Brandon Sanderson on Writing, Character and Place Names, and the Future

Brandon shares funny stories about character and place names gone wrong, his writing struggles, what the future holds for his work, and more.

Mignon Fogarty
1-minute read
Episode #802
The Quick And Dirty

Alongside a hugely successful writing career, Brandon Sanderson also still takes time to formally teach writing and to regularly impart wisdom on the Writing Excuses podcast, which he has co-hosted for many years with Mary Robinette Kowal, Howard Tayler, and Dan Wells.

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Brandon Sanderson is a #1 New York Times bestselling fantasy author with more than 30 books, which have been published in 35 languages. 

In this interview, we talked about his

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About the Author

Mignon Fogarty

Mignon Fogarty is the founder of Quick and Dirty Tips and the author of seven books on language, including the New York Times bestseller "Grammar Girl's Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing." She is an inductee in the Podcasting Hall of Fame, and the show is a five-time winner of Best Education Podcast in the Podcast Awards. She has appeared as a guest expert on the Oprah Winfrey Show and the Today Show. Her popular LinkedIn Learning courses help people write better to communicate better.