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Play the Mistborn Adventure Game with Me at Gen Con + Updates

Play the Mistborn Adventure Game with Me at Gen Con + Updates There’s a new ALCATRAZ VERSUS THE EVIL LIBRARIANS annotation up. This one talks about chapter thirteen, when Alcatraz breaks out of the Librarians’ holding cell. This week’s Writing Excuses episode is another one that was recorded at Life, the Universe & Everything in…

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More Creative Writing Lectures + Updates

More Creative Writing Lectures + Updates The most recent ALCATRAZ VERSUS THE EVIL LIBRARIANS annotation covers the chapter where Alcatraz gets tortured. Check it out. This week’s Writing Excuses podcast episode features Q&A with James Dashner at Life, the Universe & Everything. We cover the following audience-supplied questions: Why is the ARC of James’s first book so different…

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Class Lecture on Characterization + Updates

Class Lecture on Characterization + Updates Right now I’m in Las Vegas for this year’s edition of the Superstars Writing Seminar where I’m an instructor. I posted about this several times over the last few months, so I hope it’s not a surprise to anyone! Hal-Con in Halifax, Nova Scotia has been added to my events calendar for October this…

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Creative Writing Class Lectures + Updates

Creative Writing Class Lectures + Updates I arrived home from Australia yesterday to find that yet another surprise home makeover had taken place. (The previous one was after my New York Comic-Con trip.) In this week’s Writing Excuses podcast episode, Larry Correia joins Mary, Howard, Dan, and me in front of a live audience at Life, the Universe &…

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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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Official NaNoWriMo Pep Talk + Updates

Official NaNoWriMo Pep Talk + Updates My assistant Peter has uploaded a new Twitter posts collection and another MYTHWALKER chapter. This is a novel that I abandoned back in 2001, but I cannibalized the parts that were working into WARBREAKER when I started writing that. This chapter contains the first scene that another scene in…

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Interviews, Superstars Writing Seminar & Updates

Interviews, Superstars Writing Seminar & Updates This past week’s WARBREAKER annotations cover the writing rule that characters who do things are more interesting than those who don’t, who followed Vasher into the palace, naked athletic competitions, and Lightsong’s indolence. In the most recent Writing Excuses episode, Dan Wells, Howard Tayler, and I are again joined by John…

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