88 Cups of Tea with Yin Chang
About This Show
88 Cups of Tea with Yin Chang is a podcast for the aspiring and professional storyteller alike. On the show, Yin chats with international bestselling novelists, screenwriters, and filmmakers about their journey to success. They also discuss career advice and "how-to's" for listeners to apply actionable steps towards their own storytelling careers. She asks questions like, "How did you land your literary agent?", "How did your short film help you get representation as a director?", "How do you create characters that listeners can empathize with?" 88 Cups of Tea with Yin Chang is a safe space for listeners to learn, and to feel empowered, inspired, and motivated. Welcome to our tribe of storytellers! Be sure to follow us on Twitter @88cupsoftea and ask your own questions about storytelling that Yin can squeeze into her interviews!
Most Recent Episode
MEG CABOT: Writing in Multiple Genres & Turning Real Life into Fiction
7 days ago
Meg Cabot is one of the earliest pioneers of the YA genre. She is a #1 New York Times bestselling author of books for adults, teens, and tweens, selling over 25 million copies of her nearly 80 published books. “The Princess Diaries”, one of her most popular series she wrote, was adapted into two hit movies by Disney. Click here to go directly to Meg's shownotes page that has all of her recommended resources linked up! In today’s episode, we dive right into how real-life events inspired Meg for her “Princess Diaries” book series and she walks us through her newest book, “The Boy Is Back”. She shares tips on writing stories influenced by life events without offending family and friends, and why it’s necessary to surround yourself with readers and critique partners that are honest with you about your writing. I can’t wait for you to hear how Meg and her writing-friend hold each other accountable and push each other past writing blocks. Meg also walks us through how to write unique character voices with a structure inspired by social media, and how reading multiple genres can strengthen your writing structure. Happy listening! Xo, Yin --- “I kept working on different things until I finally found something that hit.” -Meg Cabot (click to tweet) --- What You’ll Learn From This Episode: The real-life events that inspired “The Princess Diaries” series, “The Mediator” series, and the “Heather Wells” series Meg walks us through her newest book “The Boy Is Back” How reading multiple genres can strengthen your writing Why workshops are crucial in learning how to accept criticism and how to meet deadlines How to turn rejection into a tool that enhances your writing voice Why it’s necessary to surround yourself with readers and critique partners that are honest with you about your writing Tips on writing stories influenced by your own life events without offending family and friends How Meg created unique character voices with a structu