Season Ten

Episode Topic Podcasts Transcripts
Ideas
1 Seriously, Where Do You Get Your Ideas? http://www.writingexcuses.com/2015/01/04/writing-excuses-10-1-seriously-where-do-you-get-your-ideas/ http://wetranscripts.livejournal.com/97494.html
2 I Have an Idea; What Do I Do Now? http://www.writingexcuses.com/2015/01/11/writing-excuses-10-2-i-have-an-idea-what-do-i-do-now/ http://wetranscripts.livejournal.com/97661.html
3 Lovecraftian Horror http://www.writingexcuses.com/2015/01/20/writing-excuses-10-3-lovecraftian-horror/ http://wetranscripts.livejournal.com/97928.html
** 2015 Hugo Award Eligibility – SHADOWS BENEATH http://www.writingexcuses.com/2015/01/21/2015-hugo-award-eligibility-shadows-beneath/ http://wetranscripts.livejournal.com/98273.html
4 Q&A On Ideas http://www.writingexcuses.com/2015/01/25/writing-excuses-10-4-qa-on-ideas/ http://wetranscripts.livejournal.com/98420.html
Characters
5 What Do You Mean, My Main Character Is Boring? http://www.writingexcuses.com/2015/02/01/writing-excuses-10-5-what-do-you-mean-my-main-character-is-boring/ http://wetranscripts.livejournal.com/98688.html
6 The Worldbuilding Revolves Around Me ("The Magical 1%") http://www.writingexcuses.com/2015/02/08/writing-excuses-10-6-the-worldbuilding-revolves-around-me-the-magical-1/ http://wetranscripts.livejournal.com/99067.html
7 Who Are All These People? http://www.writingexcuses.com/2015/02/15/writing-excuses-10-7-who-are-all-these-people/ http://wetranscripts.livejournal.com/99111.html
8 Q&A on Character http://www.writingexcuses.com/2015/02/22/writing-excuses-10-8-qa-on-character/ http://wetranscripts.livejournal.com/99556.html
Story Structure
9 Where Is My Story Coming from? http://www.writingexcuses.com/2015/03/01/writing-excuses-10-9-where-is-my-story-coming-from/ http://wetranscripts.livejournal.com/99787.html
10 Q&A with the I Ching http://www.writingexcuses.com/2015/03/08/writing-excuses-10-10-qa-with-the-i-ching/ http://wetranscripts.livejournal.com/99953.html
11 Project in Depth: "Parallel Perspectives" http://www.writingexcuses.com/2015/03/15/writing-excuses-10-11-project-in-depth-parallel-perspectives/ http://wetranscripts.livejournal.com/100236.html
12 Story Structure Q&A, With Special Guest Wesley Chu http://www.writingexcuses.com/2015/03/22/writing-excuses-10-12-story-structure-qa-with-special-guest-wesley-chu/ http://wetranscripts.livejournal.com/100382.html
13 Where Is My Story Going? http://www.writingexcuses.com/2015/03/29/writing-excuses-10-13-where-is-my-story-going-2/ http://wetranscripts.livejournal.com/100652.html
Beginning
14 How Much of the Beginning Needs to Come First? http://www.writingexcuses.com/2015/04/05/writing-excuses-10-14-how-much-of-the-beginning-needs-to-come-first/ http://wetranscripts.livejournal.com/100899.html
15 Worldbuilding Wilderness with Wes Chu http://www.writingexcuses.com/2015/04/12/writing-excuses-10-15-worldbuilding-wilderness-with-wes-chu/ http://wetranscripts.livejournal.com/101144.html
16 What Do I Do with All This Blank Space? http://www.writingexcuses.com/2015/04/19/writing-excuses-10-16-what-do-i-do-with-all-this-blank-space/ http://wetranscripts.livejournal.com/101405.html
17 Q&A on Beginnings http://www.writingexcuses.com/2015/04/26/writing-excuses-10-17-qa-on-beginnings/ http://wetranscripts.livejournal.com/101861.html
Worldbuilding
18 Build an Entire World? Are You Crazy? http://www.writingexcuses.com/2015/05/03/writing-excuses-10-18-build-an-entire-world-are-you-crazy/ http://wetranscripts.livejournal.com/101924.html
