Month: February 2016

Stealing Versus Inspiration

Podcasts

Is using a masterwork as a structural template to inspire your work okay?  This week’s podcast episode concerns the notion of when inspiration becomes stealing and vice versa.  And what better Story-rule guru to lead off the discussion than Joseph Campbell? To listen, click the play button below, or read the transcript that follows.  … Read more »

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Scene Work

Podcasts

This week’s Podcast episode concerns editing a scene after it “works.”  Should you be satisfied with your first working story unit?  Or should you go deeper and challenge yourself to explore unknown creative territory? To listen, click the play button below, or read the transcript that follows.   [0:00:00] TG: Hello and welcome to the… Read more »

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Where do you get ideas?

Podcasts

Seriously, this is a question that inevitably comes up for anyone looking for writing advice.  Tim and I knock it back and forth throughout this episode.  The transcript is below and for those who wish to listen along, you can here:   EPISODE 16 [INTRODUCTION]   [0:00:01.0] TG: Hello and welcome to the Story Grid… Read more »

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Storygridding Nonfiction

Podcasts

How does the Story Grid work with nonfiction? The transcript, with neat new time signatures, from last week’s Story Grid Podcast reviews the big nonfiction genres and how Story principles improve all forms of nonfiction immeasurably.  It’s below.  And for those of you who’d like to listen again you can here:   EPISODE 15   [INTRODUCTION]… Read more »

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