Episode 114: Raise the Stakes

On September 26, 2020, Kasie and Rex took on the escalating tension and drama that makes your story less boring. Here’s what it means to Raise the Stakes: Theme for the day Raise the Stakes Agenda Join our community on Patreon What are stakes? Why do you need them? Low, high, internal, and other types…

Episode 113: Establishing Desire

On September 19, 2020, Kasie and Rex took on the question of how to motivate your character. Here are the show notes: Theme for the day Establishing Desire Agenda Join our community on Patreon What your character wants Needs and wants are different Tropes and cliches How to introduce it Segment 1 Thanks to our…

Episode 111: The Tragic Flaw

On September 5th Kasie and Rex got back to craft discussion with this take on the tragic flaw. Here are the show notes: Theme for the day Tragic Flaw Agenda Join our community on Patreon Featured Authors new addition: Carolyn Hartley What is the Tragic Flaw? What qualifies? What doesn’t? How do you write one?…

Meet Author Carolyn Hartley

Carolyn Hartley is a digital forensics expert called upon to testify in court in defense of consumers and/or hospitals who may have been harmed in a privacy breach. Her expertise is based on three decades of writing, lecturing, and publishing for national medical societies. Her best selling medical consumer book, The Caregiver’s Toolbox, published by…

Episode 108: The Moral Imperative

On August 16, 2020, Kasie and Rex took on the idea that writers have a moral imperative to portray socially acceptable behavior, norms, and rules. Here are the show notes: Theme for the day The Artist’s Moral Obligation Agenda Join our Patreon and keep us going The tradition of moral plays and art as moral…