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Alex C. Telander

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Take a walk with Alex C. Telander, as he takes a trip around the regional parks of Sonoma County, and talks about writing: what it means to him, what he's learned over decades of writing, and how it's changed his life. And be sure to check out the Writing Walks Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/writingwalks/) for photos of his trips.

Latest Episodes

Writing Walks 12 - How I Write a Novel

Alex is recording this Writing Walks from his home studio once again due to severe smoke pollution in California. In this episode who goes through his ten steps for how he writes a novel.If you enjoyed this episode, be sure to subscribe, and if you have the time, leave a rating and review on iTunes. Episodes will be release on the first of the month. And if you'd like to support the show, you can do so through Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/ostiumpodcast. You can also catch blog posts tying in with each episode, as well as all the photos Alex took while on his walk.You can also support Alex through Kofi: https://ko-fi.com/alexctelander.You can reach Alex any time either on Twitter at @bookbanter, or email him at writingwalks@gmail.com.The next episode will be released November 1st.

31 minOCT 1
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Writing Walks 12 - How I Write a Novel

Writing Walks 11 - Getting Stuck & Word Counts

In this episode, Alex isn't able to get out and go for a walk due to the pandemic and severe fires that has made the air very smoky. He talks about Getting Stuck in your writing, the pros and cons of Word Counts, and then his recommendation for the Lady Astronaut Series by Mary Robinette Kowal. Alex mentions the podcast Podcast Pontifications in the episode, which you can find here: https://podcastpontifications.com/.If you enjoyed this episode, be sure to subscribe, and if you have the time, leave a rating and review on iTunes. Episodes will be release on the first of the month. And if you'd like to support the show, you can do so through Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/ostiumpodcast. You can also catch blog posts tying in with each episode, as well as all the photos Alex took while on his walk.You can also support Alex through Kofi: https://ko-fi.com/alexctelander.You can reach Alex any time either on Twitter at @bookbanter, or email him at writingwalks@gmail.com.The next episode will be released October 1st.

23 minSEP 1
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Writing Walks 11 - Getting Stuck & Word Counts

Writing Walks 10 - Multiple Projects & Research

In the tenth episode of Writing Walks, Alex talks about the keys to juggling multiple projects at the same time and still getting writing done. He then talks about research and the positives and potential negatives. He ends the episode with a review for the new Sandman podcast.In the episode he mentions about signing up for Audible. To get a free 30-day trial and a free audiobook, use this address: http://www.audible.com/ostiumpodcast.If you enjoyed this episode, be sure to subscribe, and if you have the time, leave a rating and review on iTunes. Episodes will be release on the first of the month. And if you'd like to support the show, you can do so through Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/ostiumpodcast. You can also catch blog posts tying in with each episode, as well as all the photos Alex took while on his walk.You can also support Alex through Kofi: https://ko-fi.com/alexctelander.You can reach Alex any time either on Twitter at @bookbanter, or email him at writingwalks@gmail.com.The next episode will be released September 1st.

18 minAUG 1
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Writing Walks 10 - Multiple Projects & Research

Writing Walks 9 - Writer's Determination & First Drafts

In Episode 9 of Writing Walks, Alex talks about the Writer's Determination in telling the story they want to tell through their characters, he then talks about writing First Drafts, and ends the episode with a recommendation for "Saga" by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples..If you enjoyed this episode, be sure to subscribe, and if you have the time, leave a rating and review on iTunes. Episodes will be release on the first of the month. And if you'd like to support the show, you can do so through Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/ostiumpodcast. You can also catch blog posts tying in with each episode, as well as all the photos Alex took while on his walk.You can also support Alex through Kofi: https://ko-fi.com/alexctelander.You can reach Alex any time either on Twitter at @bookbanter, or email him at writingwalks@gmail.com.The next episode will be released August 1st.

29 minJUL 1
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Writing Walks 9 - Writer's Determination & First Drafts

Writing Walks 8 - A Surprise Guest

In Episode 8 of Writing Walks, Alex is joined by a surprise guest, his six-year-old son. They spend their walk talking about Owen's writing projects and what he thinks about writing.Apologies for the noisy traffic at times; Alex won't be using the trail again, because it's too noisy.If you enjoyed this episode, be sure to subscribe, and if you have the time, leave a rating and review on iTunes. Episodes will be release on the first of the month. And if you'd like to support the show, you can do so through Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/ostiumpodcast. You can also catch blog posts tying in with each episode, as well as all the photos Alex took while on his walk.You can also support Alex through Kofi: https://ko-fi.com/alexctelander.You can reach Alex any time either on Twitter at @bookbanter, or email him at writingwalks@gmail.com.The next episode will be released July 1st.

