Update: Brandon Sanderson’s Writing Class

One of my favorite fantasy/sci-fi writers is Brandon Sanderson (if you couldn’t already tell from my book reviews page.) Among other things, he is the award-winning author of the Mistborn series, a founding host of the podcast Writing Excuses (which I listen to regularly while I make dinner), and an adjunct professor at Brigham Young University.

I first came across his writing advice in a series of Youtube lectures, and his ideas have proven invaluable as I have worked over the past year to finish the first draft of my first full-length novel (it’s getting close!) Last winter, I attended his lecture class and learned more.

This year, I am happy to announce that I have been accepted into Brandon Sanderson’s workshop class where I will be writing a novella over the course of the winter semester! Beginning January, I will do my best to publish posts on the highlights of his teaching, alongside my own experiences and insights for those of you who are interested in learning more about the craft and experience of writing.

I have opted to start my story from scratch for maximum experience, and I am excited to get going on a new project. Plus, I now have some added motivation to finish up some remaining projects.

Among those projects is a collection of children’s poems entitled Tell Me When I’m Younger. The  artwork for the collection, drawn by Cameron Royce, is complete, and I am excited to share the collection with you. I will let you know when it is available on Amazon, hopefully by Christmas!

Another project, a picture book called Gibraltar, is currently underway. The text has been completed and the illustration process should begin shortly.

As for music, there are a couple of projects in the works, but I will wait to announce them until the time is right. Until then, sit tight and know that more music is coming.

I hope you have been enjoying NaNoWriMo. I have been writing one poem each day for NaNoWriMo (some of which are scheduled to be posted periodically in the near future). A huge thank you to all of you who participated in Inktober. Although I am not a visual artist, I quite enjoyed watching your creativity unfold over the course of the month.

So that’s all for now! Thanks for being awesome readers and supporters. I couldn’t do what I do without you. Happy autumn!

—M.M.

 

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