Episode 168: The Moral Ascent Arc

On December 4, 2021, Kasie and Rex continued their critical elements lessons for NaNoWriMo’ers with a deeper dive into the moral ascent character arc. Here are the show notes: Theme for the day Character Arcs — the moral ascent Agenda Character Arc review Does your book have to have one? History of the moral ascent…

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?…

Special Guest Mark Allan Gunnells

In celebration of the October 23rd LGBTQ+ Pride weekend in Columbia, S.C. and continuing the Spooktacular October, Rex invited fellow horror author, Mark Allan Gunnells into the studio. We recorded the episode and aired it on October 30th. Here’s what you need to know about Mark: bio: Mark Allan Gunnells loves to tell stories. He…