Writing Excuses

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

https://writingexcuses.com

Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 20m. Bisher sind 91 Folge(n) erschienen. Dies ist ein wöchentlich erscheinender Podcast.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 1 day 7 hours 44 minutes

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16.43: The Narrative Holy Trinity of World, Character, and Plot, with Fonda Lee


Your Hosts: Dan Wells, Fonda Lee, Mary Robinette Kowal, and Howard Tayler - We're beginning another master class, another deep dive series of episodes, and this time around we'll be led into the realms of good worldbuilding by Fonda Lee.


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16.42: M.I.C.E. Quotient, After the Fact


Your Hosts: Dan Wells, C.L. Polk, Charlotte Forfieh, and Mary Robinette Kowal - Our eighth and final M.I.C.E. Quotient discussion will explore using M.I.C.E. as a diagnostic tool. So... your manuscript is done, but something isn't working.


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16.41: Middles and Conflicts with M.I.C.E. Structure


Your Hosts: Dan Wells, C.L. Polk, Charlotte Forfieh, and Mary Robinette Kowal - With the M.I.C.E. elements (Milieu, Inquiry, Character, and Event) explained, and the concept of nesting, or braiding the M.I.C.E. threads,


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16.40: Nesting Threads in the M.I.C.E. Quotient


Your Hosts: Dan Wells, C.L. Polk, Charlotte Forfieh, and Mary Robinette Kowal - Now that we've drilled down into each of the M.I.C.E. elements (Milieu, Inquiry, Character, and Event) it's time to explore nesting them. This sixth installment in our M.


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16.39: Deep Dive into “Event”


Your Hosts: Dan Wells, C.L. Polk, Charlotte Forfieh, and Mary Robinette Kowal - Our fifth M.I.C.E. Quotient episode focuses on the “Event” element, and explores how to use disruption of the status quo as the driving element for story.


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16.38: Deep Dive into “Character”


Your Hosts: Dan Wells, C.L. Polk, Charlotte Forfieh, and Mary Robinette Kowal - Our fourth M.I.C.E. Quotient episode explores the “Character” element, and how these angsty, navel-gazing voyages of self-examination can serve either as complete stories ...


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 2021-09-20  19m
 
 

16.37: Deep Dive Into “Inquiry”


Your Hosts: Dan Wells, C.L. Polk, Charlotte Forfieh, and Mary Robinette Kowal - Our third M.I.C.E. Quotient episode asks about the "Inquiry" element, and the ways in which we can use this element to structure our stories—whether we're writing murder m...


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 2021-09-13  22m
 
 

16.36: Deep Dive into “Milieu”


Your Hosts: Dan Wells, C.L. Polk, Charlotte Forfieh, and Mary Robinette Kowal - The M.I.C.E. Quotient is an organizational tool which categorizes story elements as Milieu, Inquiry, Character, or Event. In this second  episode we cover "Milieu,


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 2021-09-06  20m
 
 

16.35: What is the M.I.C.E. Quotient?


Your Hosts: Dan Wells, C.L. Polk, Charlotte Forfieh, and Mary Robinette Kowal - The next eight episodes are a deep dive into the M.I.C.E. Quotient, so we'll begin with a definition. M.I.C.E. is an organizational tool which categorizes story elements a...


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 2021-08-30  22m
 
 

16.34: Novels Are Layer Cakes


Your Hosts: DongWon Song, Mary Robinette Kowal, Dan Wells, and Howard Tayler - Novels deliver a lot of information, and it's helpful to consider that delivery in terms of layers. Novels are layer cakes, and we're not talking about a three-layer birthd...


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 2021-08-23  20m