Meet Author CJ Heigelmann

C.J. Heigelmann is an emerging author of Contemporary and Historical Fiction who has published two novels, An Uncommon Folk Rhapsody, and Crooked Fences. C.J. learned to negotiate the changing fabric of race relations within the United States while experiencing different nuances of racial interconnection and social class ideologies from California to Connecticut, the Deep South, and during…

Episode 82: Prologues are like traffic cones

On February 15, 2020, Kasie was in Charlotte signing books so we recorded the show early. Here are the notes: Topic: To Prologue or Not to Prologue Agenda: What is a prologue? Benefits and Drawbacks of Prologues Types of prologues How to write a prologue How to decide if you need one? Segment 1 You…

Episode 44: Who is Mary Sue?

On May 25th Kasie and Rex took on stock and cliche characters, specifically “Mary Sue.” Here are the show notes: Introductions Dr. Kasie Whitener, Clemson Road Creative, fiction writer Rex Hurst, English Instructor, fiction writer Theme for the day Stock Characters and the Mary Sue Complex Agenda What are stock characters? Who is Mary Sue?…

Episode 14: Romance or Love Story?

On October 13, 2018, we welcomed Charleston-based Romance Writer Savannah Frierson into the studio to discuss the romance genre and all the subgenres therein. Here are the show notes: Introductions Dr. Kasie Whitener, Clemson Road Creative, fiction writer Rex Hurst, fiction writer and English instructor Savannah Frierson, Romance Writer Theme for the day Romance: The…