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
CAROLINE LEAVITT: Rising Through Adversity with Strength and Compassion
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Caroline Leavitt is a book critic, essayist, screenwriter, and an award-winning author of the Indie Next Pick "Cruel Beautiful World", and the New York Times Bestsellers "Is this Tomorrow" and "Pictures of You", as well as 8 other novels. Click here to head over to her shownotes page for all of the incredibly helpful resources and books she recommends! I met Caroline in her online creative writing class at UCLA’s Writers’ Program where she teaches step-by-step how to create story structure for a novel. Just like she does in her classes, Caroline bares her heart in today’s new episode, peeling back all the layers, generously exposing and sharing all that she has learned and experienced in life and in her writing career. Caroline and I dive deep in our conversation about her intimate tie with loss and grief, and how she is able to push forward with strength and courage. This episode is the most emotionally powerful discussion we’ve had on the show to date. Caroline also shares the haunting story that inspired her newest novel Cruel Beautiful World, how to find your confidence as a writer, and how to edit your manuscript. She walks us through creating strong characters by using character webs, and breaks down the function of a writer’s synopsis and how it can help jumpstart your novel. We unpack what the ‘core question’ means, how it brings depth to your story and characters, and how to structure your novel around it. We also dive into Caroline’s advice on choosing the right writers’ group that will give you constructive feedback, along with her tips on finding a writing mentor through social media. Today's episode is proudly brought to you by Vermont College of Fine Arts. Xo, Yin PS. Do you know anyone who’s struggling with loss and grief? Or anyone who’s curious about story structure? Please share this episode, it may re