Listen on Apple Podcasts Listen on Spotify Listen on Google Podcasts At the end of the Golden Age of Piracy, ex-pirate turned pirate-hunter Eli Barrett is found adrift at sea, raving that the infamous Anne Bonny is still alive. As he tells the captain his story, a bizarre tale of sea battles, shipwrecks, and the … More Story 09: Siren’s Gold
Listen on Apple Podcasts Listen on Spotify Listen on Google Podcasts In this episode, Trevor discusses sources of inspiration, the imaginative work at the heart of all writing, healthy creative habits, and how to put your subconscious mind to work in the realm of storytelling. Learn how to listen when ideas come, capture them, and develop … More Lesson 09: The Storytelling Imagination
Listen on Apple Podcasts Listen on Spotify Listen on Google Podcasts CONTENT WARNING: Strong language and thematic elements. Twenty years after an apocalyptic storm left the world in ruins, a mysterious scientist wanders into the small settlement of Holy Cross, Alaska. There he finds a reluctant ally in a brilliant young tavern-girl, but finds that … More Story 08 – Worlds After
Listen on Apple Podcasts Listen on Spotify Listen on Google Podcasts In this episode, learn how to break down plot structure into its parts to understand how it works, and how to rebuild it more effectively. Using beat, scene, act, and sequence structure to effectively pace the events in your story, your plot will become … More Lesson 08: Finding the Framework – Plot Structure
CONTENT WARNING: Discussions and depictions of illness and death, depression, mental health issues, and suicidal ideation. I’d like to introduce you all to an old friend of mine. He’s been gone a long time, and though I didn’t want him to come back, there’s something oddly comfortable about his presence. He’s a known quantity, an … More Continue?
Listen on Apple Podcasts Listen on Spotify Listen on Google Podcasts Learn to use the four fundamental forces of plot to design strong, compelling stories that will entertain and engage your reader. Discover strategies for how to ride the line between story science and intuition effectively and tell your stories well. For more info about … More Lesson 07: Plot Mechanics
Listen on Podbean Listen on Apple Podcasts Listen on Spotify Listen on Google Podcasts At the end of a revolution they helped to lead, the crew of the ISC Elementis is ordered to execute one of their crewmates: an immortal alien traveler known as the Castaway. But when they find themselves under attack by the Castaway’s oldest enemy, the captain must put aside duty and … More Story 07: The Stars Eternal