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88 Cups of Tea with Yin Chang is a podcast for the aspiring and professional storyteller alike. On the show, Yin chats with international bestselling novelists, screenwriters, and filmmakers about their journey to success. They also discuss career advice and "how-to's" for listeners to apply actionable steps towards their own storytelling careers. 88 Cups of Tea with Yin Chang is a safe space for listeners to learn, and to feel empowered, inspired, and motivated. Welcome to our tribe of storytellers!

88 Cups of Tea with Yin Chang is a podcast for the aspiring and professional storyteller alike. On the show, Yin chats with international bestselling novelists, screenwriters, and filmmakers about their journey to success. They also discuss career advice and "how-to's" for listeners to apply actionable steps towards their own storytelling careers. 88 Cups of Tea with Yin Chang is a safe space for listeners to learn, and to feel empowered, inspired, and motivated. Welcome to our tribe of storytellers!
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88 Cups of Tea with Yin Chang is a podcast for the aspiring and professional storyteller alike. On the show, Yin chats with international bestselling novelists, screenwriters, and filmmakers about their journey to success. They also discuss career advice and "how-to's" for listeners to apply actionable steps towards their own storytelling careers. 88 Cups of Tea with Yin Chang is a safe space for listeners to learn, and to feel empowered, inspired, and motivated. Welcome to our tribe of storytellers!

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Episodes

HOLLY ROOT: Entrepreneurial Mindset as a Literary Agent and as an Author

9/21/2018
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We're holding a contest where two of you lucky winners will receive our limited edition 88 Cups of Tea 3-year anniversary totebag and our 88 Cups of Tea popsocket! You’ll also win exactly 45 seconds of air-time to talk about your current writing project in the intro of Tamora Pierce’s upcoming episode releasing in October! What exactly are the rules for this contest? Complete 3 out of any of the following 5 things: #1. We JUST launched 88 Cups of Tea’s membership program on Patreon. Sign...

Duration:01:10:52

Writing Class Radio: On Memoir Writing and Finding Your Voice

9/13/2018
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Are you curious about writing a memoir? Are you having trouble finding and refining your writing voice? How important are writing classes and workshops to your professional writing career? We get into all of that and more with today’s guests, hosts and producers of Writing Class Radio, Andrea Askowitz and Allison Langer. In today’s episode, we dive right into the importance of focusing on one genre at a time instead of jumping genres, developing your writing voice by practicing and being...

Duration:00:48:29

SHANNON GIBNEY: On Identity

9/6/2018
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Shannon Gibney is the author of "See No Color", drawn from her life as a transracial adoptee, which won the Minnesota Book Award and was hailed by Kirkus as “an exceptionally accomplished debut” and by Publishers Weekly as “an unflinching look at the complexities of racial identity.” In her latest novel, "Dream Country", she writes of the nightmarish spiral of death and exile connecting America and Africa, and of how one determined young dreamer tries to break free and gain control of her...

Duration:00:47:18

NOVA REN SUMA: Writing Through the Darkness

8/30/2018
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Are you wondering what the financial realities are for writers? Are you on the fence about MFA programs? Are you facing a creative block? Get ready for this motivating conversation featuring today’s special guest Nova Ren Suma. Today's new episode is proudly brought to you by Scrivener, a writing software that is regularly used by new writers and New York Times bestselling authors alike. Many of our own podcast guests and listeners are loyal fans of Scrivener. If you haven’t tried them out...

Duration:01:22:58

AISHA SAEED: On Letting The Process Take As Long As It Needs To

8/23/2018
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Are you struggling with the timeline of the publishing process? Are you curious about staying organized as a writer? How do you keep track of each character’s storyline and remain consistent? Get ready for this motivating conversation featuring today’s special guest Aisha Saeed. Aisha is a New York Times bestselling author. She wrote WRITTEN IN THE STARS which was listed as a best book of 2015 by Bank Street Books and a 2016 YALSA Quick Pick For Reluctant Readers. She is also the author of...

