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Dear Writer is a weekly podcast about the experiences of two aspiring authors, from setbacks to successes, and all that goes on in-between. In her other life, show host Ashley Lindsay is a researcher at the University of Auckland, New Zealand. And her co-host Sarah Anderson is on the cusp of acquiring her nursing registration in Calgary, Canada. But on evenings and weekends, we're bloggers at Linderson Creations. Podcasters on Dear Writer. And first and foremost, aspiring authors.

Dear Writer is a weekly podcast about the experiences of two aspiring authors, from setbacks to successes, and all that goes on in-between. In her other life, show host Ashley Lindsay is a researcher at the University of Auckland, New Zealand. And her co-host Sarah Anderson is on the cusp of acquiring her nursing registration in Calgary, Canada. But on evenings and weekends, we're bloggers at Linderson Creations. Podcasters on Dear Writer. And first and foremost, aspiring authors.

Location:

Canada

Description:

Dear Writer is a weekly podcast about the experiences of two aspiring authors, from setbacks to successes, and all that goes on in-between. In her other life, show host Ashley Lindsay is a researcher at the University of Auckland, New Zealand. And her co-host Sarah Anderson is on the cusp of acquiring her nursing registration in Calgary, Canada. But on evenings and weekends, we're bloggers at Linderson Creations. Podcasters on Dear Writer. And first and foremost, aspiring authors.

Language:

English


Episodes

Episode 10: Author Spotlight - Daniel Saunders

1/11/2021
For our inaugural author spotlight, we have Dan Saunders as our guest, who is a new author of his novel Spice Traders, which is coming out in March 2021. We had a great talk with him about his personal challenges, and his thoughts on becoming an author. He also talks about resources he uses, such as the famed 'On Writing' by Stephen King. Listen in to find out more.

Duration:00:35:22

Episode 9: Culturing Creativity - Nature

1/4/2021
Welcome to the first episode of our miniseries, Culturing Creativity. In this episode, we have a good chat about the way nature influences our writing, and techniques we use to nurture our creativity. Even when it's literally a blizzard outside, nature can still be a presence in our creative lives and inspire our writing. Listen in for tips on how you might include nature in your own life to grow your creativity.

Duration:00:33:52

Episode 8: Analyzing Excerpts

12/24/2020
This month we relax into a more casual discussion of our favorite excerpts and try to pinpoint what was done well in each. We include several excerpts from our our first novel, When the Rain Falls, and discuss techniques we used to bring atmosphere and tension into our novel. We also talk about our goals for 2021, and the years beyond, discussing where we see our writing life headed and sharing some exciting news about the podcast!

Duration:01:06:25

Episode 7: Injuries and Inconsistencies

11/27/2020
The seventh episode of Dear Writer explores some misconceptions about both medicine and science, and how not to annoy your readers! We talk about the types and timings of injuries, and how to avoid common pitfalls. If you're of the squeamish variety, we do (lightly) gloss the surface of anatomy and physiology, and we recognize that to some people, this topic might be stomach turning! But, don't worry, we let you know when to click the fast forward, and here's the timestamp for the 'it's all...

Duration:00:57:27

Episode 6: Creating Believable Characters

10/29/2020
Wow, what a great discussion we had this month. We talked about the ins and outs of creating believable characters. I hope you all enjoy it as much as we did! Our 'mistakes of the month' were as entertaining as ever, and a special thanks to one of our listeners who contacted us with a side-splitting word mix-up.

Duration:01:01:23

Episode 5: Solving Plot Problems

10/2/2020
On this episode, we delve into plot problems and how to solve them, whether it be how to get from point to point in your outline, or how to rework something that's already been written. And don't forget to stay tuned for our mistakes of the month!

Duration:00:51:22

Episode 4: The Dangers of Over-Editing

9/4/2020
This month, we welcome Dr. Melodie Lindsay to the show, who is a professional proof-reader and the founder of her company, Doclins. We delve into the dangers of over-editing, what it is, and how to stop it. For proof-reading for your thesis or manuscript, head over to www.doclins.com

Duration:00:51:05

Episode 3: Is there such a thing as too much research?

8/6/2020
This month, Ashley and Sarah take a look at whether there is such a thing as too much research before starting a novel. How do you know when to stop? How do you research? What do you need to know? These are all questions the aspiring writer must face, at some point or another.

Duration:00:41:40

Episode 2: Do you truly need life experience to write well?

7/9/2020
On the second episode of Dear Writer, we explore the question, 'Do you truly need life experience to write well?' The approach we took to this was primarily geared towards young writers vs older writers. We delve into our memories of writing as teens, making comparisons and applying knowledge we've learned on the way to answer the question. And stay tuned to listen to our 'mistakes of the month,' where we divulge some of our weird and wonderful mistakes to listeners.

Duration:00:35:13

Prologue: Collaborative Writing Interview

6/8/2020
Have you ever thought about collaborative writing? In this interview, Dan Tinaburri talks with aspiring authors, Sarah Anderson and Ashley Lindsay about the pros and cons of collaborative writing, and how they manage it.

Duration:00:30:21