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.
||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|
||CleanSSP031 Relearning Mindset and Craft Lessons||We want to take a moment to talk about our writer’s journey. It’s been a long seven years with many trials and individual trajectories. That said, this isn’t a review of our entire history. Instead, we want to talk about more recent lessons we’v||9/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSSP030 Bending the Rules of Story Structure||Now that we’re pulling back on author events with the Smarter Artist, we’re able to use our time on what we refer to as a “No ROI event.” These are private events with small groups. The purpose is to learn something together rather than teaching||8/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSSP029 Adapting a Story for Film and TV||It’s the dream of many authors to see their work translated into a movie or TV. But there are several considerations an author must make when deciding whether their work is ready for adaptation. We’ve been at the adaptation process for several of ou||8/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSSP028 Great Storytelling in Modern Film and TV||We love film and Television. We’re lucky to be creators in an era when the visual medium has never been more instructive on storytelling via modern TV, and our ability to analyze film through the decades. Today,||8/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSSP027 Johnny Battles Creative Burnout||For a while now, Johnny has been feeling the malaise of low creative energy after the heavy demands on his time over the past few weeks. Now that he’s back to storytelling, he’s finding it hard to get back on the horse. In today’s episode,||8/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSSP026 The StoryJacket Process||We like to make up fun names for each step of our process at Sterling and Stone. Since we introduced the idea of StoryJackets, we’ve gotten many requests for us to talk more about what they are and how they work. That’s what this episode is all abou||8/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSSP025 Plotting a Story||While we’ve always engaged in some level of story preproduction, Sterling and Stone has made plotting an integral part of our production cycle. We all differ in how much we plot ahead of time, but we’ve learned that plotting is an important part of||7/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSSP024 Forging Character Arcs||Now, more than ever, character arc is a foundational concept at Sterling and Stone. When Bonnie joined us, she took our story development process and transformed it with her deep understanding and care for a character’s progression through their story||7/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
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.
It's Like "This American Life" on a Bus
That's my elevator pitch for this podcast (inside joke). It is informative, it is entertaining. I feel like I'm listening in on a conversation between geek authors constantly trying to embarrass each other. And somehow in between all the sophomoric humor (which is actually funny, not faux funny) they manage to give you concrete information and tips on the process of putting your ebook together. Most importantly, why are you still reading this review? Subscribe already!
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!
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