Uncorking a Story

Hosted ByMike Carlon

Stories influence, teach and inspire us, but what about the storytellers who create them? Uncorking a Story profiles storytellers to uncover how their background and life experiences influence the stories they create. We learn what motivates them, their path to success, and what fuels them to keep creating. It all starts by asking one simple question, where does your story begin? Welcome to uncorking a story. All of the books promoted on Uncorking a Story can be viewed and purchased here: https://bookshop.org/shop/UncorkingaStory

It’s Never too Late, with Iris Yamashita

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Iris Yamashita is an Academy Award-nominated screenwriter for the movie Letters from Iwo Jima. She has been working in Hollywood for fifteen years developing material for both film and streaming, has taught screenwriting at UCLA, and is an advocate of women and diversity in the entertainment industry. Iris joined me on Uncorking a Story to talk about her career and latest novel, Village in the Dark. 

Key Themes

  1. Exploration of different points of view and empathy in writing.
  2. Overcoming self-doubt and believing in oneself as a writer.
  3. Handling rejection and the importance of perseverance in the writing field.
  4. Financial challenges and the practicalities of making a living as a writer, including the suggestion to keep one’s day job.
  5. The instability and challenges of certain writing careers, such as screenwriting.
  6. The importance of marketing and promoting one’s work through various channels, such as indie bookstores and online platforms.

Buy Village in the Dark

Amazon: https://amzn.to/47On4rj

Bookshop.org: https://bookshop.org/a/54587/9780593336700

Connect with Iris

Website: https://www.irisyamashita.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/IrisYamashita

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/IrisYamashitaAuthor

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/irisyamashita/

Connect with Mike

Website: https://uncorkingastory.com/

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/@uncorkingastory

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/irisyamashita/

TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@uncorkingastory

Twitter: https://twitter.com/uncorkingastory

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/IrisYamashitaAuthor

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