Creative writing lectures

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With NaNoWriMo a week in it’s just a quick post from me today to give you a heads up about a new page on my resources section: creative writing lectures.

I’ve compiled all of my favourite lectures for your perusal. You’ll find a full college course worth of creative writing lectures from bestselling fantasy writer Brandon Sanderson, as well as a series of other lectures from Penguin Random House.

I’ll update this page on the reg with any new lectures I come across. If you know of any you think your fellow writers may enjoy, please send me the link or recording and I’ll add them to this growing list.

Click here to check out the lectures page.

In other news, I’m looking for writers from all backgrounds and at all stages in their writing careers to get involved in the second installment of Real Writing Stories. This time round I’m looking for people to share their average writing day. Do you get up at dawn and work solidly till lunch? Do you roll out of bed mid-morning, procrastinate a while and then get stuck into some work? Or are you a bit of a vampire and only get going come dusk? Either way, I want to hear your stories!

It doesn’t have to be a long piece, say 500 words. Drop me an email if you’re interested!


About the author

Richie Billing writes fantasy fiction, historical fiction and stories of a darker nature. His short fiction has been published by, amongst others, Kzine, TANSTAAFL Press, Bewildering Stories, Liquid Imagination, The Magazine of History & Fiction, Aether and Ichor, and Far Horizons. His debut novel, Pariah's Lament, will be published by Fiction Vortex in Summer 2020. He co-hosts the podcast The Fantasy Writers’ Toolshed, a venture inspired by the requests of readers of his critically-acclaimed book, A Fantasy Writers’ Handbook. Most nights you can find him up into the wee hours scribbling away or watching the NBA. Find out more at


  1. I do my very best to write every single day, I think it’s very important. I try to start off my day by writing because I find when I don’t do it first thing, it often gets pushed to the side.

    1. I’m with you there. There’s only so many times you can put it off before you kind of know it’s never gonna happen. Or then at the very end of the day, 1am, ready for bed, you get the urge to type a few words

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