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Brandon Sanderson has been shared in 58 public circles

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Henry Lion Oldie7,750Writers, authors, bloggers, photographers, designers, artists and other good and creative people! -- Circle #1!To be added into one of our sharing circles, follow these simple steps:1) Add the circle (if you want it)2) Plus the original post3) Share the circle publicly4) Comment on the original post when completeShare and be shared!Welcome!2015-03-24 09:45:59498000
Henry Lion Oldie7,750Writers, authors, bloggers, photographers, designers, artists and other good and creative people! -- Circle #1!To be added into one of our sharing circles, follow these simple steps:1) Add the circle (if you want it)2) Plus the original post3) Share the circle publicly4) Comment on the original post when completeShare and be shared!Welcome!2015-03-24 09:45:41498000
Henry Lion Oldie7,750Writers, authors, bloggers, photographers, designers, artists and other good and creative people! -- Circle #1!To be added into one of our sharing circles, follow these simple steps:1) Add the circle (if you want it)2) Plus the original post3) Share the circle publicly4) Comment on the original post when completeShare and be shared!Welcome!2015-03-24 09:44:55498000
Henry Lion Oldie7,750Writers, authors, bloggers, photographers, designers, artists and other good and creative people! -- Circle #1!To be added into one of our sharing circles, follow these simple steps:1) Add the circle (if you want it)2) Plus the original post3) Share the circle publicly4) Comment on the original post when completeShare and be shared!Welcome!2015-03-24 09:44:35498000
Henry Lion Oldie7,750Writers, authors, bloggers, photographers, designers, artists and other good and creative people! -- Circle #1!To be added into one of our sharing circles, follow these simple steps:1) Add the circle (if you want it)2) Plus the original post3) Share the circle publicly4) Comment on the original post when completeShare and be shared!Welcome!2015-03-24 09:44:06498000
Henry Lion Oldie7,750Writers, authors, bloggers, photographers, designers, artists and other good and creative people! -- Circle #1!To be added into one of our sharing circles, follow these simple steps:1) Add the circle (if you want it)2) Plus the original post3) Share the circle publicly4) Comment on the original post when completeShare and be shared!Welcome!2015-03-24 09:43:24498000
Henry Lion Oldie7,750Writers, authors, bloggers, photographers, designers, artists and other good and creative people! -- Circle #1!To be added into one of our sharing circles, follow these simple steps:1) Add the circle (if you want it)2) Plus the original post3) Share the circle publicly4) Comment on the original post when completeShare and be shared!Welcome!2015-03-24 09:42:49498000
Henry Lion Oldie7,750Writers, authors, bloggers, photographers, designers, artists and other good and creative people! -- Circle #1!To be added into one of our sharing circles, follow these simple steps:1) Add the circle (if you want it)2) Plus the original post3) Share the circle publicly4) Comment on the original post when completeShare and be shared!Welcome!2015-03-24 09:42:25498000
Henry Lion Oldie7,750Writers, authors, bloggers, photographers, designers, artists and other good and creative people! -- Circle #1!To be added into one of our sharing circles, follow these simple steps:1) Add the circle (if you want it)2) Plus the original post3) Share the circle publicly4) Comment on the original post when completeShare and be shared!Welcome!2015-03-24 09:42:00498103
Henry Lion Oldie7,750Writers, authors, bloggers, photographers, designers, artists and other good and creative people! -- Circle #1!To be added into one of our sharing circles, follow these simple steps:1) Add the circle (if you want it)2) Plus the original post3) Share the circle publicly4) Comment on the original post when completeShare and be shared!Welcome!2015-03-24 09:41:33498000
Henry Lion Oldie7,750Writers, authors, bloggers, photographers, designers, artists and other good and creative people! -- Circle #1!To be added into one of our sharing circles, follow these simple steps:1) Add the circle (if you want it)2) Plus the original post3) Share the circle publicly4) Comment on the original post when completeShare and be shared!Welcome!2015-03-24 09:41:03498000
Henry Lion Oldie7,750Writers, authors, bloggers, photographers, designers, artists and other good and creative people! -- Circle #1!To be added into one of our sharing circles, follow these simple steps:1) Add the circle (if you want it)2) Plus the original post3) Share the circle publicly4) Comment on the original post when completeShare and be shared!Welcome!2015-03-24 09:40:40498000
Henry Lion Oldie7,750Writers, authors, bloggers, photographers, designers, artists and other good and creative people! -- Circle #1!To be added into one of our sharing circles, follow these simple steps:1) Add the circle (if you want it)2) Plus the original post3) Share the circle publicly4) Comment on the original post when completeShare and be shared!Welcome!2015-03-24 09:40:06498000
Henry Lion Oldie7,750Writers, authors, bloggers, photographers, designers, artists and other good and creative people! -- Circle #1!To be added into one of our sharing circles, follow these simple steps:1) Add the circle (if you want it)2) Plus the original post3) Share the circle publicly4) Comment on the original post when completeShare and be shared!Welcome!2015-03-24 09:39:35498000
Dylan Cuffy21,984#WhatLiesAground To begin this morning's run, a replacement version of Fab 2—where everyone's a winner and the +1's don't matter. As I explained in yesterday's posts, a certain site known as AndroidDissected recently rebranded into +TechDissected, shuttering their old G+ page in the process. Thanks to some detective work with Google search, I went forward to patch things up.And now you know, folks! Stay tuned in the next few days for the "Fab 500 Actives", generated with +Circloscope.(For +Amig Von Hallen, CS&M owner +AyJay Schibig, and circle guru +Stephan Klimmeck)----Original version:https://plus.google.com/103283675665371670119/posts/Ff3BpgYZopK2015-03-07 14:40:115009810
