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 How do you generate backstory material? How much backstory is too…

Episode 180: It’s All Been Done Before

On March 26, 2022, Kasie and Rex took on Christopher Booker’s 7 Basic Plots. Here are the show notes: Theme for the day The Seven Basic Plots Agenda What are the 7 Basic Plots? Deeper Dive on one or two How to write the one (or two) we focus on Segment 1 The South Carolina…

Episode 177: So She Does it Differently

On March 5, 2022, Kasie and Rex kicked off Women’s History Month with the Heroine’s Journey, the first in a series on the topic. Here are the show notes: Theme for the day The Heroine’s Journey Part 1 Agenda What is the heroine’s journey? How is it different from the hero’s? Critical questions before deeper…