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Concepts that sell, like Miles Morales as Spider-Man - Why It Works

Concepts that sell, like Miles Morales as Spider-Man - Why It Works

November 14, 2019

WRITING FOR EMOTIONAL IMPACT by Karl Iglesias - Chapter 3, Part 1

Concepts that Sell - Like Miles Morales as Spider-Man - But Why?

On today's episode:

We dig deeper into Karl Iglesias's book, WRITING FOR EMOTIONAL IMPACTUsing Karl's thoughts as a jumping off point, we discuss the techniques writers use to elicit emotions, and the importance of emotion in storytelling.

This week, it's all about how to "punch up" concepts to make them: (1) more uniquely familiar, and (2) promise more conflict!

 

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Aftercast: Canto BITES? How to make The Last Jedi better.

Aftercast: Canto BITES? How to make The Last Jedi better.

November 13, 2019

On today's Aftercast... Daryl and Jay love the Disney Star Wars Sequel Trilogy thus far (THE FORCE AWAKENS and THE LAST JEDI), but if we HAD to find a way to make it better... what would we do? Here are some of the topics from today's Aftercast:

  • Is "bathos" overused inTHE LAST JEDI?
  • Was THE FORCE AWAKENS too derivative or was it paying homage?
  • Why don't we like Canto Bight? And how could we make that better?

Special thanks to Jim and Merrie from The Story Geeks Club for joining us on today's Aftercast as we recorded it LIVE!

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(Note: Specific release dates subject to change...)

  • Week 1: The Last Jedi - Dig Deeper
  • Week 1: Aftercast: Make It Better - The Sequel Trilogy
  • Week 2: The Mandalorian - Episodes 1 & 2 (to listen to ALL our The Mandalorian episodes, subscribe to The Story Geeks Talk Disney Plus)
  • Week 3: The Jedi Religion - Dig Deeper
  • Week 3: Aftercast: The Jedi & The Sith - Dig Deeper
  • Week 4: Nerdfight: Pitch a New Star Wars Trilogy
  • Week 4: Aftercast: Stories we want to see after The Rise of Skywalker
  • Week 5: Character Focus: Anakin Skywalker
  • Week 5: Aftercast: Top 10 Star Wars Characters
  • Week 6: The Women of Star Wars
  • Week 6: Nerdfight Aftercast: Most Powerful Star Wars Character
  • Week 7: Star Wars: Episode IX Reaction
  • Week 7: Aftercast: Character Focus: Emperor Palpatine
  • Week 8: Redemption in Star Wars
  • Week 8: Aftercast: Legends/Extended Universe - Dig Deeper

 

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Revisiting the Hidden Themes in The Last Jedi - with David from Tatooine Sons

Revisiting the Hidden Themes in The Last Jedi - with David from Tatooine Sons

November 12, 2019

THE RISE OF SKYWALKER IS COMING... but what do we need to dig deeper into from THE LAST JEDI to prepare for #TROS? We've got you covered.

Daryl and Jay are joined by David Jesse from the Tatooine Sons podcast to dig deeper into THE LAST JEDI):

  • What surprises from THE LAST JEDI did we like/dislike?
  • Where we land on the concept of balance in Star Wars...
  • What causes Luke to abandon his friends... and what reverses that decision for him?

The best way to kick off all our Star Wars content is to dig deeper into the latest movie... THE LAST JEDI!

 

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(Note: Specific release dates subject to change...)

  • Week 1: The Last Jedi - Dig Deeper
  • Week 1: Aftercast: Make It Better - The Sequel Trilogy
  • Week 2: The Mandalorian - Episodes 1 & 2 (to listen to ALL our The Mandalorian episodes, subscribe to The Story Geeks Talk Disney Plus)
  • Week 3: The Jedi Religion - Dig Deeper
  • Week 3: Aftercast: The Jedi & The Sith - Dig Deeper
  • Week 4: Nerdfight: Pitch a New Star Wars Trilogy
  • Week 4: Aftercast: Stories we want to see after The Rise of Skywalker
  • Week 5: Character Focus: Anakin Skywalker
  • Week 5: Aftercast: Top 10 Star Wars Characters
  • Week 6: The Women of Star Wars
  • Week 6: Nerdfight Aftercast: Most Powerful Star Wars Character
  • Week 7: Star Wars: Episode IX Reaction
  • Week 7: Aftercast: Character Focus: Emperor Palpatine
  • Week 8: Redemption in Star Wars
  • Week 8: Aftercast: Legends/Extended Universe - Dig Deeper

