast), Facebook (TheBookStash) and Instagram (@BookStashCast). We'd love it if you could rate our podcast and subscribe! Share your writing from our prompts...

Duration:00:24:14

Episode 19: The Trip of a Lifetime, Monica McInerney

10/17/2018
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Ash has been listening to the audio book for The Trip of a Lifetime by Monica McInerney. We talk about creating realistic characters, the lyricism of dialogue in audio books and finding the right pace for your story. Links from this episode: - The Trip of a Lifetime by Monica McInerney - https://amzn.to/2ErUsfe - "Show, Don't Tell" activity sheet - https://www.edb.gov.hk/attachment/en/curriculum-development/resource-support/net/worksheet%202.8-%20show,%20dont%20tell.pdf Join the Book Stash...

Duration:00:21:46

Episode 18: Dragonflight, The first Chronicle of Pern, By Anne McCaffrey

10/3/2018
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Ash has been reading the classic fantasy book Dragonflight by Anne McCaffrey, which leads us down a path of tips for crafting believable magic systems. We explore tips from Brandon Sanderson's First Law in how to approach magic when creating your worlds. Links from this episode: - Dragonflight, The first Chronicle of Pern, By Anne McCaffrey - https://amzn.to/2IxHyKU - A let's play of 'Dragonriders of Pern' on the Commodore 64 from Epyx games - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O-Q8d5fVdFY -...

Duration:00:23:59

Episode 17: Nineteen Eighty-Four, George Orwell

9/20/2018
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We're spending some time in George Orwell's dystopian vision of the future, Nineteen Eighty-Four. We also talk about reading broadly and Ash takes you through her must-have essentials currently on her writing desk. Links from this episode: - Come see Ash Oldfield talk at Dymocks Camberwell's First Tuesday Book Club October 2018: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/first-tuesday-book-club-october-2018-with-4-special-guest-authors-tickets-49974684627 - Nineteen Eighty-Four, George Orwell:...

Duration:00:22:20

Episode 16: Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage, Haruki Murakami

9/5/2018
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We return to Murakami with a look at his book Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage. Steve also shares some writing tips from Australian-born, Dublin-based author, Monica McInerney. Links from this episode: - Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage, Haruki Murakami: https://amzn.to/2MIvtXL - Read Ash's full review of Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage: https://www.asholdfield.com/2018/08/book-review-colourless-tsukuru-tazaki.html - Listen to Li's...

Duration:00:29:55

Episode 15: Children of Blood and Bone, Tomi Adeyemi

8/22/2018
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We look at the debut novel (and New York Times bestseller) from Tomi Adeyemi, Children of Blood and Bone. Discover ten tips for writing compelling dialog and Ash shows off her new map for the Rachaya Series. Links from this episode: - Children of Blood and Bone, Tomi Adeyemi: https://amzn.to/2MES3kj - Ash's editor, Element Editing Services (Kat Betts): https://elementeds.wixsite.com/elementediting - See Ash's new map on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/p/Bmw1OhRFRPj/ - Cartographer,...

Duration:00:28:36

Episode 14: Wolf Hall, Hilary Mantel

8/1/2018
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In this special half hour episode, we take a look at Hilary Mantel's Booker prize-winning novel, Wolf Hall (and its TV series). We also talk about the card game Once Upon A Time and Vladimir Propp's fairy tale functions. Links from this episode: - Our writing prompt in card form (Instagram): https://www.instagram.com/p/Bl7z80blni3/ - Once Upon A Time - The card game: https://amzn.to/2OziBBx - Once Upon A Time - The writer's handbook: https://amzn.to/2NYn9jW - Vladimir Propp's fairytale...

Duration:00:30:11

Episode 13: The Artisan Heart, Dean Mayes

7/18/2018
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We take a look at Australian author Dean Mayes' heart-warming new book The Artisan Heart. Find out how to be a good beta reader and how to get the best out of your own beta readers. Plus, map out your fantasy world. Links from this episode: - The Artisan Heart, Dean Mayes - https://amzn.to/2LidsL9 - Dean Mayes' website - http://www.deanfromaustralia.com/ - Follow Dean on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/DeanMayesAuthor/ - Twitter - https://twitter.com/Hambledown_Road - and Instagram -...

Duration:00:20:07

Episode 11: A Darker Shade of Magic, V.E. Schwab

6/20/2018
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This week we're talking about the captivating book A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab. We also talk about the creative process behind designing a book cover, the science behind hand-writing your drafts, and the surprising effects of wisdom teeth extraction on Ash's productivity. Links from this episode: - A Darker Shade of Magic, V.E. Schwab - https://amzn.to/2wna7W2 - How the Cover Was Decided for V. E. Schwab’s New Book A Darker Shade of Magic -...

Duration:00:20:59

Episode 10: Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami

6/6/2018
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Kombanwa. Good evening. In this episode of The Book Stash, Ash talks about the shadows cast by the Haruki Murakami classic, Norwegian Wood. There's also beautiful odd metaphors, integrating religion in your world building and a particularly fun writing prompt. Links from this episode: - Norwegian Wood, Haruki Murakami (translated by Jay Rubin): https://amzn.to/2nZxXDa - Listen to Norwegian Wood by the Beatles on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SiJiuhnDfck The Lost City, Book 2 of...