Duration:00:44:00

GRETCHEN MCNEIL: On Being A Storyteller

8/17/2018
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We're back from hiatus!!! Here are the links mentioned at the very top of the episode: Our brand new feature article "Letting the Ghosts In" by J.C. Cervantes, click here to read it! Click here to read our 3-year anniversary event summary by Olivia Liu weaved in with photos by Melora Chang! ------ Today's episode: How do you figure out your character’s objective? How do you stay on top of your writing deadline using spreadsheets? How do you balance the plot demands of suspense with...

Duration:01:23:12

TIME-SENSITIVE ANNOUNCEMENTS!

8/3/2018
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Please be sure to listen through ALL three announcements. Here are quick links from the announcements: ANNOUNCEMENT 1: Click here to RSVP! Only RSVP if you are 100% able to make it! ANNOUNCEMENT 2: For the email subject line, please write “Writer for 3-Year Anniversary Event” ANNOUNCEMENT 3: If you'd love for your photo to be displayed at the event, send me an email with the subject line “88 Cups of Tea birthday polaroid” and send $2 to www.paypal.me/88cupsoftea to help with the cost of...

Duration:00:06:21

RACHEL HENG: Turning Rejections into Motivation

7/5/2018
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What do you do after getting rejected over 300 times? Need all the advice on MFA writing programs? How do you stand out in the querying process? Get ready for this motivating conversation featuring today’s special guest Rachel Heng. Rachel is a Singaporean novelist and short story writer. Her debut novel, Suicide Club: A Novel About Living, will be published next Tuesday, July 10th! An early congratulations and happy book birthday to Rachel! Her fiction has received a Pushcart Prize...

Duration:01:06:51

V.E. SCHWAB: Bonus Full Episode

6/28/2018
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Finally, we're releasing the full, non-edited 3 hour long conversation with V.E. Schwab. This bonus episode is proudly brought to you by Fab Fit Fun! (Be sure to use the promo code 'TEA' for $10 off your first box) Say 'Hi' to V.E. Schwab on Twitter! --- I have a small favor to ask. I would love it if you would help our show with a financial gift. When you contribute a financial gift, this also helps our whole community of storytellers. If you’d love to make a special donation to keep...

Duration:03:10:59

R.F. KUANG: Writing Through Difficult Scenes

6/21/2018
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How do you approach agents during the querying stage? How do you the one who will champion your work? How important is the pacing of your manuscript in order to keep your readers intrigued? Do you struggle with writing and editing difficult and emotional scenes? We get into all of it with today’s special guest: R.F. Kuang. Her debut novel, “The Poppy War” was recently released and is the first installment in a trilogy that grapples with drugs, shamanism, and China’s bloody twentieth...

Duration:00:44:24

SABAA TAHIR: Resilience & Moral Courage

6/14/2018
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Do you struggle with the day-to-day of parenthood and the professional life? Can one person really make a difference in standing up to bigotry? What are the differences between honesty and kindness, and when are they called for? We unpack all of that (and way more) with today’s special guest: Sabaa Tahir. Sabaa is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of "An Ember in the Ashes" and its sequel, "A Torch Against the Night". Her highly anticipated third book "A Reaper at the Gates" just...

Duration:00:40:56

MINH LE: Drawing From Family Stories For Inspiration

6/7/2018
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Have you always wanted a close relationship with your grandparent? Do you dream of writing a children’s book and have no idea where to start? Do you struggle with juggling your professional and personal responsibilities while writing? We get into all of that (and way more) with today’s special guest: Minh Le. Minh is a national early childhood policy expert, author of “Let Me Finish!”, and has written for the New York Times, the Horn Book, and the Huffington Post. A first-generation...

Duration:01:35:38

STEPHANIE GARBER: Overcoming Fear By Letting Go

5/31/2018
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Have you ever reached a point where you wanted to give up on your creative dreams after piles of rejections? Have you been struggling to push past a serious creative block? How about knowing when to put a story aside, and when to start a new one? We get into all of that (and so much more) with today’s special guest: Stephanie Garber. Stephanie is the New York Times and internationally bestselling author of "Caraval" and "Legendary" that just released this week! Her debut novel, Caraval, has...

