Episode 150: The Patriarchy and Male Character Clichés

On July 3rd, Kasie and Rex took on the idea of male character clichés and how the patriarchy seeps into every story whether we know it or not. Here are the show notes: Theme for the day(s) Male Cliches and The Patriarchy (dunh dunh duuunnnnh) Agenda What are some cliches and archetypes for male characters…

Episode 149: Slush Losers

On June 26th, Kasie and Rex welcomed fellow SCWA Board of Directors member Cayce LaCorte into the studio to talk all about that slushfest itch. Here are the show notes: Theme for the day(s) Special Guest Cayce LaCorte and Slush Losers Agenda This summer’s work Meet Cayce LaCorte Put Yourself Out There, they said, It’s…

Episode 139: The Path to Publishing Part 1

On March 27th, Rex was on vacation so Kasie invited her publisher, Alexa Bigwarfe into the studio to sub for him. We’re talking about it all but here’s a loose outline: Theme for the day(s) The Publishing Journey Agenda You have a book in YOU! – deciding to write You have to take it seriously…

Episode 138: Story Structure – Why it Matters and How to Choose

On March 20th, Kasie and Rex took on the structure of the novel. Here are the show notes: Theme for the day Story Structure: Why it matters & How to choose Agenda Structure is scaffolding Basic structures available to you Structure vs. form How to choose and why to experiment Link to podcast Segment 1…

Episode 137: When did that happen?

On March 13th, we continued our month-long discussion around time in the story. Here are the show notes: Theme for the day When did that happen? Agenda Time as a topic — new month! Setting your story in a specific time How to show the passage of time in your story Link to podcast Segment…