Story Artist Podcast

Diana Wink

Hey, I'm Diana and this is Story Artist, a show that will not only help you tell stories that will change the world, but also create a lifestyle around those stories that is sustainable, creative and fulfilling. Let's be artists who impact society by both their work and their lifestyle. Ready to start the adventure of your lifetime?

A content creator manifesto #storymovement
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This is the world's biggest health problem. And especially in recent years, it has affected creative people all over the world.   I'm talking about anxiety. And in this video, I'll share my tactics on how to fight anxiety as a creative. Because you need to fight it, or else, it will slowly kill your creative juices from the inside. Anxiety is a pandemic. Let's beat it together.

Jun 6

5 min 11 sec

COVID-19 has sent us into an endless lockdown this year, and many are struggling to survive. From creatives all over the world, I hear that they're hitting blockages and are unable to produce creative work. And I understand.    As we're heading into our 6th month of lockdown here (crazy, right 🙄?), here are my survival tips for creatives.    2:45​ Survival hack #1 (What you need to focus on🎯) 4:15​ Survival hack #2 (WHO you need to focus on 😉) 6:14​ Survival hack #3 (all about small islands 🏝) 8:54​ Survival hack #4 (How to make sure you don't explode)   9:55​ Survival hack #5 (We've all been guilty of that one) 11:44​ Survival hack #6 (The key, really 🗝) -----------------------------------------------------  🎁 [FREE BOOK] My guide to content creation - Storyteller's Blueprint: https://storyartist.me​

May 1

16 min 51 sec

Meet Lindsay Buroker, an insanely prolific writer – she has written around 80 books, most of them as part of a series. With ten years of experience, Lindsay will teach us today how to write a successful book series.    2:00 Lindsay’s introduction – where she comes from, how many books she has written – hint: many!! 2:55 How she finally became a full-time writer – her biography is astonishing 7:48 Why you should write series instead of standalone 9:15 The Do’s and Don’t when it comes to writing book series   11:30 How to plan a series effectively 15:55 Lindsay’s process of writing a series   19:23 Lindsay’s secret to writing 10 novels a year 26:00 Efficient book series marketing practices 29:38 How to market subsequent books in the series 32:47 How to boost read-through 34:22 Lindsay’s favourite story   35:34 Podcast summary ✅ Lindsay’s fiction: https://lindsayburoker.com    The Six Figure Authors Podcast: https://6figureauthors.com

Apr 24

39 min 21 sec

When it comes to running a creative business, there are many lies we tend to believe. Deep-seated assumptions about business that we often don't even realize. In this video, I expose 5 lies we creatives often believe about business that are holding us back from taking our endeavours to the next level.    This is a chapter from my book 📚 "The Business Minded Creative": https://books2read.com/business-minde...​    Get the video course right here 🎬: https://storymasterclass.com/business...

Apr 10

15 min 5 sec

Do you want to live an extraordinary life? The key lies in the story you tell yourself. The extraordinary life starts inside your head and inside your heart. It's all – surprise, surprise – inside a story. 🎁 [FREE BOOK] My guide to content creation - Storyteller's Blueprint: https://storyartist.me​

Mar 20

3 min 18 sec

If you have or are intending to publish a book, the question always arises: wide or KDP exclusive? Mark Leslie Lefebvre says we're actually thinking too narrow. Long-term thinking goes far beyond that – how can you exploit more revenue streams? How wide is wide enough?  Here's where you can find Mark: http://markleslie.ca/ And this is his upcoming book "Wide for the Win": https://books2read.com/wideforthewin ----------------------------------------------------- 🎁 [FREE BOOK] My guide to content creation - Storyteller's Blueprint: https://storyartist.me

Mar 12

45 min 59 sec

We all know and also love these famous writers. But did you know of their truly weird yet mind-blowing habits? We can learn evergreen principles from them, and have fun wondering how the heck writers come up with these things...  -----------------------------------------------------  🎁 [FREE BOOK] My guide to content creation - Storyteller's Blueprint - is FREE on my website. Download it here: https://storyartist.me

Mar 5

9 min 35 sec

Creativity and Coffee – how do they work together in our brain? Does coffee enhance creativity or diminish it? And is coffee the creative's friend or foe?    -----------------------------------------------------  🎁 [FREE BOOK] My guide to content creation - Storyteller's Blueprint - is FREE on my website. Download it here: https://storyartist.me

