Episode 97: May Grab Bag

On May 30, 2020, Kasie and Rex went “grab bag” style and talked about a bunch of stuff. Here are the show notes: Theme for the day End of the Month Grab Bag Agenda Special Offer for June Grab Bag Discussion Today is Special Offer Day! Become a Patron in June and get the critique,…

Episode 96: Say it Again

On May 23, 2020, Kasie and Rex took on the topic of dialogue. Here are the show notes: Theme for the day Say it with Dialogue Agenda Why is dialogue so hard? What are the best uses of dialogue? What should you absolutely not do with dialogue? How to do a good job with dialogue?…

Episode 94: Great Beginnings

On May 9, 2020, Kasie and Rex revisited the topic “beginnings” from last summer’s Short Story Basics series. Here are the show notes: Theme for the day Great Beginnings Agenda Page 1 In Media Res Connecting to the rest of the work Segment 1 So last week I complained about a terrible romance novel that…

Episode 91: The Gritty Reboot

On April 18, 2020, Kasie and rex took on the topic of reboots, specifically the gritty kind.  Theme for the day Gritty Re-Boots  Agenda What is a “gritty reboot”? Why are they so popular? Are they fan fiction? Segment 1 I took this topic to #wschat on Tuesday because I didn’t really know what to…

Episode 89: Stories from Troubling Times

On April 4, 2020, Kasie and Rex took on the responsibility of explaining story types to our audience who may be confused about what they’re seeing/hearing/reading lately. Here are the show notes: Theme for the day The Stories You Can’t Stop Seeing “in these troubling times” Agenda Different story categories Overused and cliche phrases How…