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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%

Late Notice Signing!

Late Notice Signing! Hey, all. It’s last minute, but I’ll be joining the mass signing at the Orem, UT Barnes and Noble tomorrow (Saturday.) The event is at 4:00, and I should be there for at least an hour. Maybe two. Event: Signing Where: 330 East 1300 South, Orem, UT 84058 Phone: 801-229-1611 Time: Saturday…

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League of Utah Writers Roundup This Weekend

League of Utah Writers Roundup This Weekend The most recent Writing Excuses episode is entitled “Pantsing.” In it, Howard, Mary, Dan and I talk about discovery writing (a.k.a. “seat-of-your-pants” writing). Check it out. I’m doing two events on Saturday at this weekend’s Roundup in Park City. First at 12:00 noon, Pemberly and I will join Howard and Sandra Tayler…

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Writing Excuses Parsec + A MEMORY OF LIGHT Excerpt

Writing Excuses Parsec + A MEMORY OF LIGHT Excerpt In the most recent Writing Excuses podcast episode, Mary, Howard, and I help Dan brainstorm ideas for a military thriller short story. The working title is “I.E.Demon” and you can hear us hash it out. This past weekend, at the Parsec Awards ceremony at Dragon*Con, Writing Excuses…

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Magic with Brandon at Dragon*Con + LEGION out now

Magic with Brandon at Dragon*Con + LEGION out now Hey, all! This is kind of late and all, but here are the details on this year’s Dragon*Con Magic draft. I think we’ll go ahead and go with the 8:30 time on Friday. The location is the WoT track room—Roswell 1-2 in the Westin. (Same place…

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My Dragon*Con Schedule

This week’s Writing Excuses episode was recorded live at Gen Con and features Monte Cook talking with Mary, Howard, and me about writing gaming fiction. On a related topic, this weekend we will learn the fate of the two awards Writing Excuses has been nominated for: the Hugo Award in the Best Related Work category, and the Parsec Award in the Best Podcast about Speculative Fiction Content Creation category. Mary and Howard will be at the Hugo Awards ceremony at Worldcon in Chicago, and I will attend the Parsec Awards ceremony at Dragon*Con in Atlanta.

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My Albuquerque Bubonicon Schedule

My Albuquerque Bubonicon Schedule This week’s Writing Excuses podcast episode is titled “How to Start the Next One.” Dan, Mary, Howard, and I talk about how to move from writing one project to another, specifically something that’s not a sequel or is very different in tone from your previous book. Tomorrow I’m flying out to…

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My Gen Con Schedule

My Gen Con Schedule I’m heading to Indianapolis for Gen Con today, and my full schedule is below. This con runs quite a bit differently from other conventions I’ve been to. For one thing, each event or panel is individually ticketed (though the book signings are not ticketed). And since the panels I am on…

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THE WAY OF KINGS Deleted Scene + Updates

THE WAY OF KINGS Deleted Scene + Updates This week’s Writing Excuses podcast episode with Mary Robinette Kowal, Howard Tayler, Dan Wells, and me focuses on writing authentic emotion. Give it a listen. Since the ALCATRAZ VERSUS THE EVIL LIBRARIANS annotations are all posted now, I’m running out of bonus content to show you. If you…

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August Conventions, LEGION & Updates

August Conventions, LEGION & Updates A reminder about the conventions I’ll be attending this month. I’ll be in Indianapolis for Gen Con August 16th through 19th, Albuquerque for Bubonicon the 24th through 26th, and Atlanta for Dragon*Con the 31st through September 3rd. I’ll put up more details and my full schedule as each convention approaches. My novella LEGION comes out from…

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