Writing Excuses

Hosted ByBrandon Sanderson, Mary Robinette Kowal, Dan Wells & Howard Tayler

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


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19.15: A Close Reading on Voice: Tying It All Together

As we conclude our first deep dive of our close reading series, we want to explore how the evolution of voice helped carry readers throughout “This Is How You...

19.14: A Close Reading on Voice- Epistolary Storytelling Through Voice

What’s epistolary writing? Well, it’s writing through letters. But it’s also a lot more than that. As we continue to dive into the concept of Voice, we want to...

19.13: A Close Reading on Voice: Blue’s Perspective – Confidence and Vulnerability

On our third episode diving into Voice through the novella “This Is How You Lose The Time War,” we begin to explore the different voices that make up the...

19:12: A Close Reading on Voice – Red’s Perspective – Muscular Prose

Today, we are doing a very close read of Red’s opening narration and how Red’s voice communicates both character and world in an effective and efficient way. We read...

19.11: A Close Reading on Voice- An Overview, and Why Time War

The book that became a New York Times Bestseller because of a tweet. Well, it won LOTS of awards when it came out, but it was rediscovered by a...

19.10: Introducing Our Close Readings Series

You’ve probably seen us posting about our Close Reading Series, and in his episode, we finally officially introduce it!  For most of the remainder of 2024, we’ll be diving...

19.09: LIVE Recording – Rituals, Rights, and Traditions

Hosts Erin and DongWon are joined by Fonda Lee and Mahtab Narsimhan for a special episode about creating traditions in your fictional writing. In this episode, we’ll explore some...

19.08: NaNoWriMo Revision with Ali Fisher: Working with an Editor

An agent, an editor, and a writer walk into a Zoom room and record a podcast… but really… that’s (part of) what this episode is! First off, a reminder...

19.07: NaNoWriMo Revision with Ali Fisher: Intention

For our second episode in this three-part series on revising your NaNoWriMo novel—or any other larger project you have—we are diving into intentions with Tor editor Ali Fisher. We...

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