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The Story Studio Podcast - Writing, Storytelling, and Marketing Advice for Writers & Business

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Rank #30 in Literature category

Literature
Management & Marketing
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Stories turn songs into symphonies, events into memories, and lives into legends. In our crowded world, “knowing your story” cuts through the noise so you can make your mark — whether you want to sell more books, increase profits, or just make a difference. At Sterling & Stone, Story is our business. The Story Studio Podcast is where we explore ways we can all tell our stories better.

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Stories turn songs into symphonies, events into memories, and lives into legends. In our crowded world, “knowing your story” cuts through the noise so you can make your mark — whether you want to sell more books, increase profits, or just make a difference. At Sterling & Stone, Story is our business. The Story Studio Podcast is where we explore ways we can all tell our stories better.

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Dang! These recent reviews are harsh!

By TheWilcox - Apr 11 2019
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I reviewed the show a long time ago and tonight while listening I decided to look at the reviews. OMG! I can’t believe how rough they are. Those people don’t understand. I know you guys have grown and I appreciate the direction you’re moving in. Happy for you guys and wishing you much success

A big infomercial for their next product

By 41Shades - Mar 26 2019
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have been subscribed since the first episode on April 26, 2012. I haven't been listening much lately since they switched to The Story Studio. These guys were great when they were first getting into self publishing, but recently it's all about selling services. I'm sorry, but if you were really successful with your fiction you wouldn't have to hard sell so many products to your fellow writers. It was nice while it lasted guys. I've hung onto the very first episode in case I ever need to listen back for inspiration when these guys were truly into writing. "How to get your words out into the world without contending with agents, publishers, or any of the other gatekeepers in traditional publishing." Remember that?

iTunes Ratings

357 Ratings
Average Ratings
272
30
12
10
33

Dang! These recent reviews are harsh!

By TheWilcox - Apr 11 2019
Read more

I reviewed the show a long time ago and tonight while listening I decided to look at the reviews. OMG! I can’t believe how rough they are. Those people don’t understand. I know you guys have grown and I appreciate the direction you’re moving in. Happy for you guys and wishing you much success

A big infomercial for their next product

By 41Shades - Mar 26 2019
Read more

have been subscribed since the first episode on April 26, 2012. I haven't been listening much lately since they switched to The Story Studio. These guys were great when they were first getting into self publishing, but recently it's all about selling services. I'm sorry, but if you were really successful with your fiction you wouldn't have to hard sell so many products to your fellow writers. It was nice while it lasted guys. I've hung onto the very first episode in case I ever need to listen back for inspiration when these guys were truly into writing. "How to get your words out into the world without contending with agents, publishers, or any of the other gatekeepers in traditional publishing." Remember that?

Cover image of The Story Studio Podcast - Writing, Storytelling, and Marketing Advice for Writers & Business

The Story Studio Podcast - Writing, Storytelling, and Marketing Advice for Writers & Business

Updated 25 days ago

Rank #30 in Literature category

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Stories turn songs into symphonies, events into memories, and lives into legends. In our crowded world, “knowing your story” cuts through the noise so you can make your mark — whether you want to sell more books, increase profits, or just make a difference. At Sterling & Stone, Story is our business. The Story Studio Podcast is where we explore ways we can all tell our stories better.

Rank #1: SSP051 Opening the Door to the Story Studio

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Today’s intro-absent podcast is the beginning of a brand new look for the show. For too long, we’ve been struggling to fit into a business suit that’s too small and not at all our style. In order to complete our journey of becoming a 100%-Story-First company, we need to extend the effort to every facet […]

Feb 13 2019
34 mins
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Rank #2: SSP049 Know Your Genre (Part 1)

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We’ve talked before about Genre Therapy and how we use it to help our writers identify the best genre of fiction to write. But we realized that we could do a bit better and help you guys out by sharing what questions authors must come to terms with in order to learn who they are […]

Jan 30 2019
44 mins
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Rank #3: SSP044 Making a Bad Premise Awesome

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“If you give a good idea to a mediocre team, they will screw it up. If you give a mediocre idea to a brilliant team, they will either fix it or throw it away and come up with something better.” ― Ed Catmull Some stories shouldn’t work based on their description. We’ve either seen it […]

Dec 12 2018
37 mins
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Rank #4: SSP041 Characters: What Doesn’t Work

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If you read enough books or watch enough films, you’ll eventually find a character or cast of characters that “doesn’t work.” When characters fail to meet their true potential, the story can flop faster than you can say “cardboard cut-out.” Today, we discuss some “failed” characters from stories you may be familiar with and talk […]

Nov 14 2018
33 mins
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Rank #5: SSP046 On Mastery and 10000 Hours

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The “10,000 hour rule” has become a staple of the practicing artist. When applied with intention, the consistent daily effort of putting in your hours can produce results that appear to be magical to your audience. In today’s episode, we talk about how we’ve put in our time in the past, and what direction we’ll […]

Dec 26 2018
43 mins
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Rank #6: SSP054 Habit Hacking

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The most important part of achieving a goal is not at all sexy. It’s the process—the system you follow day in and day out that results in success. The best way to ensure that you stick to your system is by hacking your lifestyle and building habits around the systems you create. But hacking yourself […]

