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Topics we’ll cover at the 2012 Superstars Writing Seminar

Topics we’ll cover at the 2012 Superstars Writing Seminar I’m one of the instructors at the upcoming Superstars Writing Seminar in Las Vegas (April 30-May 2). Since the writing and publishing world has changed a lot over the past few years, when planning this year’s seminar we looked carefully at the past lectures and panel…

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ALCATRAZ 2 Audiobook, Trailers + Updates

ALCATRAZ 2 Audiobook, Trailers + Updates In the most recent Writing Excuses podcast episode, Howard, Mary, and I talk about writing the omniscient viewpoint. (Dan wasn’t there; he was off saving his son from ninjas or something like that.) The newest ALCATRAZ VERSUS THE EVIL LIBRARIANS annotation discusses my use of prison names, the setting, and Bastille. And…

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Writing for Charity Conference This Saturday

Writing for Charity Conference This Saturday This Saturday I’ll be participating in the Writing for Charity conference at the Provo Library. For more information and how to register, check out their site. My schedule is below. There’s a book signing at the end of the day that’s open to the public. Writing for Charity Venue: Historic Provo…

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Podcasts + Updates

Podcasts + Updates Last week I appeared on the Atomic Array podcast with the Crafty Games folks to talk about the Mistborn Adventure Game tabletop RPG. This week’s Writing Excuses podcast episode is another one where Howard, Mary, Dan, and I cover a bunch of questions very quickly: Is it better to include romance, horror, SF, or other genre elements to…

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Hugo Nominations Deadline, Suvudu Cage Match & Updates

Hugo Nominations Deadline, Suvudu Cage Match & Updates The most recent Writing Excuses episode features David Brin talking with Dan and Mary at the World Fantasy convention about the importance of criticism. The Hugo Awards nomination deadline is the end of this week. If you’re already a member of the 2011, 2012, or 2013 Worldcons, be…

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Updates + More T-Shirts

Updates + More T-Shirts The newest ALCATRAZ VERSUS THE EVIL LIBRARIANS annotation covers chapter two and talks about how The Simpsons already did everything. In this week’s Writing Excuses podcast episode, Dan, Howard, Mary, and I cover these questions from Twitter in a rapid-fire fashion: What do you do if you don’t like your characters? How do you keep your plot…

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Updates + Bridge Four Shirts

Updates + Bridge Four Shirts Just a very quick update today. If you didn’t read my post about the A MEMORY OF LIGHT release date, it’s here. This week’s Writing Excuses podcast features Mary and Dan speaking with Sarah Pinborough in an episode entitled The City as a Character. The most recent annotation for ALCATRAZ…

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A MEMORY OF LIGHT Release Date Tor and Harriet have set the release date for A MEMORY OF LIGHT. Again. While I’ve been working on the book, this has happened a half dozen times, with varying levels of publicity surrounding the date. This time we’re saying January 8th. How likely is this one? Well, honestly, I don’t…

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Sanderson’s Second Law

Sanderson’s Second Law A few years back, I wrote an essay on creating magic systems that I titled Sanderson’s First Law. It had to do with the nature of foreshadowing as it relates to solving problems with magic. In that essay, I implied that I had other “laws” for magic systems that I’d someday talk…

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Alternate ALCATRAZ Chapters + Updates

Alternate ALCATRAZ Chapters + Updates The most recent ALCATRAZ VERSUS THE EVIL LIBRARIANS annotation talks about why I shifted the book from third person to first person. My assistant has also uploaded the third person versions of the first two chapters, which you can compare with the published versions. I’ve spent all day recording new episodes of the Writing…

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