Episode 190: Dogs at a Poker Table

On July 2, 2022, Kasie and Rex took on those furries that think they’re human. Here are the show notes: Theme for the day Personification vs. Anthropomorphism Agenda SCWA’s Annual Conference is open for registration What are personification and anthropomorphism and why do people use them? Examples of each How to use anthropomorphism Segment 1…

Episode 189: Those Query Pages Suck

On June 25, 2022, Kasie and Rex went back to the rejection well looking at how to adjust those query pages. Here are the show notes: Theme for the day Rejection sucks and so do your first three chapters Agenda Following up on last week’s rejection conversation A public apology (sort of) SCWA’s Annual Conference…

Episode 188: Learning How to Take Rejection

On June 18, 2022, Kasie and Rex were back in the studio talking about rejection. Here are the show notes: Theme for the day Learning How to Take Rejection Agenda SCWA’s Annual Conference is open for registration Rejection sucks but here’s why it happens How to roll with rejection Segment 1 It’s that time! Time…

Episode 187: The Work of Rewriting

On May 21, 2022, Kasie and Rex took on the challenge of rewriting your novel. Here are the show notes: Theme for the day The Work of a ReWrite Agenda Reasons you might need one Strategies Building a timeline for rewrite Segment 1 Got my manuscript back from the developmental editor and while a lot…

Episode 186: Backstory Essentials

On May 14th, Kasie and Rex revisited a favorite subject: exposition, this time with the specific lean toward development of a character through the details you leave out. Here are the show notes: Theme for the day Backstory: the character side of exposition Agenda How do you generate backstory material? How much backstory is too…