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Story from Scratch #24: Prologues and Planet Building

Story from Scratch

Release Date: 08/08/2019

Story from Scratch #42: Harpies and Cyclopses Oh My! show art Story from Scratch #42: Harpies and Cyclopses Oh My!

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In this episode, we (try) to create our version of a good twist from scratch! Taking inspiration from a number of sources, Yale and Justin try to navigate through the complexities of writing a scene with a good twist, but making it both satisfying and unexpected.

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Story from Scratch #41: What Makes a Satisfying Twist? show art Story from Scratch #41: What Makes a Satisfying Twist?

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This episode, Yale and Justin are all about twists: shocking reveals and last-minute turns-of-the-tide. Our co-hosts try to dig down to the root of what makes twists good. They talk about Rick and Morty, and The Usual Suspects, and why 'it was all a dream' is so bad. 

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Story from Scratch #40: Q&A: Internal Consistency and Three-Dimensional Characters show art Story from Scratch #40: Q&A: Internal Consistency and Three-Dimensional Characters

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This week, we answers questions sent in by you, the fans. We touch on how to ensure internal consistency when baking pancakes--er, make that when writing a novel; how to write characters who go beyond the basic archetypes; and how to integrate a message into your story without being too anvillicious. If you have any questions you'd like us to answer in future episodes, email us at storyfromscratchpodcast@gmail.com.

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Story from Scratch #39: Star Wars—I Mean Star TREK Beyond show art Story from Scratch #39: Star Wars—I Mean Star TREK Beyond

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This episode, our friend K. M. McKenzie joins us to discuss and dissect the 2016 movie Star Trek Beyond. We gripe about soulless Hollywood blockbusters, over-reliance on CGI, and, of course, J. J. Abrams. 

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Story from Scratch #38: Are prologues really useless? ft. K. M. McKenzie show art Story from Scratch #38: Are prologues really useless? ft. K. M. McKenzie

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In this episode, we discuss a previously hotly contested topic: the prologue. Our good friend K. M. McKenzie joins us and gives her strong opinion on the matter, and we debate over whether or not prologues have any merit to them whatsoever.

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Story from Scratch #37: Lost on an Island show art Story from Scratch #37: Lost on an Island

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In this episode, we once again build a story from scratch, this time riffing off stories that feature mysterious settings like Lost, Cube, and The Maze Runner. 

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Story from Scratch #36: On Writing Groups ft. K. M. McKenzie show art Story from Scratch #36: On Writing Groups ft. K. M. McKenzie

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This episode, our lovely friend and wonderful writer K. M. McKenzie joins us to talk about her career and how we came to know each other. We also talk about her involvement with our partners, TdotSpec!

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Story from Scratch #35: Surviving as a Writer During Quarantine show art Story from Scratch #35: Surviving as a Writer During Quarantine

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In this episode, we address the giant elephant in the room and how it has affected our productivity as creatives. That's right--this episode's all about how we're managing during the COVID-19 era.

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Story from Scratch #34: Time Travel in Rick and Morty Is So Good show art Story from Scratch #34: Time Travel in Rick and Morty Is So Good

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In this episode, we examine an episode of the popular animated sci-fi comedy show, Rick and Morty. Specifically, Season 4, Episode 1. So, please go watch the episode yourself before listening to the spoilers!

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Story from Scratch #33: Dirigible Chase! show art Story from Scratch #33: Dirigible Chase!

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In this episode, we return to our long-honoured tradition of coming up with a story idea - from Scratch™! 

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This episode, Yale and Justin discuss the merits of prologues (or lack thereof). Yale has never liked prologues, but Justin remains adamant that they are sometimes necessary. Our co-hosts end up on a tangent about deluxe editions and speculate on business decisions.

In STRANDED: from Scratch, our crew finally set off to the mysterious planet and discover that it's strange - or is it? A lot of world-building has still yet been finalized, but our heroes will definitely probably meet obstacles on their quest to find the elusive DNA. Tune in as we find out what those obstacles might be.

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