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Brandon Sanderson Lecture 1: Ideas are cheap (2/5)
 
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Brandon lays the smack down on the artist's natural propensity to coddle his or her ideas. Ideas in writing are cheap. Live with it. Next up: Class Format and Goals http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=if8OXEX6zW8. Browse all the lectures in one convenient place at http://www.writeaboutdragons.com/home/brandon_w2012/ Help us caption & translate this video! http://amara.org/v/CVfz/
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Brandon Sanderson Lecture 11: Three Rules for Fight Scenes (3/7)
 
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Brandon Sanderson Lecture 2: What makes a good plot (1/5)
 
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Brandon discusses the essential elements of good plots and engaging stories. Next up: Plots by outlining at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=arhb_G3A5X0. See the entire class in one place with notes at http://www.writeaboutdragons.com/home/brandon_w2012/ Help us caption & translate this video! http://amara.org/v/CVfb/
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Brandon Sanderson Lecture 1: Intro to Sci-Fi/Fantasy Writing (1/5)
 
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In which Brandon introduces his winter 2012 class at Brigham Young University on creative writing for science fiction and fantasy authors. Next up: "Ideas are Cheap" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I3JlBLG7xOI . See all the lectures in one place at http://www.writeaboutdragons.com/home/brandon_w2012/ Help us caption & translate this video! http://amara.org/v/CVfw/
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Brandon Sanderson Lecture 3: Third person viewpoints (3/5)
 
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Brandon discusses the strengths and pitfalls of writing in the third person viewpoint. Next up: Description part 1 at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kUpZ5r5CyNw. See the entire class in one place with notes at http://www.writeaboutdragons.com/home/brandon_w2012/ Help us caption & translate this video! http://amara.org/v/CVf8/
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Brandon Sanderson Lecture 3: Description part 1 (4/5)
 
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Brandon discusses the art of creating compelling, concrete descriptions, part 1. Next up: Part 2 at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eTLzzmtz9Bc. See the entire class in one place with notes at http://www.writeaboutdragons.com/home/brandon_w2012/ Help us caption & translate this video! http://amara.org/v/CVfe/
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Brandon Sanderson Lecture 9: World Building Geography Part 1 (3/7)
 
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Brandon Sanderson Lecture 1: Gardeners vs architects (4/5)
 
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Two categories of writers: gardeners and architects. View on for more... Next up: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=54S-DY_bzQE . Browse all the lectures in one place at http://www.writeaboutdragons.com/home/brandon_w2012/ Help us caption & translate this video! http://amara.org/v/CVfy/
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Brandon Sanderson Lecture 2: Plots by outlining (2/5)
 
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In this lecture, Brandon describes his preferred method of generating cool plots and stories. Next up: Plots by discovery at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r4ei-2ar68U. See the entire class in one place with notes at http://www.writeaboutdragons.com/home/brandon_w2012/ Help us caption & translate this video! http://amara.org/v/CVfa/
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Brandon Sanderson Lecture 2: Plots by discovery (3/5)
 
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Brandon discusses some strategies other writers use to generate ideas for stories. Next up: Young Adult Genres at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wo5nZI1iCh0. See the entire class in one place with notes at http://www.writeaboutdragons.com/home/brandon_w2012/ Help us caption & translate this video! http://amara.org/v/CVf9/
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Brandon Sanderson Lecture 7: Try/Fail Cycles (4/6)
 
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Brandon Sanderson Lecture 3: First person viewpoints (2/5)
 
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Brandon discusses the strengths and pitfalls of writing in a first person viewpoint. Next up: Third person viewpoints at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ssEIn9dKVpg. See the entire class in one place with notes at http://www.writeaboutdragons.com/home/brandon_w2012/ Help us caption & translate this video! http://amara.org/v/CVf7/
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Brandon Sanderson Lecture 7: The Three Act Format (3/6)
 
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Brandon Sanderson Lecture 4: Sympathetic Characters Part 1 (1/6)
 
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Sympathy: that essential quality (part 1). Next up: Part 2 http://youtu.be/oByceU_ngkg. For the complete lectures see http://www.writeaboutdragons.com/home/brandon_w2012/ Help us caption & translate this video! http://amara.org/v/CVff/
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Brandon Sanderson Lecture 2: YA Genres (4/5)
 
