Our last episode of StorytellersAZ talks about rape, racism, and everything offensive we could think of. Sorry in advance. NSFW.
What We Learned | StorytellersAZ | Episode 49
We talk about what we learned.
Altered States | StorytellersAZ | Episode 48
Today we talk about how Magic Mike is a must see, how fun Rock of Ages is, and when/how writing while high, drunk, or otherwise “drugged” up is a challenge that not everyone can handle.
Blogging Challenge Update | StorytellersAZ | Episode 47
Kind-of writer Tyler Hurst (me) hosts tonight, and I’m joined by screenwriter and playwright Brian LaPan and IT guy Geoff Snyder of geoffsnyder.com.
Listen in to hear jokes about Geoff BBQing shirtless and me talking about how easy a blogging challenge is when you don’t bother with journalistic principles.
Talking Family | StorytellersAZ | Episode 46
I’m hosting again — still a writer — and we’re broadcasting “live” from Gangplank in Chandler, AZ. I’m joined by former TV/film guy (Dinosaurs) LaPan and IT pro Geoff Snyder.
Today we talk about our duty in convincing colleagues to stop fucking off online while at work.
Author Blog Challenge | StorytellersAZ | Episode 45
Today we are whatever we believe, so my microphone is a unicorn in this episode. I’m joined again by sales guy and writer Matt Fox, creative former-Hollywood person Brian LaPan, and IT+ guy Geoff Snyder.
Today we talk about blogging and challenge each other to write more.
What Failure Is And How To Deal | StorytellersAZ | Episode 44
I’m back hosting — this time with a buzzing in the background that’s driving us nuts — and I’m joined by sales dude and PersuasionTheory.com writer Matt Fox, screen and playwright Brian LaPan, and Wendy Coneybeer, who’s getting back to writing.
Today we talk about failure and how to learn from it.
Food That Fuels You | StorytellersAZ | Episode 43
Hosted today by screenwriter and playwright LaPan, today’s episode includes PersuasionTheory.com writer Matt Fox, and former-poet-turned-blogger Sarah Marquez.
Today the gang talks about fueling yourself during writing or creative binges.
Masculine Vs Feminine | StorytellersAZ | Episode 42
Fresh off my first voiceover work and being noticed by a grocery store clerk who saw me on the news, I’m joined by screenwriter Brian LaPan, Realtor and writer Elizabeth Newlin, and “theoretical” writer Sarah Marquez.
We start the discussion by me assuring the group that I need to check the statute of limitations before publishing my book. From there, we talk about traditional masculine and feminine roles and how they’re no longer male/female oriented.
Change and Process | StorytellersAZ | Episode 41
Short intro today by me, and I’m joined by sales guy Matt Fox, four-hour-round-trip-driving-her-kids-to-school Sarah Marquez, and playwright Brian LaPan looking to confuse people, I think.
Today we talk about the struggles of changes to our processes.
Images For Blogs |StorytellersAZ | Episode 40
Who’s hosting? This guy. I’m joined by salesman and writer Matt Fox of Persuasion Theory, poet and corporate author Sarah Marquez, and playwright Brian LaPan.
Today we’re talking blog images over the din of Gangplank’s weekly Hacknight.
Amazon KDP | StorytellersAZ | Episode 39
Who’s hosting again? This guy. I’m joined by PersuasionTheory.com writer Matt Fox and writer of many things LaPan to talk about how to self-publish via Amazon KDP.
I’m not sure if Matt Fox yet has an ISBN.
How To Get Known | StorytellersAZ | Episode 38
I’m hosting again, and again I’m a little too close to the mike. On the eve of my TEDx speech, I chat with playwright Brian LaPan, poet and current corporate author Sarah Marquez, and sales writer guy Matt Fox talk about what we’re doing, and what we’d like to do.
Today we’re talking about how to get people to know you.
Write Like You Speak or Speak Like You Write? | StorytellersAZ | Episode 36
Tonight’s group of screen writer Brian LaPan, poet and author Sarah Marquez, and newly-minted ebook author Matt Fox join me, Tyler Hurst, to chat.
Today’s topic is a preview of Matt’s new book and us chatting about speaking on the day prior to one of the worst speeches I’ve ever given — on the TEDxPhoenix stage, no less.
Should Your Spouse Edit Your Work? | StorytellersAZ | Episode 37
I’m back hosting, and this time I’m joined for our THIRD podcast OF THE EVENING by playwright Brian LaPan, poet and writer Sarah Marquez, and sales guy Matt Fox of PersuasionTheory.com.
We talk about asking our spouses to participate in the editing process.
Designing ebook Covers | StorytellersAZ | Episode 35
Hosted by writer Brian LaPan, today the gang is talking about designing ebook covers with salesman Matt Fox, who recently released an ebook titled Friction Free Sales And Marketing. Sarah Marquez joins.
