Episode 199: Closet Monsters

On September 10, 2022, Rex was out and Dr. Thaddeus Jones, filmmaker and screenwriter joined Kasie in the studio to talk about monsters. Here are the show notes: Theme for the day Monsters in the Closet Agenda Segment 1 I was intrigued by a segment on a podcast called The TED Interview with sitcom writers…

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 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 Link to the podcast Segment 1 Two weeks ago, we did…

Episode 181: A Dozen Uses for the Fool

On April 2, 2022, our episode on the archetype “the fool” aired while Kasie was in Savannah running 13 miles for fun. Here are the show notes: Theme for the day The fool or clown archetype: comic relief in story and film Agenda What is the fool? Where have we seen it before? Does a…