Brandon Sanderson – Lecture #1 Intro

Overall impression is that Brandon is not only knowledgeable but also funny. The time flew by watching this intro. At first, I thought to skip this lecture as Intro usually don’t have a lot of information, but I’m glad I did watch it. I highly encourage you to start with this video.

Intro’s usually give you a preview of what’s to come and this was no exception. Brandon is going to go over the Nuts and Bolts of writing and focus on 4 key areas which are, Plot, Setting, Character, and Business.

He gives reasons for taking the class. Communicate better and What does my success look like. You don’t have to be interested in Sci-Fi to take the class.

His writing advice?

  • Try a few things
  • Practice some more
  • See if you get better
  • If not, try something else

Sounds like what I’ve been doing since I started this blog way back in October of 2021.

Also, how you write is individual. The way I write is not going to be the way you write. Do what works for you, but above all be consistent.

At the end, he goes into detail about writing groups which is a tool. He gives some loose guidelines.

This is a barebones summary of the Intro. I’m ready to watch the rest of the series now because of this Intro. I’ll be doing a quick review after each one. So join me in learning a bit about writing because – What have you got to lose?

All lectures of Brandon Sanderson are now linked on the Storylines page if you wish to follow along in order.

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