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Arrival

Today on the How Story Works season 2 finale, the conversation is about the brilliant 2016 film Arrival.

Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Today on How Story Works, the conversation is about the 2018 film Can You Ever Forgive Me? – the true story of legendary literary forger Lee Israel.

Godmothered

Today on How Story Works, the conversation is about the conflicts (and magic) in the 2020 Disney movie Godmothered. The post 18. Godmothered appeared first on Chipperish Media.

Knives Out

Today on How Story Works, the conversation is about the delightful, mysterious conflicts in "Knives Out."

Raiders of the Lost Ark

Today on How Story Works, the conversation is about Raiders of the Lost Ark: we burn the movie to the ground and then apply narrative theory to fix it.

Romantic Conflict

Today on How Story Works, the conversation is about romantic conflict: why it’s special, why it’s so damn hard to write, and how to write it in your stories. The post 15. Romantic Conflict appeared first on Chipperish Media.

Goals

Today on How Story Works, the conversation is about goals: knowing what your characters want—and how they plan to get it!

Internal and External Conflict

Today on How Story Works, the conversation is about internal and external conflict. We derail into Game of Thrones, The Matrix, and Fleabag in our discussion of layering conflict lasagna, but we don't feel conflicted about that.

Central Narrative Conflict

In this episode of How Story Works, the conversation is about central narrative conflict, the goal-based conflict upon which the structure of a story is built.

Conflict 101

How Story Works Conversations season 2 is all about conflict. In this episode, we dive into the purpose of conflict and examine narrative conflict, mundane conflict, and false conflict.

Finale: Character Q&A

On the finale of HSWC: Character, we wrap up our discussion of character with Q&A and recommended resources. Links in the show notes!

Fix-It: Game Night

Lani and Kelly sit down with writer and Listen Up A-Holes co-host Joshua Unruh to figure out how to fix 2018's Game Night.

Josh Siegal

Shut up, Glen! Today on How Story Works Conversations, we interview the incredibly talented Josh Siegel about his work as a writer and actor on The Good Place.

Luke Arnold

Today on How Story Works Conversations, we talk with Luke Arnold about his first novel, The Last Smile in Sunder City, his work on Black Sails, and his creative insight as both writer and actor.

Fix-It: Hitch

Today on How Story Works Conversations, we use narrative theory to fix a flawed story - the 2005 romantic comedy “Hitch.”

Joshilyn Jackson

Today on How Story Works Conversations, we interview Joshilyn Jackson, New York Times and USA Today bestselling and award-winning author.

Characters in Action

In this episode of How Story Works conversations, we talk about characters in action: Dialogue, choices, arcs, and character breaks.

Writing Distinctive Characters

On this episode of How Story Works Conversations, we talk about tropes, archetypes, stereotypes, and strategies for character creation.

Character Roles

On this episode of How Story Works conversations, we talk about character roles: protagonist, antagonist, and supporting.

Building Character

In this episode of How Story Works Conversations, we talk about building characters, the character triangle, and naming characters. The post 1. Building Character (S1.01) appeared first on Chipperish Media.

Introduction to HSW Conversations

In this introduction to How Story Works Conversations, story expert Lani Diane Rich and concept developer Dr. Kelly Jones define our terms to kick off our discussion of narrative theory.

Applying Narrative Theory

Sometimes the right thing to do with narrative theory is nothing, and story expert Lani Diane Rich explains how to ride that line.

Reveling in Revision

Love it or hate it, revision is a necessary part of the writing process, and in this episode, story expert Lani Diane Rich walks you through the steps of getting your draft from rough to final.

Sacred Act of Drafting

Lani launches from Discovery to Drafting, the often-maligned, often frustrating second act in the three-part writing process. But like all acts of creation, even Drafting can be a magical time, if you know the secrets.

Whistling for Discovery

In honor of Nanowrimo, story expert Lani Diane Rich talks the first of the three phases of writing, Discovery, and provides tips on how to whistle for your creativity.

Critique What You Love w/ Rob Heiret

One great way to love what you love is to critique what you love. Story expert Lani Diane Rich discusses Star Wars with Rob Heiret, host of Chipperish's new podcast, Metaphors Be With You.

Advanced Criticism: Dodgeball

It's a classic case of love what you love, even when it's seriously problematic, as story expert Lani Diane Rich plumbs the depths of the 2004 comedy, Dodgeball.

Advanced Criticism: Easy A

We're getting extra-textual as story expert Lani Diane Rich talks about 2010's Easy A.

It’s Okay

After a long hiatus, story expert Lani Diane Rich returns with a quick message about how sometimes, it's okay to take a long hiatus.

Advanced Criticism: His Girl Friday

In this episode of the How Story Works podcast, story expert Lani Diane Rich talks about the troubles in terroir, righteous romance and quality conflict in His Girl Friday.

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