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For many, myself included, today is a day to chill out and hang with our peeps.

So in that spirit, here are a couple of Podcasts I’ve recently done along with the transcripts for those who prefer the written word over the not-exactly-dulcet tones of my voice.

Jared Easley’s Starve The Doubts Podcast is here and the PDF transcript is Starve The Doubts

And Dave Bullis’s Podcast is here and the PDF transcript is Dave Bullis Transcript

Next week, I’ll get into the nitty-gritty of the math behind big Stories and my theory about why their Beginning Hooks, Middle Builds and Ending Payoffs have a 25%/50%/25% relationship.  It has to do with how human beings cope with CHANGE.

For new subscribers and OCD Story nerds like myself, all of The Story Grid posts are now in order on the right hand side column of the home page beneath the subscription shout-out.


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Mary Doyle says:

Gee, I didn’t get you anything…seriously, I’m stealing a few minutes away between holiday events and was happy to find these podcasts. Thanks, Shawn – happy holidays to you and yours!

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Debbie L Kasman says:

I feel like the little drummer boy without his drum. I’d play my best for you but…
Thank you very much, Shawn! Happy holidays!

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PJ Reece says:

Can’t wait to unwrap your gift of the mathematical relationships between begin-middle-end. I smell something juicy in there.

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Barbara Newton-Holmez says:

I’m with everyone else on this, Shawn — many thanks to you and Merry Christmas!! I have some fascinating listening to catch up on.

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David says:

Shawn, thanks for posting the transcripts! It’s really helpful for those of us who prefer the written format (I read a lot faster than I listen).

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DC Harrell says:

Just listened to both podcasts today (half way through January), but I don’t want to miss anything, so I’m picking every post apart. Anyway, thank you. I’ve been hoping that you’d do a story grid for a Stephen King, not because I read King (scary), but because you keep talking about his amazing ability to sell a miniplot by externalizing it. I want to see how. Having heard the Dave Bullis interview, I no longer have to write and beg you to do so. This stuff is gold.

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