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.
||CleanSSP020 The Foundations of Story||Today we’re starting a new arc of podcasts that are all about story. And there’s no one better to do this with than our resident wizard: Bonnie. And, really, wizard might not be an apt enough descriptor. She has refined our StoryJacket process in a||6/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSSP019 What Our Future Holds||Now that we’ve caught you up on what Sterling and Stone is, we want to tell you what we’re becoming. We’re an ambitious company with a dream to make stories in multiple forms of media, and we’re funneling all of our resources into achieving our||6/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSSP018 StoryShop and Twisted Stone||Today we get to talk about StoryShop and our new venture: Twisted Stone. We're not afraid of working hard, but it's important that we also work smarter so that we can reach our long-term goals. Using “module thinking,||6/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSSP017 Planning for the Long Haul||It took us years to find our footing at Sterling & Stone, and once we decided to go all in on our story studio vision, our trajectory solidified. But narrowing our focus still leaves us with many difficult decisions to make.||5/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSSP016 Getting Our S**t Together||It’s taken us forever, but we’re finally getting our s**t together. We did so much so fast over the past few years, and last year it caught up to us. Creation often leaves a mess behind and, eventually, you have to clean it up.||5/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSSP015 Focus Is Power||We'd gotten our hedgehog concept wrong for a while, but we want to perform our best for each other and for our audience. By establishing fences, we've really crystalized what Sterling & Stone stands for and our trajectory going forward.||5/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSSP014 What It Means to Be a Story Studio||Sterling & Stone as we know it has existed for about seven years, but we've been on this journey together for ten years. We all started within months of each other, giving us a collection of thirty years of experience between the three of us (Johnny,||5/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSSP013 Lessons Learned and a Small Pivot||Sterling and Stone has only been doing The Story Studio Podcast for twelve episodes, and they’ve already learned a lot about the best direction for the show. In this episode, Johnny, Sean, and Dave give an introduction to a few changes in direction th||5/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSSP012 What Makes a Story Sell||Contrary to popular belief, there is no vault in Hollywood holding the secret that turns a story into a commercial success. In this episode, Johnny, Sean, and Dave share how a story can be crafted to appeal to a wider audience and reach beyond the esta.||4/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSSP011 How to Know When to Give Up on a Story||If you spend a significant amount of time storytelling, you’ll eventually face a project that you’ll either need to shelve or scrap. There are times when it comes as a great relief, but other times it can be very painful. In this episode, Johnny,||4/18/2018||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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