Free Online SF+F Writing Course

Posted: January 10, 2015 in writing
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In the best news ever for people learning to write science fiction and fantasy, the Writing Excuses podcast have decided that this year they’re going to run the show as a writing course.

Regular readers of this blog, along with anyone I’ve talked writing with for more than five minutes, will know that I’m a huge fan of Writing Excuses. It’s a brilliant show in which professional genre writers Mary Robinette Kowal*, Brandon Sanderson**, Howard Tayler and Dan Wells*** dish out weekly writing advice. This week they started season ten of the show, which will be a carefully structured year long course with themed lessons, writing exercises and Q&A at the end of each topic. If you’re not already listening to the show, and you want to hear some high quality writing advice, this is a great place to start.

Go forth, my happy writing minions, and listen to the wisdom. And if you do, then let me know – maybe we can share our work on the exercises.

 

* See my previous posts on her Glamourist Histories.

** Yes, the Wheel of Time guy.

*** I use his seven point story structure for everything.

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Comments
  1. You mean the guy writing The Stormlight Archive, The Mistborn Trilogy of Trilogies, and this whole huge epic thing called The Cosmere! Oh yeah! That guy!

    I plan on participating, but I’m probably going to fall behind as school starts on Monday. If running late with exercises doesn’t bother you, I’d love to share!

    • I do mean that guy, yes! In fact, while I’ve never read any Wheel of Time, I have read one of the Mistborn books. But I also know which side his fame is buttered.

      A couple of people seem interested in doing the exercises, so I’ll do some blog posts with my results and invite folks to share their own. I’m already a week behind, so was planning to do the first for tomorrow – we’ll see if I find the time for that.

  2. Reblogged this on To Write These Words Down… and commented:
    I meant to talk more about this, but it’s been a busy week! So let this awesome guy tell you all about it!

  3. Reblogged this on The 960 Writers and commented:
    Yes! My favorite podcast!

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