Episode 138: Story Structure – Why it Matters and How to Choose

On March 20th, Kasie and Rex took on the structure of the novel. Here are the show notes: Theme for the day Story Structure: Why it matters & How to choose Agenda Structure is scaffolding Basic structures available to you Structure vs. form How to choose and why to experiment Segment 1 In last week’s…

Episode 137: When did that happen?

On March 13th, we continued our month-long discussion around time in the story. Here are the show notes: Theme for the day When did that happen? Agenda Time as a topic — new month! Setting your story in a specific time How to show the passage of time in your story Segment 1 Last month’s…

Episode 130: Give Your Characters Agency

On January 22nd, Kasie and Rex revisited the “Be Mean to Your Characters” idea with this part two — give them agency. What could be meaner, right? Here are the show notes: Theme for the day Give Your Characters Agency Agenda Remind/Revisit Episode 57 What is Agency and why do you want it? How you…

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 127: TGI 2021

On January 2nd, Kasie and Rex were back in the studio to talk goal setting for the new year. Here are the show notes: Theme for the day Setting Writing Goals Agenda New Year’s Events & Opportunities The AFI Framework Goal Setting Link to the podcast Segment 1 Thanks to our patrons who continue to…