56 episodes

One part short-form anthology, one part fiction writing course, Homestead on the Corner is the original podcast from Trevor Van Winkle, creator of Tales of the Echowood and The Sheridan Tapes. Tune in for new stand-alone audio dramas or lessons on plot, character, and other writing techniques. “Have a great day, and keep writing!”

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    • 5.0 • 14 Ratings

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One part short-form anthology, one part fiction writing course, Homestead on the Corner is the original podcast from Trevor Van Winkle, creator of Tales of the Echowood and The Sheridan Tapes. Tune in for new stand-alone audio dramas or lessons on plot, character, and other writing techniques. “Have a great day, and keep writing!”

Listen on Apple Podcasts
Requires subscription and macOS 11.4 or higher

    The Sheridan Tapes: Season 4 - Trailer

    The Sheridan Tapes: Season 4 - Trailer

    CONTENT WARNING: Aftermath of a disaster, loud noises, and existential dread
    The end is coming...
    Featuring the voices of Ezra J. Wayne as Ned Leroux, Chris Martin as Robert Quincy, Jesse Steele as Bill Tyler, Virginia Spotts as Kate Sheridan, Amitola Lomas as Maria Sol, James Cain as Peter Slate, Mike Kennedy as Edgar Morrison, Airen Neeley Chaconas as Anna Sheridan, and Van Winkle as Sam Bailey, with original music by Jesse Haugen and dialogue editing and sound design by Van Winkle. 
    For more information, visit thesheridantapes.com
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    • 2 min
    Audio Experiment 02: Home

    Audio Experiment 02: Home

    CONTENT WARNING: Some loud noises, including explosions, animal roars, and screams
    On the shores of the sea, two friends contemplate how we came to be and where we're going next.
    Written by Virginia Spotts and produced by Van Winkle, with transcription by Virginia Spotts. This episode was made possible by our supporters at Patreon.com/homesteadcorner and ko-fi.com/homesteadcorner.
    For more information, additional content, and episode transcript, visit homesteadonthecorner.com/hotcB02
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    • 6 min
    State of the Homestead - June 2023: Updates, Announcements, and Illness

    State of the Homestead - June 2023: Updates, Announcements, and Illness

    On today's episode, Van Winkle and Virginia give a State of the Homestead update on COVID, Tales of the Echowood, and The Sheridan Tapes Season 4.
    patreon.com/homesteadcorner
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    • 11 min
    Why keep writing?

    Why keep writing?

    CONTENT WARNING: Discussion of the threat of a school shooting, homophobia, transphobia, and abuse, creative burnout, and mental health struggles
    In the final episode of this season, Van Winkle and Virginia sit down with four incredible writers from the audio fiction community and to answer the fundamental question all writers face... Why keep writing?
    Newt Schottelkotte (they/them) - Where the Stars Fell, Inkwyrm
    -https://newtschottelkotte.com
    Jordan Cobb (she/her) - Primordial Deep, Janus Descending
    -https://www.jordanvcobb.com
    Cassandra Tse (she/her) - Apocalypse Songs, The Bone Thief
    -http://www.redscare.co.nz/
    Casper Oliver (he/fae/they) - Jar of Rebuke, Thesperience Productions
    -https://linktr.ee/casperoliver
    This episode was made possible by our supporters at Patreon.com/homesteadcorner and ko-fi.com/homesteadcorner.
    For more information, additional content, and episode transcript, visit homesteadonthecorner.com/HOTC304
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    • 41 min
    Art and science

    Art and science

    CONTENT WARNING: Discussion of creative burnout, brief mentions of childhood trauma
    On today's episode, Van Winkle and Virginia sit down with four incredible writers from the audio fiction community and unpack the dichotomies between plotting and pantsing, art and science, structure and spontaneity.
    Newt Schottelkotte (they/them) - Where the Stars Fell, Inkwyrm
    -https://newtschottelkotte.com
    Jordan Cobb (she/her) - Primordial Deep, Janus Descending
    -https://www.jordanvcobb.com
    Cassandra Tse (she/her) - Apocalypse Songs, The Bone Thief
    -http://www.redscare.co.nz/
    Casper Oliver (he/fae/they) - Jar of Rebuke, Thesperience Productions
    -https://linktr.ee/casperoliver
    This episode was made possible by our supporters at Patreon.com/homesteadcorner and ko-fi.com/homesteadcorner.
    For more information, additional content, and episode transcript, visit homesteadonthecorner.com/HOTC303
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    • 42 min
    Celephaïs

    Celephaïs

    CONTENT WARNING: Strong elements of existential dread, paranoia, unreality, and coughing sound effects
    In a dream it was also that he came by his name of Kuranes, for when awake he was called by another name...
    Written and produced by Van Winkle, with transcription by Virginia Spotts. Inspired by the short story Celephaïs by HP Lovecraft. This episode was made possible by our supporters at Patreon.com/homesteadcorner and ko-fi.com/homesteadcorner.
    For more information, additional content, and episode transcript, visit homesteadonthecorner.com/hotcB01
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    • 12 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

live4music^ ,

So well put together

I actually love this podcast, I was so surprised by how polished, well researched and well thought out this was. This was better than a creative writing Masterclass. I’m not even a writer and I loved listening to this. Listen if you want to know more about story-craft.

Ponterbee's2ndPhone ,

Homestead On The Corner

Trevor Van Winkle is madly talented ...
The 10-story anthology entwined within his storytelling lessons in season one, and season two’s “The Sheridan Tapes” (a separate podcast), are amazing from what I’ve heard (and can’t wait to get back to - !!); his writing is as enjoyable as he is talented... and the stable of actors they used is absolutely stellar. I’ll anxiously wait to see what new podcast “Homestead...” has on the horizon.

Virginia Spotts ,

Long Live the Audio Drama

The world needs more audio dramas. Full stop. I love the variety in the stories that get produced, and as a writer/artist I love the advice and ideas in the more regular podcast episodes. A must-listen for any creative person!

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