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The Alloy of Law Blogs

State of the Sanderson 2019

State of the Sanderson 2019 Introduction Welcome, everyone, to our final State of the Sanderson for the decade! If you’re not familiar with these posts, each December I take a look back at my year and talk about the projects I’ve been working on. Then I turn an eye to the future to see where…

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Calamity Is Done!

Calamity Is Done! I have finished the second draft of Calamity, the third and final book of the Reckoners trilogy. As I’ve said before, my second draft of a story is the one where I do “bug fixing.” Essentially, I read through again and tweak any problems I know the book has, trying to make it readable by…

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The Alloy of Law ebook at $2.99!

The Alloy of Law ebook at $2.99! Tor announced this week that the ebook for The Alloy of Law, the first book in the second Mistborn sequence, is on sale at $2.99 for the rest of the year. (At least in the US; other countries may see slightly different prices. I’ve heard people say it’s $4.99…

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Low-priced ebooks including The Alloy of Law

Low-priced ebooks including The Alloy of Law As I mentioned yesterday, I’m signing today in Idaho Falls. But there are some ebooks at low prices that I want to talk about. For links to where you can buy these books, click on the titles below. The second Legion book, Legion: Skin Deep, which came out this week,…

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Two More Mistborn Novels

Two More Mistborn Novels Hey, all. I’m neck-deep in Stormlight revisions, but wanted to pause and give you a little update on other books I’m working on. On my tour, I frequently read from the first chapter of a new novel in the Mistborn world, a sequel to The Alloy of Law. (In fact, you can…

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State of the Sanderson 2013

JTVCcmNibG9jayUyMGlkJTNEJTIyMjU2OSUyMiU1RA==It has been quite a busy time these last six or seven months. Too busy, maybe? A lot of great experiences, but it has cut into my time to be at home writing. Let me give you a little update of what I’m doing writing-wise.

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Random House Mega Vault Contest + Updates

Random House Mega Vault Contest + Updates Below I have info on a contest that’s Steelheart-related (sorry, for the US and Canada only). But first some updates. This week’s Writing Excuses podcast episode covers chapter breakdowns—what determines our chapter breaks? How do we handle POV shifts, scene/sequel balance, and other considerations when we’re carving our stories into…

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Interviews + Updates

Interviews + Updates The most recent ALCATRAZ VERSUS THE EVIL LIBRARIANS annotation covers the penultimate chapter, including the meaning of the name “Rashid” as in the Sands of Rashid. This week’s Writing Excuses podcast episode with Mary Robinette Kowal, Dan Wells, Howard Tayler, and me talks about the villain problem. By that we mean when the hero…

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June is Audiobook Month

June is Audiobook Month Readers have been asking if my forthcoming novellas LEGION and THE EMPEROR’S SOUL will be released in audio versions. The answer is that they will be—we have deals made for these, but I’m not sure how quickly the audiobooks will be released compared to the book versions. I’ll let you know when I have more…

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Taiwan Trip Haul

Taiwan Trip Haul Hey, all! I had a wonderful time in Taiwan, and I thought I’d post some of the things I came home with. I always mean to do this following a tour, and hopefully I’ll make a habit of it from here out. First up, I wanted to show a few of the…

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New Wheel of Time Great Hunt

New Wheel of Time Great Hunt Well, I’m off on my tour. The THE ALLOY OF LAW release party was a blast, even though the bookstore was a little light on copies. We managed to get everyone a book, I think. So huzzah, and forward. One of the things I announced yesterday on Twitter and…

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THE ALLOY OF LAW in three weeks + Updates

THE ALLOY OF LAW in three weeks + Updates In the most recent Writing Excuses podcast episode, award-winning editor Lou Anders joins Dan, Mary, and Howard to discuss writing endings. Give it a listen. My assistant posted another chapter of my abandoned novel MYTHWALKER from 2001. MISTBORN: THE ALLOY OF LAW will be released in…

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Fantasy Magazine interview with Leigh Butler + Updates

