Alas, It’s the Annual Summer Hiatus
Okay, folks, it’s once again time to say good-bye for the summer. Thanks so much for reading and... read more
The Annotation Project: The Autobiography of Malcolm X
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It’s Really Not Our Fault
Sometimes the guest has to delay, so James and I miss another podcast deadline. That happens, too. read more
The Ultimate Pilot Story Checklist v4!
Welcome to version 4 of The Ultimate Pilot-Story Checklist!... read more
The Expanded Ultimate Story Checklist: Does the hero try the easy way throughout the second quarter?
Even when we’ve accepted that we have to solve a large problem, and even after we’ve run into unexpected... read more
Adding to Your Cosmos
Hey guys, I’ve been noticing that lots of old series aren’t in the sidebar. I’ve just added them... read more
The Ultimate Story Checklist: Does the hero find out who his real friends and enemies are?
Only in a crisis do we discover who we can really count on and who has been sabotaging our... read more
A Brave New World
It’s hard to believe that this blog is less than a hundred days old! It’s been both exhausting... read more
This is Awesome.
The Expanded Ultimate Story Checklist: Is the hero defined by ongoing actions and attitudes, not by backstory?
Many writers assume a hero will be interesting because of an interesting backstory, but the audience doesn’t actually care... read more
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