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Writing Excuses, ALCATRAZ annotation, CNN’s Geek Out

Writing Excuses, ALCATRAZ annotation, CNN’s Geek Out Just a quick update for today. I’m currently flying to Australia. Yesterday’s Writing Excuses episode is all about writing excuses—all those handy tricks that the great authors use to prevent themselves from finishing any book before its time. There are a couple of quotes from me in an article on…

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My Australian Schedule: Perth, Melbourne, Sydney, Gold Coast

My Australian Schedule: Perth, Melbourne, Sydney, Gold Coast On Sunday my flight leaves for Australia, and I arrive on Tuesday. It’s a long flight. My schedule is below. I hope to see many of you there! Doom-Con, Swancon 37, Perth, Australia Date: April 5-9, 2012 (Easter weekend) Place: Doom-Con, Swancon 37 Address: 207 Adelaide Terrace Perth, Western Australia…

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Moiraine vs. Kelsier, Gen Con Indy, Interview + Updates

Moiraine vs. Kelsier, Gen Con Indy, Interview + Updates If you missed it on Twitter or Facebook, here’s the link to my Suvudu Cage Match writeup of Moiraine vs. Kelsier. Don’t expect an epic battle. I don’t have the time to spare to write something like that in this case. Instead, I played it very tongue-in-cheek. I flipped a…

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Play Magic with Brandon at SLC Nerd

Play Magic with Brandon at SLC Nerd Hey, there’s a gaming convention in SLC this weekend, and the friendly folks at Epic Games have invited me to play some Magic during it! This will be at a downtown Salt Lake convention center called The Complex, and it looks like there will be a lot of…

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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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