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The Smarter Artist – Sterling & Stone

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The Smarter Artist – Sterling & Stone
The Smarter Artist – Sterling & Stone

The Smarter Artist – Sterling & Stone

Sterling & Stone

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Latest Episodes

SA387 You Have the Time if You Make the Time

LIES! You DO have time to write. Today, Johnny talks some simple things you can do to create extra time in your schedule. But in truth, you aren’t adding time at all. You’re freeing it up. When you understand how Parkinson’s Law works against you, you can also turn it around to work FOR you. […]

3 MIN2017 APR 26
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SA387 You Have the Time if You Make the Time

SA386 Unseat Your Hero with a Terrible Secret

Every hero needs a great knockdown off their high horse, and a deep, dark secret is a great way to do that. Today, Sean talks about some great ways to make your hero’s world turn on its head. From discovering your father sees hooker because you’re the call girl who shows up at his door […]

5 MIN2017 APR 24
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SA386 Unseat Your Hero with a Terrible Secret

SA385 Why Are Your Books Worth Reading?

Everyone wants to be a writer. But you need to answer a question: Why are your books worth reading? Why are you different? Why are you better? You need to find your unique selling point. Once you identify this, you’ll be better able to break through the flood of self-publishing that’s currently in the market.

4 MIN2017 APR 21
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SA385 Why Are Your Books Worth Reading?

SA384 Give Your Characters a Strong Sexual Identity

As storytellers and artists in general, we should give our characters a strong sexual identity. This doesn’t mean sex, but who your character is. Sean explains how you can ‘future-proof’ your stories, especially with the world changing as it currently is. This isn’t just about giving your characters a quirk; sexual identity, paired with other […]

5 MIN2017 APR 19
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SA384 Give Your Characters a Strong Sexual Identity

SA383 What is the Best Genre to Write In?

We’re not going to give you a simple, formulaic answer because there are several things to consider. Today, Johnny talks about the questions you need to ask yourself before you choose the genre you want to write in. From stylistic to knowledge and desirability to knowing your why, you must be honest with yourself and […]

3 MIN2017 APR 17
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SA383 What is the Best Genre to Write In?

SA382 What is an Everyman?

Everyman is a term we throw around, but what does it really mean? An ‘everyman’ is the average Joe. He’s not special, perfect, at the top of the food chain, or anything like that. It someone we can all relate to. Today, Johnny talks about what makes a good everyman, and how not to screw […]

3 MIN2017 APR 14
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SA382 What is an Everyman?

SA381 Change your Story Mood or Tone

Your tone or mood can take a drama and make it a comedy, romance, or even a thriller. Today, Sean talks about how you can take a story’s beats and change the tone to get a totally different version. Consider all the different takes on the Batman franchise, even from way back in the 60s. […]

5 MIN2017 APR 12
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SA381 Change your Story Mood or Tone

SA380 The Red Herring Explained

What’s a red herring? It’s a clue or piece of information that is nothing more than a misdirection. Today, Johnny talks about how we come across red herrings in real life, and how it can and should be mirrored in art. Every clue your hero finds shouldn’t lead him to his goal. That would be […]

3 MIN2017 APR 10
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SA380 The Red Herring Explained

SA379 What Are Tent Poles?

Hold the silly jokes… tent poles are very important! We’re using the term with story in mind, and whether you’re a plotter or pantser, you should keep them in mind, too. Today, Johnny talks about tent poles, how they help your reader stay interested in your story, and how to plan them well to prevent […]

3 MIN2017 APR 7
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SA379 What Are Tent Poles?

SA378 Why You Need to READ, READ, READ

There’s a simple quote from William Faulkner every author should take to heart: “Read, read, read.” Today, Sean talks about what his take on the quote is, and while some of it is obvious, he digs into how he’s put his reading to practical use in making his self-publishing career a success.

6 MIN2017 APR 5
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SA378 Why You Need to READ, READ, READ

Latest Episodes

SA387 You Have the Time if You Make the Time

LIES! You DO have time to write. Today, Johnny talks some simple things you can do to create extra time in your schedule. But in truth, you aren’t adding time at all. You’re freeing it up. When you understand how Parkinson’s Law works against you, you can also turn it around to work FOR you. […]

3 MIN2017 APR 26
Comments
SA387 You Have the Time if You Make the Time

SA386 Unseat Your Hero with a Terrible Secret

Every hero needs a great knockdown off their high horse, and a deep, dark secret is a great way to do that. Today, Sean talks about some great ways to make your hero’s world turn on its head. From discovering your father sees hooker because you’re the call girl who shows up at his door […]

5 MIN2017 APR 24
Comments
SA386 Unseat Your Hero with a Terrible Secret

SA385 Why Are Your Books Worth Reading?

Everyone wants to be a writer. But you need to answer a question: Why are your books worth reading? Why are you different? Why are you better? You need to find your unique selling point. Once you identify this, you’ll be better able to break through the flood of self-publishing that’s currently in the market.

4 MIN2017 APR 21
Comments
SA385 Why Are Your Books Worth Reading?

SA384 Give Your Characters a Strong Sexual Identity

As storytellers and artists in general, we should give our characters a strong sexual identity. This doesn’t mean sex, but who your character is. Sean explains how you can ‘future-proof’ your stories, especially with the world changing as it currently is. This isn’t just about giving your characters a quirk; sexual identity, paired with other […]

5 MIN2017 APR 19
Comments
SA384 Give Your Characters a Strong Sexual Identity

SA383 What is the Best Genre to Write In?

We’re not going to give you a simple, formulaic answer because there are several things to consider. Today, Johnny talks about the questions you need to ask yourself before you choose the genre you want to write in. From stylistic to knowledge and desirability to knowing your why, you must be honest with yourself and […]

3 MIN2017 APR 17
Comments
SA383 What is the Best Genre to Write In?

SA382 What is an Everyman?

Everyman is a term we throw around, but what does it really mean? An ‘everyman’ is the average Joe. He’s not special, perfect, at the top of the food chain, or anything like that. It someone we can all relate to. Today, Johnny talks about what makes a good everyman, and how not to screw […]

3 MIN2017 APR 14
Comments
SA382 What is an Everyman?

SA381 Change your Story Mood or Tone

Your tone or mood can take a drama and make it a comedy, romance, or even a thriller. Today, Sean talks about how you can take a story’s beats and change the tone to get a totally different version. Consider all the different takes on the Batman franchise, even from way back in the 60s. […]

5 MIN2017 APR 12
Comments
SA381 Change your Story Mood or Tone

SA380 The Red Herring Explained

What’s a red herring? It’s a clue or piece of information that is nothing more than a misdirection. Today, Johnny talks about how we come across red herrings in real life, and how it can and should be mirrored in art. Every clue your hero finds shouldn’t lead him to his goal. That would be […]

3 MIN2017 APR 10
Comments
SA380 The Red Herring Explained

SA379 What Are Tent Poles?

Hold the silly jokes… tent poles are very important! We’re using the term with story in mind, and whether you’re a plotter or pantser, you should keep them in mind, too. Today, Johnny talks about tent poles, how they help your reader stay interested in your story, and how to plan them well to prevent […]

3 MIN2017 APR 7
Comments
SA379 What Are Tent Poles?

SA378 Why You Need to READ, READ, READ

There’s a simple quote from William Faulkner every author should take to heart: “Read, read, read.” Today, Sean talks about what his take on the quote is, and while some of it is obvious, he digs into how he’s put his reading to practical use in making his self-publishing career a success.

6 MIN2017 APR 5
Comments
SA378 Why You Need to READ, READ, READ