Feb 13

3 min 48 sec

Do you want to live a fulfilling life? Do you want a lifestyle you need to escape from? I have a big announcement, one that could actually show you how to live the life of your creative dreams!   📚Get the book right here: https://books2read.com/business-minded-creative 

Feb 5

11 min 28 sec

Everyone wants to write a bestseller. But the question is: How?    In this episode, bestselling author Suzy K. Quinn reveals her approach on how to write a bestseller. And yes, everyone can do it. ----------------------------------------  Here are Suzy's books: https://www.suzykquinn.com/   And this is her course: https://learn.selfpublishingformula.com/p/bestseller-1    🎁 [FREE BOOK] My guide to content creation - Storyteller's Blueprint - is FREE on my website. Download it here: https://storyartist.me

Feb 1

28 min 29 sec

Here are 4 effective techniques and one bonus hack to get the most of your days. The time blocking method is probably one of the greatest productivity hacks to get back control of your daily time. Listen until the end for the bonus! 🎁 [FREE BOOK] My guide to content creation - Storyteller's Blueprint - is FREE on my website. Download it here: https://storyartist.me

Jan 23

9 min 12 sec

Is it possible to plan your year in advance? And how to plan the year for the most efficiency? How to make sure you see the plan through and reach your goals? [FREE BOOK] My guide to content creation - Storyteller's Blueprint - is FREE on my website. Download it here: https://storyartist.me

Jan 17

4 min 36 sec

In this interview, Bryan will share from his rich arsenal of copywriting experience how to optimize your Amazon ads and write better blurbs. Because blurbs are nothing else but stories, right? -------------------------------------------------  Here’s the Amazon Ads Challenge run by Bryan: http://sellingforauthors.com/january And this is the Sell More Books Show: https://sellmorebooksshow.com/ ❤️ [SUBSCRIBE]: https://bit.ly/346R4l9​ 🎁 [FREE BOOK] My guide to content creation - Storyteller's Blueprint - is FREE on my website. Download it here: https://storyartist.me

Jan 7

31 min 1 sec

2020 has been a rough year but it has taught me many lessons. In this video, I'll share with you 10 things 2020 has taught me.    Don't forget to download your free ebook @: https://storyartist.me

Dec 2020

20 min 9 sec

The year has flown by, hasn't it? But you can make the best use of your time, you can stretch it – if you know how. In this video, I reveal two ways of making the best of your time, enjoying it, and thus making the next year different.     ❤️ [SUBSCRIBE]: https://bit.ly/346R4l9  🎁 [FREE BOOK] My guide to content creation - Storyteller's Blueprint - is FREE on my website. Download it here: https://storyartist.me

Dec 2020

4 min 26 sec

Storytelling works for websites. In this video, I share storytelling principles that will help you create a landing page on your website that will entice visitors and get them to take the necessary CTA. I use Thrive Architect to build all of my websites, and I'll show how.    Get Trive Architect here: https://thrivethemes.com/affiliates/ref.php?id=10604    ❤️ [SUBSCRIBE]: https://bit.ly/346R4l9   🎁 [FREE BOOK] My guide to content creation - Storyteller's Blueprint - is FREE on my website. Download it here: https://storyartist.me

Dec 2020

23 min 8 sec

SEO is a reliable and long-term traffic strategy – how to succeed as a solopreneur, why SEO shouldn’t be scary for creatives, and more – with Viola Eva from Flow SEO. If you want to dive deeper, I highly recommend the course SEO Sprint right here: https://thrivethemes.com/seosprint/ ❤️ [SUBSCRIBE]: https://bit.ly/346R4l9 🎁 [FREE BOOK] My guide to content creation - Storyteller's Blueprint - is FREE on my website. Download it here: https://storyartist.me

Dec 2020

35 min 31 sec

I finished my trilogy a week ago. My thoughts about how I wrote the trilogy, and a reading of my newest book "Prometheus Ascending". If you want to jump straight to the reading – it starts at 4:00 minutes.  ❤️ [SUBSCRIBE]: https://bit.ly/346R4l9 🎁 [FREE BOOK] My guide to content creation - Storyteller's Blueprint - is FREE on my website. Download it here: https://storyartist.me

