Special Guest: Jerry Dean Pate’s “lost cause”

On September 3, 2022, Rex was on a cruise with his bride so Jerry Dean Pate joined Kasie in the studio to talk about his first novel, Plagued by Bad Beliefs. Here are the show notes: Theme for the day Challenging the myth of the lost Cause Agenda Last week’s episode on war was so…

Episode 198: War. What is it good for?

On August 27, 2022, Kasie and Rex dove deeper into conflict with a discussion on the ultimate conflict: war. How it shapes characters, landscapes, and exposition. Here are the show notes: Theme for the day War  Agenda Extreme conflict: War SCWA’s Annual Conference and Virtual Conference are open for registration The ways War affects the…

Episode 197: Gotta have some conflict

On August 20, 2022, Kasie and Rex took on conflict in the story. Here are the show notes: Theme for the day Conflict Agenda What is conflict and why do you need it? SCWA’s Annual Conference and Virtual Conference are open for registration How to put conflict in your scenes Segment 1 We did an…

Episode 196: Voices In Your Head

On August 13, 2022, Kasie and Rex took on the basics of characters and how those voices inside your head don’t make you crazy, they make you a writer. Here are the show notes: Theme for the day All About Characters Agenda Character origins, attitudes, and quirks SCWA’s Annual Conference and Virtual Conference are open…

Episode 195: Stories like Sparklers

On August 6, 2022, Kasie and Rex recapped and revised their flash fiction experience from Wednesday night’s “Flash at the Bar” event hosted by Raegan Teller. Here are the show notes: Theme for the day Flash fiction takes longer to edit than to write, but the really good ones spark and hiss and pop and…