Episode 186: Backstory Essentials

On May 14th, Kasie and Rex revisited a favorite subject: exposition, this time with the specific lean toward development of a character through the details you leave out. Here are the show notes: Theme for the day Backstory: the character side of exposition Agenda How do you generate backstory material? How much backstory is too…

Episode 170: Origin Stories

On December 25, 2021, Kasie and Rex took on Origin Stories in honor of Christmas Day and the mythology surrounding Jesus. Here are the show notes: Theme for the day Origin Stories Agenda What is an origin story? Required elements How to develop a good one Do all characters need one? Segment 1 We hear…

Episode 162: Talking About Vampires on the Radio (Again)

On October 9, 2021 Kasie and Rex started a Scary Series for October with a popular horror story villain: the vampire. Here are the show notes: Theme for the day Scary Series: Vampires Agenda SCWA Upcoming events and goings-on It’s October! Let’s Halloween! Vampires aren’t scary How to write a convincing vampire (no sparkling!) Link…