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Cytonic Final Proofread 100%
Wax & Wayne Book 4 (Mistborn 7) Draft 2.0 100%
Skyward Four Pre Writing 33%
Evershore (Skyward Novella 3) Final Draft 100%

Utah Humanities Book Festival in Ogden on Saturday

Utah Humanities Book Festival in Ogden on Saturday As it says on my events page, tomorrow I will be attending the Utah Humanities Book Festival in Ogden, Utah. I would love to see you there this weekend, but if you can’t make it that’s okay. The greatest compliment you can give me is to read my books. My…

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Review of Ink and Ashes on Goodreads

Review of Ink and Ashes on Goodreads Ink and Ashes   Valynne E. Maetani (Note: For an explanation of my Goodreads policy, please see here.) For Writers The Short Version Rating Notes Bias Notes This excellent YA book sits carefully nestled between several genres. The packaging lists it as a thriller, and that’s not a bad…

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Alcatraz: The Big Reveal

Alcatraz: The Big Reveal Any of you who haven’t read the Evil Librarians series might want to duck out here, because I’m going to talk about the big reveal at the end of the fifth novel. This is a post that’s been brewing since 2006, so I’m eager to talk about it—but anyone who has read stories…

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Alcatraz ebook sale + Shadows for Silence in Storybundle

Alcatraz ebook sale + Shadows for Silence in Storybundle Alcatraz vs the Evil Librarians book 5, The Dark Talent, came out this week—including the ebook and the digital audiobook from Audible and iTunes (not in all regions); the CD version comes out on October 15th. Check the region tabs in the widget to see what’s available…

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Alcatraz 5: The Dark Talent is out now!

Alcatraz 5: The Dark Talent is out now! Hey Hushlanders, Alcatraz Smedry here. The fifth and final volume of my autobiography is now available in print, ebook, and audio form! The Librarians will try to stop this information getting out if they can, so as in the past we’ve made this book look like a…

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Dragon Con this weekend!

Dragon Con this weekend! I’m on my way to Dragon Con in Atlanta, and I’ll be doing events Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. My full schedule is below. By the way, The Missing Volume booth will have early copies of the fifth book in the Alcatraz vs. the Evil Librarians series, The Dark Talent, available for purchase. It doesn’t…

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Review of Ghost Talkers up on Goodreads

Review of Ghost Talkers up on Goodreads Hey, all. I’ve long wanted to start using my Goodreads account, and it seemed like reviews would be a good place to begin. Eventually, I hope to be able to get some more questions answered there—for now, I’m just going to try to post periodic book reviews. Be warned,…

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Mistborn board game Kickstarter ending + Updates

Mistborn board game Kickstarter ending + Updates Tomorrow (Wednesday) is the final day to back the Mistborn: House War board game Kickstarter campaign. All stretch goals have been unlocked, including an expansion covering the time period of The Well of Ascension called Mistborn: The Siege of Luthadel, which is now available as a $30 add-on. The fifth installment of the 2016…

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Audible’s Much Loved Sale + Updates

Audible’s Much Loved Sale + Updates Firefight, from the Reckoners series, was selected to be featured in Audible’s Much Loved Listens 2-for-1 sale, which began this Sunday and runs until Monday, August 22nd. You can check the entire selection of titles available for Audible members to get 2 books for only 1 credit here. In this…

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Mistborn: House War playtests at Worldcon + Updates

In this week’s new Writing Excuses episode, The Element of Humor, we ask, what is the driving force that gets readers to turn pages in a book that is primarily a work of humor? More importantly, how do we as writers get that driver into our books? We cover this, and provide some starting points for writers seeking to improve their humor writing, along with a bunch of neat techniques and a long example for deconstruction.

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