25 episodes

A podcast dedicated to guiding and inspiring Christian storytellers to glorify God with excellent craftsmanship. Tune in every first and third Saturday of the month as podcast host Grace Livingston and various members of the Story Embers staff discuss topics from all areas of storycraft. Whether it’s writing habits, character development, complex themes, or plot gimmicks, we’ll be tackling all that and more from a Christian perspective on the Story Embers podcast!

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    • Arts
    • 4.9, 22 Ratings

A podcast dedicated to guiding and inspiring Christian storytellers to glorify God with excellent craftsmanship. Tune in every first and third Saturday of the month as podcast host Grace Livingston and various members of the Story Embers staff discuss topics from all areas of storycraft. Whether it’s writing habits, character development, complex themes, or plot gimmicks, we’ll be tackling all that and more from a Christian perspective on the Story Embers podcast!

    Writing Realistic Children

    Writing Realistic Children

    Last month Josiah, Hope, and Brandon tackled parents in fiction—this month, Josiah, Rolena Hatfield, and Daeus Lamb are taking a look at the other end of the spectrum with child characters. They discuss how children are typically portrayed in fiction...

    • 15 min
    Writing Realistic Parents

    Writing Realistic Parents

    Today Josiah DeGraaf, Hope Ann, and Brandon Miller break down the depiction of parents in fiction. They discuss problems with how parents are often portrayed in stories and give tips on how to avoid these. What’s your favorite example of well-written...

    • 14 min
    The Elements of a Satisfying Climax

    The Elements of a Satisfying Climax

    Many writers struggle to craft a climax that wraps the whole story together. What are the necessary elements of a compelling climax? In today’s episode, Josiah DeGraaf, Rolena Hatfield, and Daeus Lamb tackle this question, discuss their favorite...

    • 25 min
    How to Keep Readers Up Until 2 AM

    How to Keep Readers Up Until 2 AM

    In today’s episode Josiah DeGraaf, Hope Ann, and Brandon Miller tackle suspense, cliffhangers, emotional tension, and all of those amazing story elements that keep readers up until 2 AM. They share their favorite examples of stories that kept them...

    • 23 min
    Can We Craft Stories that Are Objectively Artistic?

    Can We Craft Stories that Are Objectively Artistic?

    Over the past week, we’ve run a series on Uncovering the Reasons Why Books Fail, where Josiah DeGraaf explored how to assess a novel’s quality through three scales. Today he asks Hope Ann and Brandon Miller for their perspectives on how objective a...

    • 19 min
    Writing for Others vs. Writing for Yourself

    Writing for Others vs. Writing for Yourself

    Today Josiah DeGraaf, Rolena Hatfield, and Daeus Lamb discuss the importance of embracing the impact our stories can have on readers and maintaining the delicate balance between writing for ourselves and others. What’s one way you prioritize writing for...

    • 16 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
22 Ratings

22 Ratings

Cerra C. ,

Awesome Podcast!

Story Embers does such an excellent job at encouraging habits, sharing techniques, and presenting information. I’ve learned so much from this podcast, and I can’t wait to continue listening!

Soundeditor24 ,

AWESOME PODCAST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

*Saving all episodes for re-listening later*

I love this podcast so much!!! It is super helpful and thought provoking, thank you guys so much for putting this out!!

P.S. Make Brandon write the Penguin book.

OblongSight ,

Sooo Good!! Listen now!!

As a new author in the Christian fiction genre, I cannot recommend this podcast highly enough! It elevates both solid craft and being consistent with Christian themes and a desire to glorify God through writing. Highly recommend!

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