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Writing Excuses

Brandon Sanderson, Mary Robinette Kowal, Dan Wells, and Howard Tayler

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Brandon Sanderson, Mary Robinette Kowal, Howard Tayler, and Daniel Wells discuss writing techniques in a fast-paced, 15-minute format.


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18:31 | Sep 1st, 2019

Your Hosts: Brandon, Mary Robinette, Dan, and Howard The advice commonly given to writers is to worldbuild an iceberg, but only to show the reader the tip. This is still too much work. Icebergs are bi...Show More
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I didn't think I'd like a writing-advice podcast, but this show really makes good and digest able episodes. I am entertained by their advice...Show More

17:27 | Jan 7th, 2018

Your Hosts: Brandon, Mary, Dan, and Howard 2018 is our Year of Character, and we kick it off with a quick exploration of the differences between heroes, protagonists, and main characters. Beginning wi...Show More
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18:51 | Dec 17th, 2017

Your Hosts: Howard, Mary, Dan, with guest host Beth Meacham Dirk Elzinga, an associate professor of linguistics, joined us live at LTUE to talk about constructed languages, and how we, as writers, mig...Show More
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22:24 | Oct 22nd, 2017

Your Hosts: Brandon, Piper, Dan, and Howard We’re talking about the extreme long-form serial story here, and how to keep things interesting without forcing the main characters into an absurdly high nu...Show More

18:47 | May 24th

Your Hosts: Brandon, Mary Robinette, and Dan, with Shannon and Dean Hale Shannon and Dean Hale join us to discuss how to effectively and convincingly write about¬Ļ children. We cover dialog tools, poin...Show More
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