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 184: Are you guilty of lazy writing?

On April 30, 2022, Kasie and Rex took on those classic writing class no-nos. Here are the show notes: Theme for the day Cliches, idioms, and other wordly short-cuts Agenda What are “shortcuts” in writing? When are they good? When are they bad? Segment 1/2 There are a few kinds of literary short cuts and…

Episode 183: What’s next?

On April 23rd, Kasie and Rex brainstormed activities for the summer months and some more show topics. Here are the notes: Theme for the day Summer Plans Agenda What Authors typically do with their time Seasonal impact – Summer is a time for … Commitments we’re making for the summer Segment 1/2 Tuesday night is…

Episode 182: Tech Nerd or Savvy Author?

On April 16, 2022, Kasie and Rex were back on the air live to talk about the various technologies available to help writers create, publish, and sell their stories. Here are the show notes: Theme for the day Technology for Writers Agenda Technology that is being used Technology that should be used Technology we need…

Episode 169: The Moral Descent

On December 18, 2021, Kasie and Rex took on the descending character arc. Lots of criminals in this episode. Here are the show notes: Theme for the day Character Arcs — the moral descent Agenda Character Arc review The moral descent as a compelling arc How to plot and write a moral descent character arc…