In today’s Journal
* More Brandon Sanderson
* Mentorships Discontinued
* Of Interest
More Brandon Sanderson
Another very short but important post today, primarily to mention two things:
First, I took the time to look around and find Brandon Sanderson’s “318-R” course, the course on writing that he teaches at BYU. It’s free online (with his blessing) in a series of YouTube videos. I encourage you to watch at least the Course Overview (58 minutes) at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N4ZDBOc2tX8&list=PLH3mK1NZn9QqOSj3ObrP3xL8tEJQ12-vL.
If you go to that particular URL, you’ll see not only the Course Overview video, but the list of the other videos on the right side of the screen. I have not watched the videos, so this is not a personal endorsement of Sanderson, but a lot of others do endorse him.
Second, even if you already saw it, read “Brandon Sanderson’s Second Kickstarter,” but this time also read the comments. (Not mine so much, but the others.) You can find the article and comments at https://www.deanwesleysmith.com/brandon-helps-us-all-once-again/#comments. Lot of good stuff there that might help you decide whether to do a Kickstarter.
I have discontinued my mentorships. If there’s ever anything I can do to help with your writing, don’t hesitate to email me at email@example.com. If I can help, I will.
Talk with you again soon.
See “Immersion” at https://killzoneblog.com/2022/03/immersion.html.
See “How Angry Should Other Writers Be About Brandon Sanderson’s $22 Million Kickstarter?” (seriously???) at https://www.thepassivevoice.com/how-angry-should-other-writers-be-about-brandon-sandersons-22-million-kickstarter/. See PG’s take.
See “It’s Time to Come Clean” at https://www.thepassivevoice.com/its-time-to-come-clean/. A short, 16-minute video by Brandon Sanderson.
See “Fantasy author raises $19 million on Kickstarter in two days to self-publish new novels” at https://www.thepassivevoice.com/fantasy-author-raises-19-million-on-kickstarter-in-two-days-to-self-publish-new-novels/.
Disclaimer: In this blog, I provide advice on writing fiction. I advocate a technique called Writing Into the Dark. To be crystal clear, WITD is not “the only way” to write, nor will I ever say it is. However, as I am the only writer who advocates WITD both publicly and regularly, I will continue to do so, among myriad other topics.