19 Intrigue http://www.writingexcuses.com/2015/05/10/writing-excuses-10-19-intrigue/ http://wetranscripts.livejournal.com/102352.html
20 How Do I Write a Story, Not an Encyclopedia http://www.writingexcuses.com/2015/05/17/writing-excuses-10-20-how-do-i-write-a-story-not-an-encyclopedia/ http://wetranscripts.livejournal.com/102436.html
21 Q&A on World Building http://www.writingexcuses.com/2015/05/24/writing-excuses-10-21-qa-on-world-building/ http://wetranscripts.livejournal.com/102822.html
22 Project-In-Depth – Of Noble Family http://www.writingexcuses.com/2015/05/31/writing-excuses-10-22-project-in-depth-of-noble-family/ http://wetranscripts.livejournal.com/103164.html
Painting a Scene
23 Can You Tell Me How to Show? http://www.writingexcuses.com/2015/06/07/writing-excuses-10-23-can-you-tell-me-how-to-show/ http://wetranscripts.livejournal.com/103175.html
24 Hooking Younger Readers http://www.writingexcuses.com/2015/06/14/writing-excuses-10-24-hooking-younger-readers/ http://wetranscripts.livejournal.com/103477.html
25 What Makes a Scene? http://www.writingexcuses.com/2015/06/21/writing-excuses-10-25-what-makes-a-scene/ http://wetranscripts.livejournal.com/103734.html
26 Q&A on Scenes and Descriptions http://www.writingexcuses.com/2015/06/28/writing-excuses-10-26-qa-on-scenes-and-description/ http://wetranscripts.livejournal.com/104177.html
Middle
27 Why Can't I Just Jump to the Ending? http://www.writingexcuses.com/2015/07/05/writing-excuses-10-27-why-cant-i-just-jump-to-the-ending/ http://wetranscripts.livejournal.com/104273.html
28 Polytheism In Fiction, with Marie Brennan http://www.writingexcuses.com/2015/07/12/writing-excuses-10-28-polytheism-in-fiction-with-marie-brennan/ http://wetranscripts.livejournal.com/104695.html
29 Why Should My Characters Fail Spectacularly? http://www.writingexcuses.com/2015/07/19/writing-excuses-10-29-why-should-my-characters-fail-spectacularly/ http://wetranscripts.livejournal.com/104957.html
30 Q&A on Middles, with Marie Brennan http://www.writingexcuses.com/2015/07/26/writing-excuses-10-30-qa-on-middles-with-marie-brennan/ http://wetranscripts.livejournal.com/105197.html
Pacing
31 How Do I Control the Reader's Sense of Progress? http://www.writingexcuses.com/2015/08/02/writing-excuses-10-31-how-do-i-control-the-readers-sense-of-progress/ http://wetranscripts.livejournal.com/105414.html
32 How Do I Control the Speed of the Story? http://www.writingexcuses.com/2015/08/09/writing-excuses-10-32-how-do-i-control-the-speed-of-the-story/ http://wetranscripts.livejournal.com/105609.html
33 Combat, with Marie Brennan http://www.writingexcuses.com/2015/08/16/writing-excuses-10-33-combat-with-marie-brennan/ http://wetranscripts.livejournal.com/105877.html
34 Q&A on Pacing http://www.writingexcuses.com/2015/08/23/writing-excuses-10-44-qa-on-pacing/ http://wetranscripts.livejournal.com/106066.html
35 Breaking In, with Charlie N. Holmberg http://www.writingexcuses.com/2015/08/30/writing-excuses-10-35-breaking-in-with-charlie-n-holmberg/ http://wetranscripts.livejournal.com/106368.html
Context (was Plot Twists)
36 How Does Context Shape Plot Twists? http://www.writingexcuses.com/2015/09/06/writing-excuses-10-36-how-does-context-shape-plot-twists/ http://wetranscripts.livejournal.com/106519.html
