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EUOLogy: Goodbye Mr. Jordan

EUOLogy: Goodbye Mr. Jordan Cross posted from the EUOLogy section of my website: My career, like many young fantasy authors, has been deeply influenced by Robert Jordan, and I find his passing a to be a tragedy for the entire community. I still remember the first time I saw EYE OF THE WORLD on bookshelves.…

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Annotation Mistborn 2 Chapter Ten

Annotation Mistborn 2 Chapter Ten Chapter Ten There was an epic battle with my editor over some revision changes to this chapter. I though that the word to use for a place where someone stands to address a crowd was a “podium.” He said that was an adulteration of the language, and that the pure,…

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Annotation Mistborn 2 Chapter Nine

Annotation Mistborn 2 Chapter Nine Chapter Nine A very short Sazed chapter. Mostly, this was just here because I had to remind the readers that Sazed was doing things. Getting to the Conventical is going to take enough time that, if I hadn’t thrown in a small chapter like this, you would have gone a…

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Annotation Mistborn 2 Chapter Eight

Annotation Mistborn 2 Chapter Eight Chapter eight So, Moshe and I BOTH worried about the fact that we’ve got two shadow mysterious figures showing up at the beginning of this book. Part of the problem is the rewrite, which mashed things together at the beginning of the novel, increasing the speed–but then melding things together…

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Annotation Mistborn 2 Chapter Seven

Annotation Mistborn 2 Chapter Seven Here’s where we start to get some of our first real hints of the dominating plotline that will overshadow these two books: The Lord Ruler is dead. What in the world have we gotten ourselves into? As I mentioned in the previous Sazed annotation, I really like his scenes for…

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Annotation Mistborn 2 Chapter Six

Annotation Mistborn 2 Chapter Six Chapter Six So, here’s a little of the jovial friendship that I mentioned in the last annotation. One of the things I like about these books IS the way that the characters can get along and relax. It’s a bit tougher to pull off in this book–with Kelsier gone, and…

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Annotation Mistborn 2 Chapter Five

Annotation Mistborn 2 Chapter Five Chapter Five One of my writing groups had an intense reaction against Vin killing the dog in this scene. I’m not sure, still, WHY they got so upset–but they really didn’t like it that she killed a dog “in cold blood” as they put it. So, her little “I’m sorry…

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Annotation Mistborn 2 Chapter Four

Annotation Mistborn 2 Chapter Four Chapter Four Sazed was many people’s favorite character in the first book. I knew pretty early on in the writing process of that book that Sazed would become a major force in the novel. In fact, he was one of the very first characters I outlined and built in my…

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Annotation Mistborn 2 Chapter Three

Annotation Mistborn 2 Chapter Three Well, there you go. That chapter (with a big chunk of two) was originally the first chapter of the book. Oddly, moving it back made the book move more quickly, for me at least. It’s strange how you can sometimes speed up a novel by ADDING material. Speed in books,…

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Annotation Mistborn 2 Chapter Two

Annotation Mistborn 2 Chapter Two Chapter Two Allomantic fights are fun. I’ll admit it. I LIKE to write things that are fun. I’m an entertainer–and that is what my stories try to do. I think there’s great value in that. That said, I think this might be my least favorite fight in the book. You…

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