Story Artist Podcast

Story Artist Podcast
Hey, I’m Diana and this is Story Artist, a show that will not only help you tell stories that will change the world, but also create a lifestyle around those stories that is sustainable, creative and fulfilling. Let’s be artists who impact society by both their work and their lifestyle. Ready to start the adventure of your lifetime?

CORONA – and how writing helped me escape the panic
Mar 31 • 12 min
Everybody’s talking about the pandemic, but I want to talk to you about it in a whole different way. Hi, I’m Diana, and this is Story Artist. Check out my website for more:
What creatives need to know about fitness – with Dr. Darian Parker PhD
Feb 12 • 41 min
In this special episode, I’m interviewing Dr. Darian Parker in everything creatives need to know about fitness and health. Don’t miss out on this one, whether you’re a fitness newbie or someone who’s exercising for years. Dr. Darian is the host of Dr. D’s…
How to make your reader furious
Jan 30 • 15 min
Let’s talk about the spinning top. Will it fall over? In this episode, we will talk about an amazing storytelling technique that can either make your story unforgettable or enrage your readers.
Why your story is boring [Principle #6 – The Power of Storytelling]
Jan 19 • 17 min
Boring second act. This has become a cliche, but why exactly can the middle of your story especially become boring and how can you beat second act problems forever? ——————— Do you want to live the life of your dreams? There is a power at your fingertips:…
The 2 pillars of content creation – how to build an author career in 2020
Jan 13 • 18 min
Welcome to 2020! In this video, I’ll talk to you about the two pillars I’m building my writing career on in 2020 and the coming decade. We will explore trends in the publishing and writing industry, and I’ll also share my own goals to inspire you to find…
How to keep the reader invested in your story [Principle #5 – The Power of Storytelling]
Dec 29, 2019 • 7 min
Imagine a piece of music made up of one single flat note. Would you listen to it? Hey, I’m Diana and this is Story Artist. Many stories start out great, but then they transform into one single flat note. And they become boring and tedious because there…
How to make every word believable [Principle #4 – The Power of Storytelling]
Dec 22, 2019 • 9 min
Don’t tell me the moon is shining. Show me the Glint of light on broken glass. Hi, I’m Diana. And this is Story Artist. This is a quote from Anton Chekhov, and it has been valid from the beginning of times for every writer. Now it’s especially popular in…
How to make your content powerful [Principle #3 – The Power of Storytelling]
Dec 14, 2019 • 5 min
Who’s the scariest antagonist you know? Probably your own fear. Hi, I’m Diana, and this is Story Artist.Who’s the scariest antagonist you know? Probably your own fear. Hi, I’m Diana, and this is Story Artist. ——————— Do you want to live the life of your…
How to instantly impress readers [Principle #2 – The Power of Storytelling]
Dec 9, 2019 • 10 min
Today I want to talk to you about the second very important principle in the Power of Storytelling, and this principle will show you how to instantly impress readers. This principle is called: the Characteristic Moment.
How to get the reader’s undivided attention [Principle #1 – The Power of Storytelling]
Nov 28, 2019 • 8 min
If you don’t learn this principle, you’ll never be successful. Do I have your attention now? Hi, I’m Diana, and this is Story Artist. In this 15 part series I call “The Power of Storytelling”, I want to talk to you about 15 storytelling principles you…
John Grisham’s secret to 45 books
Nov 20, 2019 • 6 min
How can you become the next John Grisham?
4 strategies to beat stress in everyday life
Aug 30, 2019 • 4 min
Today, I’m taking you on a short journey through my everyday life, and show you 4 simple strategies to de-stress in this busy world as a creative.
The next revolution in storytelling
Aug 20, 2019 • 11 min
After the printing press and the invention of TV and the radio, the next revolution is coming, and we’re in the middle of it. Here’s what it means for you as a storyteller.
