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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.

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11.06: The Element of Wonder

February 7th, 2016

Episode 123 of 166 episodes

We've introduced the concept of Elemental Genre already. It's time to start digging in to the elements themselves, beginning with the Element of Wonder. We started with this one because "sense of wonder" is a term that gets used to describe what makes some science fiction stories work. In this episode we expand upon the word "wonder" a bit, making the shorthand of "elemental wonder" far more descriptive an useful. We then go on to detail some methods writers might use to evoke wonder, exploiting that elemental genre.

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