The Thoughtful Travel Podcast
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The Thoughtful Travel Podcast with Amanda Kendle is a show for travel lovers. Each episode is packed with travel stories from fellow travel addicts on topics like using foreign languages, meeting the locals, getting lost and what we learn from our travels.
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How Authors Travel to Research Their Novels
5 days ago
Have you ever read a novel set in a foreign place and wondered just how the author knew how to describe everything in this place? Chances are they took a trip there as part of their research and in Episode 43 of The Thoughtful Travel Podcast, Amanda chats with three novelists who have done just that.
Natasha Lester is a fellow Perth-ite who writes historical fiction set in such wondrous places as New York City and Paris, and we chat about her experiences of travelling to these cities to do research for her novels.
Amanda also chats with Kate Forsyth, author of over 40 novels and veteran of many research trips to places like Venice, Scotland and the south of France, and she surprises Amanda with which part of the writing process she’s at when she takes her research trips.
Finally, Sarah Ridout speaks of the wonders of living abroad and how that inspires her writing, and they chat about the many benefits of living outside your own country, for your life in general as well as your novel-writing!
Natasha Lester’s website
Natasha’s novel A Kiss from Mr Fitzgerald
Natasha’s new novel Her Mother's Secret
Kate Forsyth’s website
Kate’s novel Bitter Greens
Kate’s novel The Wild Girl
Kate’s novel The Beast’s Garden
Sarah Ridout’s website
Sarah’s novel Le Chateau - hard copy (in Australia)
Le Chateau in Kindle version
Show notes: notaballerina.com/43
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