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.
||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|
||CleanSSP023 Setting as Character||Setting is often a throwaway idea for a lot of storytellers. Stories sometimes set in a particular place because “why not?” There’s no rhyme or reason. The story just needs a setting. And for many stories that’s okay.||7/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSSP022 Crafting Compelling Characters||Here at Sterling & Stone, character is king. Great characters stick with us long after we close the book or walk out of the movie theater, and great characters will keep your audience coming back for more. Today’s podcast is a 201 flash course on char||7/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSSP021 Developing a Story Premise||A story’s premise is more than just a “what if” question. It’s the lifeblood of crafting a compelling plot, engaging character development, and an enthralling theme. At Sterling & Stone, Bonnie Johnston is our resident StoryJacket expert,||6/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||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|
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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