64 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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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 88 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.

    20. Arrival

    20. Arrival

    Today on the How Story Works season 2 finale, the conversation is about the brilliant 2016 film Arrival.  The post 20. Arrival appeared first on Chipperish Media.

    19. Can You Ever Forgive Me?

    19. Can You Ever Forgive Me?

    Today on How Story Works, the conversation is about the 2018 film Can You Ever Forgive Me? – the true story of legendary literary forger Lee Israel. The post 19. Can You Ever Forgive Me? appeared first on Chipperish Media.

    18. Godmothered

    18. Godmothered

    Today on How Story Works, the conversation is about the conflicts (and magic) in the 2020 Disney movie Godmothered. The post 18. Godmothered appeared first on Chipperish Media.

    17. Knives Out

    17. Knives Out

    Today on How Story Works, the conversation is about the delightful, mysterious conflicts in "Knives Out." The post 17. Knives Out appeared first on Chipperish Media.

    16. Raiders of the Lost Ark

    16. Raiders of the Lost Ark

    Today on How Story Works, the conversation is about Raiders of the Lost Ark: we burn the movie to the ground and then apply narrative theory to fix it.  The post 16. Raiders of the Lost Ark appeared first on Chipperish Media.

    15. Romantic Conflict

    15. Romantic Conflict

    Today on How Story Works, the conversation is about romantic conflict: why it’s special, why it’s so damn hard to write, and how to write it in your stories. The post 15. Romantic Conflict appeared first on Chipperish Media.

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
88 Ratings

88 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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