35 minJUN 2
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Writing Walks 8 - A Surprise Guest

Writing Walks 7 - The Story of Me & Outlines

In Episode 7 of Writing Walks, with the coronavirus now very much a central part of our everyday lives, Alex talks about how his creativity has changed with this pandemic and how he's dealing with it, as well as discussing the pros and cons of outlines, and ending the episode with a recommendation for "SEVENEVES" by Neal Stephenson.If you enjoyed this episode, be sure to subscribe, and if you have the time, leave a rating and review on iTunes. Episodes will be release on the first of the month. And if you'd like to support the show, you can do so through Alex's Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/alexctelander. You can also catch blog posts tying in with each episode, as well as all the photos Alex took while on his walk. You can also support Alex through Kofi: https://ko-fi.com/alexctelander.You can reach Alex any time either on Twitter at @bookbanter, or email him at writingwalks@gmail.com.The next episode will be released June 1st.

31 minMAY 1
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Writing Walks 7 - The Story of Me & Outlines

Writing Walks 6 - Writing as a Parent & Trusting Your Intuition as a Writer

In Episode 6 of Writing Walks, Alex pays a visit to Taylor Mountain Regional Park, and talks about writing as a parent, as well as trusting your intuition as a writer. He ends the episode with a recommendation for Stephen King's book "On Writing."If you enjoyed this episode, be sure to subscribe, and if you have the time, leave a rating and review on iTunes. Episodes will be release on the first of the month. And if you'd like to support the show, you can do so through Alex's Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/alexctelander. The Patreon is just getting started and if you have some ideas about what you'd like to see on there, or get from it, be sure to message Alex on Patreon.You can also support Alex through Kofi: https://ko-fi.com/alexctelander.You can also reach Alex any time either on Twitter at @writingwalks, or email him at writingwalks@gmail.com.The next episode will be released May 1st.

30 minAPR 1
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Writing Walks 6 - Writing as a Parent & Trusting Your Intuition as a Writer

Writing Walks 5 - Writing Goals & Writing Situations

In the fifth episode, Alex talks first about Writing Goals, how they can most benefit writers, and whether or not they'll work for everyone. He then talks about Writing Situations, where we always feel we want to write in specific conditions but if we were to actually wait for these conditions to occur, we'd never get anything written. We wraps up the episode with a recommendation for the Witcher books.If you enjoyed this episode, be sure to subscribe, and if you have the time, leave a rating and review on iTunes. Episodes will be release on the first of the month. And if you'd like to support the show, you can do so through Alex's Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/alexctelander. The Patreon is just getting started and if you have some ideas about what you'd like to see on there, or get from it, be sure to message Alex on Patreon.You can also support Alex through Kofi: https://ko-fi.com/alexctelander.You can also reach Alex any time either on Twitter at @writingwalks, or email him at...

21 minMAR 1
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Writing Walks 5 - Writing Goals & Writing Situations

Writing Walks 4 - Writing Through Catastrophe & Writing What You Know

In this new episode of Writing Walks I pay a visit to my favorite regional park on the planet: Armstrong Redwoods State Park. I also talk about what it's like going through tough life events and writing about them and becoming a better writer from them, as well as discussing the timeless adage of writing advice: write what you know. I end with a recommendation for Victor Lavalle's book "The Changeling."If you enjoyed this episode, be sure to subscribe, and if you have the time, leave a rating and review on iTunes. Episodes will be release on the first of the month. And if you'd like to support the show, you can do so through Alex's Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/alexctelander. The Patreon is just getting started and if you have some ideas about what you'd like to see on there, or get from it, be sure to message Alex on Patreon.You can also support Alex through Kofi: https://ko-fi.com/alexctelander.You can also reach Alex any time either on Twitter at @writingwalks, or email him at writingwalks@gmail.com.The next episode will be released March 1st.

26 minFEB 1
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Writing Walks 4 - Writing Through Catastrophe & Writing What You Know

Writing Walks 3 - Why Reading is Important & Writing Spaces

In this episode a lot happens. I visit the North Sonoma Mountain Regional Park, briefly get lost, then spend a long time walking up hill and not recording, but when I finally make it to the top I get to sit for a while and talk about the episodes two topics: why reading is important for writing and writing spaces. I also forgot to do a recommendation this time, but this episode is long so that works.If you enjoyed this episode, be sure to subscribe, and if you have the time, leave a rating and review on iTunes. Episodes will be release on the first of the month. And if you'd like to support the show, you can do so through Alex's Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/alexctelander. The Patreon is just getting started and if you have some ideas about what you'd like to see on there, or get from it, be sure to message Alex on Patreon.You can also reach Alex any time either on Twitter at @writingwalks, or email him at writingwalks@gmail.com.The next episode will be released February 1st.

