Episode 67: Writing D&D Campaigns

(Mini-Episode) With tabletop gaming's rise in popularity, what tips or tricks should you bring to writing and running your own worlds or campaigns?Mentioned: Character Creation Worksheet Spotify iTunes Google Podcasts Download MP3: Episode 067 (to download, right-click the Download button and choose "Save File As"). Streaming Audio: More episodes here: Episode Archive Find us online:

Episode 62: Crafting Characters

(Mini-Episode) D.C. and Avery discuss their techniques and processes when creating new characters. Mentioned: Character Development Worksheet Writing Thesaurus Books by Angela Ackerman and Becca Puglisi Spotify iTunes Google Podcasts Download MP3: Episode 062 (to download, right-click the Download button and choose "Save File As"). Streaming Audio: More episodes here: Episode Archive Find us online:

Episode 55: Write It Better – Transgender Characters

(Interview with Matthew Spencer) In the first of our "Write It Better" interview episodes, we sit down with illustrator Matthew Spencer to discuss his experiences as a transgender man, the portrayal of trans characters in media, and ways writers can better incorporate trans characters into their work. Items mentioned: The Sleepless, by Victor Manibo Black … Continue reading Episode 55: Write It Better – Transgender Characters

Episode 54: Your Character’s Goals

(Mini-Episode) A conversation on how character goals shape your plot wanders into a discussion about writing characters who think differently than you, and why goals are important to your story. Mentioned: Books by Angela Ackerman and Becca Puglisi: Emotional Wound Thesaurus Positive Trait Thesaurus Negative Trait Thesaurus Emotion Thesaurus Character Development Questions Worksheet Spotify iTunes … Continue reading Episode 54: Your Character’s Goals

Episode 26: Cutting & Combining Characters

(Mini-Episodes) Sometimes in revision, you've got to make the tough choice to give a character the axe, or combine multiple characters into one. How do you decide when to do this, and what are some techniques for doing so? Spotify iTunes Google Podcasts Download MP3: Episode 026 (to download, right-click the Download button and choose … Continue reading Episode 26: Cutting & Combining Characters

Episode 14: Morally Gray & Unlikeable Characters

(Mini-Episode) What does the term "morally grey" mean, when it comes to building a character? And how does one create an unlikable but compelling protagonist? Join Avery and DC as we mull over and discuss these questions! Items mentioned in this episode: Brandon Sanderson's Three-Pronged Character Sliding Scales V.E. Schwab's Vicious Marvel Cinematic Universe's Black Panther … Continue reading Episode 14: Morally Gray & Unlikeable Characters