Episode 129: The Art of the Setback

On January 16th, Kasie and Rex took on the idea of the setback — a necessary raise-the-stakes move in literature and storytelling. Here are the show notes: Theme for the day The Art of the Setback Agenda Events & Opportunities What is a “setback” and why does it matter? How to organized the setbacks in…

Episode 114: Raise the Stakes

On September 26, 2020, Kasie and Rex took on the escalating tension and drama that makes your story less boring. Here’s what it means to Raise the Stakes: Theme for the day Raise the Stakes Agenda Join our community on Patreon What are stakes? Why do you need them? Low, high, internal, and other types…

Episode 57: Be Mean to Your Characters

On August 24th, Kasie and Rex took on the writer advice: Do Mean Things to Your Characters. Here are the show notes:  Theme for the day Be Mean to Your Main Character Agenda Who is the MC and why does it matter? Raising the Stakes so your Reader Keeps Reading Mean Things You Can Do…