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Brandon discusses children's novels in science fiction and fantasy writing. Next up: Adult genres at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eE6nEbJXOco. See the entire class in one place with notes at http://www.writeaboutdragons.com/home/brandon_w2012/ Help us caption & translate this video! http://amara.org/v/CVfd/
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Brandon Sanderson Lecture 9: Sanderson's First Law of Magic (6/7)
 
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Brandon Sanderson Lecture 6: Pitches (5/6)
 
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Next up: Some questions and statistics http://youtu.be/N7pN_1bRWe8 See the entire class in one place with notes at http://www.writeaboutdragons.com/home/brandon_w2012/ Help us caption & translate this video! http://amara.org/v/CVfo/
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Brandon Sanderson Lecture 4: Character Creation Examples Part 1 (5/6)
 
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An exercise in character creation (Part 1). Next up: Part 2 http://youtu.be/pBVO0D0qg7Y For the complete lectures see http://www.writeaboutdragons.com/home/brandon_w2012/ Help us caption & translate this video! http://amara.org/v/CVfj/
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Brandon Sanderson Lecture 4: Show us the character (3/6)
 
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Show us, don't tell us about the character. Next up: Life Beyond the Plot http://youtu.be/athC7ythDeo For the complete lectures see http://www.writeaboutdragons.com/home/brandon_w2012/ Help us caption & translate this video! http://amara.org/v/CVfh/
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Brandon Sanderson Lecture 11: Misc Questions (1/7)
 
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Brandon Sanderson Lecture 13: Brandon's Revision Process (2/7)
 
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Brandon Sanderson Lecture 1: Writing group essentials (5/5)
 
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In which Brandon lays down the beef on the essentials of having effective and productive writing groups. Next up: Lecture 2 - What makes a good plot at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pt_7wdsQTow. Browse all the lectures in one place at http://www.writeaboutdragons.com/home/brandon_w2012/ Help us caption & translate this video! http://amara.org/v/CVfv/
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Brandon Sanderson Lecture 11: Making Stories Meaningful (2/7)
 
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Brandon Sanderson Lecture 7: Brandon's Plotting Method (6/6)
 
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Brandon Sanderson 2013 Lecture 9: Traditional vs Self Publishing (1/6)
 
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I'm flying across the country today after a vacation (September 2) but will get the rest of the lectures up by tomorrow
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Brandon Sanderson Lecture 13: Revising for Discovery Writers (4/7)
 
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Brandon Sanderson Lecture 3: Intro to Prose (1/5)
 
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In a somewhat all-over-the-place manner, Brandon lays outs some of the basic issues involved in having a masterful prose style. Next up: First person viewpoints at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jabm5wy5dxE. See the entire class in one place with notes at http://www.writeaboutdragons.com/home/brandon_w2012/ Help us caption & translate this video! http://amara.org/v/CVf6/
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Brandon Sanderson Lecture 8: Agents and Contracts (2/8)
 
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Brandon Sanderson Lecture 8: Agents and New York (3/8)
 
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Brandon Sanderson Lecture 3: Description part 2 (5/5)
 
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Brandon discusses further details of writing good description. Next up: Lecture 4 Sympathetic Characters http://youtu.be/THUaAYjWI-0. See the entire class in one place with notes at http://www.writeaboutdragons.com/home/brandon_w2012/ Help us caption & translate this video! http://amara.org/v/CVgA/
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Brandon Sanderson Lecture 6: Some alternatives to cons (2/6)
 
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Next in this sequence: Meeting Editors and Agents http://youtu.be/7J9gNoC0Xdg See the entire class in one place with notes at http://www.writeaboutdragons.com/home/brandon_w2012/ Help us caption & translate this video! http://amara.org/v/CVfr/
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Brandon Sanderson Lecture 12: Getting a Good Agent (6/6)
 
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Brand Sanderson Lecture 10: Dialogue Mechanics (2/8)
 
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Brandon Sanderson Lecture 2: Adult Genres (5/5)
 
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Brandon lists and describes the major adult genres in fantasy and science fiction. Next up, Lecture 3 Intro to prose at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6sCzhuahZFc. See the entire class in one place with notes at http://www.writeaboutdragons.com/home/brandon_w2012/ Help us caption & translate this video! http://amara.org/v/CVfc/
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