Nov 2020

9 min 10 sec

Is creativity a talent? Something that we are born with? The way you view creativity impacts the quality of your life.    In this video, you'll learn why creativity is important and 3 hacks – from Julia Cameron's "The Artist's Way" – to incorporate it into your everyday routine.    ❤️ [SUBSCRIBE]: https://bit.ly/346R4l9   🎁 [FREE BOOK] My guide to content creation - Storyteller's Blueprint - is FREE on my website. Download it here: https://storyartist.me

Oct 2020

4 min 50 sec

Don’t be afraid to be different. Add your voice to the conversation. Do things differently and boldly. It’s a risk, but it might be well worth taking.   How to have a podcast based on storytelling principles, grow podcast listeners and how to know if its worthwhile doing one, how to choose a format, and much more in this episode.   Find J. Thorn at https://thecareerauthor.com  ❤️ [SUBSCRIBE]: https://bit.ly/346R4l9   🎁 [FREE BOOK] My guide to content creation - Storyteller's Blueprint - is FREE on my website. Download it here: https://storyartist.me

Sep 2020

36 min 25 sec

Everything around us changes. Is there any security to be found? How can we deal with the constant changes life throws at us? Here's something that might change your perspective...   ❤️ [SUBSCRIBE]: https://bit.ly/346R4l9  🎁 [FREE BOOK] My guide to content creation - Storyteller's Blueprint - is FREE on my website. Download it here: https://storyartist.me

Sep 2020

5 min 46 sec

In today's show, we will talk about how to build a following online – the three essentials of an online following and platform, how to define a platform, email marketing, and all the mistakes you can make with email marketing. We will talk about blogging, Google, SEO, YouTube, and also Chris Nolan and Sylvester Stallone.    Here's where you can find David and more of his resources:  https://davidgaughran.com     ❤️ [SUBSCRIBE]: https://bit.ly/346R4l9   🎁 [FREE BOOK] My guide to content creation - Storyteller's Blueprint - is FREE on my website. Download it here: https://storyartist.me

Aug 2020

36 min 25 sec

It's never been as hard as today to be content creator. The noise is overwhelming. The internet overflows with content as more voices emerge and content creating A.I. becomes better and better.    How can you stand out? How can you find a tribe, make real change and sustain your creativity?    You have a power at your hands that is dangerously strong, if you know how to use it. 🎁 [FREE BOOK] My guide to content creation - Storyteller's Blueprint - is FREE on my website. Download it here: https://storyartist.me

Aug 2020

6 min 38 sec

In today's episode, we will talk to Joanna Penn about balancing business and creativity and why, if you want to make a living doing your art and doing your creativity, you cannot have one without the other. Your biggest takeaway will probably be an amazing mindset change and tools that can help you run a successful creative business online. Let's dive in.    Joanna's course "Business for Authors": https://bit.ly/32LuVbe   Joanna's Website: https://www.thecreativepenn.com   Joanna's Fiction: https://jfpenn.com Get your freebie here: https://storyartist.me My dystopian fiction: https://dfwink.com

Jul 2020

44 min 44 sec

You know how you want to go to the gym or make this healthy food choice instead of snacking or write this book? But you just can't seem to be motivated enough. Well, there is a solution where you can be motivated every single minute and second of the day. And I will reveal it to you in this episode. 

Jul 2020

13 min 19 sec

Blake Crouch is a bestselling novelist and screenwriter. He is the author of the novel, Dark Matter, for which he is writing the screenplay for Sony Pictures. His international-bestselling Wayward Pines trilogy was adapted into a television series for FOX, executive produced by M. Night Shyamalan. Crouch also created Good Behavior, the TNT television show. He has written more than a dozen novels that have been translated into over thirty languages. ---------- Get you FREE Storyteller's Blueprint and Video Course on storyartist.me  --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Jul 2020

25 min 55 sec

Tools can improve your writing, but they can also keep you from it.  All about the seven best writing tools in this episode.   Here are the tools I mention:    #1 – Spotify: https://www.spotify.com   #2 – Blinkist: https://blinkist.o6eiov.net/oYErg #3 – Milanote: https://bit.ly/37hu2ri #4 – Wordly App #5 – Descript: https://www.descript.com #6 – Pro Writing Aid: https://prowritingaid.com/ #7 – Scrivener: https://bit.ly/2Aq2ync