 

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How to Write Story Concepts–Like Jurassic Park!–That Sell

How to Write Story Concepts–Like Jurassic Park!–That Sell

November 7, 2019

WRITING FOR EMOTIONAL IMPACT by Karl Iglesias - Chapter 3, Part 1

How to Write Story Concepts--Like Jurassic Park!--That Sell...

On today's episode:

We dig deeper into Karl Iglesias's book, WRITING FOR EMOTIONAL IMPACTUsing Karl's thoughts as a jumping off point, we discuss the techniques writers use to elicit emotions, and the importance of emotion in storytelling.

This week, it's all about emotionally-driven, compelling "concepts" that audiences crave.

 

Want to join The Story Geeks Club? Check out all the benefits and rewards available to The Story Geeks Club members! The Story Geeks Club members make this show possible!

 

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SUBSCRIBE FOR MORE STORYTELLING-FOCUSED PODCASTS IN THIS SERIES:

  • Week 1: 3 Types of Emotions Storytellers Make Us Feel and How to Use Them in YOUR Writing
  • Week 2: How to Write Story Concepts--Like Jurassic Park!--That Sell
  • Week 3: How to Write Compelling Story Concepts - Part 2
  • Week 4: How Storytellers Tap into Universal Themes and Why YOU Care
  • Week 5: Why We Love Rey, Frodo, and Batman - Creating Beloved Characters
  • ...and stay tuned for more updates on future episodes in this series!

 

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3 Types of Emotions Storytellers Make Us Feel and How to Use Them in YOUR Writing

3 Types of Emotions Storytellers Make Us Feel and How to Use Them in YOUR Writing

October 31, 2019

WRITING FOR EMOTIONAL IMPACT by Karl Iglesias - Chapter 1

3 Types of Emotions Storytellers Make Us Feel and How to Use Them in YOUR Writing...

On today's episode:

...all dig deeper into Karl Iglesias's book, WRITING FOR EMOTIONAL IMPACTUsing Karl's thoughts as a jumping off point, we discuss the techniques writers use to elicit emotions, and the importance of emotion in storytelling.

 

Want to join The Story Geeks Club? Check out all the benefits and rewards available to The Story Geeks Club members! The Story Geeks Club members make this show possible!

 

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PURCHASE TIMESLINGERS! Jay and Nathan's time travel novel is available now! TIMESLINGERS currently has 4.5/5 stars on Amazon.com!

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SUBSCRIBE FOR MORE STORYTELLING-FOCUSED PODCASTS IN THIS SERIES:

  • Week 1: 3 Types of Emotions Storytellers Make Us Feel and How to Use Them in YOUR Writing
  • Week 2: How to Write Compelling Story Concepts - Part 1
  • Week 3: How to Write Compelling Story Concepts - Part 2
  • Week 4: How Storytellers Tap into Universal Themes and Why YOU Care
  • Week 5: Why We Love Rey, Frodo, and Batman - Creating Beloved Characters
  • ...and stay tuned for more updates on future episodes in this series!

 

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NERDFIGHT! The Best Stephen King Horror Movie: The Shining, Misery, or The Mist?

NERDFIGHT! The Best Stephen King Horror Movie: The Shining, Misery, or The Mist?

October 22, 2019

Sandra Dimas and Daryl Smith are joined by horror enthusiast Megan Salinas from Silver Screams and Nick Duke to fight over The Best Stephen King Horror Movie!

  • Moderator: Daryl Smith
  • Sandra's Choice: The Shining
  • Megan's Choice: The Mist
  • Nick's Choice: Misery

Which Stephen King horror movie do you think is the best? Let us know!!! And, while you're at it, let us know who you think won the NERDFIGHT!

