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S9E7 – Cultural Appropriation

Who I am as a person heavily influences what I write, and I draw from everything I can find–whether it be LDS, Buddhist, Islamic, or Atheist. It’s all jumbled up there in that head of mine, and comes out in different characters who are seeking different things. – Brandon Sanderson

S9E5 – God Mode

I certainly love writing books. I’ve always loved writing short stories and novels because in prose, you get all the control. – Maria Headley

S9E3 – “I Have an Idea For a Book”

Writing a book is a horrible, exhausting struggle, like a long bout of some painful illness. One would never undertake such a thing if one were not driven by some demon whom one can neither resist nor understand. – George Orwell

S8E8 – The Horror Genre

Bad writing usually arises from a stubborn refusal to tell stories about what people actually do― to face the fact, let us say, that murderers sometimes help old ladies cross the street. – Stephen King