61 thoughts on “Writing Excuses Episode 1: Brainstorming”

  1. you guys are the best!!!! you crack me up every time while still helping me with writing.THANKS SO MUCH you guys!!!

  2. Mr. Sanderson. I have been browsing audible for awhile now, and have been shielding away from your books for one reason, and one reason only. The guy reading them is like listening to nails on a chalkboard while scratching sandpaper over my brain. Just thought you ought to know. I might as well just go out and buy a hard copy, huh? :)

  3. Dear Writing Excuses,
    I love your podcasts, I’ve found you guys through the Zune Marketplace. They have most of your podcasts and I downloading all of the ones they had and I enjoyed listening to you guys talk about writing. I’m writing a fictional book and when I found your podcasts and I was hooked. Listening to your podcasts have given me a lot pf pointers in my own writing and I just wanted to thank you. Keep the podcasts coming! :)

  4. Just discovered this podcast, I’ve been reading both Howard Tayler’s comic and Brandon Sanderson’s books before I found it. (I’ll try to look for the others in the future.) I just started seriously writing, with an outline and everything, and I have to say listening to music actually helps me a bit when planning. A part of the ending I was having trouble with ended up partially based on the music I was listening to at the time. But maybe it’s just another of the many weird things about me. Either way, this podcast seems very interesting. And… now I have to go look through the archives to catch up.

  5. If I happen to be in the area to pay for a class, how would I be helped if I’m both a write quickly on one thing, then move on to something else sort of person. But then these very same stories, I found myself world building just to be able to write 600-1000 words? So if I wanted to do a 3,000 word story, I’d have to world build for 18 months.

  6. Went all the way back as well, just for nostalgia’s sake.
    I started listening to Writing Excuses at the start of last year, and listened to one episode every day, starting with this one. Today is the day I have finally finished, and I thought it would be best to end this massive archive binge by going back to where I started. I love how you guys got more experienced with podcasting, and I do think the later episodes are way more useful, but this is where it all began. Even though this is the second time I’ve listened to this, it’s still useful and made me realize how much you guys can still teach me.

    Keep up the good work, all of you!

  7. Today is my first day listening to Writing Excuses. My husband has been after me to listen for a while now, and after an exercise I gave myself yesterday (to write about a tree) came to life in my notebook, and started what (I hope) will someday be a book, I started listening. After the laugh you just gave me, along with helpful tips, I’m happy I did. Thank you!

    PS- Mr Sanderson, I think you are fantastic, and I really hope you find a way to finish the Alcatraz series 😉

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