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In Honor of Carrie Fisher’s Birthday… Our Leia Organa Podcast!

In Honor of Carrie Fisher’s Birthday… Our Leia Organa Podcast!

October 20, 2019

In honor of Carrie Fisher's birthday... here's a special re-release from September 18, 2018 where we dug deeper into Princess/General Leia Organa's story throughout the Skywalker Saga...

General LEIA ORGANA! To The Story Geeks, she'll always be royalty. This week, on The Story Geeks podcast, we dig deeper into LEIA ORGANA's journey from Princess Leia to General Leia. How did Leia change over the years? How did she grow? Is Leia someone we should look up to?

Alexis Torres (from Black Hollywood Live and AfterBuzzTV) joins Daryl and Jay to dig deeper into one of our favorite Star Wars characters: LEIA ORGANA. What do you think of Princess/General LEIA? Share your thoughts in The Story Geeks Facebook Group!

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IT Chapter 2 - Pennywise is fear. Face it.

IT Chapter 2 - Pennywise is fear. Face it.

October 15, 2019

Sandra Dimas and Justin Weaver are joined by horror enthusiast Megan Salinas from Silver Screams and Nick Duke to dig deeper into IT Chapter 2!

Want to join The Story Geeks Club? Check out all the benefits and rewards available to The Story Geeks Club members! The Story Geeks Club members make this show possible!

 

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PURCHASE TIMESLINGERS! Jay and Nathan's time travel novel is available now! TIMESLINGERS currently has 4.5/5 stars on Amazon.com! For a limited time, purchase TIMESLINGERS for $0.99 on Kindle before the price increases to $9.99!

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Brightburn - The true story of kid Superman. Or… not.

Brightburn - The true story of kid Superman. Or… not.

October 8, 2019

Daryl Smith and Sandra Dimas are joined by horror enthusiast Megan Salinas from Silver Screams and comic book guru Scott Niswander from NerdSync to dig deeper into BRIGHTBURN!

On today's Aftercast: More deep discussion about BRIGHTBURN! Unlock the Aftercast for only $2-a-month and unlock all our Aftercasts!

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PURCHASE TIMESLINGERS! Jay and Nathan's time travel novel is available now! TIMESLINGERS currently has 4.5/5 stars on Amazon.com! For a limited time, purchase TIMESLINGERS for $0.99 on Kindle before the price increases to $9.99!

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  • Week 2: BRIGHTBURN
    • Guests: Megan Salinas and Scott Niswander
  • Week 3: IT - CHAPTER 2
    • Guests: Megan Salinas and Nick Duke
  • Week 4: NERDFIGHT: BEST STEPHEN KING HORROR MOVIE
    • Guests: Megan Salinas and Nick Duke

 

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Us - Jordan Peele’s Doppelgänger Movie Kicks Off Scary Movie Month!

Us - Jordan Peele’s Doppelgänger Movie Kicks Off Scary Movie Month!

October 1, 2019

Mirrors are always creepy. But why?

Jay Sherer and Sandra Dimas are joined by comic book author and screenwriter Caleb Monroe and Jordan Peele super-fan Samri Alemseged to dig deeper into Jordan Peele's follow-up to GET OUT... US!

On today's AFTERCAST: Does US actually make sense? Does it need to make sense for it to work? Unlock the Aftercast for only $2-a-month and unlock all our Aftercasts!

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PURCHASE TIMESLINGERS! Jay and Nathan's time travel novel is available now! TIMESLINGERS currently has 4.5/5 stars on Amazon.com! For a limited time, purchase TIMESLINGERS for $0.99 on Kindle before the price increases to $9.99!

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  • Week 1: US

    • Guests: Caleb Monroe and Samri Alemseged
  • Week 2: BRIGHTBURN
    • Guests: Megan Salinas and Scott Niswander
  • Week 3: IT - CHAPTER 2
    • Guests: Megan Salinas and Nick Duke
  • Week 4: NERDFIGHT: BEST STEPHEN KING HORROR MOVIE
    • Guests: Megan Salinas and Nick Duke

 

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