14 episodes

Each month book editors Carly Hayward and Jeni Chappelle watch a different movie with an eye for storytelling and novel writing. Then they use their training and years of experience editing novels to break down each movie’s storytelling elements to help you improve your novel-in-progress. In each episode, they also feature a query or book blurb for a manuscript that has elements similar to our movie of the month. New episodes air the last Tuesday of every month.

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Each month book editors Carly Hayward and Jeni Chappelle watch a different movie with an eye for storytelling and novel writing. Then they use their training and years of experience editing novels to break down each movie’s storytelling elements to help you improve your novel-in-progress. In each episode, they also feature a query or book blurb for a manuscript that has elements similar to our movie of the month. New episodes air the last Tuesday of every month.

    Up

    Up

    In this episode, the editors discuss the storytelling elements in the animated film, Up, with a focus on structure. And they end with some tips for writers on strengthening their query or back cover blurb.

    • 38 min
    Get Out

    Get Out

    In this episode, the editors discuss the storytelling elements in the horror movie, Get Out, with a focus on satisfying endings. And they end with some tips for writers on strengthening their query or back cover blurb.

    • 39 min
    Birds of Prey

    Birds of Prey

    In this episode, the editors discuss the storytelling elements in the superhero movie, Birds of Prey, with a focus on antiheroes. And they end with some tips for writers on strengthening their query or back cover blurb.

    • 48 min
    The Lovebirds

    The Lovebirds

    In this episode, the editors discuss the storytelling elements in the comedy, The Lovebirds, with a focus on limited point-of-view. And they end with some tips for writers on strengthening their query or back cover blurb.

    • 38 min
    Parasite

    Parasite

    In this episode, the editors discuss the storytelling elements in the black comedy, Parasite, with a focus on playing with reader expectations by subverting tropes. And they end with some tips for writers on strengthening their query or back cover blurb.

    • 41 min
    Little Women

    Little Women

    In this episode, the editors discuss the storytelling elements in the 2019 adaptation of Little Women, with a focus on dual timelines and how authors can avoid pitfalls when writing dual timelines. And they end with some tips for writers on strengthening their query or back cover blurb.

    • 39 min

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