Story Artist Podcast

Story Artist Podcast

By Diana Wink
Hey, I'm Diana and this is Story Artist, a show that will not only help you tell stories that will change the world, but also create a lifestyle around those stories that is sustainable, creative and fulfilling. Let's be artists who impact society by both their work and their lifestyle. Ready to start the adventure of your lifetime?
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How to balance creativity and business – with Joanna Penn
In today's episode, we will talk to Joanna Penn about balancing business and creativity and why, if you want to make a living doing your art and doing your creativity, you cannot have one without the other. Your biggest takeaway will probably be an amazing mindset change and tools that can help you run a successful creative business online. Let's dive in.    Joanna's course "Business for Authors": https://bit.ly/32LuVbe   Joanna's Website: https://www.thecreativepenn.com   Joanna's Fiction: https://jfpenn.com Get your freebie here: https://storyartist.me My dystopian fiction: https://dfwink.com
34:14
July 23, 2020
How to stay motivated
You know how you want to go to the gym or make this healthy food choice instead of snacking or write this book? But you just can't seem to be motivated enough. Well, there is a solution where you can be motivated every single minute and second of the day. And I will reveal it to you in this episode. 
10:43
July 15, 2020
How to get your novel into Hollywood – with Blake Crouch
Blake Crouch is a bestselling novelist and screenwriter. He is the author of the novel, Dark Matter, for which he is writing the screenplay for Sony Pictures. His international-bestselling Wayward Pines trilogy was adapted into a television series for FOX, executive produced by M. Night Shyamalan. Crouch also created Good Behavior, the TNT television show. He has written more than a dozen novels that have been translated into over thirty languages. ---------- Get you FREE Storyteller's Blueprint and Video Course on storyartist.me 
28:59
July 2, 2020
The 7 best writing tools – Blinkist, Scrivener, Descript, Milanote & co.
Tools can improve your writing, but they can also keep you from it.  All about the seven best writing tools in this episode.   Here are the tools I mention:    #1 – Spotify: https://www.spotify.com   #2 – Blinkist: https://blinkist.o6eiov.net/oYErg #3 – Milanote: https://bit.ly/37hu2ri #4 – Wordly App #5 – Descript: https://www.descript.com #6 – Pro Writing Aid: https://prowritingaid.com/ #7 – Scrivener: https://bit.ly/2Aq2ync
18:59
June 11, 2020
Hugh Howey on how to write good science-fiction, produce your best work and become a successful writer
If I could invite Hugh Howey for coffee and pick his brain, this is what I'd ask. Sadly, I couldn't buy him a cup of coffee because of the 3,965 miles between us, but I'm so incredibly thankful that he took the time to answer my questions. I’m always humbled by the way he talks about writing and publishing and by his generous support of other authors in the community. If you still haven’t, read his books. Read his blog-posts on writing because there’s so much treasure in there. And prepare to be inspired by this interview and motivated to write and put serious work into your stories.
31:09
June 4, 2020
8 takeaways from my interview with "The Martian" author Andy Weir
"The Martian" author Andy Weir has generously agreed to an interview with me.  When I wrote this email, I never thought he'd answer. But guess what was in my mailbox one ONE day later? An answer from Andy Weir.   Here are the takeaways from my interview with "The Martian" author.
12:13
May 28, 2020
How to be successful on Medium – with Nicole Akers
Medium is THE platform for writers. How you can use it, what to look for and how to become successful on that platform – you will learn from Nicole Akers, founder of Publishious.
