Episode 169: The Moral Descent

On December 18, 2021, Kasie and Rex took on the descending character arc. Lots of criminals in this episode. Here are the show notes: Theme for the day Character Arcs — the moral descent Agenda Character Arc review The moral descent as a compelling arc How to plot and write a moral descent character arc…

Episode 168: The Moral Ascent Arc

On December 4, 2021, Kasie and Rex continued their critical elements lessons for NaNoWriMo’ers with a deeper dive into the moral ascent character arc. Here are the show notes: Theme for the day Character Arcs — the moral ascent Agenda Character Arc review Does your book have to have one? History of the moral ascent…

Episode 167: Get the Ending Right

On November 27, 2021, Kasie and Rex continued their NaNoWriMo instructions with this final session on the end of the novel. Here are the show notes: Theme for the day Happily Ever After and other denouement concerns Agenda What makes a good climax scene How to come down after the most important scene in the…

Episode 166: Tell it Like it Was

On November 20, 2021, Kasie and Rex took on Exposition in a “what not to do” approach, specifically to help those NaNoWriMo listeners who were giving it a go. Here are the show notes: Theme for the day You Need to Know, but does the Reader? Agenda Exposition is what, again? How too much exposition…

Episode 165: Required Elements – Character Arcs

On November 6, 2021 Kasie and Rex took on character arcs and how a protagonist’s journey is the reason we tell stories in the first place. Here are the show notes: Theme for the day Character Arcs Agenda SCWA Upcoming events and goings-on What is a Character Arc? Does your book have to have one?…