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Annotation Alcatraz Chapter Fifteen

Annotation Alcatraz Chapter Fifteen Moron. Heh. I was working on this chapter, and I wondered, “Could I be lucky enough to discover that there’s a city out there named Moron?” And indeed there were a lot of them that I found. Most were in South America, however, and had an accent on the o. Same…

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Bay Area this weekend: BayCon, including Magic

Bay Area this weekend: BayCon, including Magic Here’s my schedule as Writer Guest of Honor of this weekend’s BayCon. There’s not a signing on the schedule, which means that I’ll sign books whenever you catch me somewhere at the con, unless I’m running to get somewhere else. I’m also doing a Magic: The Gathering draft,…

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Annotation Alcatraz Chapter Fourteen

Annotation Alcatraz Chapter Fourteen And here the action picks up again. I love me a good action scene. There’s something very fun about constructing action on the page. Partially, I think, because it’s tough to do. In a movie, you can make the visuals happen the way you want to. However, in a book, you…

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Updates + Reader Mail

Updates + Reader Mail The most recent Writing Excuses podcast episode starts a new “Project in Depth” series where Mary, Howard, Dan, and I take a project that one of us has completed and grill the creator about it. These episodes necessarily contain spoilers. The first one covers Howard’s Hugo-nominated Schlock Mercenary volume Force Multiplication. In future episodes (not all in…

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Play the Mistborn Adventure Game with Me at Gen Con + Updates

Play the Mistborn Adventure Game with Me at Gen Con + Updates There’s a new ALCATRAZ VERSUS THE EVIL LIBRARIANS annotation up. This one talks about chapter thirteen, when Alcatraz breaks out of the Librarians’ holding cell. This week’s Writing Excuses episode is another one that was recorded at Life, the Universe & Everything in…

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Annotation Alcatraz Chapter Thirteen

Annotation Alcatraz Chapter Thirteen And I spent fourteen years in prison, where I obtained the learning of a gentleman and discovered the location of a buried treasure. Yes, that’s a Count of Monte Cristo joke in the introduction here. No, things didn’t pass that quickly in that book, but the years did fly by. (If…

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More Creative Writing Lectures + Updates

More Creative Writing Lectures + Updates The most recent ALCATRAZ VERSUS THE EVIL LIBRARIANS annotation covers the chapter where Alcatraz gets tortured. Check it out. This week’s Writing Excuses podcast episode features Q&A with James Dashner at Life, the Universe & Everything. We cover the following audience-supplied questions: Why is the ARC of James’s first book so different…

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Annotation Alcatraz Chapter Twelve

Annotation Alcatraz Chapter Twelve The Alcatraz Smedry you think you know is a farce. And now we get the cynical side of Alcatraz’s character growth. It was an interesting experiment, writing this book from the perspective of someone looking back. I knew what I wanted to have happened in Alcatraz’s life (remember, when I changed…

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