54 episodes

How Story Works is a podcast for everyone who loves stories. If you’re a writer, understanding how story works will help you craft better stories. If you’re a lover of stories, the podcast will give you added insight into your favorite tales, and extend the toolset you use to better understand the stories you love. Join NYT bestselling author and story expert Lani Diane Rich as she demystifies stories and storytelling, allowing you to better write and appreciate the stories you love.

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    • 4.9 • 85 Ratings

How Story Works is a podcast for everyone who loves stories. If you’re a writer, understanding how story works will help you craft better stories. If you’re a lover of stories, the podcast will give you added insight into your favorite tales, and extend the toolset you use to better understand the stories you love. Join NYT bestselling author and story expert Lani Diane Rich as she demystifies stories and storytelling, allowing you to better write and appreciate the stories you love.

    10. Season 1 Finale: Character Q&A

    10. Season 1 Finale: Character Q&A

    On the season 1 finale of HSWC, we wrap up our discussion of character with Q&A and recommended resources. Links in the show notes!

    9. Fix-It: Game Night

    9. Fix-It: Game Night

    Lani and Kelly sit down with writer and Listen Up A-Holes co-host Joshua Unruh to figure out how to fix 2018's Game Night. 

    8. Josh Siegal

    8. Josh Siegal

    Shut up, Glen! Today on How Story Works Conversations, we interview the incredibly talented Josh Siegel about his work as a writer and actor on The Good Place.

    7. Luke Arnold

    7. Luke Arnold

    Today on How Story Works Conversations, we talk with Luke Arnold about his first novel, The Last Smile in Sunder City, his work on Black Sails, and his creative insight as both writer and actor.

    6. Fix-It: Hitch

    6. Fix-It: Hitch

    Today on How Story Works Conversations, we use narrative theory to fix a flawed story - the 2005 romantic comedy “Hitch.”

    5. Joshilyn Jackson

    5. Joshilyn Jackson

    Today on How Story Works Conversations, we interview Joshilyn Jackson, New York Times and USA Today bestselling and award-winning author.

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
85 Ratings

85 Ratings

DinghyDong ,

Better than any other podcast on writing

I was working on a graphic novel and was listening to several different podcasts on writing or writers when i happened upon How Story Works... Lani gives more useful information and tools for writing in a more organized manner than any other. Along with a nice sense of humor, Lani has created (and is creating) a great podcast for anyone creating stories of any kind.

amylaurelmarie ,

Inspiring

This podcast is full of useful lessons for aspiring writers. LDR manages to be both clear and entertaining as she offers practical ways to improve writing. I’ve had breakthroughs in my own writing and ideas for new stories come to me simply by listening.

redgiancola ,

Bite sized and yummy.

High quality podcast. Pleasure to listen to and learn from. Thank you.

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