Duration:02:07:54

ERIC SMITH: Breaking Down the Query Letter & Life as a Literary Agent and Author

5/24/2018
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Where does a literary agent find new author clients? What are specific examples of query letters that really catch an agent's attention? We get into all of that (and so much more) with today’s special guest: Eric Smith. He’s an author, blogger, podcaster, and literary agent for P.S. Literary. As an author, his first humor book, The Geek's Guide to Dating, was an Amazon 2013 Best Book of the Year selection in Humor, as well as a Best of the Year pick by PopSugar and Wired's GeekDad. He’s...

Duration:01:09:55

JENNY BENT: The Path of a Literary Agent and Founder of The Bent Agency

5/17/2018
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Jenny founded The Bent Agency nearly 10 years ago and it has now grown into having nine agents with a strong focus on international rights and has offices in New York City and London. Her agency works with each author to map the publishing career of their dreams and make it a reality. They pay careful attention to details, from the terms of a first contract, editorial work and cover design, to the publisher’s marketing and publicity plan, royalties and sales figures. The Bent Agency prides...

Duration:01:00:40

VICTORIA AVEYARD [From The Archives]: Pulling Yourself Up by Your Bootstraps

5/10/2018
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In today’s episode, we’re featuring our conversation with Victoria Aveyard from the archives! During the time of the original release back in January 2016, Victoria just celebrated her 21st week on the New York Times list for “Red Queen”, the first book in her series. Movie rights for the series were also sold to Universal Pictures with Gennifer Hutchison (from "Breaking Bad") penning the film adaptation and Elizabeth Banks in talks to direct. According to The Hollywood Reporter, RED QUEEN...

Duration:00:56:26

NIKKI GRIMES: Crafting Compelling Characters

5/4/2018
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Nikki Grimes is the award-winning, New York Times bestselling author of dozens of children’s and young adult books as well as a poet and journalist. Throughout her prolific career, Nikki has highlighted stories and characters from communities that have been largely underrepresented in young people’s literature. Her latest novel, "Between The Lines", is the thought-provoking follow-up to her critically acclaimed "Bronx Masquerade", where readers follow the lives of a group of classmates that...

Duration:00:45:38

RACHEL CAINE: Balancing A Successful Writing Career and Multiple Day Jobs

4/26/2018
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Rachel Caine is the New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of more than fifty novels in a diverse range of genres and categories. She has been honored with multiple awards from RT Booklovers Association and the Texas Library Association, and was honored with two spots on the 2012 “Most Favorite Books of UK Schoolchildren” list. More recently in 2017, she began writing thrillers with the huge bestsellers "Stillhouse Lake" and "Killman Creek". In early July of...

Duration:01:15:46

EMILY X.R. PAN: Navigating A Meaningful Path after a Career Change

4/19/2018
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Emily X.R. Pan is the New York Times bestselling author of her debut novel “The Astonishing Color of After”. She is the founding editor-in-chief of Bodega Magazine, and a 2017 Artist-in-Residence at Djerassi, and she received her MFA in fiction from the NYU Creative Writing Program where she was a Goldwater Fellow. “The Astonishing Color of After” received five starred reviews and is a Wall Street Journal’s top 12 picks of the season. Entertainment Weekly described her first novel as...

Duration:00:56:14

RHODA BELLEZA: Silencing Your Internal Editor

4/12/2018
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Rhoda Belleza is a children’s editor at a publishing house and is the author of “Empress of a Thousand Skies” and “Blood of a Thousand Stars”. The New York Times Book Review wrote, “Intergalactic political intrigue, family betrayal and coveted thrones feature in this space opera story…real-world analogues and social commentary make Empress of a Thousand Skies an important and relevant novel.” In Rhoda’s episode, we chat all about her love for action movies and how that led her to novel...

Duration:00:53:59