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: Discuss How Story Works on the Chipperish Forum! Support Chipperish on Patreon! Support...

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: Discuss How Story Works on the...

How Story Works Course Text List

As part of the How Story Works podcast, I will from time to time reference existing movies, television shows, books and other sources of narrative as examples of concepts we're discussing. Most of these examples will be movies that are fairly well-known, but sometimes...

4. The Unbalanced Force

In this episode of How Story Works podcast, we begin our work understanding conflict, delve into the differences between narrative conflict and mundane conflict, and visit a bit with Isaac Newton and Harrison Ford. Download the mp3 here. Show notes: Discuss How Story...

3. The “Rules”

In this episode of How Story Works podcast, I talk about narrative theory, the role of the "rules," and how to find the balance between free-wheeling and white-knuckling your creative endeavors. Download the mp3 here. Show notes: Discuss How Story Works on the...

2. What Meaning Means

In this episode of How Story Works podcast, I talk about meaning in storytelling, and how to not freak out about it. Download the mp3 here. Show notes: Discuss How Story Works on the Chipperish Forum! Support Chipperish on Patreon! Support Chipperish by shopping on...

1. The Hitchhiker

In this episode of How Story Works podcast, I expand upon the definition of story to include the intended effect of stories, and separate out the differences between story and form. Download the mp3 here. Show notes: Discuss this episode on the Chipperish Forum!...

0: What Story Is

In this introduction to the new How Story Works podcast, award-winning and New York Times bestselling author Lani Diane Rich starts all listeners, writers and non-writers, on their path to understanding the power of stories, both in their lives and in their...

How Story Works

How Story Works is a podcast for everyone who loves stories. If you're a writer, understanding how story works will help you craft better stories. If you're a lover of stories, the podcast will give you added insight into your favorite tales, and extend the toolset...