Ali opens up about a traumatic event she recently went through and how she’s healing. She also shares her 2023 New Year’s resolutions and a new short story called “Bailey.”
Ali shares her New Year’s resolutions for 2022 and a brand new short story she wrote called “Faux Pas.”
Ali discusses storytelling clichés including hackneyed phrases, stereotypical characters, love triangles, miscommunications and many other tropes.
Story Endings + “The End”
Ali shares tips from various articles about crafting effective story endings. She also shares a super short story she wrote for a college assignment called “The End.”
First Anniversary! + “Rules of Rejection”
Ali celebrates the first anniversary of Storytelling Saga by sharing behind-the-scene details of the podcast, from preparing, recording and editing to her goals for the podcast as it heads into its second year. She also shares some advice if you’re thinking about starting your own podcast, and she shares an extremely short story she wrote a while back called “Rules of Rejection.”
Pixar’s 22 Rules of Storytelling
Ali discusses Pixar’s 22 Rules of Storytelling compiled by former Pixar storyboard artist, Emma Coats, drawing examples from different Pixar films along the way.
“A for Abigail”
Ali shares a new short story she wrote called “A for Abigail.”
Musical Mania with Casey Reed
Ali interviews music director, Casey Reed. He talks about his experience working on various projects, favorite composers and Broadway musicals, the importance of music in storytelling, tips for aspiring professional musicians and much more. Plus, an impromptu discussion about favorite Nicktoon composers.
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The Friday Night Nicktoons Podcast:
Check out Ali’s interview with Casey and Ashli: FNN Blog Interview.
Talking TV with Jerry Perzigian
Ali interviews Emmy award-winning showrunner, writer and producer, Jerry Perzigian, who’s worked on many classic sitcoms including The Jeffersons, The Golden Girls, Frasier, Married… with Children and more. Jerry shares how he got his start in the industry, his most rewarding moments in his career, his thoughts on the current age of television, his advice for aspiring TV comedy writers and much more.
Of Mice and Men
Ali discusses the key foreshadowing moments in John Steinbeck’s classic novella, Of Mice and Men.