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Do you want to write fiction, but don’t know where to start? I’ve stood in your shoes. I have wanted to write amazing stories, and wondered if I was even on the right track. I worried and struggled for years. I know what it feels like have no idea what you’re doing. Like everything you write is cheesy and amateurish, and you’ll never be good enough to be on the shelves next to the greats. But there’s an answer for you. A way to know that the stories you’re writing will resonate with readers. A way to transform from wherever you are now to someone universally hailed as a talented, skilled storyteller. Welcome to The Story Savant. The podcast with free writing advice for the aspiring storyteller. I’m going to give you every tool I know to help you become a master storyteller. Every week I will bring you tips on story structure, characterization, themes, heroes, villains and more to automatically make your story resonate with your audience. Stay tuned. We’re gonna learn to tell amazing stories and have a ton of fun doing it. Let’s do this!

The Story Savant Liesel K. Hill

    • Christianity

Do you want to write fiction, but don’t know where to start? I’ve stood in your shoes. I have wanted to write amazing stories, and wondered if I was even on the right track. I worried and struggled for years. I know what it feels like have no idea what you’re doing. Like everything you write is cheesy and amateurish, and you’ll never be good enough to be on the shelves next to the greats. But there’s an answer for you. A way to know that the stories you’re writing will resonate with readers. A way to transform from wherever you are now to someone universally hailed as a talented, skilled storyteller. Welcome to The Story Savant. The podcast with free writing advice for the aspiring storyteller. I’m going to give you every tool I know to help you become a master storyteller. Every week I will bring you tips on story structure, characterization, themes, heroes, villains and more to automatically make your story resonate with your audience. Stay tuned. We’re gonna learn to tell amazing stories and have a ton of fun doing it. Let’s do this!

    The Origin of my HistFic Trilogy, Kremlins.

    The Origin of my HistFic Trilogy, Kremlins.

    Thanks so much for listening!In today's show, I describe the inception of my historical fiction story, Kremlins, which is now available as a trilogy. If you want to know how some authors come up with their stories, this episode is for you! Read full show notes HERE.If you found value in today's story, do me a favor and drop me a review on iTunes. It would help me out a ton! I so appreciate all of your support! Patrons of the show receive V.I.P. Perks! Click here to see what they are: https://www.patreon.com/storysavantWant a free PDF of my 9 Essential Plot Points for a Page-Turning Story? Get it here: http://bit.ly/storysavantcoursesJoin the Story Savant Community on Facebook here: http://bit.ly/StorySavantFacebookWant to learn more and connect with me? Do so HERE.Interested in being a guest on the show? Apply HERE.

    • 14 min
    Ep 5 - How to Use the 9 Plot Points to Plot a Romance

    Ep 5 - How to Use the 9 Plot Points to Plot a Romance

    Thanks so much for listening today. Read full show notes HERE.If you found value in today's story, do me a favor and drop me a review on iTunes. It would help me out a ton! I so appreciate all of your support! Patrons of the show receive V.I.P. Perks! Click here to see what they are: https://www.patreon.com/storysavantWant a free PDF of my 9 Essential Plot Points for a Page-Turning Story? Get it here: http://bit.ly/storysavantcoursesJoin the Story Savant Community on Facebook here: http://bit.ly/StorySavantFacebookWant to learn more and connect with me? Do so HERE.Interested in being a guest on the show? Apply HERE.

    • 18 min
    Ep 4 - Psychology of Story Structure + Plotting Vs. Pantsing

    Ep 4 - Psychology of Story Structure + Plotting Vs. Pantsing

    So the next question is WHY people connect with stories that have a certain structure (such as that laid out by the 9 Essential Plot points I talked about last episode). It's because it follows the template of human learning, human trial, and human life.In this podcast, I illustrate this by simplifying the 9 plot points into four parts.Plus, have you ever wondered how, exactly, authors go about writing their books? Here, I share with you a common debate among authors (plotting vs. pantsing) and the exact writing process I use to write all my stories.Come check it out!Thanks so much for listening today. Read full show notes HERE.If you found value in today's story, do me a favor and drop me a review on iTunes. It would help me out a ton! I so appreciate all of your support! Patrons of the show receive V.I.P. Perks! Click here to see what they are: https://www.patreon.com/storysavantWant a free PDF of my 9 Essential Plot Points for a Page-Turning Story? Get it here: http://bit.ly/storysavantcoursesJoin the Story Savant Community on Facebook here: http://bit.ly/StorySavantFacebookWant to learn more and connect with me? Do so HERE.Interested in being a guest on the show? Apply HERE. 