23:20
May 19, 2020
How success in life works
How does success in life work?   We will look at the life of three successful people you know and analyze what made them successful. What’s the single most important trait that makes successful people? Is there a secret behind successful indie writing careers?   I asked successful indie writers in the industry for this one secret. Not everybody answered. But the answers were surprisingly unanimous.  And unglamorous.  They told me how their success in life works. But it’s not a magic wand. It’s something that challenged me at exactly the point where I needed it most.  It will hit you right where you need it. So if you’re not afraid of a challenge, watch this video.  --------   “How can I tell the best stories and be heard?”    I’m here to guide you in every step of the way: from your book idea to building a big author platform.    https://storyartist.me
10:59
May 8, 2020
How to get the best story ideas
In this video, I will tell you how to get the best story ideas.    If you use the scientific principles in this video, you will never fear the blank page, and you will always come up with solutions to story problems in an instant.   There's some kind of a mythical fog that surrounds the notion of story ideas. As if some chosen people only get the best ones, the J. K. Rawlings and the Hemingways and the John Grishams of this world, and probably not you.  You're just waiting for the kiss of the muse and it never happens.  But what if I told you that you could train your brain to come up with great story ideas daily? What if I told you that you would never have to fear the blank page again? So let's throw away the misconceptions. Clear the fog.    Here are 5 scientific hacks you can use to come up with a great story.   --------   “How can I tell the best stories and be heard?”    I’m here to guide you in every step of the way: from your book idea to building a big author platform.    https://storyartist.me
13:08
April 22, 2020
How to write a book for beginners
If you're wondering how to write a book as a beginning author - not just some book, but an awesome book - you've come to the right place.   In this video, I will show you 8 simple steps from beginning to the end in order to finish your book.    And I want to start with a quote from Ellis Monroe. She said: "A story is not like a road to follow, but it's like a house." So in order to finish your book, your novel, you don't need a roadmap. You need a construction manual. And I will give you this construction manual today.    Be careful not to label every writing problem with writer's block. Because how come builders don't have building block or chefs don't have a cooking block? It's because they have a system. Because they have steps they follow in order to finish their work.  So you don't have to have writer's block. I will give you these eight steps that will take you from beginning to the end.    And by the way, step number eight is probably the hardest one.
14:00
April 16, 2020
CORONA – and how writing helped me escape the panic
Everybody's talking about the pandemic, but I want to talk to you about it in a whole different way. Hi, I'm Diana, and this is Story Artist. Check out my website for more: http://storyartist.me 
12:42
March 31, 2020
What creatives need to know about fitness – with Dr. Darian Parker PhD
In this special episode, I'm interviewing Dr. Darian Parker in everything creatives need to know about fitness and health. Don't miss out on this one, whether you're a fitness newbie or someone who's exercising for years.  Dr. Darian is the host of Dr. D’s Social Network, give his podcast a listen.
41:21
February 12, 2020
How to make your reader furious
Let's talk about the spinning top. Will it fall over?    In this episode, we will talk about an amazing storytelling technique that can either make your story unforgettable or enrage your readers.
15:48
January 30, 2020
Why your story is boring [Principle #6 – The Power of Storytelling]
Boring second act. This has become a cliche, but why exactly can the middle of your story especially become boring and how can you beat second act problems forever? --------------   Do you want to live the life of your dreams? There is a power at your fingertips: Storytelling.   Learn how to become a writer, and use the power of storytelling for marketing, lifestyle, and fiction.   People want to believe in stories, but you have to deliver a story that is real. Consistent throughout.   It starts with you. Right now.  How? Find out at: http://storyartist.me
17:27
January 19, 2020
The 2 pillars of content creation – how to build an author career in 2020
Welcome to 2020! In this video, I'll talk to you about the two pillars I'm building my writing career on in 2020 and the coming decade. We will explore trends in the publishing and writing industry, and I'll also share my own goals to inspire you to find a direction in this year – the best year to become a writer! Download your FREE ebook – a roadmap to start you author journey in the most effective way right now, without waiting for permission. It will teach you how to triple your output and live the life you want:  http://storyartist.me   Live your story,  Diana
18:58
January 13, 2020
How to keep the reader invested in your story [Principle #5 – The Power of Storytelling]
Imagine a piece of music made up of one single flat note. Would you listen to it? Hey, I'm Diana and this is Story Artist. Many stories start out great, but then they transform into one single flat note. And they become boring and tedious because there are no emotional highs and lows in the story. And the mistake lies in the pacing. So this is principle number six: how to keep your reader invested in the story.
07:30
December 29, 2019
How to make every word believable [Principle #4 – The Power of Storytelling]
Don't tell me the moon is shining. Show me the Glint of light on broken glass. Hi, I'm Diana. And this is Story Artist. This is a quote from Anton Chekhov, and it has been valid from the beginning of times for every writer. Now it's especially popular in movies and theater but in every form of writing, it's still valid to create a believable story. And in order to create a believable story, we will talk about the principle number four, which is show don't tell.
09:41
December 22, 2019
How to make your content powerful [Principle #3 – The Power of Storytelling]
Who's the scariest antagonist you know? Probably your own fear.  Hi, I'm Diana, and this is Story Artist.Who's the scariest antagonist you know? Probably your own fear.  Hi, I'm Diana, and this is Story Artist.  --------------   Do you want to live the life of your dreams? There is a power at your fingertips: Storytelling.   Learn how to become a writer, and use the power of storytelling for marketing, lifestyle, and fiction.   People want to believe in stories, but you have to deliver a story that is real. Consistent throughout.   It starts with you. Right now.  How? Find out at: http://storyartist.me
05:50
December 14, 2019
How to instantly impress readers [Principle #2 – The Power of Storytelling]
Today I want to talk to you about the second very important principle in the Power of Storytelling, and this principle will show you how to instantly impress readers.   This principle is called: the Characteristic Moment.
