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Story Works Round Table | Conversations About Craft | Before You Can Be a Successful Author, You Have to Write a Great Story

Oct 19, 2017

This week we talk about twists. Kathryn brings lots of questions to the round table and Robert makes a case for avoiding gimmicks.


Oct 12, 2017

Alida, Kathryn, & Robert discuss what makes a villain a good one, getting into character development, the pitfalls of typecasting your villain, and lots of examples across genres.


Oct 5, 2017

This week, Alida, Kathryn, and Robert discuss inspiration, sources of it, high concept ideas, and whether you need to be inspired to write a story, or if the story you're writing can serve as your inspiration.


Sep 28, 2017

This week, Alida, Kathryn, & Robert discuss going beyond character development and making your characters distinct from each other, whether they’re POV characters or not.


Sep 21, 2017

This week, Alida, Kathryn, and Robert discuss setting. How is setting different from world building? What do you put on the page and what should you leave out? How much detail is too much detail? And how do you keep your setting active in your story? Robert gives great practical ways to evaluate your style of writing...