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Brandon Sanderson, Mary Robinette Kowal, Dan Wells, and Howard Tayler
Writing Excuses
Fifteen minutes long, because you're in a hurry, and we're not that smart.
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Ratings & Reviews
4.7 stars from 1,580 ratings
In Decline but Fixable
I used to listen to every episode. It was great for brand new writers. Unfortunately, over time, the 15-minute format has limited deep dives into topics. Also, the hosts have become increasingly political and navel-gazing to the point that it’s almost not listenable. Every new season I give it a...Read full review »
Kat Rosetti via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/09/23
I want Brandon back
Give me more of that sweet sweet Sanderson Also I don’t like any of the other hosts. Erin and Dan are cool ig.
SoldierHayden via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/09/23
Thank you for continuing to teach me more about writing, more about the world, more about the ways different disabilities affects everything. This helps both my writing and myself. Thank you!
lykkenord via Apple Podcasts · Norway · 01/04/23
Recent Episodes
Our continuing exploration of tension has taken us to a favorite technique: unanswered questions. Sure, this obviously applies to mysteries, but consider the question posed in romances: “will they get together?” In its simplest form, the unanswered question that forces a page-turn is "what...
Published 03/19/23
Our deconstruction and categorization of tension continues this week with an exploration of Juxtaposition, which is a contrast between two elements that supplies tension by allowing the reader to insert themselves. Credits: Your hosts for this episode were Mary Robinette Kowal, DongWon Song,...
Published 03/12/23
Published 03/12/23
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