    • 17 min
    Ep 3 - 9 Essential Plot Points for a Page-Turning Story

    Ep 3 - 9 Essential Plot Points for a Page-Turning Story

    Ever worry that, although YOU love your story, others may not? That you might have blinders on and not be able to see it's flaws? Well, you're right. And it's not your fault. That's just human nature.Today's podcast goes over my 9 Essential Plot Points for a Page-Turning Story: the sure-fire way to make sure you have all the elements for an engaging, page-turning stories that will keep readers engrossed and salivating for more. Come learn what they are. Then you can get back to your work in progress!Thanks so much for listening today. Read full show notes HERE.If you found value in today's story, do me a favor and drop me a review on iTunes. It would help me out a ton! I so appreciate all of your support! Patrons of the show receive V.I.P. Perks! Click here to see what they are: https://www.patreon.com/storysavantWant a free PDF of my 9 Essential Plot Points for a Page-Turning Story? Get it here: http://bit.ly/storysavantcoursesJoin the Story Savant Community on Facebook here: http://bit.ly/StorySavantFacebookWant to learn more and connect with me? Do so HERE.Interested in being a guest on the show? Apply HERE.

    • 26 min
    Ep 2 - The 5 Reasons Human Beings Desperately Need Stories

    Ep 2 - The 5 Reasons Human Beings Desperately Need Stories

    Have you ever wondered why human beings need stories so much? Stories have been part of the human experience since the dawn of time. But why?It's because they fulfill basic emotional, spiritual, and psychological needs in us. Today's podcasts explores why human beings need stories so much. Understanding why can help us understand why certain kinds of stories resonate so much with the audience, as well as what elements a story needs to have to make the audience fall in love with it.Come listen to this discussion of the 5 Reasons Humans Desperately Need Stories.Thanks so much for listening today. Read full show notes HERE.If you found value in today's story, do me a favor and drop me a review on iTunes. It would help me out a ton! I so appreciate all of your support! Patrons of the show receive V.I.P. Perks! Click here to see what they are: https://www.patreon.com/storysavantWant a free PDF of my 9 Essential Plot Points for a Page-Turning Story? Get it here: http://bit.ly/storysavantcoursesJoin the Story Savant Community on Facebook HERE.Want to learn more and connect with me? Do so HERE.Interested in being a guest on the show? Apply HERE.

    • 23 min
    Ep 1 - Welcome + My Story

    Ep 1 - Welcome + My Story

    Hi there! Do you know me? I'm author Liesel K. Hill. I'm an entrepreneur (authorpreneur), fiction writer, public speaker, and story lover. This is the brief story of my writing journey and what made me decide to start this podcast.I believe consumption of stories in any form encourages positive values, increased humanity, and enhanced spiritualism. My mission is to help train people to tell stories in their most resonant form in order to connect with others.This podcast is for aspiring writers, as well as anyone who simply loves stories. Come connect with me!Thanks so much for listening today! Read full show notes HERE.If you found value in today's podcast, do me a favor and drop me a review on iTunes. It would help me out a ton! And I so appreciate all of your support!If you wish to become a patron of the show, do so here: https://www.patreon.com/storysavant Patrons receive V.I.P. perks. Click the link to see what they are!Get a free PDF of my 9 Essential Plot Points for a Page-Turning Story here: http://bit.ly/storysavantcoursesJoin the Story Savant community on Facebook HERE.Learn more and connect with me more HERE.Want to be a guest on the show? Apply HERE.

    • 23 min

Customer Reviews

Chelsie Lambert ,

A truly enjoyable listen!

It was so cool listening to how the plots were broken down! This is different from what I typically listen to BUT Mann it is a joy. A nice way to shake up what I listen to weekly on my way to work! 😄

smc0326 ,

Amazing!

So excited for more episodes!

rraelaine ,

Exceptional discussion of plot development

Great analysis of successful stories and how the plots were developed. A discussion about plot organization including building a story line or multiple story lines, how they are interwoven, highs and lows of the story building the drama to pinnacle at the edge of the story precipice then rescues and rewards the reader with an amazing conclusion. Excellent podcasts.

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