Episode 148: Empathy in Literature

On June 19, 2021, Rex was out of town so Kasie welcomed guest Len Lawson to the program for a conversation about empathy. Here are the show notes: Theme for the day(s) Special Guest Len Lawson and Empathy in Literature Agenda This summer’s work Meet Len Lawson What is empathy and how does literature connect…

Episode 147: The virgin, the whore, and the madwoman

Theme for the day(s) The Virgin, the Whore, and the Madwoman: Female stereotypes in fiction Agenda This summer’s work Virgin, Whore, or Madwoman? Do these stereotypes still exist? How to avoid it? Segment 1 So in June we’re going to be giving you some Independent Bookstore names, locations, and other fun details. This week we’d…

Episode 146: White Writers, Diverse Characters

On June 5th, Kasie and Rex took on the topic of writing characters outside of their own white, hetero experience. Here are the show notes: Theme for the day(s) Diversity, inclusivity, and writing outside of your own experience Agenda Indie Bookstore Mention SCWA upcoming events Writing People of Color (POC) characters How to do it…

Episode 145: Death in Fiction

On May 29th, Kasie and Rex were back in the studio to talk about how and when to kill a character and what that death should look like. Here are the show notes: Theme for the day(s) Death in Fiction Agenda Who dies When and how Writing an uncliched scene How to do it Segment…

Episode 144: Writers & Taboos

On May 15th, Kasie and Rex took on the topic of taboo subjects in literature. Here are the show notes: Theme for the day(s) Taboo Topics in Literature Agenda What it means to be taboo History of taboo-ness in writing The purpose and benefits of taboo topics in literature How to do it Segment 1…