Ali shares a new short story she wrote called “What’s Your Spirit Animal?”
Ali discusses storytelling clichés including hackneyed phrases, stereotypical characters, love triangles, miscommunications and many other tropes.
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.”
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.”
Ali shares a new short story she wrote called “Friendship Bracelets.” She also talks about a few shows she’s currently watching and upcoming movies she’s excited to see.
Ali interviews Seventeen Snapchat Editor and author of Hey Arnold! Guide to Relationships, Stacey Grant. Stacey shares about her career path, favorite articles she’s written and people she’s interviewed, her thoughts on reboots, favorite Nickelodeon shows and much more.
Ali discusses Pixar’s 22 rules of storytelling compiled by former Pixar storyboard artist, Emma Coats, drawing examples from various Pixar films along the way with each screenwriting tip.
Ali shares a new short story she wrote called “A for Abigail.”
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.
Ali shares writing tips with a focus on key elements to crafting a story, including character, conflict, dialogue and more. She also talks about the classic rule of showing vs. telling, and she shares a few tips on how to combat writer’s block.