46 episodes

The Breakdown is a podcast hosted by television producer turned romance author Ines Johnson. In each episode, join Ines as she breaks television episodes, movies, and/or an aspect of the indie publishing market. Mainly for her own edification, but maybe other authors could find some use in her nerding out over story structure and market analysis.

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    • 5.0 • 16 Ratings

The Breakdown is a podcast hosted by television producer turned romance author Ines Johnson. In each episode, join Ines as she breaks television episodes, movies, and/or an aspect of the indie publishing market. Mainly for her own edification, but maybe other authors could find some use in her nerding out over story structure and market analysis.

    On Hiatus

    On Hiatus

    The podcast is taking a break, but I'm still writing breakdowns. You can find them on my Substack at
    https://ineswrites.substack.com

    • 1 min
    Episode 44 Magic Potion Deception

    Episode 44 Magic Potion Deception

    One of the four types of deceptions in a romantic comedy is the Magic Potion Deception. Magic potion deceptions in romantic comedies like "Splash," "Mannequin," and "Penelope" offer love and acceptance through the lens of magical realism. Be it a mermaid, a mannequin or a cursed woman, each film cleverly uses the magic potion deception to challenge characters to look beyond the surface, leading to comedic escapades and touching revelations that celebrate the transformative power of love and the importance of embracing one's true essence.

    • 20 min
    Episode 43 Bet Deception

    Episode 43 Bet Deception

    One of the four types of deceptions in a romantic comedy is the Bet Deception. The bet deception is all about trying to win against the odds, but the characters wind up falling down hard -falling in love that is!

    • 13 min
    Episode 42 Identity Deception

    Episode 42 Identity Deception

    One of the four types of deceptions in a romantic comedy is the Identity Deception.  Identity deception in romantic comedies can involve characters concealing or misrepresenting their true selves or the nature of their relationship, leading to a series of laugh out loud situations before culminating in an emotional revelation. 

    • 18 min
    Episode 41 Merry War

    Episode 41 Merry War

    One of the four types of deceptions in a romantic comedy is the Merry War. The "Merry War" deception in a romantic comedy happens when the romantic partners engage in a playful, antagonistic, and/or competitive relationship that masks an underlying attraction or affection. This tension-filled interplay is characterized by witty banter, humorous disputes, and a series of conflicts that belie the characters' true feelings for one another. 

    • 17 min
    Episode 40 Anthropomorphizing Setting

    Episode 40 Anthropomorphizing Setting

    By treating your setting with the same care and detail as you would a character, you can create a rich, immersive world that captivates readers and enhances the emotional impact of your story known as Anthropomorphizing. 

    • 12 min

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