Just in case you don't know -- Writing Excuses is a series of podcasts (audio recordings) by Mary Robinette Kowal, Brandon Sanderson, Howard Tayler, and Dan Wells on the topic of writing. 15 minutes long because you're in a hurry, and... well, try them, I think you'll like them.

Writing Excuses -- This is the font of wisdom... or something like that.

The Transcripts -- here's all of the transcripts, collected in one big pile.

Season One Index -- Season one, in all its glory. Names, podcasts, transcripts

Season Two Index -- Season two, in all its glory. Names, podcasts, transcripts

Season Three Index -- Season three, in all its glory. Names, podcasts, transcripts

Season Four Index -- Season four, in all its glory. Names, podcasts, transcripts

Season Five Index -- Season five, done and gone! Beware the winter of our content?

Note: the Writing Excuses CD-ROMs and DVD (All FIVE Seasons on one DVD, PLUS bonus transcripts) are available right over here:

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Season Six Index -- Season Six, started off with a bang, as Mary Robinette Kowal joined the party.

Season Seven Index -- Season Seven, 2012, the year of the Dragon!

Season Eight Index -- Season Eight, 2013, Ready for Reruns!

Season Nine Index -- Season Nine, 2014, The Year of the Horse, just starting around the track?

Season Ten Index -- Season Ten, 2015. Watch for sheep, especially the rams! We will be studying the MASTER CLASS!

Season Eleven Index -- Season 11, 2016! This go around, we are investigating Elemental Genres (I don't know if they have an elemental table yet :-)

Season Twelve Index -- Season 12, 2017 Structure, aka Theory and Technique

Season Thirteen Index -- Season 13, 2018 Characters, and more characters!

Season Fourteen Index -- Season 14, 2019, Setting (a.k.a. Worldbuilding!)

And we are off and running with Season Thirteen!. Hold onto your handrails, don't spit into the wind, and please keep all appendages within the vehicle at all times! Have you done your homework yet?

Specialty Series

Three-pronged Character Development -- How do you make engaging characters? Sympathy, competence, and proactivity!

Shadows Beneath Episodes -- How do you go from idea to critique to story?

Alternate set of Indices!


If you find problems with this index or the transcripts, please let me know at mbarker at computer dot org!

Last Modified: Jan. 10, 2019