Dylan Cuffy21,408#WhatLiesAground Welcome, one and all, to the final edition of Fab 2—where everyone's a winner and the +1's don't matter. Luckily enough, no account of significance has gone away.As I continue wrapping things up in my old quarters, say hello to our last 25 (all of whom I found on G+ comments and posts alike). This list took me less than 40 minutes to compile (with the help of +All my +), and does not include members in the just launched follow-up, Fab 3.• +Manish Singh-SEO, +Sachin Saroj, and +Rainbow Craft™ 2015 (who requested inclusion, last we met at CS&M)• Four furry artists: +Marquis The Eevee (whose work is reminiscent of "RoareyRaccoon's"), +Scarlett Wolf  (via +Artix the Inheritor at Furry+), +ApolloWolf Productions (via +Harold Gardner), and +Haz Fox (who just approached 100 followers lately; via a Furry+ post of his)• +Radim Kacer (from the Czech Republic; via G+'s personalised circle recommendations)• +Ross University School of Medicine (in Portsmouth, Dominica)• +Johannes Kleiber (from Germany; via the Hot stream)• As seen on the Explore stream: +Sherrie Lacritz (relative newcomer from South Carolina), +Andrésy 2015-02-25 07:46:395003111
Dylan Cuffy21,158#WhatLiesAground And without further ado...Welcome to another edition of Fab 2, where everyone's a winner and the +1's don't matter. As two accounts (Patsy Priebe and Hanna Lynn) went away since my last update, I've had to bring in +Sean Cushing​ and +Crimson Star​ to keep things fresh. Again, consider yourselves welcome!As I mentioned yesterday in another post, our last 25 members are on the way—and I only have ten days to choose carefully and cautiously. In addition to the ones I mentioned above, say hello to:• The +Circloscope​ team (whose tool I'll use to generate a fresh new list of active Fab members next month)• +Gernot Glaeser​ and +蕭文男​/Xiāo Wénnán (from my recent follower queue)• +Isabel Merchan​ (via +Brian Gill​)• +Gregory Colbert​ (no relation to elephant champion Stephen) and +VICENTE PEÑARROJA APARICI​ (via G+'s personalised circle suggestions)• +David Marx​ (no relation to '80s hitmaker Richard), +Christian Rogers​, +PHOTOMENTARY by Nikon​, +Lena Levin​, and +Paul L​ (via the Hot stream)• +Jørgen Jensen​ and +2015-02-18 06:36:25475131421
Dylan Cuffy20,967#WhatLiesAground And welcome to another edition of Fab 2, where everyone's a winner and the +1's don't matter. This new version arrives over one month later than estimated; blame it on keeping up with +Daniel Stock's team back last holiday season.Alas, giving you a full list of whom I've circled in the interim will take me hours to compile. So as it stands, special greetings go out to these select newcomers:• +Larry Fournillier (out of Trinidad and Tobago)• +Anthony Deane (out of Barbados)• +Jerry Blank (my last circle addition of 2014)• +R.G Kirk (follower #20,000 of mine de facto; Australian poet)• Tsū network members +Sylvia Sotuyo (CC0 supporter, just like me), +Phil Aston (Cornwall photographer), +Adriana Popovici (recommended by +Daniel Mihai Popescu), and +Linda Lee Williams (fellow author)• +Sarah Draws cartoons and +Leah Winchell (thanks for your takes on Samson Dixwell!)• +Hannah Heath (thanks for the guide to character development!)• +Author and Illustrator Rosemary Wells (creator of Timothy Goes to School and Max & Ruby; sending you a licensing request e-mail anytime soon)• +Russell Gould2015-02-07 21:39:46450168
Henry Lion Oldie3,555Writers, authors, bloggers, photographers, designers, artists and other good and creative people!To be added into one of our sharing circles, follow these simple steps:  1) Add the circle (if you want it)2) Plus the original post3) Share the circle publicly4) Comment on the original post when completeShare and be shared!Welcome!2015-01-20 17:35:50496001
Henry Lion Oldie3,555Writers, authors, bloggers, photographers, designers, artists and other good and creative people!To be added into one of our sharing circles, follow these simple steps:  1) Add the circle (if you want it)2) Plus the original post3) Share the circle publicly4) Comment on the original post when completeShare and be shared!Welcome!2015-01-20 17:35:31496014
Henry Lion Oldie3,555Writers, authors, bloggers, photographers, designers, artists and other good and creative people!To be added into one of our sharing circles, follow these simple steps:  1) Add the circle (if you want it)2) Plus the original post3) Share the circle publicly4) Comment on the original post when completeShare and be shared!Welcome!2015-01-20 17:34:18496011
Henry Lion Oldie3,555Writers, authors, bloggers, photographers, designers, artists and other good and creative people!To be added into one of our sharing circles, follow these simple steps:  1) Add the circle (if you want it)2) Plus the original post3) Share the circle publicly4) Comment on the original post when completeShare and be shared!Welcome!2015-01-20 17:33:50496014
Henry Lion Oldie3,555Writers, authors, bloggers, photographers, designers, artists and other good and creative people!To be added into one of our sharing circles, follow these simple steps:  1) Add the circle (if you want it)2) Plus the original post3) Share the circle publicly4) Comment on the original post when completeShare and be shared!Welcome!2015-01-20 17:33:16496000
Henry Lion Oldie3,555Writers, authors, bloggers, photographers, designers, artists and other good and creative people!To be added into one of our sharing circles, follow these simple steps:  1) Add the circle (if you want it)2) Plus the original post3) Share the circle publicly4) Comment on the original post when completeShare and be shared!Welcome!2015-01-20 17:32:41496000
Henry Lion Oldie3,555Writers, authors, bloggers, photographers, designers, artists and other good and creative people!To be added into one of our sharing circles, follow these simple steps:  1) Add the circle (if you want it)2) Plus the original post3) Share the circle publicly4) Comment on the original post when completeShare and be shared!Welcome!2015-01-20 17:31:54496011
