The Alchemy of Writing Podcast
Episode 1: Do You Have a Book in You? (Pt. 1)
Jessica Brody is a bestselling author of teen fiction and also a popular writing coach. How does she help aspiring novelists create compelling story ideas, riveting plots and memorable characters?
Episode 1: Do You Have a Book in You? (Pt. 2)
Jessica Brody is a bestselling author of teen fiction and also a popular writing coach. How does she help new novelists communicate compelling story ideas, riveting plots and memorable characters?
Episode 2: Blogging With Style in Toronto
Nicolas Johnson was a senior editor for Bloomberg News in Tokyo before he returned to Toronto to start life as a blogger. Do the writing tricks he learned in corporate media help him to craft engaging content for his new audience?
Episode 3: Way of the Fearless Communicator
Whether socialising with strangers, publishing blogposts, delivering Ted Talks or performing standup comedy, Weh Yeoh is used to speaking his mind without flinching. The key, he says, is to always be authentic.
Episode 4: How to Ace a Ted Talk
Della Zhuang has the enviable job of choosing Tedx Talks for her district in Sydney, Australia. How do organisers decide which speakers to select? And how are their talks polished for the big performance?
Episode 5: The Art of Captivating Readers
Vera Sprothen is a gifted storyteller who has written for The Wall Street Journal and co-authored a book about the gig economy. How does she make sure her stories connect with readers?
Episode 6: Getting Comfortable Being You
TJ Guttormsen has helped people to overcome crippling shyness and inauthenticity to become happy, confident communicators at work and in their social lives. How does he produce such radical personal transformation in his clients?
Episode 7: Selling With Supreme Confidence
Misa Zhang was a top salesperson for leading news organisations, including Reuters, Dow Jones and The Wall Street Journal. How did she learn to become so persuasive?
Episode 8: The Joy of Corporate Writing
Ever dreamed of becoming a professional copywriter? Then listen closely to Grant Butler, whose company gets paid handsomely by firms like Microsoft and PwC to write and edit everything from annual reports to ad copy.