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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

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...

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,...

Duration:02:07:54

ERIC SMITH: Breaking Down the Querying 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

KELLY LOY GILBERT: Getting to The Heart of The Story

4/5/2018
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Kelly Loy Gilbert is the author of "Conviction", a William C. Morris Award finalist, and her newest novel, “Picture Us in the Light”. In today’s episode, Kelly brings us behind-the-scenes of “Picture Us in the Light” from discussing the inspiration and catalyst for her new novel to a detailed look at Kelly’s hands-on research process for the story. She walks us through the importance of strong character building when crafting conflict scenes, how to craft authentic characters whose...

Duration:00:44:25

ROSHANI CHOKSHI: Writing What You Want To See In The World

3/29/2018
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Roshani Chokshi is the author of the instant New York Times bestselling novel, “The Star-Touched Queen”, and “A Crown of Wishes”. A very Happy Book Birthday to Roshani and her middle grade debut “Aru Shah and the End of Time” that just released this week! In today’s episode, we discuss ALL things “Aru Shah and the End of Time”, from the story inspiration to the research process and Roshani’s world building. We touch on adapting mythology and folklore into your story, and specifically...

Duration:00:40:24

ASHLEIGH GARDNER: Wattpad as a Powerful Platform and Tool for Authors

3/22/2018
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Ashleigh Gardner is the Deputy General Manager, Wattpad Studios, Publishing. She works with Wattpad writers and publishers around the world to turn Wattpad stories into books. Ashleigh creates meaningful promotional and editorial partnerships with the publishing industry by leveraging the data and insights from the more than 400 million story uploads on Wattpad. This also helps publishers everywhere find exciting new voices and transform their business with data-driven decision-making. In...

Duration:00:37:29

ARVIN AHMADI: Overcoming Fear by Writing Through It

3/15/2018
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Arvin Ahmadi is the author of “Down and Across”. From Buzzfeed, “Ahmadi writes with head and heart, captivating readers with passages that leap beautifully from the pages.” Publishers Weekly describes his debut as “witty, smart, and inspiring” and The Washington Post says it’s a “humorous” and “deeply human coming-of-age story.” In today’s episode, Arvin walks us through the inspiration behind “Down and Across”. We unpack how to manage writing difficult and emotional scenes with your...

Duration:00:40:44

JOHN BOYNE: Finding Joy In The Process of Writing

3/8/2018
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John Boyne is the author of over 15 books and short stories. His New York Times bestselling novel, The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, was an international bestseller, selling more than nine million copies worldwide. In today’s episode, we discuss his newest novel, “The Heart’s Invisible Furies”, a New York Times Readers’ Favorite Books of 2017. We kick off the conversation by having John take us back to the earliest memory of how he first fell in love with storytelling. John shares the...

Duration:00:26:04

TOMI ADEYEMI: Storytelling with Heart and Soul

3/1/2018
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You have no idea how excited I am to have Tomi Adeyemi on our show! Tomi is the author of Children of Blood and Bone, a West African-inspired fantasy debut and the first novel in her trilogy that conjures a world of magic and danger, perfect for any of you fans of Leigh Bardugo and Sabaa Tahir. It’s been described as “powerful” and “captivating” and Tomi has been hailed as one of the most promising voices in young adult fiction. Entertainment Weekly describes “Children of Blood and Bone”...

Duration:01:38:39

ATIA ABAWI: Humanizing The Refugee Crisis Through Storytelling

2/22/2018
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Atia Abawi is an author, foreign correspondent, and award-winning journalist. Born a refugee to Afghan parents in West Germany and raised in the United States, Atia has reported on war, conflicts and international crises in Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iraq, Myanmar, Egypt, Kenya and Israel. Her first book for teens, The Secret Sky, is a critically acclaimed love story set during the current war in Afghanistan and won an Amelia Bloomer Award. She was also named a Publisher’s Weekly Flying Start,...

Duration:00:40:53