In this episode of Remarkable, I get to have a conversation with a long-time friend of mine, Jay Posey, who is a narrative designer and video game developer as well as a best-selling science fiction author.
He’s had integral roles in the development of video games for Red Storm Entertainment, an Ubisoft studio that was co-founded in 1996 by novelist Tom Clancy and known for award winning games such as Ghost Recon, Rainbow Six, and Far Cry.
Outside of work, Jay has written a science fiction trilogy which was published by Angry Robot Books called Legends of the Duskwalker, the first of which is a best-selling novel entitled Three.
His 4th book, Outriders, is part of a new series, and will be available online and in a book store near you on May 3, 2016.
Note: Pre-order a copy of Jay’s new book, Outriders, before May 3 and send me your receipt to be entered for a chance to win an autographed copy of his best-selling book, Three (Legends of the Duskwalker Book 1)
In this episode, Jay and I discuss:
- How to craft stories that truly connect with your audience
- The keys to great storytelling
- The importance of the 3-act structure
- Where most people go wrong when telling stories
- How to bring the art of storytelling into interviews
- Key elements for great interviews
- Specific questions you can ask to get engaging responses
- Tips for building a loyal fan base and following
- The #1 thing you must do before you can start building an audience
- The keys to creating life-long fans
- How to use Twitter to engage with your audience
- Overcoming imposter syndrome
Listen to my interview with Jay Posey below:
Links and Resources Mentioned:
The following list of the links, podcasts, and resources mentioned in this episode of Remarkable.
- Ubisoft Studios
- Redstorm Entertainment
- Tom Clancy
- Angry Robot Publishing
- Three by Jay Pose
- Hardcore History with Dan Carlin
- Wrath of the Khans with Dan Carlin
- Script Notes with John August and Craig Mason
- The Tim Ferriss Show
- Cal Fussman interviewed by Tim Ferriss
- Hack the Entrepreneur by Jon Nastor
- Chuck Wendig
- John Scalzi
- The Legends of the Duskwalker by Jay Posey
- Outriders by Jay Posey
- No Easy Day by Kevin Maurer
- Hope for the Warriors
- Jay on Twitter
Jay’s Suggested Interview Questions
- What was your normal life?
- What was the moment of change?
- What were the challenges that you faced as you were on your way?
- How did you overcome them?
- What did you learn along the way?
- Who did you meet?
- What people helped you?
- Who were your biggest obstacles – people who made it difficult for you?
Read or download the full transcript of this episode: Jay Posey On Storytelling, from Hollywood to the Moon (and Back).
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