The Story Studio Podcast - Writing, Storytelling, and Marketing Advice for Writers & Business
By Johnny B. Truant, Sean Platt, and David Wright
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Stories turn songs into symphonies, events into memories, and lives into legends. In our crowded world, “knowing your story” cuts through the noise so you can make your mark — whether you want to sell more books, increase profits, or just make a difference. At Sterling & Stone, Story is our business. The Story Studio Podcast is where we explore ways we can all tell our stories better.
||CleanSSP041 Characters: What Doesn’t Work||If you read enough books or watch enough films, you’ll eventually find a character or cast of characters that “doesn’t work.” When characters fail to meet their true potential, the story can flop faster than you can say “cardboard cut-out.”||11/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSSP040 How Our Childhoods Informed Our Storytelling||Being aware of who you are is important if you want optimal results in your life and storytelling. Hardship has shaped our worldview and the kinds of stories we yearn to tell. In today’s episode, we discuss how we—like our characters—carry the bag||11/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSSP039 Creative Expression||We recently held a small genre therapy event where we talked to authors that were motivated by a wide range of forces. During our meet-up, we asked: “how many of you feel like you can’t not write?” This is a question that authors can easily take f||10/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSSP038 2018 Q4 Story Studio Check-in||We’ve all taken on new adventures and challenges in our writing, and we’ve learned a lot over the past year. Committing to the vision of the Story Studio has meant channeling our energy into producing fiction in ways that are unprecedented for Sterl||10/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSSP037 The Real-Life Stories That Inform Our Fiction pt. 2||The seeds of stories are all around us. It’s our job as storytellers to acknowledge and nurture these seeds so that our novels and screenplays have life—a three-dimensionality that binds our audience to our characters.||10/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSSP036 The Real-Life Stories That Inform Our Fiction pt. 1||The Story Studio Podcast is phoning it in for a couple episodes. But really, we’re expanding the scope of the show. The seeds of stories are all around us. It’s our job as storytellers to acknowledge and nurture these seeds so that our novels and sc||10/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSSP035 Newsletter Ninjitsu with Tammi Labrecque||No one knows author newsletters like Tammi Labrecque. She literally wrote the book on it. Lucky for us, she agreed to talk to us about what authors get wrong about their mailing lists and how you can use your list as your ultimate secret weapon.||10/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSSP034 Persuasion with Dave Lakhani||Dave Lakhani is a persuasion ninja. Driven by his need to understand why people believe what they believe, he’s built businesses using story to sell his ideas. Dave will be speaking at the 2019’s Smarter Artist Summit,||9/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSSP033 Storytelling in Video Games||Over the past forty years, the video game industry has grown in ways most of us couldn’t predict. Video games have shifted from the idled-away time of children to one of the largest entertainment industries in the world, appealing to all ages.||9/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSSP032 Great Villains||A hero is only as great as the villains that oppose them. A great villain frames your hero, bringing life to your conflicts and depth to your themes. Stories like The Walking Dead, Breaking Bad, and Die Hard all have something to teach us about how to .||9/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Like drinking a beer with your smarter and funnier friends and learning a thing or two
Practical, down-to-earth advice in a casual format for people who are serious about making money in self-publishing. These guys aren't resting on the laurels of past accomplishments, so what you get is reality-tested advice that is current and applicable to what you are doing today, whether you want to write a book to boost your business or make a living writing.
It's nice to find advice from people who actually make a living at it instead of wannabes who have very little in the way of experience or credibility but easy access to a microphone. Thanks, guys!
This is a great resource for everybody who is thinking about self-publishing content. The guys provide fabulous tips and do so in an entertaining way. If you're an aspiring writer, then this podcast is a must! I highly recommend it.
Great Content, knowledgable hosts
I've listened to the first two podcasts and look forward to the rest. Filled with interesting info on all aspects of self-publishing, from creating covers to pricing strategies. So far I am extremely pleased with it.
Only criticism: Johnny needs to stop interrupting the nice flow of information to add "witty" commentary. Fail!!! LOL!! I hear his book (Bialy Pimps) is actually hilarious, however.
Thanks, guys! Really appreciate your efforts, and you have a new biggest fan.
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