What Is Writing Excuses?

If you haven’t already checked it out, you may enjoy listening to my podcast, Writing Excuses. Our tagline is “Fifteen minutes long, because you’re in a hurry, and we’re not that smart.”

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. The show is hosted by Brandon Sanderson, Mary Robinette Kowal, Howard Tayler, and Dan Wells, with guests featured from time to 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, we have something to offer. We love to write, and our listeners do, too.

Writing Excuses was created in 2008 under the direction of Jordan Sanderson, with Brandon, Dan, and Howard. They recorded five “seasons” of twenty-five to thirty episodes each. Mary joined the cast in 2011, kicking off Season 6. Their first full-year season, 2012’s Season 7, won the 2013 Hugo Award for Best Related Work.

You can listen through your browser or your favorite podcast service like itunes. It’s a weekly podcast and the website has an archive of all previous episodes as well. They are labeled by topic so it should be easy to browse through the tags find the most useful topics for you.

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