Displaying episodes 31 - 60 of 63 in total

The Value of Criticism

In this episode of the How Story Works YouTube series and podcast, story expert Lani Diane Rich prepares to dive into advanced criticism with a talk about the value of criticism, both for writers and non-writers.

Advanced Criticism: Tangled

In this episode of the How Story Works podcast, story expert Lani Diane Rich talks about how to build your platform for criticism, and talks about pseudo-benevolent antagonists and the danger of the rogue hero in Disney's Tangled.

Advanced Criticism: A Few Good Men

In this episode of the How Story Works podcast, story expert Lani Diane Rich walks you through the weeding out process of critical thought with Aaron Sorkin's "A Few Good Men," covering everything from Jack Nicholson having a nice ass (who knew?) to how Daniel Kaffee touching EVERY DOUGHNUT is an illustration of the patriarchy at work. It's not all good stuff... but that's kind of the point.

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.

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: Easy A

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Character Roles

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

Writing Distinctive Characters

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

Characters in Action

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

Joshilyn Jackson

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

Fix-It: Hitch

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

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.

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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

Goals

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

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.

Knives Out

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

How Story Works is a Chipperish Media production by Lani Diane Rich, and is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Sharealike license.