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Writing Excuses Podcast

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I mentioned this in another thread a while ago, but does anybody listen to the Writing Excuses podcast with Dan Wells, Brandon Sanderson and Mary Robinette Kowal? I have just started season 10. They give weekly writing prompts, but in this season they began doing them in a more structured way because, as they put it, if you do all the weekly exercises/prompts, you will end up with a year-long masterclass of directed writing exercises.

 

I am absolutely loving it so far! Caveat: they're not Christian authors, and I'm not recommending everything they say and all the books they think are worth reading, but there is a lot to learn about writing craft. I'm trying to do one podcast/writing exercise per week.

 

Here's the Season 10 archive which has all the weekly exercises. It's worth listening to the podcast episode before trying the prompt.

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13 minutes ago, Johne said:

I've been listening to the Story Grid podcast

Incidentally, I've finally started reading The Story Grid. I've given up underlining the a-ha moments, because I'll just have to highlight the whole book.

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32 minutes ago, EBraten said:

Incidentally, I've finally started reading The Story Grid. I've given up underlining the a-ha moments, because I'll just have to highlight the whole book.

 

It's like you're reading my mail! I've got the whole thing going on - dog-eared pages, highlighter galore, and stuff underlined and circled and commented on throughout.
 

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11 hours ago, Johne said:

 

It's like you're reading my mail! I've got the whole thing going on - dog-eared pages, highlighter galore, and stuff underlined and circled and commented on throughout.
 

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Well, geez, now I really do have to buy this book. Looking forward to it :)

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2 minutes ago, John Futch said:

I really do have to buy this book.

Do it! And don't wait a year to read it like I did.

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11 hours ago, EBraten said:

Do it! And don't wait a year to read it like I did.


Or three years like I did! ;)

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Used and annotated copies available for purchase?  Because my sister's English Lit notes kept me at A+ and I only needed  a B+ on my term paper.

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