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Final Empire Prime Vin Scene

Final Empire Prime Vin Scene If you’ve been following the process, then you’ll remember that the book we now call Mistborn started out as two novels to me. I wrote rough drafts of both, wasn’t pleased with either one, and put them aside. Years later, I decided to try again, and (without looking back at the old…

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Mistborn Deleted Scene #4

Mistborn Deleted Scene #4 I’d almost forgotten about this one. The first time I tried to write a chapter from Vin’s viewpoint, she had a much, much different personality. My original goal was to have her be a very capable thief, leading the con against the priesthood. This chapter bothered me for a number of reasons. Explanation…

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Mistborn Deleted Scene #3

Mistborn Deleted Scene #3 This is the 3.0 version of the chapter, the last one before I switched over to the version that eventually saw print. More commentary below. If you haven’t read the previous two incarnations of this chapter, find them Here and Here. ——Begin excerpt—— Sometimes, I worry that I’m not the hero everyone thinks I…

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Mistborn Deleted Scene #2

Mistborn Deleted Scene #2 Okay, keeping in line with the next month or so being “Mistborn 2 is coming out, everybody party!” month here, I’ve got more deleted goodness from the first Mistborn book. (Note the linkage at the bottom if you’re not aware of my two big signings coming up.) Monday, I showed you the…

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Mistborn Deleted Scene #1

Mistborn Deleted Scene #1 Okay, welcome to the Mistborn One deleted scenes. Writing a book is quite the process, and ideas evolve and change. Sometimes, things get cut because I myself don’t like them. Sometimes, the edits come by suggestions from my editor or my agent. In these sections, I’m going to post some of…

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Mistborn Deleted Scenes Explanation

Mistborn Deleted Scenes Explanation On this page, I’ll include an archive of links to Mistborn: The Final Empire deleted scenes, as I post them to my website. I’ve decided that the easiest way to do this is to point back at the original blog post where I show off the scenes and discuss them. I’ll leave the…

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Annotation Mistborn Book Wrap-Up

Annotation Mistborn Book Wrap-Up The following is an author’s annotation that relates to a specific chapter of the book MISTBORN: THE FINAL EMPIRE. Note that the following is NOT the text of the actual chapter, but a companion to the chapter, revealing “behind the scenes” information. If you have not read the book up to—and…

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Annotation Mistborn Ars Arcanum

Annotation Mistborn Ars Arcanum Ars Arcanum It’s kind of surprising to me, but to some people, appendices like this can be very divisive topics. There are people who will pick up a book and check to see if it has a map and appendix–and if it has both, they’re more likely to read it. (I…

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