The Story Guide Podcast

The Story Guide Podcast

www.alysiaseymour.com
This podcast was created to take you behind the scenes of my novels to share exactly what inspired me to write the stories and characters within my books. I also interview special guests who are changing the world one person at a time. You’re going to ?


Taking a short break
Oct 3 • 10 min
As I wrap up The Raven Wars and send it out into the world, I’m being called to write a book to help authors get their story out into the world. It’s the inner journey I went on from the moment I decided to write a novel, and the struggles I had to …
Don’t Let the Unknown Stop You: Interview w/ A.E. Malskat
Sep 30 • 36 min
In this interview episode, I’m talking with author A.E. Malskat about her passion for stories and helping others write their own fiction through sharing amazing tips and strategies on her Instagram page. Amanda has a strong passion for life, writing…
S2, E19: Chapter 17 - The Raven Dreams
Sep 26 • 48 min
This week, we’re on to Chapter 17 of The Raven Dreams. Isaak is with Minu getting a lot of information that he finds hard to believe. But is it really hard to believe, or is Isaak just unable to see the truth? My next book The Raven Wars is done, an…
S2, E18: Chapter 16 - The Raven Dreams
Sep 12 • 31 min
In this week’s episode, we move onto Chapter 16 of The Raven Dreams. In this chapter, we’re back with Eva as she faces more challenges in Dysmortia as a prisoner and she also loses control of herself for the first time. As introverts, it’s easy to b…
Interview w/ Story Grid Editor, Leslie Watts
Sep 9 • 57 min
In this interview episode, writer and editor Leslie Watts shares her very personal story that led her to become an editor to help writers find their voice and tell their story, as well as practical steps you can take if you would like to become an e…
S2, E17: Chapter 15 - The Raven Dreams
Aug 29 • 41 min
This week, I take a moment to share a bit about who this podcast is for. Then we go right into Chapter 15 from Isaak’s point of view. This is one of my favorite chapters because Isaak meets Minu, who is a free-spirited Vitalist who seems to know a l…
S2, E16: Chapter 14 - The Raven Dreams
Aug 15 • 37 min
In this week’s episode, we continue with the chapter-by-chapter discussion of The Raven Dreams. In Chapter 14, Eva is held prisoner and forced to speak up in order to save herself from getting sicker than she already is. Believing in yourself isn’t …
Expanding Your Light: Interview w/ Michelle Gomez
Aug 12 • 43 min
In this interview episode, I’m speaking with Michelle Gomez, entrepreneur and writer. Michelle brings light and inspiration to this episode through sharing her story very openly, how she coaches people to change their life, and how writing her book …
S2, E15: Chapter 13 - The Raven Dreams
Aug 8 • 41 min
This week we move on to Chapter 13 of The Raven Dreams where Eva crosses over the passage into Dysmortia, runs across a raven who reminds her of her dreams, and encounters two peculiar humans who decide to take her with them as their prisoner. We al…
S2, E14: Chapter 12 - The Raven Dreams
Jul 18 • 34 min
In this episode, we move forward with Chapter 12 of The Raven Dreams where Eva makes the ultimate decision and crosses over into the unknown territory of Dysmortia. She’s carrying a lot of guilt and keeping more secrets than she likes. I’ve dealt wi…
S2, E13: Chapter 11 - The Raven Dreams
Jul 11 • 38 min
I’m back! This week we’re onto Chapter 11 of The Raven Dreams, from Eva’s Point of view. We see her struggle with another nightmare and overcome her fear by fighting for her people even though she’s terrified. It isn’t easy to overcome fear, I know …
Waking Up: Interview w/ Tatiana Cameron
Jul 8 • 49 min
In this episode, I talk with Tatiana “Tajci” Cameron, an award-winning music artist, author, inspirational speaker and certified holistic life coach. She shares her story about how she overcame a traumatic experience to shine her light in the world….
Summer Challenges
Jul 4 • 6 min
I’ve been absent for a few weeks. Here’s why. Plus some exciting updates!