30 minJAN 1
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Writing Walks 3 - Why Reading is Important & Writing Spaces

Latest Episodes

Writing Walks 12 - How I Write a Novel

Alex is recording this Writing Walks from his home studio once again due to severe smoke pollution in California. In this episode who goes through his ten steps for how he writes a novel.If you enjoyed this episode, be sure to subscribe, and if you have the time, leave a rating and review on iTunes. Episodes will be release on the first of the month. And if you'd like to support the show, you can do so through Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/ostiumpodcast. You can also catch blog posts tying in with each episode, as well as all the photos Alex took while on his walk.You can also support Alex through Kofi: https://ko-fi.com/alexctelander.You can reach Alex any time either on Twitter at @bookbanter, or email him at writingwalks@gmail.com.The next episode will be released November 1st.

31 minOCT 1
Comments
Writing Walks 12 - How I Write a Novel

Writing Walks 11 - Getting Stuck & Word Counts

In this episode, Alex isn't able to get out and go for a walk due to the pandemic and severe fires that has made the air very smoky. He talks about Getting Stuck in your writing, the pros and cons of Word Counts, and then his recommendation for the Lady Astronaut Series by Mary Robinette Kowal. Alex mentions the podcast Podcast Pontifications in the episode, which you can find here: https://podcastpontifications.com/.If you enjoyed this episode, be sure to subscribe, and if you have the time, leave a rating and review on iTunes. Episodes will be release on the first of the month. And if you'd like to support the show, you can do so through Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/ostiumpodcast. You can also catch blog posts tying in with each episode, as well as all the photos Alex took while on his walk.You can also support Alex through Kofi: https://ko-fi.com/alexctelander.You can reach Alex any time either on Twitter at @bookbanter, or email him at writingwalks@gmail.com.The next episode will be released October 1st.

23 minSEP 1
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Writing Walks 11 - Getting Stuck & Word Counts

Writing Walks 10 - Multiple Projects & Research

In the tenth episode of Writing Walks, Alex talks about the keys to juggling multiple projects at the same time and still getting writing done. He then talks about research and the positives and potential negatives. He ends the episode with a review for the new Sandman podcast.In the episode he mentions about signing up for Audible. To get a free 30-day trial and a free audiobook, use this address: http://www.audible.com/ostiumpodcast.If you enjoyed this episode, be sure to subscribe, and if you have the time, leave a rating and review on iTunes. Episodes will be release on the first of the month. And if you'd like to support the show, you can do so through Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/ostiumpodcast. You can also catch blog posts tying in with each episode, as well as all the photos Alex took while on his walk.You can also support Alex through Kofi: https://ko-fi.com/alexctelander.You can reach Alex any time either on Twitter at @bookbanter, or email him at writingwalks@gmail.com.The next episode will be released September 1st.

18 minAUG 1
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Writing Walks 10 - Multiple Projects & Research

Writing Walks 9 - Writer's Determination & First Drafts

In Episode 9 of Writing Walks, Alex talks about the Writer's Determination in telling the story they want to tell through their characters, he then talks about writing First Drafts, and ends the episode with a recommendation for "Saga" by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples..If you enjoyed this episode, be sure to subscribe, and if you have the time, leave a rating and review on iTunes. Episodes will be release on the first of the month. And if you'd like to support the show, you can do so through Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/ostiumpodcast. You can also catch blog posts tying in with each episode, as well as all the photos Alex took while on his walk.You can also support Alex through Kofi: https://ko-fi.com/alexctelander.You can reach Alex any time either on Twitter at @bookbanter, or email him at writingwalks@gmail.com.The next episode will be released August 1st.

29 minJUL 1
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Writing Walks 9 - Writer's Determination & First Drafts

Writing Walks 8 - A Surprise Guest

In Episode 8 of Writing Walks, Alex is joined by a surprise guest, his six-year-old son. They spend their walk talking about Owen's writing projects and what he thinks about writing.Apologies for the noisy traffic at times; Alex won't be using the trail again, because it's too noisy.If you enjoyed this episode, be sure to subscribe, and if you have the time, leave a rating and review on iTunes. Episodes will be release on the first of the month. And if you'd like to support the show, you can do so through Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/ostiumpodcast. You can also catch blog posts tying in with each episode, as well as all the photos Alex took while on his walk.You can also support Alex through Kofi: https://ko-fi.com/alexctelander.You can reach Alex any time either on Twitter at @bookbanter, or email him at writingwalks@gmail.com.The next episode will be released July 1st.

