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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 12: The Graveyard Book, Neil Gaiman

7/4/2018
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In the face of sickness, Ash digs out The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman, where we discuss context for language, awesome illustration, 6 tips for getting your book written and sticking with it. Links from this episode: - The Graveyard Book, Neil Gaiman on Goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2213661.The_Graveyard_Book - Chris Riddell's artwork from the book on Pinterest - https://www.pinterest.com.au/pin/505106914432570437/ - South Australian YA author Matt J...

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) on Goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/11297.Norwegian_Wood - Listen to Norwegian Wood by the Beatles on YouTube -...

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) on Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23395680-illuminae 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:00:22:12

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 on Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23437156-six-of-crows - Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo on Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22299763-crooked-kingdom - The Hero's Journey:...

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 on Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/15575.The_Sword_of_Shannara The Lost City, Book 2 of the Rachaya Series is out now at most online retailers in...

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://www.goodreads.com/book/show/36576608-flowers-for-algernon Fyrebyrne Island, Book 1 of the Rachaya series available at most online retailers as both...

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://www.rbrverhagen.com/product-page/murder-at-the-mountain-rush - Learn more about Gantt charts: http://www.gantt.com/ Fyrebyrne Island, Book 1 of the Rachaya series available at most online...

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 (IMDB): http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2262456/ - 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://www.goodreads.com/book/show/28449207-strange-the-dreamer 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...

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 video...

Duration:00:12:56