Henry Lion Oldie3,555Writers, authors, bloggers, photographers, designers, artists and other good and creative people!To be added into one of our sharing circles, follow these simple steps:  1) Add the circle (if you want it)2) Plus the original post3) Share the circle publicly4) Comment on the original post when completeShare and be shared!Welcome!2015-01-20 17:31:25496000
Henry Lion Oldie3,555Writers, authors, bloggers, photographers, designers, artists and other good and creative people!To be added into one of our sharing circles, follow these simple steps:  1) Add the circle (if you want it)2) Plus the original post3) Share the circle publicly4) Comment on the original post when completeShare and be shared!Welcome!2015-01-20 17:30:49496212
Henry Lion Oldie2,337UPDATED CIRCLE!Writers, authors, bloggers, photographers, designers, artists and other good and creative people!To be added into one of our sharing circles, follow these simple steps:  1) Add the circle (if you want it)2) Plus the original post3) Share the circle publicly4) Comment on the original post when completeShare and be shared!Welcome!2014-12-23 11:27:2649819618
Henry Lion Oldie2,337UPDATED CIRCLE!Writers, authors, bloggers, photographers, designers, artists and other good and creative people!To be added into one of our sharing circles, follow these simple steps:  1) Add the circle (if you want it)2) Plus the original post3) Share the circle publicly4) Comment on the original post when completeShare and be shared!Welcome!2014-12-23 11:26:55498003
Henry Lion Oldie2,337UPDATED CIRCLE!Writers, authors, bloggers, photographers, designers, artists and other good and creative people!To be added into one of our sharing circles, follow these simple steps:  1) Add the circle (if you want it)2) Plus the original post3) Share the circle publicly4) Comment on the original post when completeShare and be shared!Welcome!2014-12-23 11:26:2649810612
Henry Lion Oldie2,291UPDATED CIRCLE!Writers, authors, bloggers, photographers, designers, artists and other good and creative people!To be added into one of our sharing circles, follow these simple steps:  1) Add the circle (if you want it)2) Plus the original post3) Share the circle publicly4) Comment on the original post when completeShare and be shared!Welcome!2014-12-23 11:25:58498122
Henry Lion Oldie2,291UPDATED CIRCLE!Writers, authors, bloggers, photographers, designers, artists and other good and creative people!To be added into one of our sharing circles, follow these simple steps:  1) Add the circle (if you want it)2) Plus the original post3) Share the circle publicly4) Comment on the original post when completeShare and be shared!Welcome!2014-12-23 11:25:24498001
Henry Lion Oldie2,337UPDATED CIRCLE!Writers, authors, bloggers, photographers, designers, artists and other good and creative people!To be added into one of our sharing circles, follow these simple steps:  1) Add the circle (if you want it)2) Plus the original post3) Share the circle publicly4) Comment on the original post when completeShare and be shared!Welcome!2014-12-23 11:24:46498103
Henry Lion Oldie2,291UPDATED CIRCLE!Writers, authors, bloggers, photographers, designers, artists and other good and creative people!To be added into one of our sharing circles, follow these simple steps:  1) Add the circle (if you want it)2) Plus the original post3) Share the circle publicly4) Comment on the original post when completeShare and be shared!Welcome!2014-12-23 11:24:02498000
Henry Lion Oldie2,337UPDATED CIRCLE!Writers, authors, bloggers, photographers, designers, artists and other good and creative people!To be added into one of our sharing circles, follow these simple steps:  1) Add the circle (if you want it)2) Plus the original post3) Share the circle publicly4) Comment on the original post when completeShare and be shared!Welcome!2014-12-23 11:23:30498314
Henry Lion Oldie1,433UPDATED CIRCLE!Writers, authors, bloggers, photographers, designers, artists and other good and creative people!To be added into one of our sharing circles, follow these simple steps:  1) Add the circle (if you want it)2) Plus the original post3) Share the circle publicly4) Comment on the original post when completeShare and be shared!Welcome!2014-11-25 16:19:17477311
Henry Lion Oldie1,433UPDATED CIRCLE!Writers, authors, bloggers, photographers, designers, artists and other good and creative people!To be added into one of our sharing circles, follow these simple steps:  1) Add the circle (if you want it)2) Plus the original post3) Share the circle publicly4) Comment on the original post when completeShare and be shared!Welcome!2014-11-25 16:17:50477000
Henry Lion Oldie1,433UPDATED CIRCLE!Writers, authors, bloggers, photographers, designers, artists and other good and creative people!To be added into one of our sharing circles, follow these simple steps:  1) Add the circle (if you want it)2) Plus the original post3) Share the circle publicly4) Comment on the original post when completeShare and be shared!Welcome!2014-11-25 16:16:54477000
Henry Lion Oldie1,433UPDATED CIRCLE!Writers, authors, bloggers, photographers, designers, artists and other good and creative people!To be added into one of our sharing circles, follow these simple steps:  1) Add the circle (if you want it)2) Plus the original post3) Share the circle publicly4) Comment on the original post when completeShare and be shared!Welcome!2014-11-25 16:16:26477001
Henry Lion Oldie1,433UPDATED CIRCLE!Writers, authors, bloggers, photographers, designers, artists and other good and creative people!To be added into one of our sharing circles, follow these simple steps:  1) Add the circle (if you want it)2) Plus the original post3) Share the circle publicly4) Comment on the original post when completeShare and be shared!Welcome!2014-11-25 16:15:49477000
