Episode 216: Adding Dimension to the Story with Character Flaws

On Jan 21, our Fears & Flaws episode got so side tracked by fears, we decided to table the “flaws” half to next week. So here are the show notes for our Jan 28th episode. Agenda Segment 1/2 Why does a character need flaws? (link) So they’re relatable – they’re human, or sort of, just…

Episode 214: Rankin Must Die

On January 14th, Kasie and Rex broke down the purpose for and inevitability behind some characters’ deaths. Here are the show notes: Theme for the day Character Month: Characters Who Have to Die Agenda Last week we talked about basic character types: antagonist, protagonist, the confidante or best friend, and the love interest. We didn’t…

Episode 213: Characters are not people

On January 6, 2023, Kasie and Rex kicked off Character Month with a discussion on character types and some tools you can use to sketch yours out. Here are the show notes: Theme for the day Character Month Kickoff: Characters are NOT people Agenda So we did a run of plot-structure shows in December, but…

Episode 209: Where and When to Climax

On December 10, 2022, Kasie and Rex continued the plot structure journey with Freytag’s pyramid which some writers criticize for climaxing too soon. Seriously. Here are the show notes: Theme for the day Plot structure: Freytag’s Pyramid Agenda Are you coming to our Holiday Party? It’s Wednesday, December 14th at 6 p.m. at The Aristocrat…

Episode 208: Alice in Chains Mash-Up (The Man-in-the-Hole Plot)

On December 3rd, Kasie and Rex were back in the studio taking on plot structure as a methodology for understanding and crafting a story. Here are the show notes: Theme for the day Plot structure: Man in the Hole Agenda Are you coming to our Holiday Party? It’s Wednesday, December 14th at 6 p.m. at…