Prince Edward Island

The Creative Life Podcast: Episode Nineteen

In this episode, I am joined by Fiona Wood, author of young adult novels, Six Impossible Things, Wildlife and Cloudwish. She has worked as a television scriptwriter and is an ambassador for The Stella Prize Schools Program. You can find her on her website and Twitter.

Books Mentioned

  • The Book that Made Me edited by Judith Ridge.
  • The ‘Anne of Green Gables’ series.
  • Authors mentioned: Edith Nesbitt, Enid Blyton, Louisa May Alcott, Susan Coolidge, Elizabeth Enright, C S Lewis, Joan Aiken.

Subjects Discussed

  • Fiona’s chapter in The Book that Made Me – which book made her, and why that excited me.
  • What The Stella Prize Schools Program is, and why it’s important.
  • What books Fiona read as a child.
  • Fiona’s journey becoming a novelist.
  • What does she prefer when writing: music or silence?
  • How does she get un-stuck writing?

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Karen Andrews is the creator of this website, one of the most established and well-respected parenting blogs in the country. She is also an author, award-winning writer, poet, editor and publisher at Miscellaneous Press. Her latest book is Trust the Process: 101 Tips on Writing and Creativity