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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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    • 4.4, 377 Ratings

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.

    SSP116 The Guys Watch: The Godfather

    SSP116 The Guys Watch: The Godfather

    In today’s episode of The Story Studio Podcast Sean and Johnny rewatched The Godfather and Dave watched it for the first time and asked some great questions of each other. […]

    • 53 min
    SSP115 The Guys Discuss: Avoiding Burnout

    SSP115 The Guys Discuss: Avoiding Burnout

    Getting to do what you love for a living is pretty incredible. But when you are building your author career through writing and releasing books in series, there is a […]

    • 55 min
    SSP114 The Guys Discuss: When a Story Gets Stuck

    SSP114 The Guys Discuss: When a Story Gets Stuck

    Ever have a story get stuck? There are a few different ways in which this can happen. Sometimes a story gets mechanically stuck where you’ve written your way into some […]

    • 1 hr 2 min
    SSP113 The Guys Discuss: Building Worlds Together

    SSP113 The Guys Discuss: Building Worlds Together

    Have you ever wanted to collaborate with another author or multiple authors to build a fictional world where you can come together to create extraordinary stories? More inputs mean more […]

    • 52 min
    SSP112 Characterization Hacks with Bonnie Part 2

    SSP112 Characterization Hacks with Bonnie Part 2

    In today’s episode, Sean and Johnny continue the conversation with Bonnie about Characterization Hacks. They talk about commercial characters, over-the-top superman characters, supermen with relatable flaws, everyman characters, and more. […]

    • 1 hr 1 min
    SSP111 The Guys Discuss: Balancing Structure & Creativity

    SSP111 The Guys Discuss: Balancing Structure & Creativity

    Creating outlines and beats can keep you moving by always knowing what’s next when a pure pantser might have to stop and figure out what happens. But sometimes too much […]

    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
377 Ratings

377 Ratings

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.

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

41Shades ,

A big infomercial for their next product

have been subscribed since the first episode on April 26, 2012. I haven't been listening much lately since they switched to The Story Studio. These guys were great when they were first getting into self publishing, but recently it's all about selling services. I'm sorry, but if you were really successful with your fiction you wouldn't have to hard sell so many products to your fellow writers. It was nice while it lasted guys. I've hung onto the very first episode in case I ever need to listen back for inspiration when these guys were truly into writing. "How to get your words out into the world without contending with agents, publishers, or any of the other gatekeepers in traditional publishing." Remember that?

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