Jun 2020

18 min 59 sec

If I could invite Hugh Howey for coffee and pick his brain, this is what I'd ask. Sadly, I couldn't buy him a cup of coffee because of the 3,965 miles between us, but I'm so incredibly thankful that he took the time to answer my questions. I’m always humbled by the way he talks about writing and publishing and by his generous support of other authors in the community. If you still haven’t, read his books. Read his blog-posts on writing because there’s so much treasure in there. And prepare to be inspired by this interview and motivated to write and put serious work into your stories.

Jun 2020

31 min 7 sec

"The Martian" author Andy Weir has generously agreed to an interview with me.  When I wrote this email, I never thought he'd answer. But guess what was in my mailbox one ONE day later? An answer from Andy Weir.   Here are the takeaways from my interview with "The Martian" author.

May 2020

10 min 8 sec

Medium is THE platform for writers. How you can use it, what to look for and how to become successful on that platform – you will learn from Nicole Akers, founder of Publishious.

May 2020

24 min 4 sec

How does success in life work?   We will look at the life of three successful people you know and analyze what made them successful. What’s the single most important trait that makes successful people? Is there a secret behind successful indie writing careers?   I asked successful indie writers in the industry for this one secret. Not everybody answered. But the answers were surprisingly unanimous.  And unglamorous.  They told me how their success in life works. But it’s not a magic wand. It’s something that challenged me at exactly the point where I needed it most.  It will hit you right where you need it. So if you’re not afraid of a challenge, watch this video.  --------   “How can I tell the best stories and be heard?”    I’m here to guide you in every step of the way: from your book idea to building a big author platform.    https://storyartist.me

May 2020

11 min 1 sec

In this video, I will tell you how to get the best story ideas.    If you use the scientific principles in this video, you will never fear the blank page, and you will always come up with solutions to story problems in an instant.   There's some kind of a mythical fog that surrounds the notion of story ideas. As if some chosen people only get the best ones, the J. K. Rawlings and the Hemingways and the John Grishams of this world, and probably not you.  You're just waiting for the kiss of the muse and it never happens.  But what if I told you that you could train your brain to come up with great story ideas daily? What if I told you that you would never have to fear the blank page again? So let's throw away the misconceptions. Clear the fog.    Here are 5 scientific hacks you can use to come up with a great story.   --------   “How can I tell the best stories and be heard?”    I’m here to guide you in every step of the way: from your book idea to building a big author platform.    https://storyartist.me

Apr 2020

13 min 8 sec

If you're wondering how to write a book as a beginning author - not just some book, but an awesome book - you've come to the right place.   In this video, I will show you 8 simple steps from beginning to the end in order to finish your book.    And I want to start with a quote from Ellis Monroe. She said: "A story is not like a road to follow, but it's like a house." So in order to finish your book, your novel, you don't need a roadmap. You need a construction manual. And I will give you this construction manual today.    Be careful not to label every writing problem with writer's block. Because how come builders don't have building block or chefs don't have a cooking block? It's because they have a system. Because they have steps they follow in order to finish their work.  So you don't have to have writer's block. I will give you these eight steps that will take you from beginning to the end.    And by the way, step number eight is probably the hardest one.

Apr 2020

14 min

Everybody's talking about the pandemic, but I want to talk to you about it in a whole different way. Hi, I'm Diana, and this is Story Artist. Check out my website for more: http://storyartist.me 

Mar 2020

12 min 42 sec

In this special episode, I'm interviewing Dr. Darian Parker in everything creatives need to know about fitness and health. Don't miss out on this one, whether you're a fitness newbie or someone who's exercising for years.  Dr. Darian is the host of Dr. D’s Social Network, give his podcast a listen. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Feb 2020

42 min 3 sec

Let's talk about the spinning top. Will it fall over?    In this episode, we will talk about an amazing storytelling technique that can either make your story unforgettable or enrage your readers.