How to write about violence, weapons and crime with Dr. D. Corbett Everidge
Aug 16, 2019 • 25 min
Dr. D. Corbett Everidge has an astonishing biography: He is a security specialist and martial arts instructor with twenty years of experience. Teaching people to live confidently in a world gripped by fear and violence is his life’s work. Dr. Everidge is…
The one realization that changed my life
Aug 1, 2019 • 8 min
Why don’t we have the things we dream about? Because we’re not asking the right questions. This ONE questions will change everything.
The 4 laws of consistency & how to use them to your advantage
Jul 25, 2019 • 9 min
There are 4 principles of consistency that you can use for your creative life and in your business – here’s how.
Why you should be ashamed to sell
Jul 18, 2019 • 11 min
I changed my creative sales strategy and am talking about the only three reasons you should be ashamed to sell.
How to write the first chapter in a series
Jul 11, 2019 • 16 min
You might know how to write a first chapter. But what are the requirements for the first chapter in CONTINUING fiction? I’m analyzing the first chapter of my new book with you today. Yl know how to write a first chapter. But what are the requirements for…
The ONE thing that will make your story unforgettable
Jul 1, 2019 • 10 min
Do you want to write a story your readers won’t soon forget? Here’s the one thing that will accomplish that and 5 principles to use it right.
How to turn passionate fans into ferocious haters
Jun 21, 2019 • 11 min
It’s a phenomenon we have seen with many TV shows and other forms of serial serial storytelling: the story is off to a great start gaining passionate fans, but the ending turns them into an angry mob of haters. How can this happen? And how can we avoid…
3 simple steps to become a writer
May 23, 2019 • 17 min
In this episode, we will discuss 3 straightforward steps to truly becoming a writer.
You SHOULD read novels! – 5 compelling reasons why
May 16, 2019 • 12 min
Why reading fiction is a MUST for everybody & how to make the best out of it.
Why 60% of readers will never finish your book and how to avoid it
May 9, 2019 • 10 min
Beat the odds. Raise your read-through rate. Win not mere readers but fans who will continue to buy your books. How? You’ll learn in this episode!
How to write climatic scenes & big battles – 6 devices episode 3 season 8 of Game of Thrones uses ingeniously
May 2, 2019 • 19 min
Writing climatic moment and big battles can be exhausting. How to find the balance between action and suspense? How to keep the overview when the cast of characters is huge? How to create a battle that becomes unforgettable? Game of Thrones Season 8…
The core of your story – 2 practical tips to make your theme powerful
Apr 25, 2019 • 10 min
The theme of your story is probably the most important aspect of storytelling as it will determine whether the story will stick with your reader and touch their heart. Here are two techniques to make theme powerful in your story.
5 effective ways to plan your novel
Apr 18, 2019 • 8 min
Are you currently planning your novel? Starting with the first draft? These great techniques from Dan Brown, R. L. Stine, Damon Suede, James Patterson and Margaret Atwood apply to both pantsers and outliners, and can be used to plan blogposts and short…
6 boxes your hero has to tick to become unforgettable
Apr 10, 2019 • 11 min
Harry Potter, Marry Poppins, Jack Reacher or Jason Bourne. All of the heroes that stick with us for years have principles in common that make those characters unforgettable. Principles you can use to create your own unforgettable hero.
6 editing principles by famous creatives everyone should know
Apr 4, 2019 • 11 min
Martin Scorcese, R. L. Stine, Aaron Sorkin … those are only some of the creatives I’ll talk about in this episode. You’ll hear about their unique editing principles that you can apply to any work of art.
How to become a thriving writer – with Frank McKinley
Oct 3, 2018 • 36 min
Today, we have an interview with author and coach Frank McKinley, host of the Thriving Writers Show, and we will be talking about how to thrive as a writer and sell thousands of books. Check out the full show notes and links here:…
Self-publishing – is it really the right choice for me?
