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Creating in the Cracks

Creating in the Cracks

By Alessandra Doyle
A Writer. An Illustrator. Mothers who create art and children. Sharing anecdotes, advice and support in the crazy world of artistry and motherhood. Welcome to Creating in the Cracks!
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CIC Ep 1: Expensive chocolate, cheap cider & where we began

Creating in the Cracks

CIC Ep 1: Expensive chocolate, cheap cider & where we began

Creating in the Cracks

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CiC Episode 7: Daily Battles (finding pants for children), history and heritage & writing with sensitivity.
In this episode, Sarah and Lessy lay it out about daily battles with little people and discuss the importance of historical events and cultural heritage. Sarah talks about her research for her novels and Lessy delves into the complexities of being simultaneously sensitive and creative when it comes to writing from different cultural perspectives.  Michael McIntyre https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Qrn8dla424 Their Finest (WW2 film) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1661275/ Better reading podcast https://www.betterreading.com.au/better-reading-podcast/ We would love to hear from you, contact details below! Sarah Fiddelaers www.sarahfiddelaers.com https://www.instagram.com/sarahfiddelaers Alessandra Doyle https://www.instagram.com/ag_doyle And find us on facebook! 
59:56
September 13, 2019
CiC Episode 6: Word Culling, Collectibles and Copyright plus happy dancing for Sarah’s success
This episode, Sarah and Lessy discuss the love hate relationship with supermarket collectibles, manuscript editing and what Sarah learned at the Romance Writers Festival. Highlights also include living vicariously through other people’s travels and how Sarah went with her pitch dates at the Festival. Sarah Fiddalaers: @sarahfiddelaers on Instagram and Facebook. Alessandra Doyle: @ag_doyle on Instagram and Facebook. Resources: Hemingway editor http://www.hemingwayapp.com/ Romance Writers of Australia https://romanceaustralia.com/ Australian Society of Authors https://www.asauthors.org/ Polina Bright Instagram https://www.instagram.com/polina.bright/ Spalding Education https://www.spaldingaustralia.com.au/ The Curious Case of the Missing Mammoth https://www.bookdepository.com/Curious-Case-Missing-Mammoth-Ellie-Hattie/9781848694491
48:22
August 26, 2019
CiC Ep 5: Hiatus Ends, Love Letters and Manuscript Progress
In this episode, Sarah and Lessy give you the low down on why they've been so MIA. We're talking babies, baptisms and love letters inspired by Pride and Prejudice. On the creative front, Sarah has made some serious progress with her manuscript and Lessy has continued to dip in and out of creating and community.  Sarah Fiddelaers: instagram @sarahfiddelaers www.sarahfiidelaers.com Alessandra (Lessy) Doyle Instagram @ag_doyle And we're both on facebook! Resources mentioned Janet Lansbury https://www.janetlansbury.com/ Little Pink Dog Books https://littlepinkdogbooks.com/ Jen Storer’s duck pond https://girlandduck.com/ Scribbles academy https://girlandduck.com/ Romance writers of Australia https://romanceaustralia.com/ A Year of Tales http://wilkinsonnest.com/a-year-of-tales.html
45:49
August 16, 2019
CiC Ep 4: BIG NEWS! Plus Banjo Paterson & rolling with life
Our contact details: sarahfiddelaers.com Instagram @sarahfiddelaers Facebook @Sarah Fiddelaers (writer) Twitter @sjfiddelaers alessandradoyle.com Instagram @ag_doyle Facebook @Alessandra G Doyle Twitter @agmdoyle Saintx studio https://saintxstudio.com.au/ Rosemary Mastnak, Dancing with Grandma https://www.hardiegrant.com/au/publishing/bookfinder/book/dancing-with-grandma-by-rosemary- mastnak/9781760126186 Kiss Kiss http://www.simonandschuster.com/books/Kiss-Kiss!/Margaret-Wild/9780689862793 Jennifer Fulwiler, one beautiful Dream http://jenniferfulwiler.com/books/
50:25
August 16, 2018
CIC Ep 3: Christmas in July, Research & Doing What You Know
sarahfiddelaers.com Instagram @sarahfiddelaers Facebook @Sarah Fiddelaers (writer) Twitter @sjfiddelaers alessandradoyle.com Instagram @ag_doyle Facebook @Alessandra G Doyle Twitter @agmdoyle Action/expression sequences websites: www.youtube.com https://www.udemy.com https://www.skillshare.com Online Life Drawing Prompts: https://line-of-action.com/practice-tools/figure-drawing/ Nina Rycroft illustrator, online courses http://ninarycroft.com/online-classes/ Les Parisiennes https://www.booktopia.com.au/les-parisiennes-anne-sebba/prod9781474601733.html?source=pla&gclid=CjwKCAjwhqXbBRAREiwAucoo-1iyv9p8RWEAEqF1qa8p54oF4Bk1Htyz1PCVAICxxPImZnusCqZ5mhoCO4UQAvD_BwE History in our time podcast: Picasso’s Guernica https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09bxkdm Nina Stajner illustrator http://www.ninastajner.com/ Natasher Lester https://www.natashalester.com.au
40:16
August 10, 2018
CIC Ep 2: Weetbix Crumbs & Wool, Synopses & Authenticity
Our contact details: www.sarahfiddelaers.com Instagram @sarahfiddelaers Facebook @Sarah Fiddelaers (writer) Twitter @sjfiddelaers www.alessandradoyle.com Instagram @ag_doyle Facebook @Alessandra G Doyle Twitter @agmdoyle Sarah Davies illustrator http://sarah-davis.org/ Nanowrimo https://nanowrimo.org/ John le Carre, The Night Manager https://www.penguin.co.uk/search/?_charset_=UTF- 8&q=the+night+manager Kate de Camillo, La La La https://www.katedicamillo.com/books/lalala.html Rudy Nudi Emma Quay https://emmaquay.com/books/ Romance Writers of Australia https://romanceaustralia.com/ Pitch like a Professional https://romanceaustralia.com/pitch-like-a-professional-conference-primer- with-anita-joy/ Intro music by John Paul Doyle https://www.facebook.com/JohnPaulDoyleJazz/
37:58
July 31, 2018
CIC Ep 1: Expensive chocolate, cheap cider & where we began
Our contact details: www.sarahfiddelaers.com Instagram @sarahfiddelaers Facebook @Sarah Fiddelaers (writer) Twitter @sjfiddelaers www.alessandradoyle.com Instagram @ag_doyle Facebook @Alessandra G Doyle Twitter @agmdoyle Useful links and info from Episode 1: NSW Writers’ Centre https://writingnsw.org.au/ Queensland Writers’ Centre https://qldwriters.org.au/ Hachette Manuscript Development Award https://qldwriters.org.au/hachette/ Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators https://www.scbwi.org/ Jen Storer https://jenstorer.com/ Duckpond https://girlandduck.com/ Sarah’s new historical fiction author obsession Ella Carey http://www.ellacarey.com/ Lessy’s latest read that she can’t stop talking about One Beautiful Dream, Jennifer Fulwiler http://jenniferfulwiler.com/books/ Sarah’s research read https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spycatcher Lessy's new pens: Copic Multiliner pens Intro music by John Paul Doyle
30:14
July 26, 2018