What is Beyond the Pen?
In short, we uncover the story behind an author's book. To be more specific, imagine diving into the depths of a book, exploring its themes, and unraveling the messages woven into its pages. We are a literary podcast that takes you on a journey through the minds of some of the most intriguing authors of our time. Each week, we invite a new guest to join us for a one-on-one interview, delving into the story behind their book. We don't just scratch the Beyond the Pen is more than just a podcast - it's a literary adventure that will leave you inspired, enlightened, and eager for more.
Our Purpose We aim to delve deep into storytelling and explore the intricacies of what makes a great story. We take a unique approach by examining five essential elements that every author must consider: Plot, Setting, Characters, POV, and Conflict Styles. Our goal is to empower aspiring storytellers to take their craft to the next level by sharing successful authors' insights, flaws, and revelations as they journey through the literary world. We believe everyone has a story to tell, and we encourage our listeners to find their unique voices and perspective. In addition to exploring the storytelling process, we also aim to educate our audience about the publishing industry. We provide practical tools and resources to help aspiring authors navigate the often-challenging world of publishing and give them the knowledge they need to achieve long-term success.
What Sets Us Apart From the Rest? Firstly, we delve deeper into the literary elements of each book, exploring not only the plot but also the architecture of the world, the complexities/simplicity of the characters, the narrative point of view, and the conflict model. By reading the first three to five chapters of each book, we can provide a more comprehensive analysis of what makes each story unique. Secondly, we don't just talk about the book. We also take the time to get to know the author personally. We inquire about their inspirations, unknown facts about them, their writing kryptonite, favorite quotes, and what's next for them. Lastly, we educate our audience on the publishing world. We discuss the various specialties within the industry, types of publications and marketing strategies, ways to better one's craft, distribution of books, and finding long-term success as an author.
In the Future At Beyond the Pen, we aim to be the go-to platform for publishing companies, big and small, to showcase their most promising new authors. Finally, we aim to become a household name in the literary world, like Fresh Air or What Should I Read Next, and be the destination where listeners can discover the next literary icons of their favorite genres. With Beyond the Pen, the future of literature is just a conversation away. So, join us as we explore the art of storytelling, inspire new ideas, and empower the next generation of great storytellers.