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A podcast you should listen to I_Post_Ponies!7ZxXoTz/pI 4918


Writing Excuses - http://www.writingexcuses.com/

Writing Excuses is a podcast hosted by the following authors:
Brandon Sanderson - Author of the Mistborn series and selected to complete the Wheel of Time series after Robert Jordan's passing
Dan Wells - Author of the John Cleaver series and several other novels
Howard Tayler - Writer and illustrator of the webcomic series Schlock Mercenary
Mary Robinette Kowal - Author of a few novels and a plethora of short stories.
All of these authors are traditionally published.

The podcast is 15 minutes long, making it fairly convenient for listening. I listen to one episode in the morning, sometimes one on lunch as well. Each episode focuses on a different subject, from brainstorming to villans to "killing your darlings", or ideas that you've really taken a liking to but ultimately hinder the story.

I originally started listening to this podcast simply because Brandon Sanderson was a part of it, but after listening to several episodes, I've found his co-hosts just as articulate. With SEVEN seasons of this podcast available for listening, it honestly feels like I'm stealing. This kind of knowledge shouldn't be free. If you're serious about writing, I suggest you give it a listen.

If you've listened to a certain episode and want to talk about it, this would be a great place to do so!

Anonymous 4945

You sir deserve a cookie. Thanks for bringing this to my attention.

dolfeus-on-hiatus 5073

I would offer you my firstborn, but my assistant has informed me that it is not biologically possible to have babies with a podcast.

In all seriousness, though, this cast has given my renewed energy to attack the blank page with greater furver than even my wisened laptop has seen from these wiley fingers.

dolfeus-on-hiatus 5211

Welp. I listened to all of 'em. That was certainly a brain-buster. It wasn't until mid-second season (after listening to the 'cast backwards) that they said Writing Excuses wasn't meant for you to listen to the full thing in one go. So… I guess I'm out of excuses now. Literally all of them.

Also picked up Brandon's book The Way of Kings from the library just out of curiosity, and I'm finding myself more than pleasantly surprised, enthralled even.

Okay. B.I.C. H.O.K., everyone.


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B.I.C. H.O.K.?


Butt in chair, hands on keyboard.


Posting up on /fic/ like what up, we've gotta B.I.C.H.O.K.

I_Post_Ponies!7ZxXoTz/pI 5261

Glad I could help.

Any episodes you like in particular? I'm still only wrapping up season 1 myself.

dolfeus-on-hiatus 5263

Velp. I read through all of The Way of Kings. Now I'll have to find those Mistborn books, or perhaps some of the others' novels. TW of K was great, though it had a distracting number of typos.


My facorite episodes would have to be the brainstorming ones and the ones where the crew go over and review Brandon's earlier work.

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