Turning Readers Into Writers

114 - How to Analyse Story Through Books and Movies with Lucinda Sage-Midgorden

July 07, 2022 Emma Dhesi, Lucinda Sage-Midgorden Season 1 Episode 114
Turning Readers Into Writers
114 - How to Analyse Story Through Books and Movies with Lucinda Sage-Midgorden
Show Notes

In this episode:

Lucinda Sage-Midgorden grew up in Portland, and it was there she first got involved with a theatre company called The Musical Company. She was involved both on and off stage and really developed her stage and story craft.

While there, she had the opportunity to really study story structure and look for what made a play great - both plot and character-wise. 

Lucinda told me about the inspiration behind her debut novel, The Space Between Time. The story delves into the grief one feels when a parent is ill or dies. It's a rite of passage we all go through, and writing the story helped Lucinda work through her own grief when her father passed away.

She later started a blog called Sage Woman Chronicles as a way for her to investigate her own emotions and feelings about what was happening in her life. This would help her write her fiction better and even a memoir. She says she wanted to break down her defences.

The blog did exactly that, and helped her grow comfortable being vulnerable. 

In addition to the blog, Lucinda Sage-Midgorden has also studied miracle and energy work, and has read a lot of personal growth material, all of which has helped her grow her confidence and do things she would never have imagined, such as starting her podcast, Power-Story.

Lucinda Sage-Midgorden is a busy woman, and she also hosts a Patreon community for authors and storytellers, which is a great place if you want to explore structure more, as well as get together with fellow writers and storytellers.

In today's episode, Lucinda gives us a couple of starting points for analysing story, and you can find out more over at her podcast and in her Patreon community.

This episode is a great lesson if you are new to writing or haven’t yet analysed story before.
Lucinda gives you what you need to get started. And this really is a skill all authors need. Not only to study individual works, but the genre in which you write so you can look for trends and reader expectations.

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