90 episodes

Stories turn songs into symphonies, events into memories, and lives into legends. In our crowded world, “knowing your story” cuts through the noise so you can make your mark — whether you want to sell more books, increase profits, or just make a difference. At Sterling & Stone, Story is our business. The Story Studio Podcast is where we explore ways we can all tell our stories better.

The Story Studio Podcast - Writing, Storytelling, and Marketing Advice for Writers & Business Sterling & Stone FM

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    • 4.5, 54 Ratings

Stories turn songs into symphonies, events into memories, and lives into legends. In our crowded world, “knowing your story” cuts through the noise so you can make your mark — whether you want to sell more books, increase profits, or just make a difference. At Sterling & Stone, Story is our business. The Story Studio Podcast is where we explore ways we can all tell our stories better.

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
54 Ratings

54 Ratings

Georgia Rose Books ,

Great advice and a fun atmosphere

The Story Studio is presented by Sterling and Stone, a company made up of Johnny B. Truant, Sean Platt and David Wright. This podcast is a new one to me and in fact only started in February. However when I started listening it became pretty clear early on that although this one was new it had evolved out of a Self-Publishing Podcast that had ended after it’s 299th episode in January.

I have to admit I wasn’t sure at the beginning I was going to stick with it. I felt a little like I’d walked into the middle of a party where everyone knew what was going on apart from me, however, I gave it a few more episodes and I’m glad I did.

These guys talk all about the story – how it develops, arcs, background, structure, characters, you name it and they will discuss it. I’ve listened as I work so have scribbled a few notes on what I’ve found particularly interesting.

Future markets for storytelling was one point. Markets such as gaming I hadn’t even considered, and probably won’t, ever, but it’s interesting information.

Advice such as don’t obsess over the numbers. It’s so easy to do. Spending your time checking figures here there and everywhere instead of getting on with the work.

Maintaining the balance when you’re torn between writing literary work over the more commercial work and it was interesting to hear that their next literary work they also want to make into a commercial success.

The presenters know each other very well. There’s banter as they chat which is friendly and I enjoy hearing about all the achievements and challenges they face in their writing lives. I haven’t checked out their books yet. It sounds like there are hundreds of them so they are way ahead of where I am which makes the podcast all the more useful for learning from their experiences.

They have a terrific website which has details of all their podcasts, books (I was right, there are hundreds of them!) and there is a section just for writers, yeah, you heard it here first.

Finn Ambers ,

Unprofessional

I’ve seen Sean and Johnny’s name on a lot of books so they must be doing something right there. I listened to episode 71 about reboots but the after 10 minutes of swearing and in jokes I started skipping ahead. Couldn’t find anything of value as an indie author. It wasn’t far off three stoners deciding to record an evening of bong conversations! Serious authors should avoid.

Fitznernie ,

Fantastic Inspiration

As an indie author I listen to many excellent writer podcasts, but this is right up there mong the very best. Fantastic guests and loaded with tips and inspiration.

Thank you to all the team.

Steven Moore

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