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Iyagikkun (Storyteller)

16 EpisodesProduced by Gabriel L. RodriguezWebsite

A podcast about one screenwriter's Three-Act Structure Called "Life."

16 Episodes | 2019 - 2020

The Fan Fiction

March 24th, 2020


I was honored to have my first guest, producer Jorge de Moya. Jorge and I have been friends for over 20 years and he has been so kind to let me pick his brain as we discuss the twisted world of Fan Fictions from a …

Researching Festivals

March 1st, 2020


On this episode, I talk about how I decide which screenwriting festivals to submit my scripts to and what you should consider when deciding on how …

2020 Oscars Reaction

February 23rd, 2020


Welcome to Season 2 of "Iyagikkun!"

On today's episode, I discuss the 2020 Oscars, specifically "Joker" and "Parasite."

As stated in the episode, here are links to both official screenplays as well as my reviews for …

Season 2 Promo

February 16th, 2020


This mini episode hints at some of the ideas and changes that are in store for season 2. I want for season 2 to be less academic and I want to implement more of my personality as a person and not talk to the audience in …

Season 1 Finale

February 9th, 2020


Thank you to everyone in the #WritingCommunity on Twitter and everyone else who has provided me with so much support and wonderful feedback on my …

Identifying and Writing Compelling Dialogue

January 15th, 2020


On this episode, I talk about a handful of my favorite screenwriters and how their dialogue is unprecedented when it comes to the essential tools of …

Setting As An Ancillary Character

December 26th, 2019


A more in-depth look at what I discussed back in Episode 2 about setting. Setting, in my opinion, can be just as important in your script or story as your main characters and other elements of story. In this episode, I …


November 29th, 2019


On this episode, I talk about how screenwriters adapt screenplays that are derived from other works such as novels, short stories, short films, news articles, and more. I talk about the decision-making process that goes …

Writer's Block

November 24th, 2019


I talk about dealing with Writer's Block and include my own suggestions and strategies as well as the suggestions from the winner of the 2019 Publishing Commentator of the Year, Jane Friedman. I also for the first time …

Finding Your "Voice" as a Writer

November 10th, 2019


Finding your "voice"  can be one of the most complicated steps in establishing yourself as a writer. I break it down for you as best as I can by telling you what to keep in mind and how to identify & improve upon …

Creating Memorable Characters

October 28th, 2019


In this episode, I talk about the differences between a main character and a stock character. I also guide you into how to create a memorable character for your own script and use one of my own characters that I've …

A Special Shoutout

October 13th, 2019


On this episode, I send a special shoutout to the #WritingCommunity on Twitter as well as the differentiating thought process between writing for me and teaching writing to others. 

Winning Best Screenplay & The Importance of Setting

October 6th, 2019


I talk a little bit about winning Best Screenplay at the 2018 Los Angeles Crime & Horror Festival along with the importance of setting in your story and how setting can essentially help dictate the entire premise of …

The Three Roberts

September 21st, 2019


Welcome to Iyagikkun (the Korean word for "Storyteller.") This episode has more of a formal introduction of myself and the story of three teachers-amazingly all named Robert-that greatly impacted and influenced my …

The Introduction? Maybe...

September 21st, 2019


Originally recorded in 2017, this is my very first attempt at recording myself with the intent of creating a podcast series. 


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