HSW #10. Aristotle’s Your Uncle

HSW #10. Aristotle’s Your Uncle

In this episode of the How Story Works podcast, we discuss Aristotle, the ubiquity of three-act structure, and the water nymphs of creation. Download the mp3 here. Show notes: Structure Study Movies: Tangled A Few Good Men His Girl Friday Easy A Dodgeball Ze...
HSW #9. Stuff Happens

HSW #9. Stuff Happens

In this episode of the How Story Works podcast, it’s time to start wrapping our minds around structure, and the basics of how it works. Download the mp3 here. Show notes: Want to get ahead of the game with the texts Lani talks about on the show? Check out the...
HSW #8. How Goals Work

HSW #8. How Goals Work

In this episode of the How Story Works podcast, we discuss goals, how they work, and introduce another helpful if annoying acronym, ASPA. Download the mp3 here. Show notes: Want to get ahead of the game with the texts Lani talks about on the show? Check out the How...
HSW #7. Man vs. McDonald’s

HSW #7. Man vs. McDonald’s

In this episode of How Story Works podcast, we discuss the various types of conflict, and get a little clarity on the “now” of a story. Download the mp3 here. Show notes: Want to get ahead of the game with the texts Lani talks about on the show? Check out...
HSW #6. Protagonist, Antagonist

HSW #6. Protagonist, Antagonist

In this episode of How Story Works podcast, we discuss what defines a protagonist and an antagonist, and how to create strong central characters. Download the mp3 here. Show notes: Want to get ahead of the game with the texts Lani talks about on the show? Check out...
HSW #5. His Girl Conflict

HSW #5. His Girl Conflict

In this episode of How Story Works podcast, we continue our discussion of conflict, moving on into the concept of Central Narrative Conflict, the conflict around which your story structure is based. Download the mp3 here. Show notes: Want to get ahead of the game with...