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Annotation Warbreaker Chapter Nine

Annotation Warbreaker Chapter Nine Vivenna as a Viewpoint Character Generally, Vivenna is the readers’ least favorite character in the book. I can see why that is. Siri gets to be the flamboyant younger sister, Lightsong the pithy courtier, and Vasher the mysterious unknown. Vivenna, then, is saddled with the responsibility of being the older sister…

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THE WAY OF KINGS Is Out It’s out. It’s finally out. I hadn’t expected this day to come for years yet. I had a careful path set up to doing the Stormlight Archive. Writing standalone novels and trilogies for a few more years yet, until I had the reputation both with fans and the publisher…

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It’s Here

It’s Here This post originally appeared on I started writing my first novel when I was fifteen years old. I didn’t have a computer; I had an old, electric typewriter. It would remember your file on a disc, but it was really just a printer with an attached bare-bones word processor. (It had a…

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Play Magic with Brandon at Dragon*Con Updates

Play Magic with Brandon at Dragon*Con Updates Guys, THE WAY OF KINGS comes out tomorrow! Wow. So long spent waiting. Look on tomorrow for a cool post about my history working on the book, with pictures of a very early Brandon Sanderson manuscript. Before we do that, though, I want to do some updates…

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Annotation Warbreaker Chapter Eight

Annotation Warbreaker Chapter Eight Siri Wakes Up Untouched, Then Explores the Palace These Siri chapters presented a little bit of a problem to me in that I generally focus my writing around conversations. A given chapter will have some action and description, but usually the series of scenes revolves around important discussions between characters. But…

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Annotation Warbreaker Chapter Seven

Annotation Warbreaker Chapter Seven Siri Enters the God King’s Chambers This is one of those chapter breaks that is there for stylistic drama more than anything else. Thematically, these two chapters are really the same chapter. However, I wanted to break before she steps in because it works so well as a dramatic turn in…

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Play Magic with Brandon at Dragon*Con

Play Magic with Brandon at Dragon*Con I’ll be hitting Dragon*Con this year near the beginning of my tour, and I’m looking forward to finding some time to hang with readers and relax and play some Magic: The Gathering. As always, I play casual—meaning that I do it more for the fun and interaction than the…

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Annotation Warbreaker Chapter Six

Annotation Warbreaker Chapter Six Siri Is Bathed, Then Sent to the God King This was a strange sequence of chapters to write. I’ve spoken before on writing characters of the opposite gender. This has grown easier and easier for me over the years, partially—I think—because I started out so bad at it that I insisted…

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TOWERS OF MIDNIGHT Is Done First let me get to some quick updates. I’ve put up a few WARBREAKER annotations: two on chapter five and one on chapter six. Two new podcast episodes of Writing Excuses have also gone up, recorded live at Dragons & Fairy Tales bookstore. In the first one Dan, Howard, and…

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