Henry Lion Oldie1,433UPDATED CIRCLE!Writers, authors, bloggers, photographers, designers, artists and other good and creative people!To be added into one of our sharing circles, follow these simple steps:  1) Add the circle (if you want it)2) Plus the original post3) Share the circle publicly4) Comment on the original post when completeShare and be shared!Welcome!2014-11-25 16:14:50477001
Henry Lion Oldie1,433UPDATED CIRCLE!Writers, authors, bloggers, photographers, designers, artists and other good and creative people!To be added into one of our sharing circles, follow these simple steps:  1) Add the circle (if you want it)2) Plus the original post3) Share the circle publicly4) Comment on the original post when completeShare and be shared!Welcome!2014-11-25 16:13:47477000
Henry Lion Oldie1,433UPDATED CIRCLE!Writers, authors, bloggers, photographers, designers, artists and other good and creative people!To be added into one of our sharing circles, follow these simple steps:  1) Add the circle (if you want it)2) Plus the original post3) Share the circle publicly4) Comment on the original post when completeShare and be shared!Welcome!2014-11-25 16:09:11477000
Dylan Cuffy17,642#WhatLiesAground And...welcome to another edition of Fab 2, where everyone's a winner and the +1's don't matter. Can't believe it's only been four days since the last update!Just so you know, I have 17,600+ followers/1,000,000+ page views at this writing (per +CircleCount). Point of no return, isn't it? (Especially since I linked up my feed to Bloglovin' early this morning.)Time to say hello to these newest additions:• +Anthony Long (founder of Tsū, the new social service; doesn't use G+, but is a honorary member of my network)• +Amelia Sides (owner of the Writing Pit)• +Rebekkah Niles (from whom I shared a beginner's guide to writing book synopses earlier this week)• +Eustacia Tan (who introduced me to +Amazon.com's WriteOn last month)• +Kimi Arista, +Micha Fire, and +Amy Knepper (whom Ms. Tan mentioned in her WriteOn post)• +All my + (whose post backlog feature is serving me well as I prepare this list; along with CircleCount, they are the only big players in town when it comes to G+ stats these days. Say, is anyone planning to resurrect Google Plus Suomi anytime soon—and buy back the domain?)• +Stephan Klimmeck (who keeps track of circle creators; you can thank +P. Mehta for bringing him to my attention. Here's hoping this update is enough for Mr. Klimmeck to add me to his next one.)• +Rex Dow (who shows up on Tsū very often)• +2014-11-15 20:50:134003210
Dylan Cuffy15,774#WhatLiesAground Time for another edition of Fab 2, where everyone's a winner and the +1's don't matter. Can't believe the last update was only five days ago!So many new ones, so little time; should've made a list so I didn't lose track. So as always, a special shout-out to those from my watchlist (which I cleared today):• +Moan Lisa (out of Iowa)• +Brian Gill (tip of the hat to ya!)• +Ashley Stuart (circle curator, just like Lisa)• +Tim Lyden (out of Oregon; greetings from Waterbury, CT!)• +OPhelia Marie (Dominica's Lady of Song)• +James Gunn (from +Guardians of the Galaxy)• +Ryan Schultz (the inspiration for my Top 10 Relevant group, along with +Aaron Crocco)• +Shawn Manaher (book marketing coach)• +Debbie Ohi (another children's author)• +Anthrocon (furries know their name)• +VLC (the open-source player)And saying hello to my newest finds (both furries as well): +Marshall Fox (fursuit fan) and +Jacob Bridenbecker (dragon as fursona). Along with:• +2014-10-17 17:50:44300002
Dylan Cuffy13,593#WhatLiesAground Well...life goes on, and I'd better keep going. (Let me know how you feel about Robin Williams' death in the comments below.)Time for the first edition of the Fab 500 sequel, Fab 2—where everyone's a winner and the +1's don't matter. Everyone I've circled, from the time the first one became full (back in April) on till now. From seasoned writers, to +Empire Avenue stalwarts, to several buddies in the furry fandom.A special shout-out to +Franck RABESON out of Madagascar—probably that country's only established fur—and to +Jason Levy and his Elite Inner Circle pals (with thanks to Ms. Blankenship, +Amanda Wright).Stay tuned for the upcoming +Widbook launch of Marigot Magic, my 2012 NaNoWriMo project. (Written with furries, Disney fans, and the Caribbean elite in mind.) Until then, enjoy your summer—and wish me luck!(NEXT UPDATE: 275 accounts, ETA late August–early September.)2014-08-12 02:20:32250101
Marsha Friedman3,586This circle is for +++++++Published Authors++++++. You'll find both fiction and non-fiction writers who are committed to promoting each other's work here on Google+. Please feel free to add all of these fine folks and share this circle with your friends!Just add the circle and share it with your followers!#greenliving   #environmentalism   #environment   #alternativeenergy2014-06-05 14:43:06329000
Dan Thompson2,147Here is my circle of writers.  My suggestion to you new G+ folks is to add the entire circle as its own circle, i.e. "Dan's Writing Circle".  Over time, move your favorites over into your own growing array of circles.In particular, though, I'd say pay attention to John Ward, Evo Terra, Nathan Lowell, Brook Johnson, and Jefferson Smith.2014-02-22 19:51:53249212
Moe Tousignant6,227RPG Circle ShareI hadn't done these in some time but decided to start up in the new year. Earlier this week I shared my first circle, my A circle.What you have here is my B - RPG Gamers circle. These are all G+ users who's name they have chosen to use start with the letters B. Everyone in this circle should have something to do with RPGs in some way. They may be a designer, a writer, an editor, an artist, a publisher, a fan, an edition warrior, a blogger, a podcaster, etc. If you do grab some of these people you should take the time to say hi! The best way I've found to do this is put them into a "New People" circle, send a message out to that new circle and then split the people up into whatever circle system you choose to use.2014-01-09 22:25:56205213
Chadwick Halse6,964Happy Monday #gplus!This is a small circle of  #gplusers  who have been featured on the #circlecount top 100 profile risers list!#circleshare #sharedcircle #Monday #top100 2013-09-30 14:12:58146151245

