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 94: Great Beginnings

On May 9, 2020, Kasie and Rex revisited the topic “beginnings” from last summer’s Short Story Basics series. Here are the show notes: Theme for the day Great Beginnings Agenda Page 1 In Media Res Connecting to the rest of the work Link to the podcast Segment 1 So last week I complained about a…

Episode 82: Prologues are like traffic cones

On February 15, 2020, Kasie was in Charlotte signing books so we recorded the show early. Here are the notes: Topic: To Prologue or Not to Prologue Agenda: What is a prologue? Benefits and Drawbacks of Prologues Types of prologues How to write a prologue How to decide if you need one? Segment 1 You…

Episode 53: In media res

On July 27th Kasie and Rex welcomed back Mary Sturgill to promote the SCWA’s Fall Retreat and to discuss where and how to begin a short story. Here are the show notes: Theme for the day Short Story — Beginnings Agenda The SCWA’s Retreat is coming up! Short Story Basics Structure of a short story…