To access all our features please use the Goodpods app.

Open the app

headphones

Buffy and the Art of Story

Lisa M. Lilly

If you love Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and you love creating stories....
 ...more

1 Listener

All episodes

Best episodes

Top 10 Buffy and the Art of Story Episodes

Best episodes ranked by Goodpods Users most listened

This week on Buffy and the Art of Story – Band Candy (Season 3 Episode 6 of Buffy the Vampire Slayer). This podcast episode talks about: (1) Writing a role reversal story without the body switching; (2) Subtle commentary on the SATs; (3) Fun dialogue lines that serve multiple purposes; and (4) Buffy’s character growth through conflict. As always, the discussion is spoiler-free, except at the end (with plenty of warning). Last Episode: Homecoming Next Up: Revelations Work On Your Story Download free Story Structure worksheets Super Simple Story Structure: A Quick Guide to Plotting And Writing Your Novel in ebook, audiobook, or workbook form Become a patron and access to bonus episodes and content Help With Your Story at Writing As A Second Career The One-Year Novelist: A Week-By-Week Guide To Writing Your Novel In One Year can help (available in ebook or workbook form and as an audiobook on Kobo). Buffy and the Art of Story Season One: Writing Better Fiction by Watching Buffy More Links Fighting the Forces: What’s at Stake in Buffy the Vampire Slayer Ed by Rhna V. Wilcox and David Lavery DVD Complete Buffy the Vampire Slayer Box Set Book 1 in The Awakening Supernatural Thriller Series by Lisa M. Lilly free for Kindle, Kobo, Nook, GooglePlay, and AppleBooks. Or download and listen from Audible. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases made through this site, but that doesn’t change the purchase price to you as the buyer or influence my love for the Buffy DVDs and all things Buffy. About Lisa M. Lilly In addition to hosting the podcast Buffy and the Art of Story, Lisa M. Lilly is a novelist. Her fiction includes the bestselling four-book Awakening supernatural thriller series and the Q.C. Davis mysteries, as well as numerous short stories. She also writes non-fiction, including books on writing craft, under L.M. Lilly. She is the founder of WritingAsASecondCareer.com. Episode Transcript for Band Candy Coming Soon. (I promise, as Buffy might say.)
bookmark
share episode
This week on Buffy and the Art of Story –Homecoming (Season 3 Episode 5 of Buffy the Vampire Slayer). This podcast episode talks about: (1) How Buffy’s competition with Cordelia interweaves with the action plot (2) Unspoken conflicts that ratchet up tension (3) Key scenes and dialogue lines that develop relationships (4) Mr. Trick as a villain As always, the discussion of Buffy the Vampire Slayer is spoiler-free, except at the end (with plenty of warning). Last Episode: Beauty and the Beasts Next Up: Band Candy Work On Your Story Download free Story Structure worksheets Super Simple Story Structure: A Quick Guide to Plotting And Writing Your Novel in ebook, audiobook, or workbook form Become a patron and access to bonus episodes and content Help With Your Story at Writing As A Second Career The One-Year Novelist: A Week-By-Week Guide To Writing Your Novel In One Year can help (available in ebook or workbook form and as an audiobook on Kobo). Buffy and the Art of Story Season One: Writing Better Fiction by Watching Buffy DVD Complete Buffy the Vampire Slayer Box Set Book 1 in The Awakening Supernatural Thriller Series by Lisa M. Lilly free for Kindle, Kobo, Nook, GooglePlay, and AppleBooks. Or download and listen from Audible. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases made through this site. But that doesn’t change the purchase price to you as the buyer or influence my love for the Buffy DVDs and all things Buffy. About Lisa M. Lilly In addition to hosting the podcast Buffy and the Art of Story, Lisa M. Lilly is the author of the bestselling four-book Awakening supernatural thriller series and the Q.C. Davis mysteries, as well as numerous short stories. She also writes non-fiction, including books on writing craft, under L.M. Lilly. She is the founder of WritingAsASecondCareer.com. Episode Transcript for Homecoming Coming Soon. (I promise, as Buffy might say.)
bookmark
share episode
This week on Buffy and the Art of Story – Beauty and the Beasts (Season 3 Episode 4 of Buffy the Vampire Slayer). This podcast episode talks about: (1) a very subtle Midpoint turn; (2) what is plot and what is subplot; (3) the challenges with the metaphor to abuse within a relationship; (4) point of view and playing fair with the audience; and (5) use of voiceover. As always, the discussion of Buffy the Vampire Slayer is spoiler-free, except at the end (with plenty of warning). Last Episode: Faith, Hope & Trick Next Up: Homecoming Work On Your Story Download free Story Structure worksheets Super Simple Story Structure: A Quick Guide to Plotting And Writing Your Novel in ebook, audiobook, or workbook form Become a patron and access to bonus episodes and content Help With Your Story at Writing As A Second Career The One-Year Novelist: A Week-By-Week Guide To Writing Your Novel In One Year can help (available in ebook or workbook form and as an audiobook on Kobo). Buffy and the Art of Story Season One: Writing Better Fiction by Watching Buffy Buffy the Vampire Slayer DVDs And More I, Ron, eek blog post on Beauty and the Beasts Season 3 Buffy DVDs Buffy DVD Complete Box Set Book 1 in The Awakening Supernatural Thriller Series by Lisa M. Lilly free for Kindle, Kobo, Nook, GooglePlay, and AppleBooks. Or download and listen from Audible. