Episode 180: It’s All Been Done Before

On March 26, 2022, Kasie and Rex took on Christopher Booker’s 7 Basic Plots. Here are the show notes: Theme for the day The Seven Basic Plots Agenda What are the 7 Basic Plots? Deeper Dive on one or two How to write the one (or two) we focus on Segment 1 The South Carolina…

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…

Episode 167: Get the Ending Right

On November 27, 2021, Kasie and Rex continued their NaNoWriMo instructions with this final session on the end of the novel. Here are the show notes: Theme for the day Happily Ever After and other denouement concerns Agenda What makes a good climax scene How to come down after the most important scene in the…

Episode 165: Required Elements – Character Arcs

On November 6, 2021 Kasie and Rex took on character arcs and how a protagonist’s journey is the reason we tell stories in the first place. Here are the show notes: Theme for the day Character Arcs Agenda SCWA Upcoming events and goings-on What is a Character Arc? Does your book have to have one?…