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Stories turn songs into symphonies, events into memories, and lives into legends. In our crowded world, “knowing your story” cuts through the noise so you can make your mark — whether you want to sell more books, increase profits, or just make a difference. At Sterling & Stone, Story is our business. The Story Studio Podcast is where we explore ways we can all tell our stories better.

The Story Studio Podcast - Writing, Storytelling, and Marketing Advice for Writers & Business Sterling & Stone FM

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Stories turn songs into symphonies, events into memories, and lives into legends. In our crowded world, “knowing your story” cuts through the noise so you can make your mark — whether you want to sell more books, increase profits, or just make a difference. At Sterling & Stone, Story is our business. The Story Studio Podcast is where we explore ways we can all tell our stories better.

    SSP099 The Guys Discuss: Serial Fiction

    SSP099 The Guys Discuss: Serial Fiction

    Dave always loved Green Mile by Stephen King and really wanted to do something serial-based. In 2008 Available Darkness was the first thing Dave and Sean serialized on their website. […]

    • 56 min
    SSP098 The Guys Try: Productivity Techniques

    SSP098 The Guys Try: Productivity Techniques

    What productivity systems and techniques work best for creatives and specifically writers? The Story Studio Podcast wanted to find out. On today’s episode Dave, Sean, and Johnny try out three […]

    • 57 min
    SSP097 Writing For Television with Jono Matt

    SSP097 Writing For Television with Jono Matt

    Jono Matt is a writer in LA and the scrappiest MF Johnny has ever met. Recently, Jessie Cole came on the show to talk about Savana Bananas, the sitcom that […]

    • 1 hr 16 min
    SSP096 The Guys Discuss: Binge Culture for Storytellers

    SSP096 The Guys Discuss: Binge Culture for Storytellers

    Once upon a time, if you wanted to binge-watch your favorite show, you had to record each episode from TV and wait to save up all the episodes so you […]

    • 55 min
    SSP095 Sterling and Stone 2019 Year-in-Review

    SSP095 Sterling and Stone 2019 Year-in-Review

    It’s our final podcast of 2019, and we’re feeling a lot of gratitude as we wrap up the year to spend time with our families. This year has been a […]

    • 57 min
    SSP094 Savannah Bananas pt. 2 with Jesse Cole

    SSP094 Savannah Bananas pt. 2 with Jesse Cole

    In the first Savannah Bananas episode, we had the pleasure of explaining what the Savannah Bananas is and how we got involved with the team. Today, we’re joined by Jesse […]

    • 56 min

Customer Reviews

TheWilcox ,

Dang! These recent reviews are harsh!

I reviewed the show a long time ago and tonight while listening I decided to look at the reviews. OMG! I can’t believe how rough they are. Those people don’t understand. I know you guys have grown and I appreciate the direction you’re moving in. Happy for you guys and wishing you much success

Steve from St Michael ,

Down Hill

I appreciate the nuggets of wisdom that I’ve been able to get over the last several years of listening. But the podcast has lost its way and its value. Too much rambling and very little content. I used to be very interested in their upcoming projects even though it’s not my genre because they described the process and struggles. Now it’s just a drinking game where I take a shot every time one of the boys says “we can’t talk about that“ or “that thing with that name that’s not ready“. Nonetheless I wish them much success.

Michael S. Manley ,

Sorry, guys. Had to unsubscribe.

I followed the Sterling & Stone trio through a couple hundred of their old "Self-Publishing Podcast" episodes when they scheduled guests and covered specific topics about the business of creating and selling books. I never bothered with "Worst Show Ever" or any of the other shows they recorded, because I just don't need more of my life taken up by dudes rambling about nothing. When they switched to The Story Studio, with the promise that they'd be talking more about "story," I stayed on board, hoping to hear about the actual mechanics of writing successful commercial fiction. Instead, from the fifty episodes since that switch, I can recall two that felt almost worth the time to listen through all the empty self-promotion (the two about knowing your genre, with the 17 questions to ask oneself). Pretty much every other episode has sounded like extended teasers for how they were going to change their business or change their podcast, or shallow discussions about television shows and movies they enjoyed without in-depth discussion of what made those good stories. Now they've regressed further from usefulness, with less structure and more rambling about how they're changing their podcast, their company, their projects, with no concrete details. They're folding in the extended rag-on-Dave content from WSE, and I love ya, Dave, but I just don't have time for that. The podcast has felt for a while like something these guys just do out of habit, not something that supports their business or promotes them as a resource for other writers. The podcast is now two guys talking about plans for talking about story, punctuated with poking fun at the third guy. The shark has been jumped. The fridge has been nuked.

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