Striking the Motherlode

I can barely believe the wealth of resources that D. Wallace Peach has found here! A veritable cornucopia of lectures from Brandon Sanderson, all free on YouTube! Although he’s a fantasy and sci-fi guy, these lectures are 99% applicable to all fiction writing. How often do you get a chance to experience so much knowledge for free?

I have a lot of studying to do. Thanks so very much, Ms. Peach!

Myths of the Mirror

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Well, I have a gift for you today. NO, it’s not a book. Phew!

A friend of mine shared a link with me, and when I opened it, I gasped. My knees turned to syrup, and I wiped tears of delight from my eyes. I’d struck writing gold.

Brandon Sanderson, the highly successful author of Mistborn and The Way of Kings fame, teaches a master’s level class at BYU for fantasy and science-fiction writers. The class is so popular that only a small number of interested students actually get to enroll. In response to the flood of despair, the entire series of winter lectures were videotaped and are available on YouTube at zero cost.

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You don’t write sci-fi or fantasy, you say.

I will assert, while skipping in circles with excitement, that the ideas he presents are 99% applicable to all fiction writing. He…

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