35 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, 10 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!”

    Lesson 22: Act 2 - Midpoint Marvels

    Lesson 22: Act 2 - Midpoint Marvels

    In this episode, Trevor talks about what to do when you hit the halfway point in your story: how to use this moment to increase the effect of your crisis and climax, improve pacing in the second act, and give your plot a greater sense of structure.
     


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


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

    • 20 min
    Lesson 21: Act 2 - Revelations and Reversals

    Lesson 21: Act 2 - Revelations and Reversals

    In this episode, Trevor talks plot reversals and revelations, how to twist your story without losing your reader, and ways to effectively set up big story payoffs in your own writing.
     


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


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

    • 23 min
    Lesson 20: Act 2 - Subplots and Somebodies

    Lesson 20: Act 2 - Subplots and Somebodies

    In this episode, Trevor talks about how to develop your supporting cast, create compelling subplots, and find the organic structure of your narrative. Learn how to humanize the bit parts of your stories and why it's so important to treat characters like real people when writing.
    Homestead on the Corner will return on Wednesday, June 1st with more lesson episodes. In the meantime, check out our new fiction show at thesheridantapes.com
    For more info about the show, check out homesteadonthecorner.com
    Help support the show at www.patreon.com/homesteadcorner

    • 22 min
    Lesson 19: Act 2 - The Big Bad

    Lesson 19: Act 2 - The Big Bad

    In this episode, Trevor talks about the distinction between villains and antagonists, how to humanize them in the story, and ways to create memorable, necessary opponents for your protagonist.
    For more info about the show, check out homesteadonthecorner.com
    Help support the show at www.patreon.com/homesteadcorner

    • 20 min
    Lesson 18: Act 2 - Whole New World

    Lesson 18: Act 2 - Whole New World

    In this episode, Trevor discussed how to use the tools of effective world building to create the extraordinary world of the second act. Learn how to utilize your story's premise to inform your design, raise the stakes, and create a memorable world your reader will want to return to again and again.
    For more info about the show, check out homesteadonthecorner.com
    Help support the show at www.patreon.com/homesteadcorner

    • 20 min
    Lesson 17: Act 2 - Friends and Foes

    Lesson 17: Act 2 - Friends and Foes

    In the first episode of our Act 2 series, Trevor talks about how to use allies and enemies in the extraordinary world to move your protagonist towards the change they need to undergo. Learn how to balance friends and foes in the world of adventure to create compelling threat, increase conflict, and show stakes for the story.
    For more info about the show, check out homesteadonthecorner.com
    Help support the show at www.patreon.com/homesteadcorner

    • 23 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
10 Ratings

10 Ratings

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!

prestoheatdish ,

Great stuff!

Wow this show is great, I can’t believe it doesn’t have more reviews! The writing advice is incredibly helpful but what really snagged me were the short story episodes... they’re SO good, extremely well written, well produced, and the acting is spot on. There’s a severe lack of short form audio dramas in this world, but this one is excellent. If you’re an aspiring writer (or even a seasoned veteran) there are lots of lessons in here, and if you aren’t... do yourself a favor and listen to the shorts!!

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