35 minJUN 2
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Writing Walks 8 - A Surprise Guest

Writing Walks 7 - The Story of Me & Outlines

In Episode 7 of Writing Walks, with the coronavirus now very much a central part of our everyday lives, Alex talks about how his creativity has changed with this pandemic and how he's dealing with it, as well as discussing the pros and cons of outlines, and ending the episode with a recommendation for "SEVENEVES" by Neal Stephenson.If you enjoyed this episode, be sure to subscribe, and if you have the time, leave a rating and review on iTunes. Episodes will be release on the first of the month. And if you'd like to support the show, you can do so through Alex's Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/alexctelander. You can also catch blog posts tying in with each episode, as well as all the photos Alex took while on his walk. You can also support Alex through Kofi: https://ko-fi.com/alexctelander.You can reach Alex any time either on Twitter at @bookbanter, or email him at writingwalks@gmail.com.The next episode will be released June 1st.

31 minMAY 1
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Writing Walks 7 - The Story of Me & Outlines

Writing Walks 6 - Writing as a Parent & Trusting Your Intuition as a Writer

In Episode 6 of Writing Walks, Alex pays a visit to Taylor Mountain Regional Park, and talks about writing as a parent, as well as trusting your intuition as a writer. He ends the episode with a recommendation for Stephen King's book "On Writing."If you enjoyed this episode, be sure to subscribe, and if you have the time, leave a rating and review on iTunes. Episodes will be release on the first of the month. And if you'd like to support the show, you can do so through Alex's Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/alexctelander. The Patreon is just getting started and if you have some ideas about what you'd like to see on there, or get from it, be sure to message Alex on Patreon.You can also support Alex through Kofi: https://ko-fi.com/alexctelander.You can also reach Alex any time either on Twitter at @writingwalks, or email him at writingwalks@gmail.com.The next episode will be released May 1st.

30 minAPR 1
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Writing Walks 6 - Writing as a Parent & Trusting Your Intuition as a Writer

Writing Walks 5 - Writing Goals & Writing Situations

In the fifth episode, Alex talks first about Writing Goals, how they can most benefit writers, and whether or not they'll work for everyone. He then talks about Writing Situations, where we always feel we want to write in specific conditions but if we were to actually wait for these conditions to occur, we'd never get anything written. We wraps up the episode with a recommendation for the Witcher books.If you enjoyed this episode, be sure to subscribe, and if you have the time, leave a rating and review on iTunes. Episodes will be release on the first of the month. And if you'd like to support the show, you can do so through Alex's Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/alexctelander. The Patreon is just getting started and if you have some ideas about what you'd like to see on there, or get from it, be sure to message Alex on Patreon.You can also support Alex through Kofi: https://ko-fi.com/alexctelander.You can also reach Alex any time either on Twitter at @writingwalks, or email him at...

21 minMAR 1
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Writing Walks 5 - Writing Goals & Writing Situations

Writing Walks 4 - Writing Through Catastrophe & Writing What You Know

In this new episode of Writing Walks I pay a visit to my favorite regional park on the planet: Armstrong Redwoods State Park. I also talk about what it's like going through tough life events and writing about them and becoming a better writer from them, as well as discussing the timeless adage of writing advice: write what you know. I end with a recommendation for Victor Lavalle's book "The Changeling."If you enjoyed this episode, be sure to subscribe, and if you have the time, leave a rating and review on iTunes. Episodes will be release on the first of the month. And if you'd like to support the show, you can do so through Alex's Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/alexctelander. The Patreon is just getting started and if you have some ideas about what you'd like to see on there, or get from it, be sure to message Alex on Patreon.You can also support Alex through Kofi: https://ko-fi.com/alexctelander.You can also reach Alex any time either on Twitter at @writingwalks, or email him at writingwalks@gmail.com.The next episode will be released March 1st.

26 minFEB 1
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Writing Walks 4 - Writing Through Catastrophe & Writing What You Know

Writing Walks 3 - Why Reading is Important & Writing Spaces

In this episode a lot happens. I visit the North Sonoma Mountain Regional Park, briefly get lost, then spend a long time walking up hill and not recording, but when I finally make it to the top I get to sit for a while and talk about the episodes two topics: why reading is important for writing and writing spaces. I also forgot to do a recommendation this time, but this episode is long so that works.If you enjoyed this episode, be sure to subscribe, and if you have the time, leave a rating and review on iTunes. Episodes will be release on the first of the month. And if you'd like to support the show, you can do so through Alex's Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/alexctelander. The Patreon is just getting started and if you have some ideas about what you'd like to see on there, or get from it, be sure to message Alex on Patreon.You can also reach Alex any time either on Twitter at @writingwalks, or email him at writingwalks@gmail.com.The next episode will be released February 1st.

30 minJAN 1
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Writing Walks 3 - Why Reading is Important & Writing Spaces
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