S2, E12: Chapter 10 -The Raven Dreams
Jun 13 • 34 min
This week we move onto Chapter 10 of The Raven Dreams, from Eva’s point of view. We see her battle it out with Talvy and explore the dark forest at night to discover what secret Talvy could possibly want her to find. Being at one with your strength …
S2, E11: Chapter 9 - The Raven Dreams
Jun 6 • 37 min
In this episode, we move into Chapter 9 of The Raven Dreams. Eva is faced with some hard truths about her people while Aron is confronted with a stone to the head. We’re also introduced to one of my favorite characters in this chapter! Doing the rig…
S2, E10: Chapter 8 - The Raven Dreams
May 30 • 49 min
We’re on to Chapter 8 of The Raven Dreams, where Eva and Isaak have a personal encounter with the Sages after Eva finds Isaak in peril conditions. Eva is also greeted with another dream that seems to hints at something more. W talk about how can you…
S2, E9: Chapter 7 - The Raven Dreams
May 23 • 37 min
Today we are discussing Chapter 7 of The Raven Dreams from Simon’s point of view. Back in Dysmortia, they’re faced with a dangerous decision when Bethany’s health goes downhill fast. Updates in my life include puppies, more writing, and fighting off…
S2, E8: Chapter 6 - The Raven Dreams
May 16 • 39 min
This week we’re discussing chapter 6 of The Raven Dreams, where Eva and the other Vitalists are introduced to The Tosser and weapons for the first time. We see Eva standing strong despite her fear and holding space for others who are afraid of what’…
S2, E7: Chapter 5 - The Raven Dreams
May 9 • 33 min
We’re on to Chapter 5 in The Raven Dreams! Eva is having more dreams which give insight to what they might meanwhile in the real world the Vitalists begin preparing for war, an entirely new and scary concept for them. Take some notes from Eva’s drea…
S2, E6: Chapter 4 - The Raven Dreams
Apr 18 • 34 min
Today we start Chapter 4, which is the first chapter from Simon’s point of view! I think this is the perfect introduction to Simon. We get to see the world of Dysmortia first-hand as he experiences his own struggles and meets some allies and enemies…
S2, E5: Chapter 3 - The Raven Dreams
Apr 11 • 28 min
This week we’re on to Chapter 3 of The Raven Dreams, where we learn the big secret the Sages have been keeping from there Vitalists and how it’s related to Eva’s dreams and the darkness that’s been overtaking Amortera. How can we begin to embrace da…
S2, E4: Chapter 2 - The Raven Dreams
Apr 4 • 33 min
We’re on to Chapter 2 in The Raven Dreams where Eva is caught between her best friend and her brother, trying to ease unwanted tension building up around them. She’s also still battling something dark within her and a terrifying storm sends her and …
S2, E3: Chapter 1 - The Raven Dreams
Mar 28 • 35 min
In this episode we read Chapter 1 and see the world of Amortera and the Vitalists. Eva is clearly sensing something dark on the horizon and struggles to confide in those she trusts most. This chapter also explores the deeper connection we all share …
S2, E2: Prologue - The Raven Dreams
Mar 21 • 16 min
It’s time to dive in to The Raven Dreams, starting with the Prologue! Make sure you read the chapter before listening if you don’t want any spoilers. In this episode, I will share with you how this chapter was inspired from from my own life, how Eva…
S2, E1: Introduction to The Raven Dreams
Mar 14 • 12 min
I’m back after a well needed refocus break! I feel renewed and inspired by the shift in this podcast and I can’t wait to share it with all of you. In my time away, I did a lot of reflecting and made some big changes in my personal and professional l…
Episode 15: YOU Are the Author of Your Story
Jan 10 • 30 min
Sabrina is a true warrior of light! In her interview, she shares her struggles with mental disorder and overcoming adversity at many levels. But despite how difficult things got in her life, she always chose to be the hero in her journey, not the vi…
Episode 14: Be a warrior of light
Jan 3 • 29 min