Fantasy Magazine interview with Leigh Butler + Updates Leigh Butler interviewed me for Fantasy Magazine. The interview talks about THE ALLOY OF LAW, the Stormlight Archive, the Wheel of Time, THE RITHMATIST, and rules of magic among other topics. It’s fairly extensive, so check it out. This week’s Writing Excuses podcast episode features Patrick Rothfuss’s…

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November 2011 UK Signing Tour

November 2011 UK Signing Tour My new Mistborn book, THE ALLOY OF LAW, will be released on November 8th in North America and November 10th in the UK, Australia, and New Zealand. (See here for how to get a signed copy of the U.S. hardcover, and you can read the first six chapters for free…

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THE ALLOY OF LAW giveaways & ebooks + updates

THE ALLOY OF LAW giveaways & ebooks + updates This week’s Writing Excuses podcast episode is another one that was recorded at the World Science Fiction Convention. It features Lauren Beukes and talks about writing other cultures. Check it out. There’s a new MYTHWALKER chapter up. This one introduces Vvenna, who eventually became Vivenna in…

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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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THE ALLOY OF LAW Signing Tour

THE ALLOY OF LAW Signing Tour THE ALLOY OF LAW, my new Mistborn novel set 341 years after the events of THE HERO OF AGES, is coming out on November 8th. If you haven’t been aware, there are preview chapters up at Tor.com; chapter four just went up today. Below is my U.S. and Canada…

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Australia 2012 visit, Signings + Updates

Australia 2012 visit, Signings + Updates I’ve added some events to my events calendar. First up is a joint signing with Peter Orullian (The Unremembered) in West Jordan on August 4th. I also added three conventions I’ll be going to in Australia in April 2012; there will probably be bookstore signings between these events, but…

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Q&A Recording, T-Shirts & Updates

Q&A Recording, T-Shirts & Updates I had a great time at Polaris in Toronto this past weekend. If you couldn’t be there, you can check out an mp3 of the Q&A session that I did, which @Thesleepingwolf has posted online here. (If you want to download it and can’t figure out which link to use,…

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THE ALLOY OF LAW Sample Chapters

THE ALLOY OF LAW Sample Chapters First a couple of updates. There’s a new Warbreaker annotation up covering chapter 54 (with more about Old Chaps’s background, aside from the usual discussion about the climax), and there’s a new collection of Twitter posts. And the second Writing Excuses podcast episode with Mary Robinette Kowal as an…

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THE WAY OF KINGS Wins the David Gemmell Legend Award

THE WAY OF KINGS Wins the David Gemmell Legend Award I’ve put up a new WARBREAKER annotation about chapter 55. Plus there’s also a new Writing Excuses episode up on professional organizations. As our cohost Mary Robinette Kowal is also the vice president of SFWA, she has many useful things to say on the topic.…

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UK Cover Art for THE ALLOY OF LAW

UK Cover Art for THE ALLOY OF LAW If you’re in the UK, Australia, or New Zealand and have been wondering how the cover art of Gollancz’s version of the next Mistborn book will appear, look no further. If you missed the US Tor cover and the cover flap synopsis, head over to Tor.com to…

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Wrapping Up My Time Off

Wrapping Up My Time Off As I stated in a blog post in the early fall, I took the months of September–December inclusive off from major projects. I do this to give myself some breathing room creatively and work on projects I don’t have a contract for. I also like to do writing exercises, try…

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Newsletter + Tweets October 28-November 4

Newsletter + Tweets October 28-November 4 Brandon’s assistant Peter here while Brandon is out on tour. Um, TOWERS OF MIDNIGHT has been released! I sent out a newsletter about that and a few other things yesterday. I also talk about the deadline for ordering stuff from Brandon’s store in time for Christmas delivery. You can…

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Another Long and Rambling Post™ on Future Books

Another Long and Rambling Post™ on Future Books All, Let’s do a quick (okay, it’s me, so it won’t be quick) update to let everyone know what’s going on here at Dragonsteel Entertainment HQ. (Also known as me sitting on a chair in my bedroom while my eight-month-old son throws half-eaten graham crackers at me.)…

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