How Story Works #32. Advanced Criticism: A Few Good Men

In this episode of the How Story Works podcast, story expert Lani Diane Rich walks you through the weeding out process of critical thought with Aaron Sorkin’s “A Few Good Men,” covering everything from Jack Nicholson having a nice ass (who knew?) to how Daniel Kaffee touching EVERY DOUGHNUT is an illustration of the patriarchy at work. It’s not all good stuff… but that’s kind of the point.

How Story Works #28. Magic and Craft

In this episode of the How Story Works YouTube series and podcast, story expert Lani Diane Rich returns to narrative theory with a quick review of the concepts from the first 27 podcast episodes, and follows that up with a discussion of the separate but equally important values of magic and craft.

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.

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!...