Lesson 05: Wheels, Arcs, and Circles of Character Development

Listen on Podbean Listen on Apple Podcasts Listen on Spotify Listen on Google Podcasts Learn how characters can change, grow, and evolve in the course of a story by using the character wheel, character arcs, and the Value Circle. Self-published author Trevor Van Winkle discusses his methods for understanding and creating interesting character journies. Character … More Lesson 05: Wheels, Arcs, and Circles of Character Development

Lesson 04: Exploring Planet Character

Listen on Podbean Listen on Apple Podcasts Listen on Spotify Listen on Google Podcasts Learn to create compelling, multilayered, and deeply human characters using the Planet Character model. Self-published author Trevor Van Winkle shares techniques to develop psychologically realistic characters for your own books, stories, and screenplays. Planet Character Diagram:¬†www.homesteadonthecorner.com/podcastextras For more info about the … More Lesson 04: Exploring Planet Character

Story 04: Disquiet

CONTENT WARNING: Some strong language, gun violence, and frightening elements Listen on Podbean Listen on Apple Podcasts Listen on Spotify Listen on Google Podcasts When famed horror novelist Anna Sheridan discovers strange radio signals emanating from Spirit Mountain Cave in Cody, Wyoming — the only abandoned National Monument in America — she finds herself embroiled … More Story 04: Disquiet

Lesson 03: Building the Character Web

Listen on Podbean Listen on Apple Podcasts Listen on Spotify Listen on Google Podcasts Learn to develop complex characters in your book, script, or screenplay using the Character Web – the network of supporting characters built around the protagonist. Self-published author Trevor Van Winkle breaks down basic character types and ways to show, rather than … More Lesson 03: Building the Character Web

Story 03: Worlds Apart

Listen on Podbean Listen on Apple Podcasts Listen on Spotify Listen on Google Podcasts When the Earth’s magnetic field reverses without warning, two arctic scientists – one at the North Pole, one in Antarctica – find themselves unexpectedly connected by the anomaly. Cut off from any hope of rescue with only each other’s voices on … More Story 03: Worlds Apart

Lesson 02: “The Process” – Finishing your Story

Listen on Podbean Listen on Apple Podcasts Listen on Spotify Listen on Google Podcasts Trevor Van Winkle shares his 7 steps for finishing a writing project, whether it be a novel, screenplay, or podcast. A great first step for anyone with a great new idea and a long list of incomplete creative projects they don’t … More Lesson 02: “The Process” – Finishing your Story