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National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) starts in November, and tons of people all over the world will take the challenge to write a 50,000-word novel within the month. To help keep you motivated as you write, I’ll be contributing a Pep Talk this year (also check out my 2011 Pep Talk). One of this year’s sponsors is StoryBundle, and they’re…

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StoryBundle contests + Miscellaneous Updates

StoryBundle contests + Miscellaneous Updates The SciFi ebook StoryBundle with my novella Legion is available only until Wednesday night, so the clock is ticking. I’m running three giveaway contests (ending very soon!) where you can win the DRM-free ebook bundle: One on Twitter, one on Facebook, and one on Google+. The rules for each are slightly different, so check out the posts…

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Salt Lake City! Westercon/FantasyCon today!

Salt Lake City! Westercon/FantasyCon today! Starting today I (and the rest of the Writing Excuses crew) will be at two conventions in Salt Lake City, Westercon and FantasyCon! “Two conventions?” you say. “But which one shall I attend!” I know, it’s a bit strange, but being a member of either convention will also get you into the other…

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Introducing the Writing Excuses Anthology!

Introducing the Writing Excuses Anthology! Ladies and gentlemen, I’m beyond proud to introduce to you Shadows Beneath, a collection of four stories written by the members of Writing Excuses, my podcast. In it, I present “Sixth of the Dusk,” a brand-new Cosmere novella. The stories you will find in Shadows Beneath are: “I.E.Demon,” by Dan Wells. US soldiers in…

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Games Creatures Play is out this week!

Games Creatures Play is out this week! I have a new short story out this week in the horror anthology Games Creatures Play, edited by Charlaine Harris and Toni L.P. Kelner. When Charlaine invited me to be part of this anthology and explained what it was going to be about, I knew I had to write…

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Regarding Awards

Regarding Awards I’m a little late to the party this year, but I wanted to post a few words about awards season. If you want to nominate for the Hugo Awards you either need to have had a membership to last year’s Worldcon in San Antonio, or you need to be registered for this year’s Worldcon…

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Worldbuilders

Worldbuilders Hey, all. As the holiday season is here, I wanted to give a shout-out to Worldbuilders, Pat Rothfuss’s yearly, F&SF-themed charity drive. Pat puts a great deal of work into the charity, and I love how it brings the community together to do something great. The charity he supports (Heifer International) is quite worthy, and…

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Two shorts released!

Two shorts released! All, I’ve got some fun news for you here in the holiday season. I have not one, but two different stories coming out today. The first is Mitosis, a novelette set between books one and two of The Reckoners. If you enjoyed Steelheart, I think you’ll enjoy this story—but I do have to warn…

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