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Updates + ALCATRAZ ebooks in French

Updates + ALCATRAZ ebooks in French At the World Science Fiction Convention in Reno a couple of weeks ago, we recorded a few Writing Excuses podcast episodes. The first one features Patrick Rothfuss, and we discussed suspension of disbelief. Check it out. I’ve put up the third chapter of my unfinished novel MYTHWALKER from ten…

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THE WAY OF KINGS interior illustrations now uploaded

THE WAY OF KINGS interior illustrations now uploaded Here are all the interior illustrations from THE WAY OF KINGS. This should be especially useful if you’ve been squinting at the illustrations in the ebook. There’s also a link to the cover illustration wallpapers, which you can download if you are a Tor.com member.

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Reddit IAmA, Signed THE WAY OF KINGS + Updates

Reddit IAmA, Signed THE WAY OF KINGS + Updates This week’s Writing Excuses podcast episode with Mary, Dan, Howard, and me covers worldbuilding communications technology. The state of communications technology can have a wide-reaching effect on your story, so give it a listen. My assistant has uploaded another chapter of my unfinished and abandoned novel…

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A NIGHT OF BLACKER DARKNESS

A NIGHT OF BLACKER DARKNESS My buddy and Writing Excuses cohost Dan Wells recently released his hilarious gothic vampire novel A NIGHT OF BLACKER DARKNESS as an ebook. I’m embedding a preview of it below, and you can get it on Kindle, Nook, iBooks, and Smashwords. This is still one of my personal favorite novels—quirky…

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Forum move, ALLOY preview, Worldcon costumes + Updates

Forum move, ALLOY preview, Worldcon costumes + Updates The site that has hosted my forums for years, the Official Time-Waster’s Guide, has now officially gone offline. The front page hadn’t really been updated in years as staff members moved on to other projects, and few areas of the forum were still active, so it’s not…

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THE ALLOY OF LAW Release Events

THE ALLOY OF LAW Release Events This is a long post. If you want to know how to get numbered copies of MISTBORN: THE ALLOY OF LAW, scroll down. ITEM #1: THE TOUR This year’s tour will have two legs: A North American tour (for the first time it’s not just a U.S. tour—there’s a…

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MYTHWALKER Prologue + Updates

MYTHWALKER Prologue + Updates This week’s Writing Excuses podcast episode covers making descriptions serve multiple purposes. This helps keep your descriptive passages from being dry, among other things. Give it a listen. I haven’t mentioned it here yet, but Tor.com put up chapter five of my new Mistborn book, THE ALLOY OF LAW. There will…

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My Worldcon Schedule

My Worldcon Schedule Next week I’ll be at Renovation, the 69th World Science Fiction Convention, in Reno. My schedule is below, with a few comments from me interspersed. Worldcon is a great place to meet industry pros, so I’m looking forward to seeing many of you there. Highlights for me this year include the live…

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Final WARBREAKER Annotation + Updates

Final WARBREAKER Annotation + Updates On this week’s Writing Excuses podcast episode, Mary, Dan, Howard, and I talk about Orson Scott Card’s M.I.C.E. Quotient. That stands for Milieu, Idea, Character, and Event, and it is a valuable tool for improving your writing. The final WARBREAKER annotation is up. Next week my assistant Peter will start…

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Signing tonight in West Jordan with Peter Orullian

Signing tonight in West Jordan with Peter Orullian Just a quick reminder that I’ll be signing in West Jordan tonight. I’m going to be driving back from Idaho, so if I end up a tiny bit late that will be why. But I shouldn’t be late. I’ll try to bring some of the Elendel Daily…

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