10:14
December 9, 2019
How to get the reader's undivided attention [Principle #1 – The Power of Storytelling]
If you don't learn this principle, you'll never be successful. Do I have your attention now? Hi, I'm Diana, and this is Story Artist. In this 15 part series I call "The Power of Storytelling", I want to talk to you about 15 storytelling principles you need to understand and to master. And these principles will skyrocket everything you do as an author, be it your fiction or nonfiction, be it blogging, be it marketing. Storytelling is such a powerful tool and it works in every area. Let's start with Principle #1
08:44
November 28, 2019
John Grisham's secret to 45 books
How can you become the next John Grisham?
06:16
November 20, 2019
4 strategies to beat stress in everyday life
Today, I'm taking you on a short journey through my everyday life, and show you 4 simple strategies to de-stress in this busy world as a creative.
04:53
August 30, 2019
The next revolution in storytelling
After the printing press and the invention of TV and the radio, the next revolution is coming, and we're in the middle of it. Here's what it means for you as a storyteller. 
11:33
August 20, 2019
How to write about violence, weapons and crime with Dr. D. Corbett Everidge
Dr. D. Corbett Everidge has an astonishing biography: He is a security specialist and martial arts instructor with twenty years of experience. Teaching people to live confidently in a world gripped by fear and violence is his life’s work. Dr. Everidge is a seasoned criminal justice educator at the college level, teaching courses such as Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Criminal Investigations, and Bloodspatter Pattern Analysis. In this gripping interview Dr. Everidge gives hands-on advice of how to write more authentically about crime, violence and weaponry. Spoiler alert: you have to get your hands dirty. Here's where you can find our more about his work and contact him: https://phdce.com http://ministryofdefense.us 
25:27
August 16, 2019
The one realization that changed my life
Why don't we have the things we dream about? Because we're not asking the right questions. This ONE questions will change everything.
08:27
August 1, 2019
The 4 laws of consistency & how to use them to your advantage
There are 4 principles of consistency that you can use for your creative life and in your business – here's how.
09:53
July 25, 2019
Why you should be ashamed to sell
I changed my creative sales strategy and am talking about the only three reasons you should be ashamed to sell. 
11:22
July 18, 2019
How to write the first chapter in a series
You might know how to write a first chapter. But what are the requirements for the first chapter in CONTINUING fiction? I'm analyzing the first chapter of my new book with you today. Yl know how to write a first chapter. But what are the requirements for the first chapter in CONTINUING fiction? I'm analyzing the first chapter of my new book with you today. https://books2read.com/prometheusfalling
16:25
July 11, 2019
The ONE thing that will make your story unforgettable
Do you want to write a story your readers won't soon forget? Here's the one thing that will accomplish that and 5 principles to use it right.
10:21
July 1, 2019
How to turn passionate fans into ferocious haters
It's a phenomenon we have seen with many TV shows and other forms of serial serial storytelling: the story is off to a great start gaining passionate fans, but the ending turns them into an angry mob of haters. How can this happen? And how can we avoid this as authors?
11:20
June 21, 2019
3 simple steps to become a writer
In this episode, we will discuss 3 straightforward steps to truly becoming a writer.
17:14
May 23, 2019
You SHOULD read novels! – 5 compelling reasons why
Why reading fiction is a MUST for everybody & how to make the best out of it.
12:43
May 16, 2019
Why 60% of readers will never finish your book and how to avoid it
Beat the odds. Raise your read-through rate. Win not mere readers but fans who will continue to buy your books. How? You'll learn in this episode!
10:14
May 9, 2019
How to write climatic scenes & big battles – 6 devices episode 3 season 8 of Game of Thrones uses ingeniously
Writing climatic moment and big battles can be exhausting. How to find the balance between action and suspense? How to keep the overview when the cast of characters is huge? How to create a battle that becomes unforgettable? Game of Thrones Season 8 Episode 3 has done an amazing job and we as writers can learn from it.  Download my free workbook:  storyartist.me
19:23
May 2, 2019
The core of your story – 2 practical tips to make your theme powerful
The theme of your story is probably the most important aspect of storytelling as it will determine whether the story will stick with your reader and touch their heart.  Here are two techniques to make theme powerful in your story.
