Story Artist Podcast

Why 60% of readers will never finish your book and how to avoid it

An episode of 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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11:33
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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 
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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
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The 4 laws of consistency & how to use them to your advantage
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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55:01
August 22, 2018
How to easily defeat the 4 main writing struggles with Jim Woods
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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
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44:28
July 11, 2018
The 3 keys to unforgettable characters
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26:01
June 27, 2018
Time-management, story and character development with Jennifer Oaks
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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
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