Jan 2020

15 min 48 sec

Boring second act. This has become a cliche, but why exactly can the middle of your story especially become boring and how can you beat second act problems forever? --------------   Do you want to live the life of your dreams? There is a power at your fingertips: Storytelling.   Learn how to become a writer, and use the power of storytelling for marketing, lifestyle, and fiction.   People want to believe in stories, but you have to deliver a story that is real. Consistent throughout.   It starts with you. Right now.  How? Find out at: http://storyartist.me

Jan 2020

17 min 27 sec

Welcome to 2020! In this video, I'll talk to you about the two pillars I'm building my writing career on in 2020 and the coming decade. We will explore trends in the publishing and writing industry, and I'll also share my own goals to inspire you to find a direction in this year – the best year to become a writer! Download your FREE ebook – a roadmap to start you author journey in the most effective way right now, without waiting for permission. It will teach you how to triple your output and live the life you want:  http://storyartist.me   Live your story,  Diana --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Jan 2020

19 min 39 sec

Imagine a piece of music made up of one single flat note. Would you listen to it? Hey, I'm Diana and this is Story Artist. Many stories start out great, but then they transform into one single flat note. And they become boring and tedious because there are no emotional highs and lows in the story. And the mistake lies in the pacing. So this is principle number six: how to keep your reader invested in the story.

Dec 2019

7 min 30 sec

Don't tell me the moon is shining. Show me the Glint of light on broken glass. Hi, I'm Diana. And this is Story Artist. This is a quote from Anton Chekhov, and it has been valid from the beginning of times for every writer. Now it's especially popular in movies and theater but in every form of writing, it's still valid to create a believable story. And in order to create a believable story, we will talk about the principle number four, which is show don't tell.

Dec 2019

9 min 41 sec

Who's the scariest antagonist you know? Probably your own fear.  Hi, I'm Diana, and this is Story Artist.Who's the scariest antagonist you know? Probably your own fear.  Hi, I'm Diana, and this is Story Artist.  --------------   Do you want to live the life of your dreams? There is a power at your fingertips: Storytelling.   Learn how to become a writer, and use the power of storytelling for marketing, lifestyle, and fiction.   People want to believe in stories, but you have to deliver a story that is real. Consistent throughout.   It starts with you. Right now.  How? Find out at: http://storyartist.me

Dec 2019

5 min 50 sec

Today I want to talk to you about the second very important principle in the Power of Storytelling, and this principle will show you how to instantly impress readers.   This principle is called: the Characteristic Moment.

Dec 2019

10 min 14 sec

If you don't learn this principle, you'll never be successful. Do I have your attention now? Hi, I'm Diana, and this is Story Artist. In this 15 part series I call "The Power of Storytelling", I want to talk to you about 15 storytelling principles you need to understand and to master. And these principles will skyrocket everything you do as an author, be it your fiction or nonfiction, be it blogging, be it marketing. Storytelling is such a powerful tool and it works in every area. Let's start with Principle #1

Nov 2019

8 min 43 sec

How can you become the next John Grisham?

Nov 2019

6 min 17 sec

Today, I'm taking you on a short journey through my everyday life, and show you 4 simple strategies to de-stress in this busy world as a creative.

Aug 2019

4 min 53 sec

After the printing press and the invention of TV and the radio, the next revolution is coming, and we're in the middle of it. Here's what it means for you as a storyteller. 

Aug 2019

11 min 35 sec

Dr. D. Corbett Everidge has an astonishing biography: He is a security specialist and martial arts instructor with twenty years of experience. Teaching people to live confidently in a world gripped by fear and violence is his life’s work. Dr. Everidge is a seasoned criminal justice educator at the college level, teaching courses such as Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Criminal Investigations, and Bloodspatter Pattern Analysis. In this gripping interview Dr. Everidge gives hands-on advice of how to write more authentically about crime, violence and weaponry. Spoiler alert: you have to get your hands dirty. Here's where you can find our more about his work and contact him: https://phdce.com http://ministryofdefense.us 

Aug 2019

25 min 30 sec

Why don't we have the things we dream about? Because we're not asking the right questions. This ONE questions will change everything.

Aug 2019

8 min 28 sec

There are 4 principles of consistency that you can use for your creative life and in your business – here's how.

Jul 2019

9 min 53 sec

I changed my creative sales strategy and am talking about the only three reasons you should be ashamed to sell. 

Jul 2019

11 min 22 sec