Duration:00:18:34

Episode 9: Illuminae (The Illuminae Files, #1) by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

5/23/2018
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We take a look at Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff's compelling sci-fi world in Illuminae. Ash has put together five essential tips for planning your stories, combating misconceptions in your world and Lord of the Rings. Links from this episode: - Illuminae (The Illuminae Files, #1): https://amzn.to/2LjWjRD The Lost City, Book 2 of the Rachaya Series is out now at most online retailers in paperback, and an e-book is coming. Visit AshOldfield.com Join the Book Stash on Twitter (@BookStashCast),...

Duration:00:22:12

Episode 8: Six of Crows and Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo

5/9/2018
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Ash has been binging and now we have two books in one episode, Six of Crows and Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo! We also talk about subverting the hero's journey and tips for researching an idea without getting lost in the details. Links from this episode: - Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo: https://amzn.to/2OUDhDi - Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo: https://amzn.to/2nYLbjx - The Hero's Journey: https://hackerspace.kinja.com/how-6-popular-movies-follow-the-heros-journey-infograp-1783447375 The...

Duration:00:22:23

Episode 7: The Sword of Shannara by Terry Brooks

4/26/2018
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Ash looks at The Sword of Shannara from Terry Brooks and discuses how fantasy writing has changed in a post-internet age. We chat about rejecting stale language to bring your writing to life and some of Ash's challenges with writing book 3 of the Rachaya series. Links from this episode: - The Sword of Shannara by Terry Brooks: https://amzn.to/2OUCvpW The Lost City, Book 2 of the Rachaya Series is out now at most online retailers in paperback, and an e-book is coming. Visit AshOldfield.com...

Duration:00:15:01

Episode 6: The Cruel Prince by Holly Black

4/11/2018
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Ash has been reading The Cruel Prince by Holly Black, getting lost with Jude in the brutally intoxicating world of the Fae. We explore the power of subtle details to enrich your writing, fantasy curse words, and finding out where your writing might have gone off-track. Steve also talks about some design tips for laying out your book. We're going to be at booth #23 in Artist's Alley at Supanova Melbourne (April 21-22) so come and say hello and pick up a copy of Book 2. Links from this...

Duration:00:18:25

Episode 5: Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes

3/28/2018
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We discuss the science fiction classic Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes and its striking use of language to help tell its story. We also give you some tips to set writing goals that you'll actually stick to, starting your story from the right place and people-watching. From this episode: - Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes: https://amzn.to/2N6aOKs Fyrebyrne Island, Book 1 of the Rachaya series available at most online retailers as both paperback and e-book. Join the Book Stash on...

Duration:00:13:12

Episode 4: Murder at the Mountain Rush by R.B.R. Verhagen

3/15/2018
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In this episode Ash has been reading Murder at the Mountain Rush by R.B.R. Verhagen. Learn about keeping track of your characters, how wizards go to the toilet, getting inside your villains' head and playing with perspectives. From this episode: - Murder at the Mountain Rush by R.B.R. Verhagen: https://amzn.to/2nZBstn - Learn more about Gantt charts: http://www.gantt.com/ Fyrebyrne Island, Book 1 of the Rachaya series available at most online retailers as both paperback and e-book. Join the...

Duration:00:12:46

Episode 3: The Hollow Crown, William Shakespeare

3/1/2018
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In this episode Ash breaks the rules a little and forgoes her reading for a mini-series. We talk about The Hollow Crown, William Shakespeare's copiousness, tackling writer's block and figuring out your antagonist. From this episode: - The Hollow Crown: https://amzn.to/2P1XRlx - Podcast - Henry IV part 1, Approaching Shakespeare, Emma Smith, University of Oxford: https://podcasts.ox.ac.uk/henry-iv-part-1 - On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft - Stephen King:...

Duration:00:13:37

Episode 2: Strange The Dreamer, Laini Taylor

2/15/2018
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In this episode we talk about Strange The Dreamer, a fantasy novel from Laini Taylor, and letting your characters have their say. From this episode: - Strange The Dreamer, Laini Taylor: https://amzn.to/2PuHoHi Fyrebyrne Island, Book 1 of the Rachaya series available at most online retailers as both paperback and e-book. Find The Book Stash on Twitter (@BookStashCast), Facebook (TheBookStash) and Instagram (@BookStashCast). We'd love it if you could rate our podcast and subscribe! Share your...

Duration:00:15:12

Episode 1: Frankenstein's Monster, Mary Shelley

2/8/2018
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In this episode Ash reads Frankenstein's Monster, introduces writing prompts and gives you an update on her own writing. From this episode: Frankenstein's Monster, Mary Shelley: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/35031085-frankenstein Fyrebyrne Island, Book 1 of the Rachaya series available at most online retailers as both paperback and e-book. Find The Book Stash on Twitter (@BookStashCast), Facebook (TheBookStash) and Instagram (@BookStashCast). We'd love it if you could rate our podcast...

Duration:00:12:56