Episode 169: The Moral Descent

On December 18, 2021, Kasie and Rex took on the descending character arc. Lots of criminals in this episode. Here are the show notes: Theme for the day Character Arcs — the moral descent Agenda Character Arc review The moral descent as a compelling arc How to plot and write a moral descent character arc…

Episode 157: Do something about it

On August 21, 2021, Kasie and Rex continued the 7 Deadly Sins series with sloth. Here are the show notes: Theme for the day(s) The Seven Deadly Sins – Sloth Agenda Launch Day report for Before Pittsburgh SCWA Upcoming events and goings-on The 7 Deadly Sins recap Sloth as a character trait, motivation, and antagonizing…

Episode 151: It Goeth Before the Fall

On July 10, 2021, Kasie and Rex started a series on the Seven Deadly Sins. Here are the show notes: Theme for the day(s) The Seven Deadly Sins Agenda Summer project update SCWA Upcoming events and goings-on The 7 Deadly Sins introduction Focus on the first Link to the podcast Segment 1 This summer we’re…

Episode 124: Do You Have to Like the Main Character?

On December 4, 2020, Kasie and Rex took on the idea of creating likable characters. Here are the show notes: Theme for the day Likeable Characters Agenda Join our community on Patreon Famously hated protagonists Do you need your reader to like the MC? Devices to get readers to like your protagonist Link to the…

Episode 64: Name Your Characters

On October 12, Kasie and Rex talked about how they came up with names for their characters and some classic techniques. Here are the show notes: Theme for the day Naming Characters and Using Real People in Fake Stories Agenda Character Names – A History Where do names come from? What are some risks to…