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases made through this site, but that doesn’t change the purchase price to you as the buyer or influence my love for the Buffy DVDs and all things Buffy. About Lisa M. Lilly In addition to hosting the podcast Buffy and the Art of Story, Lisa M. Lilly is the author of the bestselling four-book Awakening supernatural thriller series and the Q.C. Davis mysteries, as well as numerous short stories. She also writes non-fiction, including books on writing craft, under L.M. Lilly. She is the founder of WritingAsASecondCareer.com. Episode Transcript for Beauty and the Beasts Coming Soon. (I promise, as Buffy might say.)
bookmark
share episode
This week on Buffy and the Art of Story – Faith, Hope & Trick (Season 3 Episode 3 of Buffy the Vampire Slayer). This podcast episode talks about: (1) exposition and key plot information handled in a fun, engaging way; (2) sowing subtle seeds of conflict early in the episode; (3) how late and missing plot turns affect the story; and (4) the most compelling emotional arc in Buffy. As always, the discussion of Buffy the Vampire Slayer is spoiler-free, except at the end (with plenty of warning). Last Episode: Dead Man's Party Next Up: Beauty and the Beasts Work On Your Story Download free Story Structure worksheets Super Simple Story Structure: A Quick Guide to Plotting And Writing Your Novel in ebook, audiobook, or workbook form Become a patron and access to bonus episodes and content Help With Your Story at Writing As A Second Career The One-Year Novelist: A Week-By-Week Guide To Writing Your Novel In One Year can help (available in ebook or workbook form and as an audiobook on Kobo). Buffy and the Art of Story Season One: Writing Better Fiction by Watching Buffy Buffy the Vampire Slayer DVDs And More Season 3 Buffy DVDs Buffy DVD Complete Box Set Book 1 in The Awakening Supernatural Thriller Series by Lisa M. Lilly free for Kindle, Kobo, Nook, GooglePlay, and AppleBooks. Or download and listen from Audible. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases made through this site, but that doesn’t change the purchase price to you as the buyer or influence my love for the Buffy DVDs and all things Buffy. About Lisa M. Lilly In addition to hosting the podcast Buffy and the Art of Story, Lisa M. Lilly is the author of the bestselling four-book Awakening supernatural thriller series and the Q.C. Davis mysteries, as well as numerous short stories. She also writes non-fiction, including books on writing craft, under L.M. Lilly. She is the founder of WritingAsASecondCareer.com. Episode Transcript for Faith, Hope & Trick Coming Soon. (I promise, as Buffy might say.)
bookmark
share episode
This week on Buffy and the Art of Story – Dead Man's Party (Season 3 Episode 2 of Buffy the Vampire Slayer). This podcast episode includes: (1) how the zombie plot turns connect to the emotional story line; (2) whether our characters act consistently with what we know of them from Seasons 1 and 2; (3) is the conflict between Buffy and her friends false conflict; and (4) is that mask angry at the room? As always, the discussion of Buffy the Vampire Slayer is spoiler-free, except at the end (with plenty of warning). Last Episode: Anne Next Up: Faith, Hope and Trick Work On Your Story Download free Story Structure worksheets Super Simple Story Structure: A Quick Guide to Plotting And Writing Your Novel in ebook, audiobook, or workbook form Become a patron and access to bonus episodes and content Help With Your Story at Writing As A Second Career The One-Year Novelist: A Week-By-Week Guide To Writing Your Novel In One Year can help (available in ebook or workbook form). Vellum (for formatting and publishing) Buffy and the Art of Story Season One: Writing Better Fiction by Watching Buffy Buffy the Vampire Slayer DVDs And More Season 3 Buffy DVDs Buffy DVD Complete Box Set Book 1 in The Awakening Supernatural Thriller Series by Lisa M. Lilly free for Kindle, Kobo, Nook, GooglePlay, and AppleBooks. Or download and listen from Audible. Q.C. Davis Mysteries 1-3 Box Set on Kindle, Nook, Kobo, GooglePlay, Apple. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases made through this site, but that doesn’t change the purchase price to you as the buyer or influence my love for the Buffy DVDs and all things Buffy. About Lisa M. Lilly In addition to hosting the podcast Buffy and the Art of Story, Lisa M. Lilly is the author of the bestselling four-book Awakening supernatural thriller series and the Q.C. Davis mysteries, as well as numerous short stories. She also writes non-fiction, including books on writing craft, under L.M. Lilly. She is the founder of WritingAsASecondCareer.com. Episode Transcript for Dead Man's Party Coming Soon. (I promise, as Buffy might say.)
