I don’t talk much about writing here on the blog partly because I think there are so many people much better qualified than I am to do that and partly because though I really love the act of making up stories, I would much rather talk about mythological things or scientific phenomena.

The thing is though that I spend a lot of my time thinking about the mechanics of writing because I’m constantly trying to make myself a better writer. Which is also why I use a lot of the resources provided by the aforementioned more qualified people. And one of them is Writing Excuses. It is a weekly podcast, 15 minutes long, starring regularly three very succesfull genre authors and one very succesfull web cartoonist. They usually cover one topic per week ranging from nitty gritty stuff like making description do more than one thing to broader topics like writing gaming fiction. Pretty much all episodes are aimed at writers and aspiring writers but once in a while they’ll do an episode that has more broadly interesting stuff like the Hollywood Formula. And the best thing about it all is that it’s wildly entertaining all while teaching cool things.

And really, what could be more awesome?