In contrast to the Self Publishing Podcast, which features the same three writers, the StoryShop Podcast is a compact and helpful resource.
Length: 25 min.
Format: a 9 episode series, not including the intro episode. I blasted through these in two nights of walking the dog. All three of the authors contribute, and it is very interesting the way they discuss their collaboration. I especially enjoyed the way they discussed their “beats” process which is a writing term I had heard before but didn’t understand.
Another segment that I also found interesting is that when they build their character, they look through actors photos to find a starting point. Not the same character, but that look and feel so that when Sean does the hand off of the beats to Johnny, Johnny has a sense of how to describe how that character moves and looks when he starts the first draft.
Rating: 5 stars