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Season 19: Announcing Close Reading Picks!

We have exciting news to share! Our Close Reading Series will be starting on March 17, 2024! We’ll be diving into 5 elements of writing by focusing on five different literary texts. We’ll spend five episodes on each one, and then we’re going to… drumroll please… interview the author(s)! As…

19:02: Q&A Episode with WX Core Cast

We have a LIVE podcast recording from September 2023, when we were hosting one of our writing retreats on a cruise ship in Alaska! To learn about our next WX Retreats, check out: https://writingexcuses.com/retreats/  Or apply for our scholarships by January 31 at https://writingexcuses.com/scholarships/ This episode features questions from our writers, and…

19.01: Interview with Abraham Verghese

In our first episode of 2024, we interviewed author and physician Abraham Verghese, who most recently published “The Covenant of Water.” We talked with Verghese about how to convey technical information in fiction. Verghese explains how he shares medical and world-building details in the most engaging way. We also asked Verghese…