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2014-11-15 16:53:31 (21 comments, 6 reshares, 75 +1s)Open 

Today only, The Rithmatist is on sale at US ebook stores for $2.99. You can find links to all the stores here: http://brandonsanderson.com/books/the-rithmatist/the-rithmatist

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2015-03-12 19:27:56 (16 comments, 50 reshares, 177 +1s)Open 

Goodbye, Sir Terry

I woke to the news that Sir Terry Pratchett has passed away. I knew this was coming, but—as with the passing of Robert Jordan almost eight years back—it still hit me like a slap to the face.

Many of you know of my fondness for Pratchett’s works. If you aren’t aware, here’s a piece that I wrote about him a while back. When I wrote it, I worried I strayed into hyperbole. Looking at it again, I now wonder if I didn’t say enough. Too many readers I’ve met, particularly in the States, have never given Pratchett a try.
http://www.tor.com/blogs/2013/04/terry-pratchetts-discworld-might-be-the-highest-form-of-literature-on-the-planet

The genre, and the world, just lost something wonderful in that man. Of all the writers I’ve read, Pratchett felt the most human. There was more truth in a single one of his humble satires than in a hundred volumesof poignant dra... more »

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2015-03-12 19:27:56 (16 comments, 50 reshares, 177 +1s)Open 

Goodbye, Sir Terry

I woke to the news that Sir Terry Pratchett has passed away. I knew this was coming, but—as with the passing of Robert Jordan almost eight years back—it still hit me like a slap to the face.

Many of you know of my fondness for Pratchett’s works. If you aren’t aware, here’s a piece that I wrote about him a while back. When I wrote it, I worried I strayed into hyperbole. Looking at it again, I now wonder if I didn’t say enough. Too many readers I’ve met, particularly in the States, have never given Pratchett a try.
http://www.tor.com/blogs/2013/04/terry-pratchetts-discworld-might-be-the-highest-form-of-literature-on-the-planet

The genre, and the world, just lost something wonderful in that man. Of all the writers I’ve read, Pratchett felt the most human. There was more truth in a single one of his humble satires than in a hundred volumesof poignant dra... more »

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2015-03-31 17:03:59 (10 comments, 11 reshares, 86 +1s)Open 

New novella: Perfect State

Today marks the release of a new novella of mine, Perfect State. This one is a bit different from anything else I’ve written, and I think you’ll enjoy it. Here’s the blurb:

God-Emperor Kairominas is lord of all he surveys. He has defeated all foes, has united the entire world beneath his rule, and has mastered the arcane arts. He spends his time sparring with his nemesis, who keeps trying to invade Kai’s world.

Except for today. Today, Kai has to go on a date.

Forces have conspired to require him to meet with his equal—a woman from another world who has achieved just as much as he has. What happens when the most important man in the world is forced to have dinner with the most important woman in the world? Perfect State is an action-filled novella about privilege, culture clash, and expectations.

Check out an excerptat the li... more »

New novella: Perfect State

Today marks the release of a new novella of mine, Perfect State. This one is a bit different from anything else I’ve written, and I think you’ll enjoy it. Here’s the blurb:

God-Emperor Kairominas is lord of all he surveys. He has defeated all foes, has united the entire world beneath his rule, and has mastered the arcane arts. He spends his time sparring with his nemesis, who keeps trying to invade Kai’s world.

