The Sanderson Lectures

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Came across Brandon Sanderson not long ago. After reading up on him I found his series of lectures on Youtube. Looks like he's been doing this for a while so apologies if this is old news. I've found them tremendously helpful—virtually a full college/university course on creative writing with a focus on sci-fi/fantasy. Worth a watch if you're looking to learn new skills. I'd post a link but I've not got enough overall posts. If you search 'Sanderson Camera Panda' you'll find them.
 

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Yes! :D I love his lectures. He's so informative and manages to get straight to the point and really cram a lot of useful information into each video.
 

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Yes! :D I love his lectures. He's so informative and manages to get straight to the point and really cram a lot of useful information into each video.

He covers so much too! How does he know it all? You'd pay thousands to do that course and I couldn't believe they were all just on Youtube. What a guy!
 

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It's pretty awesome, he's obviously a very analytical writer and it means he's great at talking about what he's doing.
 

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These videos were what got me started on learning the craft back when I was 17. That and the Writing Excuses podcast, which he is also on.
 

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I've been recommended these more than once, but the way spoilers are thrown about without warning on the Writing Excuses podcast, I'm not sure...does anyone know if these lectures are the same?
 

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I've been recommended these more than once, but the way spoilers are thrown about without warning on the Writing Excuses podcast, I'm not sure...does anyone know if these lectures are the same?

He uses a few books as examples over the course, but I am not sure which ones they were. I do remember him talking about Dan Wells' book that was a bit spoilery, but I had no intention of reading that one, so it wasn't an issue personally.
 

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I've been recommended these more than once, but the way spoilers are thrown about without warning on the Writing Excuses podcast, I'm not sure...does anyone know if these lectures are the same?

I watched all the ones that there up a couple of years ago - I don't recall anything about his books being mentioned in them.
 

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I watched all the ones that there up a couple of years ago - I don't recall anything about his books being mentioned in them.
It's more the spoilers for other books/films/TV in popular culture that appear in Writing Excuses. I may be in the minority of listeners to that podcast who hasn't read a word of Harry Potter (or seen the films) or anything other than The Hobbit by Tolkien (though I have seen all the post-2000 films).
 

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Im going to watch these before revising my WIP. his writing style seems to click with modern readers.
 

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