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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

    • Arts
    • 4.8 • 4 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.

    Prioritization (Quick Bits)

    Prioritization (Quick Bits)

    What do you do when you've got multiple projects to juggle? This week's episode is all about figuring out what to prioritize when it comes to our creative endeavors. How do we decide what needs to get done first? How do we stick with a project once we've chosen to prioritize it? How important is it as a new author to consider which book to make your debut novel? Yale and Justin hash out all that and more in this episode of Quick Bits.
    Please check out our partners, the publisher tdotSpec at http://tdotspec.com/
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    • 22 min
    Everything I Make Sucks (Quick Bits)

    Everything I Make Sucks (Quick Bits)

    This week on Quick Bits, we talk about negativity. Ever get into that headspace where you question whether you're any good at this creative thing at all? We've been there too, and it's a natural part of the process. This episode explores some of the factors that may contribute to a negative view of one's creative output and strategies for dealing with the fallout of such frustrations.
    Please check out our partners, the publisher tdotSpec at http://tdotspec.com/
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    • 15 min
    Writing for Webcomics ft. Kevin Valentine

    Writing for Webcomics ft. Kevin Valentine

    This week, Kevin Valentine joins us once again to chat about his process writing the KRZ: Tiger Winds webcomic. We touch on pitching, finding the right collaborator, and seeing our brainchildren come to life in a visual format.
    Check out Tiger Winds: https://www.webtoons.com/en/challenge/krz-tiger-winds/list?title_no=330086&fbclid=IwAR2eYnTlD5LqJxXSis3Uy513G_Zrt7ZJKqhBGN4cvx1_GCrK99_EYXcOClM
    Please check out our partners, the publisher tdotSpec at http://tdotspec.com/
    Follow us at:
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    Twitter: @storyfscratch

    • 25 min
    Comics and KRZ ft. Kevin Valentine

    Comics and KRZ ft. Kevin Valentine

    This week, we're joined by Kevin Valentine, author of the webcomic KRZ: Tiger Winds. We talk about the inspiration behind Kevin's LGBTQ+ focused series, the shift the story underwent from prose to comic form, and growing as a writer over the years. 
    Check out Tiger Winds: https://www.webtoons.com/en/challenge/krz-tiger-winds/list?title_no=330086&fbclid=IwAR2eYnTlD5LqJxXSis3Uy513G_Zrt7ZJKqhBGN4cvx1_GCrK99_EYXcOClM
    Please check out our partners, the publisher tdotSpec at http://tdotspec.com/
    Follow us at:
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    Twitter: @storyfscratch

    • 35 min
    Falling in and out of Love with Stories (Quick Bits)

    Falling in and out of Love with Stories (Quick Bits)

    This week on Quick Bits, Yale and Justin discuss our tendency to lost interest in our stories, whether while writing them or years afterwards. Sometimes, it's okay to move on from a project. But the reverse is also true--sometimes, our love for an old project spontaneously reignites.
    Please check out our partners, the publisher tdotSpec at http://tdotspec.com/
    Follow us at:
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    Twitter: @storyfscratch

    • 12 min
    Frontloading Characters

    Frontloading Characters

    This week, Yale and Justin discuss the merits (and drawbacks) of introducing a large cast of characters all at once. Is it better to slowly introduce your main cast one at a time, or are there situations where you might want to establish the whole cast right off the bat? If so, how do you prevent the reader from becoming overwhelmed? 
    Please check out our partners, the publisher tdotSpec at http://tdotspec.com/
    Follow us at:
    IG: @storyfromscratchpodcast
    Twitter: @storyfscratch

    • 22 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
4 Ratings

4 Ratings

cameo_ge ,

Informative and entertaining

Always have a great time listening to Justin and Yale

LadyMellm ,

Great New POV

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

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