Except for today. Today, Kai has to go on a date.

Forces have conspired to require him to meet with his equal—a woman from another world who has achieved just as much as he has. What happens when the most important man in the world is forced to have dinner with the most important woman in the world? Perfect State is an action-filled novella about privilege, culture clash, and expectations.

Check out an excerpt at the link below. The cover illustration is by the talented J.P. Targete, and you can get the novella now as an ebook (with no DRM) at the usual ebook vendors (see the link).
http://brandonsanderson.com/perfect-state/

A couple years ago I put out a double edition of my novelettes Firstborn and Defending Elysium, and this year I’m doing the same thing with Perfect State and Shadows for Silence in the Forests of Hell. The double hardcover of these two novellas (they’re printed back-to-back, so there are two front covers) will start out as available exclusively at conventions, before going up on my website store sometime in the fall. If you want to pick one up, your first chance will be this week at Minicon in Minneapolis. Check my events calendar throughout the year to see what other conventions I’m attending. http://brandonsanderson.com/upcoming-events___

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2015-03-30 22:07:54 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

Newsletter coming tomorrow + Updates

My almost quarterly newsletter is being sent out tomorrow; you can see past ones here. It will have an exclusive preview of one of my future books, so if you’re not on the list, now is a good time to sign up. If you fill in the “Metro Areas” field in the signup form, I will also send you an email when I’m appearing at an event in or close to those areas.
http://brandonsanderson.com/newsletter-signup/

Steelheart was selected by the 2014–15 Georgia Peach Book Awards as an honor book. Thank you to everyone who voted to make that possible!
http://georgiapeachaward.org/

In this week’s new Writing Excuses episode, Where is My Story Going?, we look at the middle of stories. You know that big long section between the beginning and the end where almost everything happens? We talk about how to use formulaic structures to helpyou get the... more »

Newsletter coming tomorrow + Updates

My almost quarterly newsletter is being sent out tomorrow; you can see past ones here. It will have an exclusive preview of one of my future books, so if you’re not on the list, now is a good time to sign up. If you fill in the “Metro Areas” field in the signup form, I will also send you an email when I’m appearing at an event in or close to those areas.
http://brandonsanderson.com/newsletter-signup/

Steelheart was selected by the 2014–15 Georgia Peach Book Awards as an honor book. Thank you to everyone who voted to make that possible!
http://georgiapeachaward.org/

In this week’s new Writing Excuses episode, Where is My Story Going?, we look at the middle of stories. You know that big long section between the beginning and the end where almost everything happens? We talk about how to use formulaic structures to help you get them to do all of the things that you need them to do without the story feeling formulaic.
http://www.writingexcuses.com/2015/03/29/writing-excuses-10-13-where-is-my-story-going-2/

Last week, in Tor.com’s continuing reread posts for Words of Radiance, Alice Arneson dived deep into the mechanics of not being dead anymore. This week, in Chapter 34, Carl Engle-Laird watches a ship sink in a storm made of Shardblades and people being jerks.
http://www.tor.com/blogs/2015/03/words-of-radiance-reread-chapter-34

My assistant Adam has updated the Twitter posts archive for March.
http://brandonsanderson.com/tweets-march-2015/___

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2015-03-23 22:39:23 (1 comments, 3 reshares, 24 +1s)Open 

Newsletter coming next week + Updates

I usually send out three or four newsletters each year; you can see past ones here. In the last couple of newsletters I included just for newsletter subscribers an exclusive preview of a future book, and that trend will continue with the next newsletter that I’m sending out next week. If you’re not on the list, now is a good time to sign up. If you fill in the “Metro Areas” field in the signup form, I will also send you an email when I’m appearing at an event in or close to those areas.
http://brandonsanderson.com/newsletter-signup/

In this week’s new Writing Excuses episode, Story Structure Q & A, Wesley Chu visits with us again for a Q & A on this month’s topic: story structure. Here are the questions:http://www.... more »

Newsletter coming next week + Updates

I usually send out three or four newsletters each year; you can see past ones here. In the last couple of newsletters I included just for newsletter subscribers an exclusive preview of a future book, and that trend will continue with the next newsletter that I’m sending out next week. If you’re not on the list, now is a good time to sign up. If you fill in the “Metro Areas” field in the signup form, I will also send you an email when I’m appearing at an event in or close to those areas.
http://brandonsanderson.com/newsletter-signup/

In this week’s new Writing Excuses episode, Story Structure Q & A, Wesley Chu visits with us again for a Q & A on this month’s topic: story structure. Here are the questions:
http://www.writingexcuses.com/2015/03/22/writing-excuses-10-12-story-structure-qa-with-special-guest-wesley-chu/

– Do you make a conscious decision about how to structure your story before you begin writing?
– Is it necessary to use multiple structures (three-act, Hollywood formula, etc) in order to ensure that your story works?
– What tools do you use to view your story’s structure?
– What do you think about cliffhangers?
– How do you come up with plot twists for your stories? 
– What structures should I use to add variety to my writing?
– Is there a specific amount of time you should spend on your introduction before getting to the inciting incident?
– What do you do when you’re halfway through with a story before you realize the structure is wrong?


