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Brandon Sanderson, Mary Robinette Kowal, Howard Tayler, and Dan Wells

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


Our listeners have been asking for an in-depth, "crunchy" episode on colonialism, and related issues like cultural appropriation, for a couple of years now. Our voices, however, are not the ones our listeners should be hearing on the subject.Finding the right voices has not been easy, but it has been worth it. This episode runs for over 25...

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For November, our elemental genre is "Issue," and we were joined by actor, writer, and comedianDesiree Burch. The Elemental Issue is similar to the Elemental Idea, but the type of idea being explored is a point of socialconflict, like racism, teen pregnancy, or corporate greed. Authors writing Elemental Issue stories raise questions for the...

Threedays late for the beginning of NaNoWriMo 2016, here's a bonus episode about maps. Because nothing says "keep writing" like "hey, let's draw a map now!" Dan and Howard were joined by Maurice Broaddus, Mur Lafferty, and James L. Sutter, who wanted to talk about maps. As Napoleon Bonaparte is rumored to have said prior to invading Russia,...

Happy Halloween! Darren Shan talks horror with us in this bonus episode, made possible by our Patreon supporters.