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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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11.24: Stakes!

June 12th, 2016

Episode 141 of 166 episodes

We talk a lot about "raising the stakes" in our writing. When we say "stakes," we're referring to the things that keep our characters involved in the conflict, rather than just walking away and doing something else. We dig into what this really means, and how everyone in the story must be driven by things that they have at stake. Liner Notes: in this episode we refer tothe three character-development "sliders" model set forth inWX 9.13. Credits: This episode was recorded by Jeff Cools, and mastered by Alex Jackson.

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