HSW #25. Character & Dialogue

In this episode of the How Story Works podcast, story expert Lani Diane Rich gives tips and tricks for writing great dialogue, and for understanding how essential it is to expressing character.

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HSW #24. The Keys to Character

In this episode of the How Story Works podcast, story expert Lani Diane Rich addresses the problem of likability, character arcs vs. character breaks, and how powerful the art of naming is to developing great characters. Download the mp3 here. Subscribe to the show!...
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HSW #23. Writing Vulnerability

In this episode of the How Story Works podcast, story expert Lani Diane Rich discusses how to write vulnerability.

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HSW #22. The Character Triangle

In this episode of the How Story Works podcast, Lani explains the character triangle, and how you can use it to create and appreciate great characters.

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HSW #21. Intro to Character

In this episode of the How Story Works podcast, story expert Lani Diane Rich begins the discussion of character – what it is, how it works, and why it’s so important.

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HSW #20. Final Narrative Units

In this episode of the How Story Works podcast, Lani finishes her discussion of narrative units with a discussion of scenes, acts, compositions and series. Also, she answers listener Julie’s question about conflict vs. character arc, and which is which.

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Older How Story Works Episodes

HSW #16. Structure & Easy A

In this episode of the How Story Works podcast, Lani holds Easy A and shakes the structure out of its pockets. Download the mp3 here. Subscribe to the show! iTunes • Stitcher • RSS Show notes: Next week, we'll be discussing Dodgeball. Want to get ahead of the game...

HSW #11. How Acts Work

In this episode of the How Story Works podcast, we dive deeper into structure with a basic understanding of the three acts. Download the mp3 here. Subscribe to the show! iTunes • Stitcher • RSS Show notes: Structure Study Movies: Tangled A Few Good Men His Girl Friday...