Tag: Brandon Sanderson

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Brandon Sanderson – 318R – #8 (Magic Systems)

6:00 – 7:30:  Brandon Sanderson – 318R – #8 (Magic Systems) In 2016, Brandon taught 318R, a class chock-full of outstanding writing advice.  We will be working through these videos one by one, taking notes followed by detailed discussion.  Fortunately for us, it was filmed and made available to the public by its copyright holder. Tonight’s video covers the origin of Sanderson’s laws, including First, Second, and Third laws, as well as his Zeroth law.  He will also discuss, compare, and contrast hard and soft magic systems. 7:30 – 9:00:  Tre Critique Tre Critique is  three-member team approach to more dynamic and informative critiques of our work.  By both giving and receiving two critiques each week, the quality of your writing will improve at a rapid pace and reach high quality in the shortest possible time.  Variations resulting from uneven groups include two and four members in a critique group. […]

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Brandon Sanderson – 318R – #6 (The Business of Writing)

6:00 – 8:30:  Brandon Sanderson – 318R – #6 (The Business of Writing) In 2016, Brandon taught 318R, a class chock-full of outstanding writing advice.  We will be working through these videos one by one, taking notes followed by detailed discussion.  Fortunately for us, it was filmed and made available to the public by its copyright holder. Tonight’s video covers the business of writing, self-publishing, hybrid and small press, traditional publishing, best seller lists, book tours, marketing, publicity, and more. NOTE:  No Critiques Tonight. See you there!

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Brandon Sanderson – 318R – #5 (The Box)

6:00 – 8:30:  Brandon Sanderson – 318R – #5 (The Box) In 2016, Brandon taught 318R, a class chock-full of outstanding writing advice.  We will be working through these videos one by one, taking notes followed by detailed discussion.  Fortunately for us, it was filmed and made available to the public by its copyright holder. Tonight’s video covers the Hero’s Journey, Rags to Riches (Cinderella), underdogs, archetype modification, “The Box” (plot, setting, character, tied together in conflict), viewpoint aka point of view, first vs second vs third person points of view, and tense. NOTE:  No Critiques Tonight. See you there!

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Brandon Sanderson – 318R – #4 (World Building)

6:00 – 8:30:  Brandon Sanderson – 318R – #23 (The Illusionist Writer) In 2016, Brandon taught 318R, a class chock-full of outstanding writing advice.  We will be working through these videos one by one, taking notes followed by detailed discussion.  Fortunately for us, it was filmed and made available to the public by its copyright holder. Tonight’s video covers plotting formats, making the hero’s journey feel new, world building, “the iceburg,” maid and butler dialogue, prolongs, physical and cultural aspects, Grandpa Tolkien, and more. See you there!

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Brandon Sanderson – 318R – #3 (The Illusionist Writer)

6:00 – 7:30:  Brandon Sanderson – 318R – #23 (The Illusionist Writer) In 2016, Brandon taught 318R, a class chock-full of outstanding writing advice.  We will be working through these videos one by one, taking notes followed by detailed discussion.  Fortunately for us, it was filmed and made available to the public by its copyright holder. In tonight’s video, which we will pause and discuss as we move along, Brandon covers character motivations, the art of being an illusionist, “the strange attractor,” basics of 3 acts and a hero with a 1,000 faces, and his very own plotting methods. Homework:  Please review the video in full. 7:30 – 9:00:  In-Depth Discussion See you there!

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Brandon Sanderson – 318R – #2 (Cook vs Chef)

6:00 – 7:30:  Brandon Sanderson – 318R – #2 (Cook vs Chef) In 2016, Brandon taught 318R, a class chock-full of outstanding writing advice.  We will be working through these videos one by one, taking notes followed by detailed discussion.  Fortunately for us, it was filmed and made available to the public by its copyright holder. Homework:  Please review the video in full. 7:30 – 9:00:  In-Depth Discussion See you there!

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Brandon Sanderson – 318R – #1 (Course Overview)

6:00 – 7:30:  Brandon Sanderson – 318R – #1 (Course Overview) In 2016, Brandon taught 318R, a class chock-full of outstanding writing advice.  We will be working through these videos one by one, taking notes followed by detailed discussion.  Fortunately for us, it was filmed and made available to the public by its copyright holder. Homework:  None! 7:30 – 9:00:  In-Depth Discussion See you there!