Episode 153: Rage-Filled Beast Monsters

Theme for the day(s) The Seven Deadly Sins – Wrath Agenda Summer project update SCWA Upcoming events and goings-on The 7 Deadly Sins recap Wrath as a character trait, motivation, and antagonizing force Segment 1 This summer we’re working on serialization projects. You can review the show where we covered the benefits and opportunities of…

Episode 150: The Patriarchy and Male Character Clichés

On July 3rd, Kasie and Rex took on the idea of male character clichés and how the patriarchy seeps into every story whether we know it or not. Here are the show notes: Theme for the day(s) Male Cliches and The Patriarchy (dunh dunh duuunnnnh) Agenda What are some cliches and archetypes for male characters…

Episode 145: Death in Fiction

On May 29th, Kasie and Rex were back in the studio to talk about how and when to kill a character and what that death should look like. Here are the show notes: Theme for the day(s) Death in Fiction Agenda Who dies When and how Writing an uncliched scene How to do it Link…

Episode 134: Motivated by Greed

On February 20, Kasie and Rex continued the Character Motivation series with an episode on greed, avarice, and ambition. Here are the show notes: Theme for the day Character Motivation: Ambition, Greed, & Avarice Agenda Character Motivation Series Extrinsic vs. Intrinsic motivation (review) How to write a character driven by ambition, greed, or avarice Link…

Episode 133: Motivated by Forgiveness

On February 13th, we continued our trek through character motivation by talking about forgiveness, atonement, and redemption. Here are the show notes: Theme for the day Character Motivation: Forgiveness, Atonement, Redemption Agenda Character Motivation Series Extrinsic vs. Intrinsic motivation (review) How to write a character seeking forgiveness Link to podcast Segment 1 But first, housekeeping:…