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
JAY ASHER: The Beauty of Brevity & The Power of Writing Concisely
Dec 15 16
Jay Asher is the New York Times bestselling author of "Thirteen Reasons Why", selling over 2 ½ million copies in the US alone and is currently in production to be a 13-part series on Netflix. Jay continued on to co-author his second novel, "The Future of Us", and recently released his newest New York Times bestselling book, "What Light". Click here to head over to his shownotes page for today's new episode! His resources and books are all listed there. In today’s episode proudly brought to you by Vermont College of Fine Arts, Jay shares the real-life inspiration behind "Thirteen Reasons Why" and "What Light", how he explores forgiveness throughout his writings, and how to successfully weave in a meaningful message to your readers. Jay began his earliest writings with brevity and we discuss why it’s more powerful to cut the fluff and get right to the heart of things by writing less. We unpack how to craft compelling and authentic characters, how to write dialogue and a story structure that will hook readers in, and how to write a dual perspective narrative to create different perspectives in your story. Jay also breaks down how to handle writing the villain in your novel, and the importance of finding an accountability partner who understands where you want your book to go For writers who are interested or on the fence about co-authoring a book, you’ll want to pay special attention when Jay goes into detail about his own experiences co-authoring "The Future of Us". For all storytellers, Jay also walks us through manageable steps you can take to accomplish your writing goals, and trust me, you don’t want to miss out on his advice! Say 'HI' to Jay on Twitter by clicking here! Xo, Yin PS. Do you know anyone who’d appreciate Jay’s writing tips? Please share this episode, it may really be of help! Please leave a review about the podcast by clicking here. Your honest feedback helps to shape the show. Thank you for your time and for helping with the