• Summary

  • Matt Bird (author of "The Secrets of Story: Innovative Tools for Perfecting Your Fiction and Captivating Readers") and James Kennedy (author of the novel "The Order of Odd-Fish") have raucous debates about the craft of novel writing, screenwriting, storytelling (and anything else they want to fight about!) Through their discussion you will learn how to be a better storyteller.
    Matt Bird and James Kennedy
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Episodes
  • Episode 35: Co-Authoring and Transgression with Keir Graff and Linda Joffe Hull

    Dec 20 2021
    A whopping two guests join us to discuss the feat of co-authoring three thrillers as "Linda Keir", including "The Swing of Things", which leads to a discussion of whether or not transgression need always be punished in American literature.
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    1 hr and 19 mins
  • Episode 34: Building Character Voice

    Nov 16 2021
    James and Matt discuss Metaphor Families, Default Personality Traits, and Default Argument Tactics. James quotes great wisdom forgetting that he's quoting Matt, and Matt heaps praise on James's new book-- It's a kumbaya love fest!
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    1 hr and 20 mins
  • Episode 33: Niceness, Apologies and PTSD

    Oct 29 2021
    James checks in on a prediction he made years ago (in Episode 4) that stories would start getting nicer. As it turns out, Ted Lasso proved him right!
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    1 hr and 11 mins

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Brilliant and hilarious writing podcast

Helpful, insightful, and full of hilarious bickering and fascinating tangents -- I want more episodes!