The Hollywood Approach To Great Work! with Kristina Paider | UYGW036
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This week we are getting the professional Hollywood “zhoosh!”

Developmental editor and writing coach Kristina Paider shares how she became the “story doctor.” Starting in a small town in Wisconsin, while bleeding green and gold for the Packers, Paider takes us along her path through Journalism, International PR, and then her courageous decision to fully immerse herself in screenwriting and book doctoring.

Whether she’s jumping down waterfalls, being a chocolate chef, or riding motorcycles around the Dominican Republic, Kristina Paider’s journey of Great Work is nothing short of a Hollywood Thrill Ride.

Join us as we discuss: 

01:41 Kristina’s Great Work

11:29 What is Character DNA

12:38 Savages to Structure

14:35 Creating an environment into which a character can express their full self 

16:01 If you're creating a book or a screenplay, it's got to have a rhythm

18:16 Unleashing your voice to express something in a way that's truer to the character DNA

24:12 Achieving Narrative Transport

26:07 The Hollywood Approach book

31:57 Overcoming uncertainty and self doubt

35:49 Stay curious and be seeking, you have to be seeking the thing that you want to do 

36:24 The opportunities that Kristina seized

44:13 Storytelling is about the story you're living

About the Guest:

As a developmental editor and writing coach, Kristina Paider has worked with 600+ writers in 34 countries. She helps clients break through counter-productive patterns in writing and in life, using methods from her masterclass and book, The Hollywood Approach. Kristina travels by motorcycle, jumps into waterfalls, and is a guest chocolate chef.

All social media platforms: @kristinapaider



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About the Host:

Dr. Amanda Crowell is a cognitive psychologist, speaker, podcaster, author of Great Work, and the creator of the Great Work Journals. Amanda's TEDx talk: Three Reasons You Aren’t Doing What You Say You Will Do has received more than a million views and has been featured on TED's Ideas blog and TED Shorts. Her ideas have also been featured on NPR, Al Jazeera, The Wall Street Journal, Quartz, and Thrive Global. Amanda lives in New Jersey with her husband, two adorable kids, and a remarkable newfiepoo named Ruthie. She spends her days educating future teachers, coaching accidental entrepreneurs, and speaking about how to make progress on Great Work to colleges and corporate teams. To book Dr. Crowell to speak or inquire about coaching, check out or email





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