Mar 06 2019
40 mins
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Rank #7: SSP040 How Our Childhoods Informed Our Storytelling

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Being aware of who you are is important if you want optimal results in your life and storytelling. Hardship has shaped our worldview and the kinds of stories we yearn to tell. In today’s episode, we discuss how we—like our characters—carry the baggage of histories. — You're invited to join us at the final Smarter […]

Nov 07 2018
41 mins
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Rank #8: SSP036 The Real-Life Stories That Inform Our Fiction pt. 1

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The Story Studio Podcast is phoning it in for a couple episodes. But really, we’re expanding the scope of the show. The seeds of stories are all around us. It’s our job as storytellers to acknowledge and nurture these seeds so that our novels and screenplays have life—a three-dimensionality that binds our audience to our […]

Oct 10 2018
38 mins
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Rank #9: SSP053 The Art of the Pitch

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A year ago, we met Derek Frederickson & Fat Vampire got optioned. Since then, we’ve visited LA three times now and have made some serious steps into film & TV. While we still can’t fully disclose all the specifics of the progress we’ve made, we still want to share our journey so far. We Talk […]

Feb 27 2019
46 mins
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Rank #10: SSP050 Know Your Genre (Part 2)

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The genre you write in matters. A lot. It can be the difference between years of frustration and artistic fulfillment. To save you from the anguish of writing the wrong books, we’ve built a system to evaluate if you’re spending your efforts in the right place. Continuing from last week’s episode, Johnny, Sean, and Dave […]

Feb 06 2019
43 mins
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Rank #11: SSP048 What We’re Excited for in 2019

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For a long time, we’ve said that 2018 was “our year.” But now that 2018 has come and gone, it was simultaneously our year and not our year. Instead, 2018 became the setup for our “story-first” future, leading to us all producing something in the same story universe for the first time. In today’s episode, […]

Jan 23 2019
35 mins
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Rank #12: SSP047 Analyzing Bird Box (SPOILERS!)

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Bird Box is Netflix's most successful (by measure of viewership) film to date, and it started as a novel. The success Josh Malerman experienced with his debut novel can happen to anyone, especially as we’re experiencing market upheavals in film and television. In today’s episode, we talk about the Bird Box Netflix adaptation, and why […]

Jan 16 2019
36 mins
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Rank #13: SSP039 Creative Expression

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We recently held a small genre therapy event where we talked to authors that were motivated by a wide range of forces. During our meet-up, we asked: “how many of you feel like you can’t not write?” This is a question that authors can easily take for granted. In today’s episode, we explore our “why” […]

Oct 31 2018
30 mins
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Rank #14: SSP037 The Real-Life Stories That Inform Our Fiction pt. 2

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The seeds of stories are all around us. It’s our job as storytellers to acknowledge and nurture these seeds so that our novels and screenplays have life—a three-dimensionality that binds our audience to our characters. This is episode 2 of 2 of our discussion about how our real-life experiences have informed our fiction. — You're […]

Oct 17 2018
35 mins
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Rank #15: SSP057 Rebuilding StoryShop

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A few years ago, we had the vision to build a tool that would become the ultimate collaborative storytelling workspace. We created a kickstarter that got fully funded, partnered with a fantastic engineer, and built what we now refer to as StoryShop 1.0. But we doomed StoryShop 1.0 from the start. While it accomplished 90% […]

Mar 27 2019
36 mins
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Rank #16: SSP042 Adapting a Story for Film and TV pt. 2

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Several episodes ago, we talked about film and TV adaptation and how we're approaching the process as we work to move into new formats of storytelling. Today, we continue the conversation by looking at adaptations you may be familiar with and discussing how they differ from their source material. We Talk About: Stephen King's Adaptations. […]

Nov 21 2018
33 mins
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Rank #17: SSP055 Turning Pro (SAS2019 Live Podcast)

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At our final Smarter Artist Summit, we focused on the idea of “turning pro,” and how authors today can build a sustainable career. We share how Dave has evolved since the last summit, and Jami Albright shares her success story with us.

Mar 13 2019
40 mins
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Rank #18: SSP045 Performance Under Pressure

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For the first time, everyone in the whole company is working in the same story world, and because we need to produce on a schedule with high-pressure deadlines, the kitchen is getting hot. Today, we have a discussion about how each of us performs under pressure and what can be done to nail your goals […]

Dec 19 2018
34 mins
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Rank #19: SSP052 The Forgotten Gems

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There are more movies and TV shows then there have ever been, and it's so easy to miss great content. Sometimes it’s because the timing was poor, or the world wasn’t ready for that particular story. Today, we wanted to give you a few suggestions that we think are gems that may have fallen through […]

Feb 20 2019
36 mins
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Rank #20: SSP056 SAS 2019 Recap

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The Smarter Artist Summit has been our “new year” for a long time now. It has been an opportunity for us to connect with creators in our community and learn from each other. It has also been the primary way that we’ve grown our family for the past few years. On today’s show, we wanted […]

Mar 20 2019
37 mins
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