Story 07: The Stars Eternal

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

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

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

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