bookmark
share episode
This week on Buffy and the Art of Story - Anne (Season 3 Episode 1 of Buffy the Vampire Slayer). This podcast episode includes: (1) how the premiere's tone differs from the rest of the season; (2) hazy early plot turns; (3) multiple themes that raise a question on what the story's about; and (4) whether the stakes are high enough for Buffy to be the protagonist. As always, the discussion of Buffy the Vampire Slayer is spoiler-free, except at the end (with plenty of warning). Last Episode: Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 2 In Review Next Up: Dead Man's Party Work On Your Story Download free Story Structure worksheets Super Simple Story Structure: A Quick Guide to Plotting And Writing Your Novel in ebook, audiobook, or workbook form Become a patron and access to bonus episodes and content Help With Your Story at Writing As A Second Career The One-Year Novelist: A Week-By-Week Guide To Writing Your Novel In One Year can help (available in ebook or workbook form). Buffy and the Art of Story Season One: Writing Better Fiction by Watching Buffy Buffy the Vampire Slayer DVDs And More Season 3 Buffy DVDs Buffy DVD Complete Box Set Book 1 in The Awakening Supernatural Thriller Series by Lisa M. Lilly free for Kindle, Kobo, Nook, GooglePlay, and AppleBooks. Or download and listen from Audible. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases made through this site, but that doesn’t change the purchase price to you as the buyer or influence my love for the Buffy DVDs and all things Buffy. About Lisa M. Lilly In addition to hosting the podcast Buffy and the Art of Story, Lisa M. Lilly is the author of the bestselling four-book Awakening supernatural thriller series and the Q.C. Davis mysteries, as well as numerous short stories. She also writes non-fiction, including books on writing craft, under L.M. Lilly. She is the founder of WritingAsASecondCareer.com. Episode Transcript for Anne Coming Soon. (I promise, as Buffy might say.)
bookmark
share episode
This week on Buffy and the Art of Story Buffy Season Two In Review (a discussion of Season 2 of Buffy the Vampire Slayer as a whole): This podcast episode covers (1) how Season 2 uses the bookends technique; (2) Season 2 themes; (3) character arcs; and (4) how Season 2 foreshadows Season 3 and beyond. As always, the discussion is spoiler-free, except at the end (with plenty of warning). Last Week: Becoming Part 2 Next Up: Anne Work On Your Story Download free Story Structure worksheets. Or you can become a patron and get (a) a free copy of Super Simple Story Structure: A Quick Guide to Plotting And Writing Your Novel (also available to buy in ebook, audiobook, or workbook form) and (b) access to future bonus episodes and content, including the Jessica Jones breakdown and a monthly Q&A. Check out Help With Your Story at Writing As A Second Career. Writing a novel? The One-Year Novelist: A Week-By-Week Guide To Writing Your Novel In One Year can help. Available in ebook or workbook form. More Episode Links Why I Love V.I. V.I. Warshawski novels by Sara Paretsky John Sandford Prey Novels Buffy and the Art of Story Season One: Writing Better Fiction by Watching Buffy Book 1 in The Awakening Supernatural Thriller Series free in 2020 for Kindle, Kobo, Nook, GooglePlay, and AppleBooks. Or download and listen: Audible. Where You Can Find Buffy The Vampire Slayer DVDs Season 2 Buffy DVDs Buffy DVD Complete Box Set As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases made through this site, but that doesn’t change the purchase price to you as the buyer or influence my love for the Buffy DVDs and all things Buffy. About Lisa M. Lilly In addition to hosting the podcast Buffy and the Art of Story, Lisa M. Lilly is the author of the bestselling four-book Awakening supernatural thriller series and the Q.C. Davis mysteries, as well as numerous short stories. She also writes non-fiction, including books on writing craft, under L.M. Lilly. She is the founder of WritingAsASecondCareer.com. Episode Transcript for Buffy Season Two In Review Coming Soon. (I promise, as Buffy might say.)
bookmark
share episode
