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Story Punch

Story Punch is a podcast about learning to tell better stories and interviewing people with interesting stories of their own.
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Jan 12, 2016

Conflict is a crucial part of every story. It's the driving force that moves the narrative forward. Without conflict, there can be no story.

On today's episode we look at three different sources for conflict in a story:

  • interpersonal conflict
  • environmental conflict
  • inner conflict

 

 

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Dec 1, 2015

Feedback is perhaps the most underrated aspect of writing stories. In this episode we talk about why it is absolutely critical to get feedback on your stories early and often. Without other people helping you gain perspective and find creative solutions to your problems, your stories won't be able to live up to their full potential.

In this episode we discuss:

  • The 2009 Nobel Peace Prize
  • Creativity Inc. by Ed Catmull
  • Pixar's Braintrust
  • Actual feedback that Marc has received on his writing
  • The limitations of feedback
  • How to give good feedback

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Nov 18, 2015

Theme is the driving force behind a good story. It gives focus and direction to the many disparate elements in a narrative. Finding your theme means picking a big idea and sticking with it. In today's episode, we'll be talking about what a strong theme requires and looking at several different film examples.

Movie examples include The Phantom Menace, Batman Begins, Skyfall, and Godzilla.

This episode's story is called The Kid in the Eucalyptus Grove.

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