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Class Lecture on Characterization + Updates

Class Lecture on Characterization + Updates Right now I’m in Las Vegas for this year’s edition of the Superstars Writing Seminar where I’m an instructor. I posted about this several times over the last few months, so I hope it’s not a surprise to anyone! Hal-Con in Halifax, Nova Scotia has been added to my events calendar for October this…

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Annotation Alcatraz Chapter Eleven

Annotation Alcatraz Chapter Eleven Authors like to torture people. If I had to pick, this would be my second-favorite rant. The mousetrap one is fun, but this one actually says something. It offers commentary. Even if it is ridiculous. I’ve wondered about this concept. Why, exactly, do authors do what they do? Why do I…

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Magic with Brandon and Dan: Avacyn Restored

Magic with Brandon and Dan: Avacyn Restored Hey, all! This weekend is the Avacyn Restored prerelease, and as with the previous two sets, Dan and I are going to head up to Epic Puzzles & Games for their midnight release party. We’re hoping you are all interested in playing with us again, because as long…

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Mary Robinette Kowal Signing in SLC Tonight

Mary Robinette Kowal Signing in SLC Tonight Just a quick note that my good friend and Writing Excuses cohost Mary Robinette Kowal will be appearing tonight in Salt Lake at Weller Book Works. This is Sam Weller’s new store in Trolley Square, where there’s actually parking unlike at their old location. Go see her and…

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Creative Writing Class Lectures + Updates

Creative Writing Class Lectures + Updates I arrived home from Australia yesterday to find that yet another surprise home makeover had taken place. (The previous one was after my New York Comic-Con trip.) In this week’s Writing Excuses podcast episode, Larry Correia joins Mary, Howard, Dan, and me in front of a live audience at Life, the Universe &…

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Annotation Alcatraz Chapter Ten

Annotation Alcatraz Chapter Ten Are you annoyed with me yet? This beginning is exactly what I like about the form of this book. Here, I can go on and on about how you shouldn’t separate readers from the payoff of cliffhangers–all the while keeping you from getting the payoff of the cliffhanger at the end…

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My Gold Coast Schedule, JordanCon, Superstars Writing Seminar

My Gold Coast Schedule, JordanCon, Superstars Writing Seminar Supanova Gold Coast 2012 Date: April 20-22, 2012 Address: Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre 2684 Gold Coast Highway Broadbeach QLD 4218, Australia FRIDAY 6:00 p.m.: Opening Ceremony SATURDAY 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.: Signing at Dymocks booth #67 1:50-2:35 p.m.: Panel in Filmink Features room B 3:10-5:30 p.m.: Signing at…

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Sydney Signing + Updates

Sydney Signing + Updates This week’s Writing Excuses continues our discussion of Mary Robinette Kowal’s outline of a middle-grade novel she planned back in 2003. At twenty-five minutes it’s a lot longer than our typical episode, but if you’re wondering about outlining, a listen will be worth your while. My assistant has put up another of my…

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Annotation Alcatraz Chapter Nine

Annotation Alcatraz Chapter Nine Dinosaurs I’d like to be able to tell you where this came from, why I put it in the book, but . . . well, I have no idea. Remember, this book was–in essence–a long free write. I didn’t have much of an outline, setting, or anything else in mind. When…

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My Melbourne Schedule; Sydney & Gold Coast Next Week

My Melbourne Schedule; Sydney & Gold Coast Next Week Supanova Melbourne 2012 Date: April 13-15, 2012 Address: Melbourne Showgrounds Epsom Road Ascot Vale Victoria 3032 Australia FRIDAY 6:00 p.m.: Opening Ceremony SATURDAY 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.: Signing 1:30-3:30 p.m.: Signing 4:10-5:00 p.m.: Panel in the Supanova Seminar Room SUNDAY 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.: Signing 1:30-2:00 p.m.: Signing 2:20-3:05 p.m.:…

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