Episode 126: Humbugs, Grinches, and Misers

On December 19, Kasie and Rex had their last show of 2020. To play to holiday crowds and celebrate all the reasons 2020 made us grumpy, we’re taking on Scrooge. Here are the show notes: Theme for the day Instigator Characters & the Classic Scrooge Agenda Troublemaker or Antagonist? How “Scrooge” became the Vaseline of…

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 Segment 1 Thanks…

Episode 123: The Real Work of Authors

On November 28, 2020, Kasie and Rex took on the revision process. Every writer does it differently. Here are the show notes: Theme for the day Revision Tactics and Techniques Agenda Join our community on Patreon When do you revise? How do you revise? What role do critique groups, partners, and beta readers play? Segment…

Episode 122: Before We Begin

On November 21, 2020, Kasie and Rex took on exposition as the spotlight topic. We’ve edged around it before but never focused quite like this. Here are the show notes: Theme for the day Before the Story Began Agenda Join our community on Patreon What is exposition? How do you put it in the story?…

Episode 117: Metaphors & Prophecies

On October 17, 2020, Kasie and Rex followed up on Tuesday’s #wschat on Twitter about metaphor and prophecy. Are they similar enough to make one episode? Let’s find out: Theme for the day Metaphors and Prophecies Agenda Join our community on Patreon What is a Metaphor? What is a prophecy? How is each used in…