10:41
April 25, 2019
5 effective ways to plan your novel
Are you currently planning your novel? Starting with the first draft?  These great techniques from Dan Brown, R. L. Stine, Damon Suede, James Patterson and Margaret Atwood apply to both pantsers and outliners, and can be used to plan blogposts and short stories – basically every storytelling project.  Listen in! You'll be surprised what I have in store. 
08:23
April 18, 2019
6 boxes your hero has to tick to become unforgettable
Harry Potter, Marry Poppins, Jack Reacher or Jason Bourne. All of the heroes that stick with us for years have principles in common that make those characters unforgettable. Principles you can use to create your own unforgettable hero.  
11:04
April 10, 2019
6 editing principles by famous creatives everyone should know
Martin Scorcese, R. L. Stine, Aaron Sorkin ... those are only some of the creatives I'll talk about in this episode. You'll hear about their unique editing principles that you can apply to any work of art.
11:02
April 4, 2019
How to become a thriving writer – with Frank McKinley
Today, we have an interview with author and coach Frank McKinley, host of the Thriving Writers Show, and we will be talking about how to thrive as a writer and sell thousands of books. Check out the full show notes and links here: storyartist.me/2018/10/03/15-how-to-become-a-thriving-writer/ If you like it, you can support the show on Patreon with several dollars a month: www.patreon.com/storyartist
46:17
October 3, 2018
Self-publishing – is it really the right choice for me?
Following up on the latest episode, we will be discussing today whether self-publishing is the right choice for you and the 6 rough steps towards successful self-publishing, with lots of great resources that helped me in my journey so far. Check out the full show notes and links here: http://storyartist.me/2018/09/19/14-self-publishing-is-it-the-right-choice-for-me/ If you like it, you can support the show on Patreon with several dollars a month: www.patreon.com/storyartist
39:27
September 19, 2018
Overcoming challenges and self-publishing on low budget with Mateja Klaric
Today, we will be talking about how to face and overcome challenging setbacks in our creative life, how to start a career from scratch and how to self-publish on a low to no budget! Mateja has an extraordinary biography and very interesting and encouraging insight, and we touch on challenging topics of being broke, starting from scratch but also have a positive and very giggly spin on that in the end, so stay tuned to this interview! Check out the full show notes and links here: storyartist.me/2018/09/05/13-overcoming-challenges-and-self-publishing-on-low-budget-with-mateja-klaric/ If you like it, you can support the show on Patreon with several dollars a month: www.patreon.com/storyartist
1:04:54
September 5, 2018
3 simple creative habits that will triple your output
With the release of my FREE Routine Workbook "8 steps to map out a sustainable creative routine & an incredible artistic adventure", I will be talking to you about 3 of those habits that will maximize your creative output – short-term and long-term. Check out the full show notes and links here: http://storyartist.me/2018/08/22/12-3-simple-creative-habits-that-will-triple-your-output/ If you like it, you can support the show on Patreon with several dollars a month: www.patreon.com/storyartist
55:01
August 22, 2018
How to easily defeat the 4 main writing struggles with Jim Woods
I'm interviewing author and writing coach Jim Woods and we will be talking about writing hacks that can easily help you defeat the 4 main author struggles – including writing habits, first drafts, revision and momentum. Check out the full shownotes here: http://storyartist.me/2018/08/08/11-how-to-easily-defat-the-4-main-writing-struggles-with-jim-woods/
1:08:20
August 9, 2018
Unstuck your creativity – 4 reasons and fixes to finally move forward
We will be talking about the four reasons why your creative craft or business feels stuck and you might not be moving forward – and how to fix those things so that you can finally get moving again and your creativity will flourish! I felt this way recently – like I was doing all right things and still nothing was moving – even worse. It was slowly rolling backwards. If you feel that way too, listen on! Check out the full show notes & links here: https://bit.ly/2ORBOym If you like it, you can support the show on Patreon with several dollars a month, a coffee a month in exchange for a great conversation ;) And I'd love it to be a mutual conversation, to hear from you & get feedback on the first episode. https://www.patreon.com/storyartist
22:54
July 25, 2018
Intercultural creativity and artistic community with Caroline DePalatis
Today, I have an interview with Caroline DePalAtis, a writer and a pioneer for intercultural communications. It's such a great interview with so many takeaways on culture, open-mindedness and also writing and being part of a community, and I love Caroline's heart and her attitude on being generous with people and trying to sympathize and understand! Check out the full show notes & links here: https://bit.ly/2mjWUIF If you like it, you can support the show on Patreon with several dollars a month, a coffee a month in exchange for a great conversation ;) And I'd love it to be a mutual conversation, to hear from you & get feedback on the first episode. https://www.patreon.com/storyartist
