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The Novel Analyst Podcast

By Jed Herne

Hi! I’m Jed Herne - fantasy author and story lover. Each episode I analyse a story to help you become a better writer. I'm the author of Fires of the Dead, along with numerous short stories published in The Arcanist, The Scarlet Leaf Review, Flintlock, and more. New podcast episodes every 2nd Tuesday at 8am Perth time. jedherne.com novelanalyst.com

  1. 1.
    42. A Confusion of Princes by Garth Nix - The Triumph of Humanity12/10/2019
    35:47
  2. 2.
    41. The Ember Blade by Chris Wooding - Nailing the Opening 48 Pages11/26/2019
    32:08
  3. 3.
    40. Skulduggery Pleasant by Derek Landy - Writing an Amazing Series11/12/2019
    33:13
  4. 4.
    39. Leviathan Wakes by James S. A. Corey - Grounding Stories With Characters10/29/2019
    23:39
  5. 5.
    38 - Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson - Giving Readers Chills10/16/2019
    33:14
  6. 6.
    [Announcement] Win a signed copy of Fires of the Dead + send me your questions!10/11/2019
    2:37
  7. 7.
    37 - Harry Potter by J. K. Rowling – Disguising Exposition10/1/2019
    17:49
  8. 8.
    36 - [Interview] Gareth Hanrahan: World Building, Writing Advice, and Creating a Successful Writing Career9/19/2019
    59:37
  1. 9.
    35 - The Gutter Prayer by Gareth Hanrahan - World Building for Fantasy Cities9/17/2019
    28:33
  2. 10.
    Special sneak peek! Chapter one of my debut fantasy novella, FIRES OF THE DEAD9/10/2019
    15:21
  3. 11.
    34 - The Language of Dying by Sarah Pinborough - Creating Emotion9/3/2019
    18:39
  4. 12.
    33 - A Canticle for Leibowitz by Walter M. Miller Jr. - Exploring Theme through Structure8/20/2019
    26:52
  5. 13.
    32 - Gabriel Bergmoser Interview - lessons learnt from book deals, movie deals, and becoming a full-time writer8/6/2019
    1:02:06
  6. 14.
    [Announcement] I'm giving away 7 Joe Abercrombie novels for FREE!8/5/2019
    2:37
  7. 15.
    31 - Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo - Using the Relationship Axes to Create Interesting Character Dynamics7/23/2019
    15:20
  8. 16.
    30 - Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card - Writing Twists7/9/2019
    15:02
  9. 17.
    29 - The Way of Kings - Stormlight Archive book 1 - by Brandon Sanderson - Crafting Epic Fantasy6/25/2019
    17:30
  10. 18.
    Talk isn’t cheap - Quick Storytelling Tips 0056/17/2019
    1:11
  11. 19.
    28 - Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J. K. Rowling - Meaningful Supporting Characters6/11/2019
    17:41
  12. 20.
    … But really, I hated them - Quick Storytelling Tips 0046/10/2019
    1:32
  13. 21.
    Truth in writing - Quick Storytelling Tips 0036/3/2019
    2:48
  14. 22.
    27 - Skulduggery Pleasant - Death Bringer by Derek Landy - The Gap5/28/2019
    16:44
  15. 23.
    Theme is not preaching - Quick Writing Tip 0025/27/2019
    3:14
  16. 24.
    Stay off the nose - Quick Writing Tip 0015/20/2019
    2:57
  17. 25.
    26 - Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone by J. K. Rowling - Ring Structure5/14/2019
    21:43
  18. 26.
    25 - Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo - The Art of Setting Descriptions4/30/2019
    34:20
  19. 27.
    24 - The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams pt. 2 - How to Write Funny4/23/2019
    21:26
  20. 28.
    23 - The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams pt. 1 - Why Characters Don't Matter4/16/2019
    15:29
  21. 29.
    22 - The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald - Finding your Perfect Prose4/2/2019
    27:39
  22. 30.
    21 - The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman - Meaningful Endings and the Truth3/19/2019
    15:25
  23. 31.
    20 - Elantris by Brandon Sanderson - Avalanche Endings3/5/2019
    18:29
  24. 32.
    19 - Skulduggery Pleasant by Derek Landy - The Art of Naming2/19/2019
    17:12
  25. 33.
    18 - Warbreaker by Brandon Sanderson - Misfit Characters2/4/2019
    15:10
  26. 34.
    17 - The Book Thief by Markus Zusak - Crafting Compelling Narrators1/21/2019
    20:44
  27. 35.
    16 - Boone Shepard - The Silhouette and the Sacrifice by Gabriel Bergmoser - Writing Awesome Endings1/8/2019
    17:18
  28. 36.
    15 - 2018 in review - Everything I Read, Favourite Books, and Top Writing Lessons1/4/2019
    38:07
  29. 37.
    14 - Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes - 6 Steps to make the reader cry12/25/2018
    19:51
  30. 38.
    13 - The Martian by Andy Weir - Problem and Response Story Structure12/11/2018
    18:27
  31. 39.
    12 - Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson - Controlling Pacing using Chapters11/27/2018
    15:24
  32. 40.
    11 - Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J. K. Rowling - Narrative Misdirection11/13/2018
    13:54
  33. 41.
    10 - Mistborn The Final Empire - by Brandon Sanderson - Mastering the Grand Skill of Worldbuilding10/30/2018
    23:24
  34. 42.
    9 - The Stars my Destination by Alfred Bester - Grounding the Future in the Past10/16/2018
    14:02
  35. 43.
    8 - Ready Player One by Ernest Cline - Creating Empathy for the Hero10/2/2018
    9:49
  36. 44.
    7 - The Heroes by Joe Abercrombie - Exploring Theme9/18/2018
    24:47
  37. 45.
    6 - Neuromancer by William Gibson - 6 Lessons for Writers9/4/2018
    10:44
  38. 46.
    5 - Gabriel Bergmoser Interview - Windmills, Boone Shepard, Movie Maintenance, and Red Dragon by Thomas Harris9/1/2018
    1:02:20
  39. 47.
    4 - The Moon is a Harsh Mistress by Robert Heinlein - Writing an Amazing Midpoint8/21/2018
    8:48
  40. 48.
    3 - Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J. K. Rowling - Creating Suspense Using Question Arcs8/7/2018
    15:16
  41. 49.
    2 - The Blade Itself by Joe Abercrombie - Characterisation through Contradiction8/7/2018
    16:05
  42. 50.
    1 - The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss - Making Every Scene Interesting8/7/2018
    23:11

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