In this episode Mark interviews Diana Wink, fiction author,
blogger and film director.
Prior to the interview Mark shares a personal update and a word
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During their conversation, Mark and Diana discuss:
- How Diana wrote poems in Russian and German when she was young
and also wrote a novel when she was 11
- Asking about how she could combine music, visual art and
storytelling together, which lead to her interest in film
- Loving the writing and the planning behind projects such as
- How the shooting is the most stressful part of a film, and in
editing it's often about regret
- The way that everyone can have ideas that feed off of one
another in a collaborative film project
- What it's like to see the reaction of a live audience to a film
at a film festival
- How, in film, if you don't have a budget, you have to first find
it - which isn't necessary when writing fiction. And how this led
Diana back into writing
- Diana's dystopian sci-fi trilogy under the name DF Wink
- How science fiction and dystopian fiction can be a mirror held
up to current events and reality
- The documentary style podcast format that Diana uses
- A slogan Diana uses: "There is a platform for every outstanding
story and you have one to tell"
- That similar problem most writers often have with actually
writing their first novel
- Diana's book for writers: The Business-Minded Creative and why
she put it together
- How Diana built her website (storyartist.me) using the
principals of storytelling
- The struggle Diana faces because of all the different passions
and areas of creativity that she engages in
- How Diana is fueled by every interview that she does for her
- And more...
After the interview Mark reflects on a few things about what
Diana said that inspired him, he thanks his patrons and listeners
of the podcast.
Links of Interest:
Diana Wink is an author, blogger and film
director. With a passion for stories since she can remember,
she studied film making and made a career as director of successful
short films (awarded in festivals) and advertising.
In 2015, she decided to go back to her roots and finally finish
her first fiction book. Since then, she attracted 5-star reviews,
raving fans and written many more novels.
On Story Artist, she decided to share her creative journey and
help content creators in new and effective ways because her credo
is: There is a platform for every outstanding
And you have one to tell.
The introductory, end, and bumper music for this podcast
(“Laser Groove”) was composed and produced by Kevin MacLeod of
www.incompetech.com and is
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0