146. Villains (S6.20)

”Bored now.”
Willow goes dark and flays a man alive while leaving his pants on.
Villains (S6.20)

20. Arrival

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

19. 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.

145. Seeing Red (S6.19)

“Your shirt.”

Ugh. No. NO. Seeing Red. (S6.19) with special guest Anya from Hallowed Ground Media.

144. Entropy (S6.18)

Can we just skip it? Can you just be kissing me now?

Noelle and guest host Dr. Kelly Jones talk about the best parts of Entropy. (S6.18).

18. Godmothered

Today on How Story Works, the conversation is about the conflicts (and magic) in the 2020 Disney movie Godmothered.

143. Normal Again (S6.17)

“What’s more real? A sick girl in an institution or some kind of supergirl chosen to fight demons and save the world? It’s ridiculous.”

Lani and Noelle debate what reality is really real in Normal Again (S6.17).

17. Knives Out

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

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At Chipperish Media, story expert and New York Times bestselling novelist Lani Diane Rich podcasts about stories and storytelling, loving up on and learning from the best stories out there, including Buffy the Vampire Slayer, the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Angel, The West WingOutlander and Star Wars!

And for the serious narrative nerds out there, Lani’s groundbreaking How Story Works podcast goes deep into narrative theory which applies to all stories, independent of form. So whether you’re wondering why that commercial made you cry, or trying to figure out how to structure a sprawling epic novel, this is the only how-to storytelling podcast you need.

“Thank you so much!”

I discovered your podcast when you guest hosted on Buffering the Vampire Slayer, just a few weeks ago, and you have already changed my life with How Story Works!

All my life I’ve felt the need to write, but it wasn’t until recently that I sat down with an idea for a novel. In the past two years, I have started, and lost the way with two book ideas. I didn’t know what I was missing, how to bring my feelings and ideas together in a coherent way, until I discovered you and HSW.

I have only made it to Episode 12: Seven Anchor Scenes, but feel I FINALLY have the tools to build a map for my book!

I am so excited to dig deeper into HSW and in turn my book!

So, thank you. Discovering you is the turning point in my dream of writing a book.


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