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How Story Works

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How Story Works is a podcast for everyone who loves stories. If you’re a writer, understanding how story works will help you craft better stories. If you’re a lover of stories, the podcast will give you added insight into your favorite tales, and extend the toolset you use to better understand the stories you love. Join NYT bestselling author and story expert Lani Diane Rich as she demystifies stories and storytelling, allowing you to better write and appreciate the stories you love.

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How Story Works is a podcast for everyone who loves stories. If you’re a writer, understanding how story works will help you craft better stories. If you’re a lover of stories, the podcast will give you added insight into your favorite tales, and extend the toolset you use to better understand the stories you love. Join NYT bestselling author and story expert Lani Diane Rich as she demystifies stories and storytelling, allowing you to better write and appreciate the stories you love.

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Bite sized and yummy.

By redgiancola - May 21 2018
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High quality podcast. Pleasure to listen to and learn from. Thank you.

Fantastic

By Gaal Dornick - Mar 11 2018
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Educational, fun, all around wonderful. Thanks, Notorious LDR!

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71 Ratings
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Bite sized and yummy.

By redgiancola - May 21 2018
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High quality podcast. Pleasure to listen to and learn from. Thank you.

Fantastic

By Gaal Dornick - Mar 11 2018
Read more
Educational, fun, all around wonderful. Thanks, Notorious LDR!
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How Story Works

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How Story Works is a podcast for everyone who loves stories. If you’re a writer, understanding how story works will help you craft better stories. If you’re a lover of stories, the podcast will give you added insight into your favorite tales, and extend the toolset you use to better understand the stories you love. Join NYT bestselling author and story expert Lani Diane Rich as she demystifies stories and storytelling, allowing you to better write and appreciate the stories you love.

Rank #1: How Story Works #41. Applying Narrative Theory

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Sometimes the right thing to do with narrative theory is nothing, and story expert Lani Diane Rich explains how to ride that line.

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How Story Works is a Chipperish Media production by Lani Diane Rich, and is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Sharealike license.

Jan 06 2019
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Rank #2: HSW #2. What Meaning Means

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In this episode of How Story Works podcast, I talk about meaning in storytelling, and how to not freak out about it.

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How Story Works is a Chipperish Media production by Lani Diane Rich, and is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Sharealike license.

Mar 27 2017
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Rank #3: HSW #22. The Character Triangle

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In this episode of the How Story Works podcast, Lani explains the character triangle, and how you can use it to create and appreciate great characters.

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How Story Works is a Chipperish Media production by Lani Diane Rich, and is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Sharealike license.

Aug 28 2017
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Rank #4: HSW #1. The Hitchhiker

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In this episode of How Story Works podcast, I expand upon the definition of story to include the intended effect of stories, and separate out the differences between story and form.

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How Story Works is a Chipperish Media production by Lani Diane Rich, and is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Sharealike license.

Mar 20 2017
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Rank #5: HSW #21. Intro to Character

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In this episode of the How Story Works podcast, story expert Lani Diane Rich begins the discussion of character – what it is, how it works, and why it’s so important.

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How Story Works is a Chipperish Media production by Lani Diane Rich, and is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Sharealike license.

Aug 21 2017
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Rank #6: HSW #0: What Story Is

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In this introduction to the new How Story Works podcast, award-winning and New York Times bestselling author Lani Diane Rich starts all listeners, writers and non-writers, on their path to understanding the power of stories, both in their lives and in their entertainment.

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How Story Works is a Chipperish Media production by Lani Diane Rich, and is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Sharealike license.

Mar 05 2017
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Rank #7: HSW #19. Beats All The Way Down

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In this episode of the How Story Works podcast, Lani starts her discussion of narrative units with the smallest of them all, beats.

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How Story Works is a Chipperish Media production by Lani Diane Rich, and is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Sharealike license.

Jul 31 2017
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Rank #8: HSW #24. The Keys to Character

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In this episode of the How Story Works podcast, story expert Lani Diane Rich addresses the problem of likability, character arcs vs. character breaks, and how powerful the art of naming is to developing great characters.

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How Story Works is a Chipperish Media production by Lani Diane Rich, and is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Sharealike license.

Sep 11 2017
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Rank #9: HSW #3. The “Rules”

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In this episode of How Story Works podcast, I talk about narrative theory, the role of the “rules,” and how to find the balance between free-wheeling and white-knuckling your creative endeavors.

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How Story Works is a Chipperish Media production by Lani Diane Rich, and is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Sharealike license.

Apr 03 2017
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Rank #10: HSW #4. The Unbalanced Force

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In this episode of How Story Works podcast, we begin our work understanding conflict, delve into the differences between narrative conflict and mundane conflict, and visit a bit with Isaac Newton and Harrison Ford.

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How Story Works is a Chipperish Media production by Lani Diane Rich, and is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Sharealike license.

Apr 10 2017
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Rank #11: HSW #23. Writing Vulnerability

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In this episode of the How Story Works podcast, story expert Lani Diane Rich discusses how to write vulnerability.

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How Story Works is a Chipperish Media production by Lani Diane Rich, and is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Sharealike license.

Sep 04 2017
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Rank #12: HSW #25. Character & Dialogue

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In this episode of the How Story Works podcast, story expert Lani Diane Rich gives tips and tricks for writing great dialogue, and for understanding how essential it is to expressing character.

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How Story Works is a Chipperish Media production by Lani Diane Rich, and is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Sharealike license.

Sep 18 2017
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Rank #13: How Story Works #28. Magic and Craft

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In this episode of the How Story Works YouTube series and podcast, story expert Lani Diane Rich returns to narrative theory with a quick review of the concepts from the first 27 podcast episodes, and follows that up with a discussion of the separate but equally important values of magic and craft.

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How Story Works is a Chipperish Media production by Lani Diane Rich, and is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Sharealike license.

Jan 20 2018
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Rank #14: How Story Works #33. Advanced Criticism: His Girl Friday

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In this episode of the How Story Works podcast, story expert Lani Diane Rich talks about the troubles in terroir, righteous romance and quality conflict in His Girl Friday.

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How Story Works is a Chipperish Media production by Lani Diane Rich, and is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Sharealike license.

Apr 02 2018
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Rank #15: How Story Works #31. Advanced Criticism: Tangled

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In this episode of the How Story Works podcast, story expert Lani Diane Rich talks about how to build your platform for criticism, and talks about pseudo-benevolent antagonists and the danger of the rogue hero in Disney’s Tangled.

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How Story Works is a Chipperish Media production by Lani Diane Rich, and is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Sharealike license.

Mar 08 2018
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