Bob Schultz is a writer/producer/instructor with nearly 20 years of experience in Hollywood. He’s also the co-founder of ScriptFest and the Great American PitchFest, which has been rated by Script Magazine as the #1 pitchfest and screenwriting conference in the world. Bob shares his passion for great films and his insights for pitching scripts of your own.
Critically-acclaimed novelist Karen Dionne talks us through constructing her new suspense novel The Marsh King’s Daughter, a story woven with a chilling premise and her own personal experiences growing up in an isolated part of Michigan’s upper peninsula. Her thought-provoking insights apply to anyone weaving their own experiences into the stories they tell.
With decades of experience as a critically acclaimed novelist and narrative nonfiction author, Alton Gansky brings well-worn writing advice to the table. Listen in as he shares his insights into writing, the struggle between good and evil, and where to buy the best lasagna in San Diego.
Jon gets to the heart of excellence in storytelling by weaving together insights on imagination, inspiration and emotional connection. Learn how to pitch your story to an agent or studio, lead with your strengths, and reach readers on a deeper level than you ever imagined. Don’t miss this engaging conversation with the author the New York Journal of Books calls “the king of the intelligent thriller.”
Bestselling novelists W. Michael Gear and Kathleen O’Neal Gear weave together gripping historical narratives by drawing from their expertise in archeology and anthropology to create tales of a forgotten past and a side of history you’ve never seen before. Listen in as they talk through their writing process and how they’ve managed to bring prehistoric civilizations to life.
A truly organic writer, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Allison Brennan gives insights into the process that has led her to pen thirty novels. Whether you’re a fan of fiction or a writer yourself you’ll enjoy her tips and be inspired by her passion for the joy of discovery in writing and crafting stories.
Join us as I pick the brain of USA Today Bestselling author Alan Jacobson. Well known for his researching into the FBI and behavioral profiling, Alan gives us the scoop on his approach to organizing a story, outlining, and hybrid publishing.
As the head speechwriter at Disney and an accomplished novelist, Tom Morrisey is able to share storytelling principles that apply both to speakers and to writers. Listen in as he talks the science of story and emotion, and how to make it work for you in the stories you tell.
#1 New York Times bestselling author Andrew Gross gives in-depth insight on writing the stories you feel born to tell. He shares ways that great characters hold a lens up so that readers can better see themselves, and how the stakes of a story shine a light on all that happens within it.
Having sold his first two novels before he even graduated from college, Michael Koryta is somewhat of a fiction prodigy. As one of the country’s rising literary stars and a New York Times bestselling author, Michael writes gripping suspense novels that resonate on a deep, emotional level with readers. Stephen King calls him a “master.” Listen in as Michael shares his secrets of the craft.