Sep 19, 2018 • 30 min
Following up on the latest episode, we will be discussing today whether self-publishing is the right choice for you and the 6 rough steps towards successful self-publishing, with lots of great resources that helped me in my journey so far. Check out the…
Overcoming challenges and self-publishing on low budget with Mateja Klaric
Sep 5, 2018 • 46 min
Today, we will be talking about how to face and overcome challenging setbacks in our creative life, how to start a career from scratch and how to self-publish on a low to no budget! Mateja has an extraordinary biography and very interesting and…
3 simple creative habits that will triple your output
Aug 22, 2018 • 39 min
With the release of my FREE Routine Workbook “8 steps to map out a sustainable creative routine & an incredible artistic adventure”, I will be talking to you about 3 of those habits that will maximize your creative output – short-term and long-term. Check…
How to easily defeat the 4 main writing struggles with Jim Woods
Aug 9, 2018 • 48 min
I’m interviewing author and writing coach Jim Woods and we will be talking about writing hacks that can easily help you defeat the 4 main author struggles – including writing habits, first drafts, revision and momentum. Check out the full shownotes here:…
Unstuck your creativity – 4 reasons and fixes to finally move forward
Jul 25, 2018 • 22 min
We will be talking about the four reasons why your creative craft or business feels stuck and you might not be moving forward – and how to fix those things so that you can finally get moving again and your creativity will flourish! I felt this way…
Intercultural creativity and artistic community with Caroline DePalatis
Jul 11, 2018 • 44 min
Today, I have an interview with Caroline DePalAtis, a writer and a pioneer for intercultural communications. It’s such a great interview with so many takeaways on culture, open-mindedness and also writing and being part of a community, and I love…
The 3 keys to unforgettable characters
Jun 27, 2018 • 26 min
If you want to create unforgettable characters, those characters that will grip your readers and the characters they will remember, this is a must-listen episode. Check out the full show notes & links here: If you like it, you can…
Time-management, story and character development with Jennifer Oaks
Jun 13, 2018 • 35 min
Today, I have an interview with romance author Jennifer Oaks, and Jennifer is really an amazing person who can inspire all of us, especially those who are still at the beginning of their journey and still trying to juggle art and a day-job! We have a…
Art & Money – revolutionize the way you see wealth as a creative
Jun 6, 2018 • 25 min
What we believe and what we think of money determines our financial situation. Money is like a multiplier – the more you have of it, the more it will bring out your initial qualities and thoughts about money. Check out the full show notes & links here:…
Make your creative dreams come true by dreamlining
May 29, 2018 • 23 min
Today, we will be talking about how to make your creative dreams come true by dreamlining, a concept introduced by Tim Ferris. Check out the full show notes & links here: If you like it, you can support the show on Patreon with…
The ONLY way how you won’t ever make it as an artist
May 23, 2018 • 21 min
A man once gave up three steps from where a treasure worths of millions of dollars lay.Don’t repeat Darby’s mistake. Instead, learn from those 5 principles of successful artists and entrepreneurs when it comes to dealing with failure. Check out the full…
Short stories, professional creativity & collaboration with other artists – with Meg Konovska
May 16, 2018 • 42 min
Meg provides lots and lots of ideas, great techniques for creativity, like the 33 dots illustration which I would love to try out at some point myself! Check out the full show notes & links here: If you like it, you can support the…
How to write a mind-blowing first chapter + Live Reading
May 9, 2018 • 39 min
Writing a good first chapter is one of the hardest things to do. Let’s see what how you can live up to the task. Check out the full show notes & links here: If you like it, you can support the show on Patreon with several dollars a…
12 qualities of a storyteller that will make you stand out from the crowd
May 1, 2018 • 32 min
Storytelling is a lifestyle, and we will discuss 12 traits that will make you a great storyteller and help lead a happy life. Check out the full show notes & links here: If you like it, you can support the show on Patreon with…
12 qualities of a storyteller that will make you stand out from the crowd
May 1, 2018 • 32 min
We all are storytellers, or at least meant to be them. Being a storyteller is a lifestyle that will lead you to happiness and let you implant the world, and we will talk about the 12 qualities and traits a storyteller possesses in order to stand out from…