Episode 129: The Art of the Setback

On January 16th, Kasie and Rex took on the idea of the setback — a necessary raise-the-stakes move in literature and storytelling. Here are the show notes: Theme for the day The Art of the Setback Agenda Events & Opportunities What is a “setback” and why does it matter? How to organized the setbacks in…

Episode 128: A Dark and Stormy Night

On January 9th, Kasie and Rex took on the weather in fiction. Here are the show notes: Theme for the day A Dark and Stormy Night: Weather in fiction Agenda Events & Opportunities Weather: nouns, adjectives, and verbs Pathetic fallacy and other super judgy things Segment 1 Did you know we have a YouTube channel?…

Episode 127: TGI 2021

On January 2nd, Kasie and Rex were back in the studio to talk goal setting for the new year. Here are the show notes: Theme for the day Setting Writing Goals Agenda New Year’s Events & Opportunities The AFI Framework Goal Setting Segment 1 Thanks to our patrons who continue to support the show and…

Episode 126: Humbugs, Grinches, and Misers

On December 19, Kasie and Rex had their last show of 2020. To play to holiday crowds and celebrate all the reasons 2020 made us grumpy, we’re taking on Scrooge. Here are the show notes: Theme for the day Instigator Characters & the Classic Scrooge Agenda Troublemaker or Antagonist? How “Scrooge” became the Vaseline of…

Episode 125: Literary Devices

On December 12, Kasie and Rex broke down what the industry means by “literary device” and explained how you know you’re using one. Here are the show notes: Theme for the day How to use a Literary Device Agenda What is a device? Some classic uses How to incorporate it Link to the podcast Segment…