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New Writing Excuses episode + updates

In this week’s new Writing Excuses episode, Proposals, Pitches, and Queries, Brandon, Mary, Dan, and Howard talk about selling your stuff. In this episode we discuss query letters, pitches, and proposals—the tools that you use to present your material to people who can pay you for it, and who will partner with you in the task of selling it to the general public.

Last week, in Tor.com’s continuing reread posts for Warbreaker, Siri flirted while Vivenna fled. This week, in chapters 38 and 39, Lightsong counts priests and squirrels, while Vivenna counts bruises and alleyways.

The Twitter post archive for May is up to date.

As I mentioned last week, Brandon is going to be out of town for the next few weeks, and will be unable to answer poll questions while he was gone. He was kind enough to answer a few in advance. The question that received the largest vote from last week was: Can holders of Shards give them up voluntarily? If so, what would happen? I will post the answer on Brandon’s social media channels, his FAQ page, and in this blog post on Friday.


FAQFriday voting and weekly update

In this week’s new Writing Excuses episode, Hybrid Outlining and Discovery Writing, Brandon, Dan, Howard, and Piper answer some questions: what can discovery writers learn from outlining? What can outliners learn from discovery writing? Is there a balance between the two that can serve as a happy, productive place for writers? (Summary of answers: lots, Read the full article…


#FaqFriday voting and weekly update!

In this week’s new Writing Excuses episode, Narrative Bumper Pool, with Bill Fawcett and Carrie Patel, Howard, Dan, with special guests Bill Fawcett and Carrie Patel who have extensive experience writing for games. This week they talk about writing for interactive stories, like tabletop RPG’s, or video games. Last week, in Tor.com’s continuing reread posts Read the full article…


#FaqFriday voting and weekly update

In this week’s new Writing Excuses episode, Retrofitting Structure into a First Draft, Brandon, Mary, Mary Anne, and Wesley speak, at least in part, to discovery writers. In this case, talking about how to take a non-outlined work and apply a structure to it in revisions. Last week, in Tor.com’s continuing reread posts for Warbreaker, Read the full article…



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