Episode 70: Beam Me Up, Scotty! Pop Culture References in Literature

On November 23, Kasie and Rex riffed on pop culture use in written work. Here are the show notes: Theme for the day Pop Culture References in Fiction & Poetry Agenda What are pop culture references? Advantages of using them Disadvantages of using them What our SC writers are up to this week Segment 1…

Episode 65: The Horror Genre Episode

On October 19, we took on Horror as a genre. Here are the show notes: Theme for the day What You Need to Know about Horror (as a genre) Agenda Horror 101 – definitions, etc. Familiar tropes, traditions, and other expected things in horror novels Film vs. Novel and the continuity or lackthereof  Segment 1…

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…

Episode 61: There’s More Than 1 Path

On September 21, Kasie chatted with local author James D. “Don” McCallister. Here are the show notes: Theme for the day The Unexpected Path to Achieving Your Writing Goals Agenda Getting to know James D. McCallister The art of teaching writing Becoming an Indie Publisher Segment 1 I met James D. McCallister in Loose Lucy’s,…