Episode 138: Story Structure – Why it Matters and How to Choose

On March 20th, Kasie and Rex took on the structure of the novel. Here are the show notes: Theme for the day Story Structure: Why it matters & How to choose Agenda Structure is scaffolding Basic structures available to you Structure vs. form How to choose and why to experiment Segment 1 In last week’s…

Episode 137: When did that happen?

On March 13th, we continued our month-long discussion around time in the story. Here are the show notes: Theme for the day When did that happen? Agenda Time as a topic — new month! Setting your story in a specific time How to show the passage of time in your story Segment 1 Last month’s…

Episode 136: When are we?

On March 6th, Kasie and Rex took on the topic of Time Travel – how, why, and when to do it. Here are the show notes: Theme for the day I Don’t Know How But They Found Me: Time Travel Agenda Time as a topic — new month! Time Travel in novels How to write…

Episode 135: Character Motivation – Survival

On February 27th, Kasie and Rex Theme for the day Character Motivation: Survival Agenda Character Motivation Series What we mean by “Survival” as a motivation Segment 1 We can start with this blog that uses GRAILS as an acronym for character motivation. How clever is that: G — Greed R — Revenge A — Acceptance…

Episode 134: Motivated by Greed

On February 20, Kasie and Rex continued the Character Motivation series with an episode on greed, avarice, and ambition. Here are the show notes: Theme for the day Character Motivation: Ambition, Greed, & Avarice Agenda Character Motivation Series Extrinsic vs. Intrinsic motivation (review) How to write a character driven by ambition, greed, or avarice Segment…