B.J. West Of Story Forge | StorytellersAZ | Episode 34
Today I interview B.J. West, creator of writing prompt game Story Forge.
Writing About What You Don’t Know Or Don’t Like | StorytellersAZ | Episode 33
On a HOT January day in a free facility, we’re having trouble staying cool. I’m joined by beatnik poet and writer Sarah Marquez, Realtor and blogger Elizabeth Newlin, and blogger and podcast editor Debbie Walker.
Today we chat about topics we don’t know or don’t like, but write about anyway.
Linear Or Non-Linear? | StorytellersAZ | Episode 32
On a hot January day, I’m joined by poet/writer Sarah Marquez, blogger/Realtor Elizabeth Newlin, and blogger/podcast editor Debbie Walker.
Today we chat about how to lay out our stories.
Setting and Achieving Long-Term Goals | StorytellersAZ | Episode 31
Hey, it’s me as the host again! Today I’m joined by poet and ghostwriter Sarah Marquez, retired firefighter and author/speaker Rebecca Joy, and Crystal Kubis, a life navigator.
Today we talk about how to set and achieve long-term goals, sometimes with the help of a life navigator.
Setting and Achieving Short-Term Goals | StorytellersAZ | Episode 30
Still a writer and still hosting, I’m joined by writer/editor/luncher of crazy people Wendy Coneybeer, occasional blog post publisher Matt Fox, and navigational specialist Crystal Kubis, who takes people from where they are to where they want to go.
Here Crystal helps me set and plan to achieve short-term goals.
The One About Nothing | StorytellersAZ | Episode 29
Hosted by paid writer and sometime marketer tdhurst, today I’m joined by the un-imitable playwright LaPan, children’s author DeeAnn, and some dude who never seems to share his name. Sounds like Daanon DeCock, I’m certain.
Today we talk to each other about what we do.
Get Your Mojo Back | StorytellersAZ | Episode 28
Hey, I’m back hosting!
Today I’m joined by children’s storybook author Diane, fantasy/fiction for kids and tweens author Daanon DeCock, and playwright Brian LaPan.
We chatted about how to get your mojo back when you’re lost.
Finishing Is Hard | StorytellersAZ | Episode 27
Still hosted by writer Tyler Hurst (me), I’m joined by beatnik poet and budding novelist Sarah Marquez, playwright LaPan, and blogger/podcast producer Debbie Walker.
Today we talk about how to finish projects.
Portfolios | StorytellersAZ | Episode 26
Beatnik poet Sarah Marquez (who brought cookies), realtor/blogger Elizabeth Newlin (who brought treats that look like cookies), and blogger/podcast producer Debbie Walker talk Hacknight at Gangplank and writing.
Today we’re talking about how to built portfolios worthy of using to get more work.
Contracts, Get Paid | StorytellersAZ | Episode 25
Writer Wendy Coneybeer, salesman Matt Fox, and marketing dude Joe Manna join host Tyler Hurst (hey, that’s me!) to talk about PodCampAZ the weekend before.
Then we talk about how to demand payment for what we do.
Do stories shape our experiences or do experiences shape our writing? | StorytellersAZ |Episode 23
In this episode, we talk about recognizing future stories as they’re happening to us, while staying present in the action.
NaNoWriMo Progress | StorytellersAZ | Episode 22
I’m back hosting, joined by beatnik poet Sarah Marquez, writer/editor Wendy Coneybeer, and salesman/blogger/all-around-cool-guy Chris Conrey.
Today we’re giving updates nine days into November.
Self Promotion and ePublish Unum | StorytellersAZ | Episode 21
Today I’m joined by IT and startup dude Geoff Snyder, blogger/podcast editor Debbie Walker, and writer Wendy Coneybeer to talk about how to promote yourself when you are your product.
NaNoWriMo Initial Impressions |StorytellersAZ | Episode 20
Hosted again by me, I’m joined by IT guy Geoff Snyder, realtor/blogger/mom/ballerina/trapeze artist Elizabeth Newlin, and writer/editor Wendy Coneybeer talking about National Novel Writing Month, an annual novel-writing month every November.
How do you talk to your audience? |StorytellersAZ | Episode 19
Hosted by Tyler Hurst, today’s podcast talks about how we talk to our audience(s). With me is podcast producer Debbie Walker, screenwriter Brian LaPan, and salesman Matt Fox talk about how to treat people who read and listen to our stuff.
Icons – what are they good for? |StorytellersAZ | Episode 18
Tonight’s episode includes Dea, an evolving children’s writer, screenwriter Brian LaPan, and writer/podcast editor Debbie Walker talk about icons after Steve Jobs passing.
