42 episodes

One part short-form anthology, one part fiction writing course, Homestead on the Corner is the passion project of Trevor Van Winkle, self-published author and lover of all things story. Tune in every other week for new stand-alone audio dramas or lessons on plot, character, and other writing techniques (numbered episodes are writing lessons, unnumbered episodes are short stories). “Have a great day, and keep writing!”

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    • 5.0 • 13 Ratings

One part short-form anthology, one part fiction writing course, Homestead on the Corner is the passion project of Trevor Van Winkle, self-published author and lover of all things story. Tune in every other week for new stand-alone audio dramas or lessons on plot, character, and other writing techniques (numbered episodes are writing lessons, unnumbered episodes are short stories). “Have a great day, and keep writing!”

    Introducing: Tales of the Echowood

    Introducing: Tales of the Echowood

    Homestead on the Corner presents Tales of the Echowood, a 10-Part Fantasy Anthology Podcast from the creators of The Sheridan Tapes.


     


    Listen on Acast: https://shows.acast.com/tales-of-the-echowood


    Listen on Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/tales-of-the-echowood/id1581150780


    Listen on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/5rWQFWmW5mk9CMGHKnCKI5?si=EvMJ0SQEQA23S0AhWCxuiA&dl_branch=1


     


    CONTENT WARNING: Depictions of drought and famine, themes of climate change, xenophobia, and isolationism, deep rumbling noises including earthquakes, some frightening elements.


     


    When a traveler stumbles through a strange archway of stone and wood and magic, they find themselves on the threshold of an inn in the heart of an ancient forest. Inside, they find an ancient sprite who gives them a tale... the story of how the door which brought them into the Echowood was made, and the desperation and deception that built it. But as his story unfolds, it becomes clear that not all is as it seems with Grael, and a deeper mystery begins to take shape.


     


    Starring Sam Taylor as Grael, with original music by Jesse Haugen. Written and produced by Trevor Van Winkle, and made possible by our supporters on Kickstarter, Patreon.com/homesteadcorner, and ko-fi.com/homesteadcorner. Executive produced by Axel Allcock.


     


    For more information, additional content, and episode transcript, visit homesteadonthecorner.com/tote001


     


    "Dark Emptiness" elements created by jalastram (https://freesound.org/people/jalastram/), Licensed under Creative Commons (CC 3.0 Unported: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/)

    • 47 min
    Tales of the Echowood - New Show Teaser + Kickstarter Announcement!

    Tales of the Echowood - New Show Teaser + Kickstarter Announcement!

    Support on Kickstarter: https://www.echowoodpod.com


    Deep in the heart of an ancient wood stands an archway of stone and strange magic... A doorway to another world. Here stands an aged sprite – Grael his name – on a mission borne of loss and desperate hope. And so our tale begins...


    Tales of the Echowood is a 10-Part Fantasy Anthology Series from the creators of The Sheridan Tapes, and will premiere in August 2021 following the season two finale. The series stars Sam Taylor as Grael, with original music by Jesse Haugen. It is written and produced by Trevor Van Winkle.

    • 5 min
    Lesson 27: Act 3 - Restoration

    Lesson 27: Act 3 - Restoration

    In this episode, we address the paradox of showing genuine change in the third act: if true character is only revealed through action in conflict, then how do you demonstrate the completion of a character arc after the main conflict ends? Learn how to maintain a level of stakes through the entire narrative, shift the focus of the conflict in the last act, and intentionally deliver on a compelling character arc in your writing.


    For more info about the show, check out homesteadonthecorner.com


    Help support the show at www.patreon.com/homesteadcorner

    • 20 min
    Lesson 26: Act 3 - Return

    Lesson 26: Act 3 - Return

    In this episode, the protagonist reaches the final, and perhaps most difficult, threshold in the journey: the return to the ordinary world. Learn how and why characters must come home at the end of their arcs, how to use this moment most effectively for your premise, and how this beat works in ongoing, serialized storytelling.


    For more info about the show, check out homesteadonthecorner.com


    Help support the show at www.patreon.com/homesteadcorner

    • 21 min
    Lesson 25: Act 3 - Resolution

    Lesson 25: Act 3 - Resolution

    In this episode, we arrive in the final act of the story, and discuss how and why the resolution should not just be an afterthought to your climax. Learn how to create a resolution that serves your reader, concludes your story's plot lines satisfyingly, and fits the thematic premise of your narrative.


    For more info about the show, check out homesteadonthecorner.com


    Help support the show at www.patreon.com/homesteadcorner

    • 21 min
    Lesson 24: Act 2 - Climax

    Lesson 24: Act 2 - Climax

    In this episode, Act 2 comes to an explosive end, as the effects of the crisis decision ripple out into a final confrontation between protagonist and antagonist. Learn how to use the climax's connection to the inciting incident to show character growth, deliver on reader expectations, and craft an exciting and emotionally compelling finale.


     


    For more info about the show, check out homesteadonthecorner.com


     


    Help support the show at www.patreon.com/homesteadcorner

    • 21 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 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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