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 148: Empathy in Literature

On June 19, 2021, Rex was out of town so Kasie welcomed guest Dr. Len Lawson to the program for a conversation about empathy. Here are the show notes: Theme for the day(s) Special Guest Len Lawson and Empathy in Literature Agenda This summer’s work Meet Dr. Len Lawson What is empathy and how does…

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 139: The Path to Publishing Part 1

On March 27th, Rex was on vacation so Kasie invited her publisher, Alexa Bigwarfe into the studio to sub for him. We’re talking about it all but here’s a loose outline: Theme for the day(s) The Publishing Journey Agenda You have a book in YOU! – deciding to write You have to take it seriously…

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 Link to podcast Segment 1…