This episode is an incredible one. Moriah talks to us about how she overcame bipolar disorder, bullying and terrible self-worth to grow into a Warrior of Light. Her story is one that will leave you believing that anything is possible! Listen now to …
Episode 13: Everything is possible when you believe
Dec 20, 2018 • 32 min
If you’re struggling on your hero’s journey to leave behind a job that no longer serves you, speak up for yourself, and create your dreams into reality, this episode is for you! Chelsea shares her story of how she left her 9-5 job to create her swim…
Episode 12: Never give up
Dec 6, 2018 • 28 min
In this episode, I talk with Gerour about her hero’s journey. She’s lived most of her life with a sickness that kept her stuck and in pain most of her life but through her own determination to find a way out, she was healed and now shines her light …
Episode 11: Alice’s Cyber Boyfriend [Story]
Oct 17, 2018 • 36 min
This week we have another story submission! This story gets very real very quick and it explores some deep emotions around addiction and self-worth. As you listen, be honest with yourself in your own life areas where this may be true for you, even i…
Episode 10: Pivotal Dream
Oct 3, 2018 • 29 min
This week, we’re returning to story submissions with a bang! In this story, the author explores her dream and what it means through a colorful depiction of two survivors huddled together in a hideout. Yvonne Lozano was so gracious to share a pivotal…
Episode 9: Ghostwriting - Liz Green Interview
Jul 11, 2018 • 37 min
This week Alysia is joined by Ghostwriter, Liz Green, to explore one approach to getting your story out into the world—hire someone how can translate your story, in your words, into a book. While Liz works with non-fiction writers, she has a lot of gre…
Episode 8: A Brief Reunion
Jun 27, 2018 • 22 min
In this week’s episode, Alysia reads a pivotal moment and fiction piece from Chethak that sets a theme of despair, transitioning into a place of hope. This story explores feelings of depression that result in anger and how, through the simple act of ki…
Episode 7: Rapunzel
Jun 20, 2018 • 47 min
Join Alysia this week as she delves into a retelling of a classic fairytale written by this week’s writer, Susannah. Listen to hear all about Susannah’s pivotal moment and how it left her with some difficult inward reflection. Her fictional piece beaut…
Episode 6: Storytelling Is Everything - Antoine Airoldi Interview
Jun 13, 2018 • 25 min
This week, we are shifting gears a little. Instead of a story submission, Alysia talks with Antoine Airoldi—storyteller, speaker, and coach. They discuss the world of storytelling as a broader idea than just fiction novels. Because, after all, storytel…
Episode 5: Quiet
Jun 6, 2018 • 30 min
This week we’re treated with another well-written story, this time by Roxas James. We get a first-hand look at the anger that comes up after a break-up and why, not only is it okay to accept sadness it heartbreak, but also welcome this anger rather tha…
Episode 4: Walking Home
May 30, 2018 • 42 min
In this episode, Alysia talks to Simon Collis, author of the story Walk Home. Simon wrote this story in reflection of a moment from his childhood that changed him for good. And for the better. Listen as they discuss shifting your mindset from insecurit…
Episode 3: Fake
May 23, 2018 • 31 min
Join Alysia as she talks to the author of this week’s submission, Christy Jones. In this episode, Christy shares more about what inspired her story, how realizing that what she wanted at that time may never come to be and finding acceptance in that. Lo…
Episode 2: Letting Go of Pa
May 16, 2018 • 51 min
Sit back, relax and listen to this beautiful story that Jody Morse wrote for the show about letting go of the most important person in her life, so that she could make room for him and the new life that he chose. In her story, she explores the symbolis…
Episode 1: The Story You Need to Tell
May 9, 2018 • 14 min
Welcome to The Story Guide Podcast. In this introductory episode, Alysia shares a little bit of her own story and background which led her to creating this podcast. This journey is all about creating connections with like-minded people who are on the s…