Philly signing CANCELED, new Writing Excuses episode + Updates
I have some bleak news for everyone in Philadelphia: The signing tomorrow is canceled due to snow and the airlines canceling flights. I was going to be signing at Children’s Book World in Haverford. Instead, we will be trying to reschedule. But in the meantime, we’ll send them a big box of signed bookplates you can stick in the front of your books, as well as #Steelhunt cards. Hopefully those will get there next week. I’ll post again about it when they arrive. (Boston: Right now the signing on Wednesday is still scheduled to happen as planned, but this could change as the situation develops. Stay tuned to my Upcoming Events calendar.)
I will be signing at Joseph-Beth in Lexington, Kentucky tonight at 7:00 p.m. As far as I can tell it’s not a ticketed event, so bring all your books and I’ll sign them, though personalizations will be limited to 3 books per time through the line. It’s also nice to show your support for the store by buying something while you’re there. (Their café has some Reckoners-themed menu items just for the event!)
From the Writing Excuses Out of Excuses Workshop and Retreat comes another live Q&A episode where we premiered the Season 10 concept. Our attendees gave us the questions for this month:
- Ideas are hard! Is it ever acceptable for inexperienced writers to write derivative works?
- How do you keep from being discouraged when something similar to your idea comes out?
- How do you know when your idea is a novel, vs. when it’s a short story?
- Should you only write for themed anthologies if you already have an idea ready in that theme?
- How can you practice description when your idea is set someplace completely unfamiliar to you?
- When should you abandon an idea you love?
In Tor.com’s continuing re-read posts for Words of Radiance, Alice Arneson discusses Chapter 25. Last week it was of cons and curry, this week we turn to Kaladin’s Comedy Corral for your entertainment.
Today is the final day to find The Rithmatist audiobook on sale for just $6.95 (at least in the US) on Audible.
My assistant Adam has updated the Twitter post archive for January.