44:28
July 11, 2018
The 3 keys to unforgettable characters
If you want to create unforgettable characters, those characters that will grip your readers and the characters they will remember, this is a must-listen episode. Check out the full show notes & links here: https://bit.ly/2KEc1Xb If you like it, you can support the show on patreon with several dollars a month, a coffee a month in exchange for a great conversation ;) And I'd love it to be a mutual conversation, to hear from you & get feedback on the first episode. https://www.patreon.com/storyartist
26:01
June 27, 2018
Time-management, story and character development with Jennifer Oaks
Today, I have an interview with romance author Jennifer Oaks, and Jennifer is really an amazing person who can inspire all of us, especially those who are still at the beginning of their journey and still trying to juggle art and a day-job! We have a great chat about successful time-management, discovering your process, story and character development. Enjoy! Check out the full show notes & links here: https://bit.ly/2vwf1QS If you like it, you can support the show on Patreon with several dollars a month, a coffee a month in exchange for a great conversation ;) And I'd love it to be a mutual conversation, to hear from you & get feedback on the first episode. https://www.patreon.com/storyartist
35:56
June 13, 2018
Art & Money – revolutionize the way you see wealth as a creative
What we believe and what we think of money determines our financial situation. Money is like a multiplier – the more you have of it, the more it will bring out your initial qualities and thoughts about money. Check out the full show notes & links here: https://bit.ly/2LpFXai If you like it, you can support the show on Patreon with several dollars a month, a coffee a month in exchange for a great conversation ;) And I'd love it to be a mutual conversation, to hear from you & get feedback on the first episode. https://www.patreon.com/storyartist
25:20
June 6, 2018
Make your creative dreams come true by dreamlining
Today, we will be talking about how to make your creative dreams come true by dreamlining, a concept introduced by Tim Ferris. Check out the full show notes & links here: https://bit.ly/2OV2SNq If you like it, you can support the show on Patreon with several dollars a month, a coffee a month in exchange for a great conversation ;) And I'd love it to be a mutual conversation, to hear from you & get feedback on the first episode. https://www.patreon.com/storyartist
23:03
May 29, 2018
The ONLY way how you won't ever make it as an artist
A man once gave up three steps from where a treasure worths of millions of dollars lay.Don't repeat Darby's mistake. Instead, learn from those 5 principles of successful artists and entrepreneurs when it comes to dealing with failure. Check out the full show notes & links here: https://bit.ly/2nr2QA5 If you like it, you can support the show on Patreon with several dollars a month, a coffee a month in exchange for a great conversation ;) And I'd love it to be a mutual conversation, to hear from you & get feedback on the first episode. https://www.patreon.com/storyartist
21:53
May 23, 2018
Short stories, professional creativity & collaboration with other artists – with Meg Konovska
Meg provides lots and lots of ideas, great techniques for creativity, like the 33 dots illustration which I would love to try out at some point myself! Check out the full show notes & links here: https://bit.ly/2IpaHeo If you like it, you can support the show on Patreon with several dollars a month, a coffee a month in exchange for a great conversation ;) And I'd love it to be a mutual conversation, to hear from you & get feedback on the episode. https://www.patreon.com/storyartist
42:32
May 16, 2018
How to write a mind-blowing first chapter + Live Reading
Writing a good first chapter is one of the hardest things to do. Let's see what how you can live up to the task. Check out the full show notes & links here: https://bit.ly/2M7yTDW If you like it, you can support the show on Patreon with several dollars a month, a coffee a month in exchange for a great conversation ;) And I'd love it to be a mutual conversation, to hear from you & get feedback on the first episode. https://www.patreon.com/storyartist
39:47
May 9, 2018
12 qualities of a storyteller that will make you stand out from the crowd
Storytelling is a lifestyle, and we will discuss 12 traits that will make you a great storyteller and help lead a happy life. Check out the full show notes & links here: https://bit.ly/2jpDHEb If you like it, you can support the show on Patreon with several dollars a month, a coffee a month in exchange for a great conversation ;) And I'd love it to be a mutual conversation, to hear from you & get feedback on the first episode. www.patreon.com/storyartist
32:44
May 1, 2018
12 qualities of a storyteller that will make you stand out from the crowd
We all are storytellers, or at least meant to be them. Being a storyteller is a lifestyle that will lead you to happiness and let you implant the world, and we will talk about the 12 qualities and traits a storyteller possesses in order to stand out from the crowd.
32:44
May 1, 2018