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Story from Scratch #46: Attack of the Crocoballoons ft. Y. M. Pang

Story from Scratch

Release Date: 10/12/2020

Story from Scratch #58: Intro to Querying show art Story from Scratch #58: Intro to Querying

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This month, we're going to be taking an in-depth look at the querying process. Got a finished manuscript but not sure what the next step is? No worries--we're here to walk you through it. In our overview episode, we discuss our first experiences with querying, the benefits of querying (aside from getting an agent, of course), and when to start thinking about querying.

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Story from Scratch #57: Writing With Feeling show art Story from Scratch #57: Writing With Feeling

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This week, we talk all about channeling genuine emotions in our fiction. We go over the benefits of drawing on your own experiences and feeling things alongside the characters. Justin poses the question of whether emotional arcs need to be present in a first draft or can be added during revisions. 

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Story from Scratch #56: Romance for Dessert ft. Anahita Eftekhari show art Story from Scratch #56: Romance for Dessert ft. Anahita Eftekhari

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It's our Valentine's Day special! Our friend Ana joins us again to discuss writing romance (particularly in genres other than romance). We get Ana's insights on how romance can absolutely gut a character, how to balance a romantic subplot with the main plot, and whether it's possible to write a blank-slate love interest. And remember: don't skimp on dessert!

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Story from Scratch #55: Going On Tangents ft. Anahita Eftekhari show art Story from Scratch #55: Going On Tangents ft. Anahita Eftekhari

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This week on Story From Scratch... we have a difficult time staying on topic. Our good friend Anahita joins us for a discussion on writing multiple projects at the same time, not shying away from harsh critique, and how our educational backgrounds can inform our writing. We also discuss whether Casper was ever alive, what kind of animal Yale looks like, and whether we can trust people who don't believe in ghosts.

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Story from Scratch #54: Justin's Dark Secret show art Story from Scratch #54: Justin's Dark Secret

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We're back from our hiatus with a brand new season! To kick off the new year, Justin and Yale chat about their takeaways from 2020 and their writing goals for 2021. Yale talks about his new manuscript, and Justin reveals a very odd fact about himself.

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Introducing Final Piece show art Introducing Final Piece

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Final Piece is a podcast Yale hosts about murder mysteries. 

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Story from Scratch #53: 2020 Writing and Mental Health Recap show art Story from Scratch #53: 2020 Writing and Mental Health Recap

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This week, we take a look back at all that has happened in 2020. It was a tumultuous year, but nonetheless, we have made it to the end (almost). Justin talks about his upcoming music release and Yale teases his upcoming project, Final Piece, a murder mystery podcast.

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Story from Scratch #52: Fight Club is Amazing & Shutter is Very Scary show art Story from Scratch #52: Fight Club is Amazing & Shutter is Very Scary

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This week, Yale and Justin take care of homework from a month ago. After watching their respective movies, our cohosts review what they enjoyed about 10 Cloverfield Lane, Fight Club, and Tale of Two Sisters. MAJOR SPOILERS AHEAD. You've been warned.

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Story from Scratch #51: The Origin and Reasons Behind Story from Scratch #51: The Origin and Reasons Behind "From Scratch" Ft. Scott Thrower

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This week, we have a short but sweet episode where Scott Thrower of Fairy Tales for Unwanted Children gives us his feedback on our beloved "From Scratch" segment.

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Story from Scratch #50: Success in Self-Publishing ft. Scott Thrower show art Story from Scratch #50: Success in Self-Publishing ft. Scott Thrower

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This week, we're once again joined by the exquisite voice of Scott Thrower as we pick his brain on the self-publishing market. We chat about the scandalous exploitation that plagued the early self-publishing landscape and dissect the workoholism of an independent author.

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More Episodes

In a first for the podcast, special guest Y. M. Pang joins us for one of our "From Scratch" segments. When tasked with creating a story that incorporates each of our darkest fears, we come up with a riveting B-movie plot that is sure to fuel your nightmares for years to come.

Check out Michelle's website: http://www.ympang.com

Or follow her on Twitter @YMPangWriter

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