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Legacy - A Novel Writing Experience

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his one-of-a-kind writer’s tutorial takes its listener on a novel-writing journey. A quarter century ago, Tony Drago passed away, leaving behind a series of cassette tapes outlining an original novel. Now, his son, critically-acclaimed author Ty Drago, is collaborating with those recordings to finally tell his father’s story. Along with his wife and producer, Helene Drago, Ty addresses the steps involved in authoring this remarkable novel, from concept through publication, all while providing tips and tricks to help other writers advance their own projects. Filled with insight, humor, and charm, Legacy is a wholly unique experience.

his one-of-a-kind writer’s tutorial takes its listener on a novel-writing journey. A quarter century ago, Tony Drago passed away, leaving behind a series of cassette tapes outlining an original novel. Now, his son, critically-acclaimed author Ty Drago, is collaborating with those recordings to finally tell his father’s story. Along with his wife and producer, Helene Drago, Ty addresses the steps involved in authoring this remarkable novel, from concept through publication, all while providing tips and tricks to help other writers advance their own projects. Filled with insight, humor, and charm, Legacy is a wholly unique experience.
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United States

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his one-of-a-kind writer’s tutorial takes its listener on a novel-writing journey. A quarter century ago, Tony Drago passed away, leaving behind a series of cassette tapes outlining an original novel. Now, his son, critically-acclaimed author Ty Drago, is collaborating with those recordings to finally tell his father’s story. Along with his wife and producer, Helene Drago, Ty addresses the steps involved in authoring this remarkable novel, from concept through publication, all while providing tips and tricks to help other writers advance their own projects. Filled with insight, humor, and charm, Legacy is a wholly unique experience.

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@tydrago

Language:

English

Contact:

856-397-2708


Episodes

Update: Where Is the Novel Now?

7/28/2019
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Find out the status of Tony & Ty's collaborative novel in this brief update.

Duration:00:07:10

E10-Climax and What Comes Next

12/25/2018
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How does the "BIG SCENE" work? Let's explore climaxes in other genres and try to understand how Tony intended his story to end versus how Ty plans to end it. This is followed by a sneak preview at the VERY different approach planned for Season Two. And, finally, we hear from Tony one last time...

Duration:00:22:48

E9-Worldbuilding

12/10/2018
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"Worldbuilding" describes the manufactured people, places, culture, and events that make up the story the author is trying to tell.

Duration:00:21:16

E8-Writing Techniques

11/26/2018
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How to write suspense, action, and manage plot exposition in your story. Helene & Ty look at one of Tony's scene's a how to bring it to life!

Duration:00:19:54

E7-The Villain's Path

11/12/2018
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How the antagonist can best be handled in various genres. Meanwhile, Tony introduces us to the villain in his novel. Who doesn't love a "good" bad guy?

Duration:00:20:13

E6-Hero's Journey

10/29/2018
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Portraying your protagonist and his or her goals. Ty & Helene examine the hero of Tony's book, and how to make him fully fleshed out and human.

Duration:00:23:48

E5-Narrative Arc

10/15/2018
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What is a "story arc?" What's it for? How can it help you keep your story on track? Ty and Helene look at Tony's narrative arc and how such arcs change from genre to genre.

Duration:00:21:25

E4-Characterization

10/1/2018
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Characterization is the craft of creating layered, interesting characters. Helene and Ty introduce the characters in Tony's book and discuss the in's and out's of "manufacturing people" for your novel.

Duration:00:20:12

E3-Finding Your Voice

9/17/2018
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What does it mean to find the right "voice" for your novel? Helene and Ty explore this complex concept against the backdrop of a field trip to Philadelphia.

Duration:00:18:43

E2-Beginning

9/3/2018
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Understanding your genre. Write your first line. Helene & Ty take us on those first tentative steps as Ty begins to write his father's novel.

Duration:00:21:52

E1:The Drago Tapes

8/20/2018
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Author Ty Drago embarks on a remarkable and deeply personal project, to write the novel that his deceased father outlined 26 years ago.

Duration:00:18:49