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Annotation Mistborn 3 Chapter Fifty-Eight

Annotation Mistborn 3 Chapter Fifty-Eight Spacing Out the Climaxes I tried something new in this book. I’ve been criticized—rightly—in the past for cramming too much into my endings. A good, fast-paced ending is great, but when you layer climax on top of climax, a little of it gets lost. I’ve been trying, therefore, to plot…

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Annotation Elantris – The Hope of Elantris

Annotation Elantris – The Hope of Elantris Matisse This short story actually has a very interesting backstory. If we flash back to January 2006, we find me having been dating Pemberly (her real name is Emily, but she goes by Pemberly online) for about two months. Our relationship was still quite new, and we weren’t…

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Annotation Mistborn 3 Chapter Fifty-Seven

Annotation Mistborn 3 Chapter Fifty-Seven Vin Wonders If She’s Mad I love Vin’s paragraph on deciding if she’s mad or not. Zane spent his entire adult life debating this issue, trying to determine whether he was really insane or not and trying to figure out how much of the world around him was a fabrication…

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Writing Excuses on MP3 CD + Updates

Writing Excuses on MP3 CD + Updates This week’s Writing Excuses podcast is about How to Manage Your Influences—in other words, how to avoid letting other people’s work creep into your own. And if you enjoy listening to me, Howard, and Dan talk about writing, or want to catch up on our previous episodes, seasons…

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Annotation Mistborn 3 Chapter Fifty-Six

Annotation Mistborn 3 Chapter Fifty-Six Spook and Sazed Talk about Faith I say that I don’t try to put messages or morals into my writing, but that doesn’t mean they don’t appear there. It just means that I try to avoid sitting down and writing stories for the express purpose of getting across an agenda.…

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Annotation Mistborn 3 Chapter Fifty-Five

Annotation Mistborn 3 Chapter Fifty-Five Elend Sees the Mist Spirit Elend really does have a lot of faith in Vin, even if he doesn’t worship her. He ascribes an almost supernatural power to her. And, I can kind of see why he would. In these books, Vin’s almost less of a character and more a…

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Superstars Writing Seminar in March

Superstars Writing Seminar in March I’ve been invited to teach at the upcoming Superstars Writing Seminar also featuring bestselling writers Kevin J. Anderson, David Farland, Rebecca Moesta, and Eric Flint, March 19th through 21st in Pasadena, CA. So many people ask me for writing advice and help with their work that I decided to say…

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Writing Excuses, Annotation, GoodReads

Writing Excuses, Annotation, GoodReads Just a quick and dirty update for today. In this week’s Writing Excuses podcast, the second episode of our new season, Dan, Howard, and I talk about heroism. And in the most recent MISTBORN 3 annotation I talk about eliminating metals. I really am taking questions over at GoodReads. I have…

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Today’s Signing

Today’s Signing As I posted earlier in the week, I’ll be doing a signing in Eagle Mountain today. The store is called Dragons and Fairy Tales Books and Games. It’s a fairly new independent bookstore. I have a fondness for little independent bookstores. I bought EYE OF THE WORLD from one all those years ago,…

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