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Brandon Sanderson’s writing lectures are free on YouTube

By Maria Korolov

Sci-fi and fantasy author Brandon Sanderson‘s “Writing Science Fiction and Fantasy” lectures are up on YouTube — 13 in all, each about an hour long. They were recorded this spring during a writing class he was teaching for Brigham Young University.

Sanderson is best known for his Mistborn series, for finishing Robert Jordan’s fantasy series “The Wheel of Time,” and for creating Sanderson’s Laws of Magic. Oh, and his books are New York Times bestsellers and he’s won the Hugo award.

If you want more free stuff from Sanderson, check out the free books and short stories available on his website, listen to his Hugo-nominated Writing Excuses podcast,

Topics covered include plotting, world building, character development, and the publishing industry. Don’t skip lecture seven, where Hugo and Nebula award-winning author Mary Robinette Kowal takes over with a lecture about writing short stories. You might know her from her book “The Calculating Stars.”

MetaStellar editor and publisher Maria Korolov is a science fiction novelist. During the day, Maria Korolov is an award-winning freelance technology journalist who covers artificial intelligence, cybersecurity and enterprise virtual reality. See her Amazon author page here and follow her on Twitter, Facebook, or LinkedIn. Email her at [email protected]. Her first virtual world novella, Krim Times, made the Amazon best-seller list in its category. Her second novella, The Lost King of Krim, is out now. She is also the editor and publisher of Hypergrid Business, one of the top global sites covering virtual reality.