Ok, this post has little to do with dragons. But, I am here to introduce you to “Write About Dragons”–a blog dedicated to posting videos of Brandon Sanderson’s Introduction to Writing Sci-Fi and Fantasy class at BYU (its main focus is novel writing, but shorts do come up. Eric James Stone is a guest in lecture 5 and speaks pretty exclusively about short stories).
As the title implies, this is a beginner’s course, so for those of us who’ve been at this a while it just makes a nice refresher. I find that re-learning old information in new ways helps to solidify it in my mind.
He does utilize a good portion of the classes to talk about the business side of writing. For those of you who don’t know, that’s practically unheard of in university creative writing courses.
Without further ado: http://www.writeaboutdragons.com/home/
ALSO, I’d like to take this opportunity to announce a minor hiatus. I won’t be updating the blog for about two to three weeks (unless something spectacular happens and I just can’t keep from posting). Just have some life things to take care of. Nothing bad–just hectic!
Let me know if you find the lectures useful,