Corey Nagle | StorytellersAZ | Episode 17
Corey Nagle joins me all the way from Oklahoma (or Texas or wherever he was at the time) to chat about blogging, asphalt, and his many attempts at starting websites.
Emo or emotional? | StorytellersAZ | Episode 16
Matt Fox takes over host duties, talking about how to include emotion in writing.
He’s joined by Brian LaPan, Wendy Coneybeer, and Debbie Walker.
Inspiration | StorytellersAZ | Episode 15
Needed some help getting inspired, so I asked a few friends for help. Debbie Walker, Wendy Coneybeer, and Matt Fox were all happy to assist.
PDX Creative Podcast | Episode 4 | Seth Godin’s What To Do When It’s Your Turn
Tribes was my gateway drug. Mile after mile while I trained for my first half marathon, I listened to Seth Godin’s voice. I had recently recovered from surgery, had just been laid off, and he told me exactly what I needed to hear: we all want to belong. And that’s what his latest, What To Do When It’s Your Turn … Read More
Bringing it back | StorytellersAZ | Episode 1
A few years ago, a group of friends decided to talk to each other about storytelling and record it.
We made 50 episodes, on location in Gangplank Studios.
It’s called StorytellersAZ.
Get stimulated | StorytellersAZ | Episode 14
I’m hosting this talk, along with Deeann, Matthew Jalayer, and Wendy Coneybeer discuss how sex might or might not help creativity.
Work Environment Awareness | StorytellersAZ | Episode 13
Join host Chris Conrey, along with LaPan, Matt Fox and Lenny Noel as they discuss how to adapt our work environment to our own personal creativity needs.
Anger Leads to the Dark Side | StorytellersAZ | Episode 12
Seth Godin mused that consistently creative people can’t fuel themselves with anger and we discuss how we have or haven’t used anger to motivate us in the past.
All Your Fears Belong To Us | StorytellersAZ | Episode 11
Hosted by screen writer Brian LaPan and joined by children’s book writer DeeAnn, Shari, and Wendy Coneybeer. The gang talks about how fear and multiple fears stops us from starting, finishing, or being proud of the work we do.
What Is Authenticity? | StorytellersAZ | Episode 10
Hosted by professional persuader Matt Fox with fantasy-fiction children’s writer Daanon DeCock, screenwriter Brian LaPan, and aspiring novelist Wendy Coneybeer discuss authenticity online and in person. Wendy talks about worrying she’s going to offend people, as she is dealing with a personal situation that has her having to choose between being who she really is versus being who people might … Read More
Knowing When To Quit | StorytellersAZ | Episode 9
Hosted by local writer Wendy Coneybeer chats with screenwriter Brian LaPan, children’s writer Daanon DeCock, and sales guy Matthew Fox about knowing when you’ve created enough value or achieved your contractual obligations so you can move on and/or quit.
Finishing | StorytellersAZ | Episode 8 |
Getting started is important, finishing even more so. What happens when you get stuck somewhere in between? Your host, again me, hangs out with book consultant Laura Orsini, real estate agent and blogger Elizabeth Newlin, and author Rebecca Joy to talk about Seth Godin’s The Dip: A Little Book That Teaches You When to Quit (and When to Stick), and … Read More
Goals | StorytellersAZ | Episode 7
Hosted by monologist and one-time improv-er me, guests today include book consultant Laura Orsini, real estate/blogger Elizabeth Newlin, and former firefighter Rebecca Joy, we discuss the importance of goals in this episode.
Morning, Afternoon, Evening Rituals | StorytellersAZ | Episode 6
Daily rituals are important for any creative professional. What do you do to get going?
Pruning or when to cut back | StorytellersAZ | Episode 5
We all do too much, and that energy could be better put toward things we really care about succeeding. When growing huge plants, the idea is to prune all the stems except one, so the plant can focus its entire efforts on one massive offspring. It’s how the largest pumpkins are created. In your life, can you do this? What’s … Read More
Focus | StorytellersAZ | Episode 3
The point, almost above all else, is focus. Be specific. Act deliberately. Design your future. It’s hard. It’s hard ignore many cool things for one thing. But focus is worth it, as that’s the time we’re capable of great work. In just about anything you do, this applies. This seems the best way, no? iTunes, yo.
Elements Of a Story | StorytellersAZ | Episode 3
We should probably be talking about the hero’s journey or some actual story structure, but I don’t know what most of them are called and it’s embarrassing to talk about stuff I don’t know about, so we tried to use simple terms in this one.
The Creative Process | StorytellersAZ | Episode 2
In our second episode, we discuss the creative process in which we all make whatever it is we need, albeit memos, code, plans to show houses, pieces of writing, and anything else that we seemingly make up in our own heads. We filmed this one during an AZ summer in a room without AC, so please forgive our panting.