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Fifteen minutes long, because you're in a hurry, and we're not that smart.

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Fifteen minutes long, because you're in a hurry, and we're not that smart.

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Good Pod, could use new people

By firestevie - Jan 13 2020
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I can’t stop hearing Howard pronounce “hhhwhat” and its infuriating.

Great show

By TxSlotsPlayer - Nov 04 2019
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Love the advice and craft talk presented in each episode. Keep up the great podcast!

iTunes Ratings

833 Ratings
Average Ratings
700
85
19
15
14

Good Pod, could use new people

By firestevie - Jan 13 2020
Read more
I can’t stop hearing Howard pronounce “hhhwhat” and its infuriating.

Great show

By TxSlotsPlayer - Nov 04 2019
Read more
Love the advice and craft talk presented in each episode. Keep up the great podcast!
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Writing Excuses

Latest release on Jan 26, 2020

All 58 episodes from oldest to newest

15.04: Revision, with Patrick Rothfuss

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Your Hosts: Dan, Howard, and Mary Robinette, with special guest Patrick Rothfuss We begin our discussion of revision by addressing a question we hear a lot: How do you know what needs to be changed? We talk about our various techniques for getting distance from our work, incorporating feedback, and breaking the process down into … Continue reading 15.04: Revision, with Patrick Rothfuss →

Jan 26 2020

29mins

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15.03: Self Publishing

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Your Hosts: Howard, with special guests Victorine Lieske, Tamie Dearen, Bridget E. Baker, and Nandi Taylor Howard leads this discussion with four guests who are doing well with self publishing. They share some numbers with us, and talk about their strategies for reaching their audience, and making the most of their market. Liner Notes: Given, … Continue reading 15.03: Self Publishing →

Jan 19 2020

24mins

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15.02: Writing Between the Lines

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Your Hosts: Brandon, Victoria, Dan, and Howard Victoria Schwab, who also writes as V.E. Schwab, joins us this year, and in this episode she helps us cover that deep concept of “theme,” and how we as authors can state our themes without coming straight out and stating them—writing our themes “between the lines.” Credits: This episode … Continue reading 15.02: Writing Between the Lines →

Jan 12 2020

19mins

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15.01: Evolution of a Career

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Your Hosts: Dan, Dongwon, Mary Robinette, and Howard Season 15 is going to be a bit broader than the previous seasons have, at least in the abstract. We’re going to focus on your questions. In this episode we tackle the topic that dominates our collection of these questions: CAREER. Liner Notes: It hasn’t actually been … Continue reading 15.01: Evolution of a Career →

Jan 05 2020

27mins

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14.52: Game Mastering and Collaborative Storytelling, with Natasha Ence

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Your Hosts: Brandon, Mary Robinette, Dan, and Howard, with special guest Natasha Ence Natasha Ence is a professional game master. (Yes, you read that correctly.) She joins us to discuss collaborative storytelling, and how the principles of game mastering for role-players can be applied to creating a fulfilling, engaging story. Credits: This episode was recorded live at … Continue reading 14.52: Game Mastering and Collaborative Storytelling, with Natasha Ence →

Dec 29 2019

18mins

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14.51: A Farewell to Worldbuilding

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Your Hosts: Brandon, Mary Robinette, Dan, and Howard We’ve spent all year focusing on worldbuilding, and it’s time to move on. Almost. In this episode we try to cover some points we may have missed, we talk about what we’ve learned, and discuss some of our favorite recent examples of worldbuilding. Credits: This episode was recorded … Continue reading 14.51: A Farewell to Worldbuilding →

Dec 22 2019

21mins

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14.50: Write What You… No.

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Your Hosts: Brandon, Mary Robinette, Margaret, and Howard We’ve all heard the adage “write what you know,” and in this episode we set out to un-misinterpret it. The phrase is fraught, and perhaps the most perilous bit is that it can be used an excuse to not write. Here at Writing Excuses we’re pretty committed … Continue reading 14.50: Write What You… No. →

Dec 15 2019

19mins

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14.49: Customs and Mores

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Your Hosts: Brandon, Dan, Howard, and Mahtab In this episode we discuss how our customs and mores govern our own real-world interactions, and how our understanding of these interactions can be applied to our worldbuilding. Credits: This episode was recorded by Dan Thompson, and mastered by Alex Jackson.

Dec 08 2019

20mins

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14.48: How to Practice Worldbuilding

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Your Hosts: Brandon, Mary Robinette, Dan, and Howard The entire year has been about learning how to worldbuild, and we’ve learned a thing or two ourselves while preparing material for you. In this episode we talk about some of those lessons, and try to answer stray questions that didn’t fit into any of previous episode … Continue reading 14.48: How to Practice Worldbuilding →

Dec 01 2019

18mins

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14.47: Writing Characters With Physical Disabilities

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Your Hosts: Piper, Dan, and Tempest, with special guest Nicola Griffith In this episode we discuss how to faithfully represent people with physical disabilities through the characters we create. Our guest, Nicola Griffith, walks us through the process of rigorously imagining how the world might look to someone with a particular disability. Credits: This episode … Continue reading 14.47: Writing Characters With Physical Disabilities →

Nov 24 2019

15mins

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