Episode 167: Get the Ending Right

On November 27, 2021, Kasie and Rex continued their NaNoWriMo instructions with this final session on the end of the novel. Here are the show notes: Theme for the day Happily Ever After and other denouement concerns Agenda What makes a good climax scene How to come down after the most important scene in the…

Episode 166: Tell it Like it Was

On November 20, 2021, Kasie and Rex took on Exposition in a “what not to do” approach, specifically to help those NaNoWriMo listeners who were giving it a go. Here are the show notes: Theme for the day You Need to Know, but does the Reader? Agenda Exposition is what, again? How too much exposition…

Episode 165: Required Elements – Character Arcs

On November 6, 2021 Kasie and Rex took on character arcs and how a protagonist’s journey is the reason we tell stories in the first place. Here are the show notes: Theme for the day Character Arcs Agenda SCWA Upcoming events and goings-on What is a Character Arc? Does your book have to have one?…

Episode 164: White Knuckle Scenes

On October 23, 2021, Kasie and Rex continued the scary stories month with an episode on tension and fright. Here are the show notes: Theme for the day Scary Series: White Knuckle Scenes Agenda SCWA Upcoming events and goings-on It’s October! Let’s Halloween! Get the Reader Addicted to the Page How to add tension (and…

Episode 163: Doing Murder More Than Once

On October 16, 2021, Kasie and Rex took on Serial Killers as the scary topic for the third weekend of October. Here are the show notes: Theme for the day Scary Series: Serial Killers Agenda SCWA Upcoming events and goings-on It’s October! Let’s Halloween! What’s up with Serial Killers? How to write a convincing serial…