Episode 95: Childish Copy Catting or Learning and Marketing Gold?

On May 16, 2020, Kasie and Rex discussed fanfiction (fanfic) and its impact and usefulness to the writing craft. Here are the show notes: Theme for the day Fan Fiction: Childish Copy Catting or Learning and Marketing Gold? Agenda What is Fan Fiction? Why do authors hate it? What good can it do for our…

Episode 94: Great Beginnings

On May 9, 2020, Kasie and Rex revisited the topic “beginnings” from last summer’s Short Story Basics series. Here are the show notes: Theme for the day Great Beginnings Agenda Page 1 In Media Res Connecting to the rest of the work Segment 1 So last week I complained about a terrible romance novel that…

Episode 84: Tense Density – When did the story happen?

On February 29, 2020, Kasie and Rex took on the “tense” conversation around choosing where in time the story happens. Here are the show notes: Theme for the day: The Right “Tense” Agenda What is “tense” in storytelling How does “tense” change the impact of the story How to choose the right tense for your…

Episode 83: Who’s Story is this Anyway?

On February 22, 2020, Kasie and Rex took on the Point of View question again. Here are the show notes: Theme for the day What is POV and why does it matter? Agenda All Stories have a Narrator Strengths and weaknesses of each Questions to ask before deciding Segment 1 We covered this twice before….