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 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 Link to the podcast Segment 1 So last week I complained about a…

Episode 77: Chekov’s Gun

On January 11, 2020, Kasie and Rex took on the idea of Chekov’s Gun (ever detail included must matter). Here are the show notes: Theme for the day: Chekov’s Gun Agenda What is Chekov’s Gun? Why be a rule follower? News in the S.C. Writerverse Link to podcast Segment 1 What is Chekov’s gun? Per…

Episode 53: In media res

On July 27th Kasie and Rex welcomed back Mary Sturgill to promote the SCWA’s Fall Retreat and to discuss where and how to begin a short story. Here are the show notes: Theme for the day Short Story — Beginnings Agenda The SCWA’s Retreat is coming up! Short Story Basics Structure of a short story…

Episode 52: Ending the Short Story

On July 20th, Kasie and Rex went a few rounds over the right way to end a short story. Here are the show notes: Theme for the day Short Story — Endings Agenda Short Story Basics Structure of a short story A “Satisfying” End Segment 1 So last week we kicked off Short Story month…