Episode 122: Before We Begin

On November 21, 2020, Kasie and Rex took on exposition as the spotlight topic. We’ve edged around it before but never focused quite like this. Here are the show notes: Theme for the day Before the Story Began Agenda Join our community on Patreon What is exposition? How do you put it in the story?…

Episode 121: Don’t Say It

On November 14th, Kasie and Rex took on the art of great dialogue by mostly looking at bad dialogue. Here are the show notes: Theme for the day Don’t Say It: The Don’ts of Dialogue Agenda Join our community on Patreon Dialogue concepts revisited The Don’ts How do you make dialogue work? Segment 1 Did…

Episode 120: The Iceburg Theory

On November 7th, Kasie and Rex looked at the iceburg way of leaving things out of the story on purpose. Here are the show notes: Theme for the day The Iceburg Agenda Join our community on Patreon What is the iceberg? How does it affect planning? How does it affect revision? Segment 1 Thanks to…

Episode 119: Boo! Halloween Special

On October 31, 2020, Kasie and Rex took on Halloween stories, horror, and scary tales in general. Here are the show notes: Theme for the day Halloween Special: The Origins of Scary Stories Agenda Join our community on Patreon Happy Halloween What makes a story scary? Why do we write them? Read them? Segment 1…

Episode 118: Pants the Show About Planning

On October 24, 2020, Kasie and Rex previewed the NaNoWriMo pantser or planner debate. Here are the show notes: Theme for the day Pantsing a Show on Planning Agenda Join our community on Patreon What is “pantsing”? NaNoWriMo How do you plan your story? Techniques for brainstorming Segment 1 We didn’t have show notes for…