Episode 216: Adding Dimension to the Story with Character Flaws

On Jan 21, our Fears & Flaws episode got so side tracked by fears, we decided to table the “flaws” half to next week. So here are the show notes for our Jan 28th episode. Agenda Segment 1/2 Why does a character need flaws? (link) So they’re relatable – they’re human, or sort of, just…

Episode 215: Getting More Depth out of Fear

On January 21, 2023, Kasie and Rex took on those creeping fears that doom characters. Here are the show notes: Theme for the day Character Month: Characters’ Fears and Flaws Agenda We’ve been working on characters this month, first with the basic types and then with the characters who have to die – which, by…

Episode 214: Rankin Must Die

On January 14th, Kasie and Rex broke down the purpose for and inevitability behind some characters’ deaths. Here are the show notes: Theme for the day Character Month: Characters Who Have to Die Agenda Last week we talked about basic character types: antagonist, protagonist, the confidante or best friend, and the love interest. We didn’t…

Episode 213: Characters are not people

On January 6, 2023, Kasie and Rex kicked off Character Month with a discussion on character types and some tools you can use to sketch yours out. Here are the show notes: Theme for the day Character Month Kickoff: Characters are NOT people Agenda So we did a run of plot-structure shows in December, but…

Episode 210: The Early Climax

On December 17, Kasie and Rex finished the Freytag’s Pyramid discussion begun the week before. Here are the show notes: Theme for the day Plot structure: Freytag’s Pyramid Part 2 Agenda How much fun was our Holiday Party? We really appreciated the readers – Lis Anna-Langston, Walter Curry, Bonnie Stanard, AJ Brown, Phil Lenski, Paula…