Fiction can be a tricky thing. It can look so easy to do on the outside. But then, when you get into it, it starts to morph and you can get off track. Or, you can use a variety of tools that keep you on track so that you shorten the learning curve. In this episode, Dave Reed shares his unique journey of discovering his author’s voice and how he learned how to develop and structure his stories.
Runtime: 47 minutes, 34 seconds
Show Notes for Episode 20: Author Dave Reed on Story and Structure
Dave Reed has had a love affair with high fantasy and horror since he “published” his first novel in the 2nd grade. He’s figured out it’s a lot harder to write commercial fiction than to be the teacher’s pet in elementary school, but he’s happy to share the lessons he’s learned along this journey.
Mentioned and related links for Episode 20: Dave Reed
- Michael Hauge, author of Storytelling Made Easy
- Lisa Cron, author of Wired for Story, Story Genius and Story or Die
- Damon Suede, author of Verbalize: Bring stories to life and life to stories
- Robert McKee, author of Story: Substance, Structure, Style, and the Principles of Screenwriting
- John Truby, author of The Anatomy of Story
- Shawn Coyne, author of The Story Grid
- The Heroine’s Journey by Gail Garriger (not mentioned in the podcast, but a predecessor to Gail’s book is From Girl to Goddess: The Heroine’s Journey through Myth and Legend by Valeri Estelle Frankel)
- The Better-Faster Academy with Becca Syme
- The War of Art: Break Through the Block and Win Your Inner Creative Battles by Steven Pressfield
- 2,000 to 10,000: How to write faster, write better, and write more of what you love by Rachel Aaron
- Writer’s Block Assessment
- Episode 19: The Monster Method for Beating Writer’s Block
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