What is Writing Excuses?

Writing Excuses is a fast-paced, educational podcast for writers, by writers. It airs weekly, with new episodes appearing each Sunday evening at around 6pm Eastern Time.

Our goal is to help our listeners become better writers. Whether they write for fun or for profit, whether they’re new to the domain or old hands, Writing Excuses has something to offer. We love to write, and our listeners do, too.

Your hosts, listed in alphabetical order:

For Season 12 (2017) you’ll hear from these hosts in groups:

The Core Crew: Brandon, Dan, Mary, and Howard
The Chicago Crew: Brandon, Mary Anne, Mary, and Wesley
The Utah Crew: Brandon, Dan, Howard, and Piper

We often record at conventions that two or more of us are attending. The Road Crew varies a lot, but currently it’s a lot of Dan and Howard, with special guests drawn from the professionals in attendance.

Writing Excuses was created by Brandon Sanderson, Howard Tayler, and Dan Wells in 2008. Mary Robinette Kowal joined the cast in 2010. Wesley Chu, Piper J. Drake, and Mary Ann Mohanraj joined in 2017. Numerous other guests have appeared on the show as well.