Last week, in Tor.com’s continuing reread posts for Words of Radiance, Carl Engle-Laird endured the storm with the help of Beowulf. This week, in Chapter 33, Alice Arneson follows the aftermath of the storm with Kaladin and the Kholins.
http://www.tor.com/blogs/2015/03/words-of-radiance-reread-chapter-33

My assistant Adam has updated the Twitter posts archive for March.
http://brandonsanderson.com/tweets-march-2015/___

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2015-03-16 19:37:26 (5 comments, 2 reshares, 22 +1s)Open 

New Writing Excuses + Updates

If you missed it, my novella Shadows for Silence in the Forests of Hell is available as an independent ebook. I talk more about that here.
http://brandonsanderson.com/new-writing-excuses-updates/

In this week’s new Writing Excuses episode, Project In Depth: “Parallel Perspectives”, we discuss the 13-page graphic story (“comic book”) found at the end of Schlock Mercenary: Massively Parallel and focus on its story structure.
http://www.writingexcuses.com/2015/03/15/writing-excuses-10-11-project-in-depth-parallel-perspectives/

Last week, in Tor.com’s continuing reread posts for Words of Radiance, Alice Arneson got to hang out with Kaladin and Shallan as the next highstorm approached. This week, in Chapter 32, Carl Engle-Laird talks about something almost completely unrelated. Again.http://ww... more »

New Writing Excuses + Updates

If you missed it, my novella Shadows for Silence in the Forests of Hell is available as an independent ebook. I talk more about that here.
http://brandonsanderson.com/new-writing-excuses-updates/

In this week’s new Writing Excuses episode, Project In Depth: “Parallel Perspectives”, we discuss the 13-page graphic story (“comic book”) found at the end of Schlock Mercenary: Massively Parallel and focus on its story structure.
http://www.writingexcuses.com/2015/03/15/writing-excuses-10-11-project-in-depth-parallel-perspectives/

Last week, in Tor.com’s continuing reread posts for Words of Radiance, Alice Arneson got to hang out with Kaladin and Shallan as the next highstorm approached. This week, in Chapter 32, Carl Engle-Laird talks about something almost completely unrelated. Again.
http://www.tor.com/blogs/2015/03/words-of-radiance-reread-chapter-32

Minnesota residents and anyone willing to drive to Minneapolis! Minicon is coming up the first week of April and I’m a guest of honor. My full schedule is here.
http://brandonsanderson.com/upcoming-events/

My assistant Adam has updated the Twitter posts archive for March.
http://brandonsanderson.com/tweets-march-2015/___

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2015-03-13 20:35:08 (2 comments, 2 reshares, 21 +1s)Open 

Just a quick note to say that tonight in the Salt Lake City area I’ll be at the launch party for my good friend Brandon Mull’s book Five Kingdoms: Crystal Keepers. Come join Brandon Mull and me along with: Richard Paul Evans (Michael Vey series), Chad Morris (The Cragbridge Hall series), Christopher Paolini (The Inheritance Cycle), and several others.

These launch parties that the other Brandon does are unlike any signing you’ve been to—hundreds of people, with hilarious comedy sketches and possibly even singing. People often say “I thought you said you were singing!” when I talk about a signing, but in this case someone might actually sing. Just not me. But I will be signing books along with everyone else at the end of the event, so come on down. It should be a lot of fun!

Just a quick note to say that tonight in the Salt Lake City area I’ll be at the launch party for my good friend Brandon Mull’s book Five Kingdoms: Crystal Keepers. Come join Brandon Mull and me along with: Richard Paul Evans (Michael Vey series), Chad Morris (The Cragbridge Hall series), Christopher Paolini (The Inheritance Cycle), and several others.

These launch parties that the other Brandon does are unlike any signing you’ve been to—hundreds of people, with hilarious comedy sketches and possibly even singing. People often say “I thought you said you were singing!” when I talk about a signing, but in this case someone might actually sing. Just not me. But I will be signing books along with everyone else at the end of the event, so come on down. It should be a lot of fun!___

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2015-03-12 19:27:56 (16 comments, 50 reshares, 177 +1s)Open 

Goodbye, Sir Terry

I woke to the news that Sir Terry Pratchett has passed away. I knew this was coming, but—as with the passing of Robert Jordan almost eight years back—it still hit me like a slap to the face.

Many of you know of my fondness for Pratchett’s works. If you aren’t aware, here’s a piece that I wrote about him a while back. When I wrote it, I worried I strayed into hyperbole. Looking at it again, I now wonder if I didn’t say enough. Too many readers I’ve met, particularly in the States, have never given Pratchett a try.
http://www.tor.com/blogs/2013/04/terry-pratchetts-discworld-might-be-the-highest-form-of-literature-on-the-planet

The genre, and the world, just lost something wonderful in that man. Of all the writers I’ve read, Pratchett felt the most human. There was more truth in a single one of his humble satires than in a hundred volumesof poignant dra... more »

Goodbye, Sir Terry

I woke to the news that Sir Terry Pratchett has passed away. I knew this was coming, but—as with the passing of Robert Jordan almost eight years back—it still hit me like a slap to the face.

