Episode 97: May Grab Bag

On May 30, 2020, Kasie and Rex went “grab bag” style and talked about a bunch of stuff. Here are the show notes: Theme for the day End of the Month Grab Bag Agenda Special Offer for June Grab Bag Discussion Today is Special Offer Day! Become a Patron in June and get the critique,…

Episode 96: Say it Again

On May 23, 2020, Kasie and Rex took on the topic of dialogue. Here are the show notes: Theme for the day Say it with Dialogue Agenda Why is dialogue so hard? What are the best uses of dialogue? What should you absolutely not do with dialogue? How to do a good job with dialogue?…

Episode 95: Childish Copy Catting or Learning and Marketing Gold?

On May 16, 2020, Kasie and Rex discussed fanfiction (fanfic) and its impact and usefulness to the writing craft. Here are the show notes: Theme for the day Fan Fiction: Childish Copy Catting or Learning and Marketing Gold? Agenda What is Fan Fiction? Why do authors hate it? What good can it do for our…

Episode 94: Great Beginnings

On May 9, 2020, Kasie and Rex revisited the topic “beginnings” from last summer’s Short Story Basics series. Here are the show notes: Theme for the day Great Beginnings Agenda Page 1 In Media Res Connecting to the rest of the work Segment 1 So last week I complained about a terrible romance novel that…

Episode 93: Reviews, Stars, & Thumbs Up

On May 2, 2020, Kasie and Rex took on the Amazon reviews debate. Here are the show notes:  Theme for the day Reviews, Stars, and Thumbs-Ups  Agenda The value of a review The abuse of the review system Stop propping up bad books Segment 1 I left my first 1 star review this week. I’m…