This week on the podcast Buffy and the Art of Story Becoming Part 2 (Season 2 Episode 22 of Buffy the Vampire Slayer): This podcast episode covers (1) why the pace of Part 2 is so fast compared to Becoming Part 1; (2) how to show emotion through a character’s actions; (3) the elements of a pyrrhic victory; (4) and how the episode plays out Season 2 themes and foreshadows future relationships. As always, the discussion of Buffy the Vampire Slayer is spoiler-free, except at the end (with plenty of warning). Last Week: Becoming Part 1 Next Up: Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 2 In Review Work On Your Story Download free Story Structure worksheets Check out Super Simple Story Structure: A Quick Guide to Plotting And Writing Your Novel in ebook, audiobook, or workbook form Become a patron and access to bonus episodes and content Check out Help With Your Story at Writing As A Second Career Writing a novel? The One-Year Novelist: A Week-By-Week Guide To Writing Your Novel In One Year can help (available in ebook or workbook form). More Episode Links Watch Full of Grace/Sarah McLachlan Buffy and the Art of Story Season One: Writing Better Fiction by Watching Buffy Book 1 in The Awakening Supernatural Thriller Series by Lisa M. Lilly free for Kindle, Kobo, Nook, GooglePlay, and AppleBooks. Or download and listen from Audible. Where You Can Find Buffy the Vampire Slayer DVDs Season 2 Buffy DVDs Buffy DVD Complete Box Set As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases made through this site, but that doesn’t change the purchase price to you as the buyer or influence my love for the Buffy DVDs and all things Buffy. About Lisa M. Lilly In addition to hosting the podcast Buffy and the Art of Story, Lisa M. Lilly is the author of the bestselling four-book Awakening supernatural thriller series and the Q.C. Davis mysteries, as well as numerous short stories. She also writes non-fiction, including books on writing craft, under L.M. Lilly. She is the founder of WritingAsASecondCareer.com. Episode Transcript for Becoming Part 2 Hello and welcome to the podcast Buffy and the Art of Story Season Two. If you love Buffy the Vampire Slayer and you love creating stories – or just taking them apart to see how they work – you’re in the right place. I am Lisa M Lilly, author of the Awakening supernatural thriller series and the Q.C. Davis mysteries and founder of WritingAsASecondCareer.com. This Monday we're talking about Becoming Part Two. That is Season Two episode Twenty-Two. The second half of the two-episode finale. What’s Included We’ll cover: the plot points from the Midpoint of the two-episode arc through the end; episode plot turns; how the pace of Part Two differs From Part One showing emotion through a character's actions; the concept of a Pyrrhic victory; and how the episode plays out themes that are present throughout Season Two and foreshadows future relationships and developments. As always, there will be no Spoilers except at the end to talk about foreshadowing, but I’ll give you plenty of warning. Okay, let's dive into the Hellmouth. Becoming Part Two was written and directed by Joss Whedon. Opening Conflict Of Becoming Part Two We start right where we left off. And it is a fantastic opening conflict for the episode. Kendra is lying dead on the library floor. We hear a cop say, “Freeze,” as Buffy is leaning over Kendra. There are two police officers. They pull Buffy away. One determines that Kendra is dead. The other says, “What about up there?” And for the first time Buffy looks up and sees Xander lying in front of the bookshelves. She tries to get to him. But the police officer drags her out. She is protesting that she didn't do anything, and Snyder comes in with more police and says, “Why do I find that so hard to believe?” He then tells the cops that if there's trouble, Buffy is behind it.
bookmark
share episode
This week on Buffy and the Art of Story – Revelations (Season 3 Episode 7 of Buffy the Vampire Slayer). This podcast episode talks about: (1) a new character (Gwendolyn Post) revealed through every dialogue line; (2) themes of guilt, vulnerability, and isolation; (3) whether anyone is acting out of character; (4) a few plot questions; and (5) many layers for rewatching. As always, the discussion of Buffy the Vampire Slayer is spoiler-free, except at the end (with plenty of warning). Last Episode: Band Candy Next Up: Lovers Walk Work On Your Story Download free Story Structure worksheets Super Simple Story Structure: A Quick Guide to Plotting And Writing Your Novel in ebook, audiobook, or workbook form Become a patron and access to bonus episodes and content Help With Your Story at Writing As A Second Career The One-Year Novelist: A Week-By-Week Guide To Writing Your Novel In One Year can help (ebook, workbook, or audiobook form). Buffy and the Art of Story Season One: Writing Better Fiction by Watching Buffy DVD Complete Buffy the Vampire Slayer Box Set Book 1 in The Awakening Supernatural Thriller Series by Lisa M. Lilly free for Kindle, Kobo, Nook, GooglePlay, and AppleBooks. Or download and listen from Audible. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases made through this site, but that doesn’t change the purchase price to you as the buyer or influence my love for the Buffy DVDs and all things Buffy. About Lisa M. Lilly In addition to hosting the podcast Buffy and the Art of Story, Lisa M. Lilly is the author of the bestselling four-book Awakening supernatural thriller series. She also wrote the Q.C. Davis mysteries, as well as numerous short stories. Her non-fiction includes books on writing craft under L. M. Lilly. She also founded WritingAsASecondCareer.com. Episode Transcript for Revelations Coming Soon. (I promise, as Buffy might say.)
bookmark
share episode