Writing Resource? Writing Excuses!

I already wrote about Brandon Sanderson, but I purposely left out the podcast he is a host on so that I could talk about it here!

Day 5 of the A to Z Challenge is about the podcast Writing Excuses! (click here for the full list of topics)

Writing Excuses

About three years ago, I discovered that Brandon Sanderson and two of his friends (Dan Wells and Howard Tayler) do a weekly podcast on writing. I was stoked but I didn’t want to just jump in in the middle, so I started at the very beginning and started my way through the 15 minute (or so) clips. They’re about everything from characterization to plotting vs. pantsing to conventions, and everything in between.

I am still behind. I know, I know. I really should catch up!

Now, they have added another host to the podcast, Mary Robinette Kowal, although I have not yet listened to many of the episodes with her yet. (Yes, I am that behind)

Basically, Writing Excuses is a great source of information and anecdotes from successfully published authors. And, not only that, but at the end of each episode (except in the first season), they say a writing prompt to get the listeners writing instead of just listening.

I also just really like their catch phrase…

Fifteen minutes long, because you’re in a hurry, and we’re not that smart.

Do you listen to Writing Excuses? Because you should!

What serial style writing resource do you go to for advice or inspiration? Leave a comment below!

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Leetah Begallie

Leetah is a writer and graphic designer who lives on Vancouver Island in Beautiful British Columbia. She enjoys reading, hiking, and spending time with her husband (Matt), her dog (Isla), and her three pet rats (Avi, Lily, and River).

She writes mostly fantasy but enjoys tying in other genres to her stories.

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