Episode 46: Organizing Chaos with Sophie Beal and Gary Dalkin
Secrets of Story Podcast
by Matt Bird and James Kennedy
5M ago
Sophie Beal and Gary Dalkin return to discuss novelists' relationship with editors, whether freelance or at a publisher. All four of us have been on one side of that divide or another, and most of us more than one, and we have a grand old time discussing it ..read more
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Episode 45: Specific vs. Generic (Or is it Factual vs. Archetypal?)
Secrets of Story Podcast
by Matt Bird and James Kennedy
6M ago
It's always good to load up your story with specifics, right? Not so fast! James talks about his decision to leave some information out of his new novel Bride of the Tornado, and Matt quibbles ..read more
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Episode 44: Putting the Secrets of Story Into Action with Torrey Maldonado
Secrets of Story Podcast
by Matt Bird and James Kennedy
8M ago
Matt and James welcome acclaimed novelist Torrey Maldonado to talk about how he's put Matt's advice into action for his books for young people (much to James's chagrin ..read more
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Writing Every Day with Brock Swinson
Secrets of Story Podcast
by Matt Bird and James Kennedy
1y ago
Matt and James are joined by author Brock Swinson and discuss his new book of writing advice Ink by the Barrel. All three of us agree that writers must write every day and then sheepishly admit that we don't actually do that. Download Brock's book for free at BrockSwinson.com and check out his podcast Creative Principles ..read more
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Episode 43: Mackendrick's Rules, the Epic Conclusion
Secrets of Story Podcast
by Matt Bird and James Kennedy
1y ago
Alexander Mackendrick summed up the wisdom that film schools (and MFA programs in general) hand down to writers. Is it helpful or poisonous? In this episode, Matt and James finish examining and questioning his 41 rules ..read more
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Episode 41: Mackendrick's Rules, Part 2
Secrets of Story Podcast
by Matt Bird and James Kennedy
1y ago
Matt and James once again use the rules of Alexander Mackendrick as a springboard to talk about what makes for a good story. Bonus: Matt posits his theory of what's in the case in Pulp Fiction and completely convinces James ..read more
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Mackendrick's Rules, Part 1
Secrets of Story Podcast
by Matt Bird and James Kennedy
1y ago
The great filmmaker Alexander Mackendrick famously passed along 41 rules of writing advice and now Matt and James are going to evaluate them all in a three-part epic ..read more
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Episode 38: AI
Secrets of Story Podcast
by Matt Bird and James Kennedy
1y ago
Can a computer do our jobs? Matt puts it the test and James scoffs, as is his wont ..read more
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Episode 35: Co-Authoring and Transgression with Keir Graff and Linda Joffe Hull
Secrets of Story Podcast
by Matt Bird and James Kennedy
2y ago
A whopping two guests join us to discuss the feat of co-authoring three thrillers as "Linda Keir", including "The Swing of Things", which leads to a discussion of whether or not transgression need always be punished in American literature ..read more
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Episode 34: Building Character Voice
Secrets of Story Podcast
by Matt Bird and James Kennedy
2y ago
James and Matt discuss Metaphor Families, Default Personality Traits, and Default Argument Tactics. James quotes great wisdom forgetting that he's quoting Matt, and Matt heaps praise on James's new book-- It's a kumbaya love fest ..read more
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