37 Being a Good Panelist and a Great Moderator, with Susan J. Morris and Marc Tassin http://www.writingexcuses.com/2015/09/13/writing-excuses-10-37-being-a-good-panelist-and-a-great-moderator-with-susan-j-morris-and-marc-tassin/ http://wetranscripts.livejournal.com/106781.html
38 How Does Context Shape Dialogue? http://www.writingexcuses.com/2015/09/20/writing-excuses-10-38-how-does-context-shape-dialog/ http://wetranscripts.livejournal.com/107224.html
39 Q&A on Plot Twists with Kevin J. Anderson http://www.writingexcuses.com/2015/09/27/writing-excuses-10-39-qa-on-plot-twists-with-kevin-j-anderson/ http://wetranscripts.livejournal.com/107299.html
Endings
40 What's the Difference between Ending and Stopping? http://www.writingexcuses.com/2015/10/04/writing-excuses-10-40-whats-the-difference-between-ending-and-stopping/ http://wetranscripts.livejournal.com/107739.html
41 Your Character's Moral Pendulum http://www.writingexcuses.com/2015/10/11/writing-excuses-10-41-your-characters-moral-pendulum/ http://wetranscripts.livejournal.com/107857.html
42 How in the World Do I Tie All This Together? http://www.writingexcuses.com/2015/10/18/writing-excuses-10-42-how-in-the-world-do-i-tie-all-this-together/ http://wetranscripts.livejournal.com/108182.html
43 Q&A on Endings, with Delia Sherman http://www.writingexcuses.com/2015/10/25/writing-excuses-10-43-qa-on-endings-with-delia-sherman/ http://wetranscripts.livejournal.com/108335.html
Revision
44 How Do I Fix What Is Broken? http://www.writingexcuses.com/2015/11/01/writing-excuses-10-44-how-do-i-fix-what-is-broken/ http://wetranscripts.livejournal.com/108733.html
45 Q&A at the GenCon Writing Symposium with Kameron Hurley, James L. Sutter, and Michael Underwood http://www.writingexcuses.com/2015/11/08/writing-excuses-10-45-qa-at-the-gencon-writing-symposium-with-kameron-hurley-james-l-sutter-and-michael-underwood/ http://wetranscripts.livejournal.com/109017.html
46 How Do I Make This Pretty? http://www.writingexcuses.com/2015/11/15/writing-excuses-10-46-how-do-i-make-this-pretty/ http://wetranscripts.livejournal.com/109099.html
47 Q&A on Revision http://www.writingexcuses.com/2015/11/22/writing-excuses-10-47-qa-on-revision-with/ http://wetranscripts.livejournal.com/109501.html
48 Project in Depth, The Devil's Only Friend http://www.writingexcuses.com/2015/11/29/writing-excuses-10-48-project-in-depth-the-devils-only-friend/ http://wetranscripts.livejournal.com/109782.html
Submissions
49 What Do I Do with This Thing Now? http://www.writingexcuses.com/2015/12/06/writing-excuses-10-49-what-do-i-do-with-this-thing-now/ http://wetranscripts.livejournal.com/109874.html
50 How to Hand-Sell Your Manuscript to Agents and Editors with Michael Underwood and Marco Palmieri http://www.writingexcuses.com/2015/12/13/writing-excuses-10-50-how-to-hand-sell-your-manuscript-to-agents-and-editors-with-michael-underwood-and-marco-palmieri/ http://wetranscripts.livejournal.com/110143.html
51 Q&A On Sharing Your Work, with Daniel Jose Older http://www.writingexcuses.com/2015/12/20/writing-excuses-10-51-qa-on-showing-your-work-with-daniel-jose-older/ http://wetranscripts.livejournal.com/110541.html
52 Moving On, with Ellen Kushner http://www.writingexcuses.com/2015/12/27/writing-excuses-10-52-moving-on-with-ellen-kushner/ http://wetranscripts.livejournal.com/110734.html
** New Topic http://www.writingexcuses.com/waitforit/ http://wetranscripts.livejournal.com/XXX.html

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