152. Help (S7.04)

“See? You can make a difference”

Noelle and Lani discuss what is and is not ‘helping’ as they talk about Help (S7.04)

35. Redefining Failure

In this episode of Big Strong Yes, we discuss Burnout, Chapter 2: #Persist, and rumble with the ragey monitor.

151. Same Time, Same Place (S7.03)

“I love a giftie.”

Buffy finally starts earning its horror stripes with one of the creepiest monsters of all time in Same Time, Same Place (S7.03)

34. Stress Camel Humps

On today’s episode of Big Strong Yes, Lani and Kelly discuss Burnout: Chapter 2 and win all the points for Stress Bingo.

72. WandaVision S1

What is grief, if not love persevering?

Lani and Joshua come out of hiatus to talk about feminine grief, awesome aesthetics and how it wasn’t actually Agatha all along.

150. Beneath You (S7.02)

“From beneath you, it devours.”

Well… I mean, it does. But does it?

Beneath You (S7.02)

33. A-cheese-able Goals

On today’s episode of Big Strong Yes, Lani and Kelly read and respond to the introduction of Burnout and celebrate the defining of terms.

149. Lessons (S7.01)

“It’s about power.”

Love it or hate it, you gotta hand it to Season 7; it busts through the swinging doors like a cowboy at a saloon about to throw down.

Lessons (S7.01)

Love what you love

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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