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Fantasy writers Yale Wang and Justin Dill embark on a journey of improvised story-crafting. The two 'discovery' writers will guide you from premise to planning to a full working novel. Join in as they discuss writing, story-telling, anime, and much more.

Story from Scratch Fantasy writers Yale Wang and Justin Dill

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    • 4.3, 3 Ratings

Fantasy writers Yale Wang and Justin Dill embark on a journey of improvised story-crafting. The two 'discovery' writers will guide you from premise to planning to a full working novel. Join in as they discuss writing, story-telling, anime, and much more.

    On Writing Groups ft. K. M. McKenzie

    On Writing Groups ft. K. M. McKenzie

    This episode, our lovely friend and wonderful writer K. M. McKenzie joins us to talk about her career and how we came to know each other. We also talk about her involvement with our partners, TdotSpec!

    We dive into the history of our circle of speculative fiction writing groups in Toronto and discuss the woes of querying as writers. Don't miss out on this extra-special interview episode.

    • 47 min
    Surviving as a Writer During Quarantine

    Surviving as a Writer During Quarantine

    In this episode, we address the giant elephant in the room and how it has affected our productivity as creatives. That's right--this episode's all about how we're managing during the COVID-19 era.

    We talk about some of the things we've been doing to keep sane during this period of social isolation and provide a few tips and tricks for maintaining a degree of normalcy in these abnormal times.

    • 18 min
    Time Travel in Rick and Morty Is So Good

    Time Travel in Rick and Morty Is So Good

    In this episode, we examine an episode of the popular animated sci-fi comedy show, Rick and Morty. Specifically, Season 4, Episode 1. So, please go watch the episode yourself before listening to the spoilers!

    We talk about the time travel concepts and break down why the elements in this particular episode work or don't work. As we always say, "In comedy, everything is forgiven" but is there even anything to forgive?

    Maybe you can have your funny cake and eat it with full engaging narrative power too.

    • 20 min
    Dirigible Chase!

    Dirigible Chase!

    In this episode, we return to our long-honoured tradition of coming up with a story idea - from Scratch™! 

    We "borrow" some ideas from the noble Sherlock Holmes stories once again (it's not stealing if we're upfront about it) and follow the Justin method for coming up with the first paragraph. 

    Please check out our partners, the publisher tdotSpec at http://tdotspec.com/

    • 16 min
    Hot Streaks, Setbacks, and Stories from Scratch

    Hot Streaks, Setbacks, and Stories from Scratch

    Welcome back to Story from Scratch!

    After a long hiatus, Justin Dill and Yale Wang have returned to bring you a new season of Story from Scratch.

    In this episode, Justin and Yale take a look at what they've accomplished in 2019. They talk about their works, productivity, and a fancy new partnership!

    Story from Scratch has partnered with the publisher tdotSpec to bring you a wider range of content, including guests! Please check them out at http://tdotspec.com/ and give them your support ♥

    • 18 min
    Make Action Scenes Engaging Again

    Make Action Scenes Engaging Again

    In this long-awaited, highly-anticipated episode, Yale and Justin discuss the secret to GOOD ACTION, an element many stories fail to deliver in a compelling way. Justin gives his theory on how to make actions carry weight. Justin's theories turn out to be actually great advice to writers, so tune in to learn more!

    Those who have been long-time followers will know that we've been on a hiatus. But, fear not! During this time of global crisis, we are looking at a return in the near future. Stay tuned!

    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
3 Ratings

3 Ratings

LadyMellm ,

Great New POV

Liking this take on writing. Great chemistry. Funny and refreshingly honest.

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