Children are back in school, pumpkin spice lattes are making a reappearance, and I’m getting back to a more normalized schedule. Fall is here and I have one last link to share as a part of the summer series of YouTube videos (and podcasts) I have found helpful for writing.
I was able to spend a lot of time this summer listening to writing podcasts and an assortment of audio books at work, all of which I believe have helped to strengthen my craft. I’ve also developed a taste for Yoga and I’m hoping the introduction of a new discipline will also aid in getting back into the regularity of a writing routine (though bribing myself with pumpkin spice lattes are also likely to help).
That said, here’s the video of the week. Brandon Sanderson, in addition to hosting “Writing Excuses”, also teaches a creative writing class over at BYU wherein the assignment of the semester is to create a novella. I believe one of the stipulations of him teaching the class is that his lectures must be allowed to be available online.
What that means for the rest of us is a free workshop on writing fiction with one of the great high fantasy authors of our time.