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Developing Ideas [WE Master Class]

Alright, I’ve come up some ideas from yesterday's writing exercise, but none of them really point to a good story. So now what? How about we try developing the ideas deeper; and that is what today’s Writing Excuse Master Class lesson was on, developing ideas. Let's start with the lesson insights on developing story ideas. Read More…

Idea Generation [WE Master Class]

In January of 2015, the team behind Writing Excuses (Brandon Sanderson, Dan Wells, Mary Robinette Kowal, and Howard Tayler) started what they call a Master Course on writing. The idea was to provide a course on writing for those who can’t attend the in person courses that they provide.

Recently I’ve decided to get back into writing and since I’ve never had formal training, and I have little experience, I thought it may be a good idea to learn from skilled and experienced authors. The plan for now is to blog about the insights I have as I go through the course and my writing exercises outlined by the course. The focus in the first month was coming up with and then developing story ideas. Read More…