What could be better than sharing a passion with your kid? Nora (age 11) and I love to talk about books and what makes a good story, so we decided to start a podcast so everyone else can listen in.
So, go ahead!
You can also listen using any number of podcast platforms and apps including Breaker, Pocket Casts, Radio Public, Stitcher, and Google Podcasts.
We’ll be on iTunes soon, but in the meantime, you can add us to the Apple podcast player manually by navigating thusly:
Shows—>Edit—>Add a Podcast by URL—>https://anchor.fm/mommyspen
Season 1, Episode 1: Inciting Incident
Nora reviews My Name is Victoria, a historical middle grade novel by Lucy Worsley, including her take on the inciting incident of the novel. We also fight about Lucy W.’s eyebrows and whether or not she has the help of a ghostwriter for her novels. (I mean, holy cow, if she doesn’t, this woman is good at everything and insanely productive. She’s also a historian, the Chief Curator of Historic Royal Palaces in Great Britain and a well known presenter for the BBC.)
We also discuss our plans for the podcast: we’re gonna talk about books, stories, and story structure. Specifically, in each episode we’ll discuss some aspect of story structure. This time around, it’s “inciting incident.” This is an event that thrusts a character into a particular situation and sucks a reader into a story.
Other things we mention that you may want to check out:
- Our mailing list! Sign up today and you’ll get cool subscriber only perks like bonus material and artwork from my forthcoming novel, The Cat, the Cash, the Leap and the List.
- The Penderwicks Series by Jeanne Birdsall
- More from Lucy Worsley at her website, including all her fabulous work with the BBC.
- If you want to know more about story structure and don’t want to wait for the next podcast, I highly recommend The Story Grid website, book and podcast.
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