Lesson 09: The Storytelling Imagination

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

Lesson 08: Finding the Framework – Plot Structure

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

Lesson 06: Want, Need, and Plot – Designing Character Driven Plots

Listen on Podbean Listen on Apple Podcasts Listen on Spotify Listen on Google Podcasts Learn how to design compelling plots for your stories based on the relationship between character wants and needs, utilizing character development to give your narrative momentum and structure. For more info about the show, check out www.homesteadonthecorner.com Help support the show at www.patreon.com/homesteadcorner

Ace

Sigh. Take a sip of coffee, and begin again. Hello. My name is Trevor Van Winkle, and I’m asexual. For those who know me, I don’t really think that statement will come as a surprise. For those who don’t know me but are familiar with asexuality, it shouldn’t be a terrible shock either. But for … More Ace

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