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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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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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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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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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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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GLAMOUR IN GLASS, Suvudu Cage Match Finals, ALCATRAZ Annotation

GLAMOUR IN GLASS, Suvudu Cage Match Finals, ALCATRAZ Annotation Today marks the release of Writing Excuses cohost Mary Robinette Kowal’s novel GLAMOUR IN GLASS, which you should read. On this week’s podcast episode, Mary offers up an outline from 2003 (of a middle-grade fantasy Mary was planning) for us to dissect, and it’s an educational…

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Mistborn Movie Update and Hugo Nomination

Mistborn Movie Update and Hugo Nomination Two big updates today! First off, we at Writing Excuses are proud to be Hugo nominated in the Best Related Work category for our second year in a row. Huzzah! Thank you to all who nominated. (You can see the other nominees in all categories here, and you can also watch recordings…

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