Many of you know of my fondness for Pratchett’s works. If you aren’t aware, here’s a piece that I wrote about him a while back. When I wrote it, I worried I strayed into hyperbole. Looking at it again, I now wonder if I didn’t say enough. Too many readers I’ve met, particularly in the States, have never given Pratchett a try.
http://www.tor.com/blogs/2013/04/terry-pratchetts-discworld-might-be-the-highest-form-of-literature-on-the-planet

The genre, and the world, just lost something wonderful in that man. Of all the writers I’ve read, Pratchett felt the most human. There was more truth in a single one of his humble satires than in a hundred volumes of poignant drama. Unlike most comedians—who use their humor like a weapon, always out for blood—Terry didn’t cut or bludgeon. He was far too clever for that. Instead, he’d slide down onto the bar stool beside us, drape his arm around us, and say something ridiculous, brilliant, and hilarious. Suddenly, the world would be a brighter place.

It wasn’t that he held back, or wasn’t—at times—biting. It’s just that he seemed to elevate every topic he touched, even when attacking it. He’d knock the pride and selfishness right out from underneath us, then—remarkably—we’d find ourselves able to stand without such things.

And we stood all the taller for it.

Sir Terry, you have my sincere thanks. I don’t think that, despite your many accolades, the world knows what it had in you. Fantasy certainly didn’t. Our glittering awards are made foolish and inconsequential by their disregard for you, though I doubt you cared much about them either way.

The most fitting memorial I can give is this: a request. For those of you reading this post, why not give this man’s legacy a try? If I had to guess which fantasy author of our era will be read most in the centuries to come, I’d lay my money on the works of Sir Terry Pratchett.

I suggest beginning your journey in Discworld with The Truth, Going Postal, or Guards! Guards!

Brandon Sanderson___

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2015-03-09 22:15:37 (14 comments, 5 reshares, 65 +1s)Open 

My Cosmere novella Shadows for Silence in the Forest of Hell is now out as an independent ebook! See here for where to get this ebook.
http://brandonsanderson.com/hugo-nomination-deadline-shadows-for-silence-ebook-release-updates/

If you didn’t already read it in the Dangerous Women anthology, check it out! Here’s the blurb:

When the familiar and seemingly safe turns lethal, therein danger lies. Amid a forest where the shades of the dead linger all around, every homesteader knows to follow the Simple Rules: “Don’t kindle flame, don’t shed the blood of another, don’t run at night. These things draw shades.” Silence Montane has broken all three rules on more than one occasion. And to protect her family from a murderous gang with high bounties on their heads, Silence will break every rule again, at the risk of becoming a shade herself.

There’s an excerpt ofthe story here ... more »

My Cosmere novella Shadows for Silence in the Forest of Hell is now out as an independent ebook! See here for where to get this ebook.
http://brandonsanderson.com/hugo-nomination-deadline-shadows-for-silence-ebook-release-updates/

If you didn’t already read it in the Dangerous Women anthology, check it out! Here’s the blurb:

When the familiar and seemingly safe turns lethal, therein danger lies. Amid a forest where the shades of the dead linger all around, every homesteader knows to follow the Simple Rules: “Don’t kindle flame, don’t shed the blood of another, don’t run at night. These things draw shades.” Silence Montane has broken all three rules on more than one occasion. And to protect her family from a murderous gang with high bounties on their heads, Silence will break every rule again, at the risk of becoming a shade herself.

There’s an excerpt of the story here on Tor.com, the link is below. The new ebook has a great cover illustration by Miranda Meeks:
http://www.tor.com/stories/2013/07/dangerous-women-brandon-sanderson-excerpt___

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2015-03-09 22:14:57 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

Hugo nomination deadline + Updates

Don’t forget, the deadline to nominate anything for the Hugo Awards (if you’re a member of the 2014, 2015, or 2016 Worldcons) is tomorrow! For more details see my award eligibility post here.
http://brandonsanderson.com/hugo-nomination-deadline-shadows-for-silence-ebook-release-updates/

In other news, in this week’s Writing Excuses episode, Q&A with the I Ching, Wesley Chu helps us literally shake up our structure. For those who aren’t familiar with the I Ching, it’s a collection of poems which you consult with numbered sticks. You ask a question, shake a random stick from the cup, and the corresponding poem holds your answer. In writing The Man in the High Castle, Phillip K. Dick used the I Ching to make plot decisions at crucial points. We decided to turn that, and our format, on its head, so we used the I Ching to ask usquestions... more »

Hugo nomination deadline + Updates

Don’t forget, the deadline to nominate anything for the Hugo Awards (if you’re a member of the 2014, 2015, or 2016 Worldcons) is tomorrow! For more details see my award eligibility post here.
http://brandonsanderson.com/hugo-nomination-deadline-shadows-for-silence-ebook-release-updates/

In other news, in this week’s Writing Excuses episode, Q&A with the I Ching, Wesley Chu helps us literally shake up our structure. For those who aren’t familiar with the I Ching, it’s a collection of poems which you consult with numbered sticks. You ask a question, shake a random stick from the cup, and the corresponding poem holds your answer. In writing The Man in the High Castle, Phillip K. Dick used the I Ching to make plot decisions at crucial points. We decided to turn that, and our format, on its head, so we used the I Ching to ask us questions.
http://www.writingexcuses.com/2015/03/08/writing-excuses-10-10-qa-with-the-i-ching/

Last week, In Tor.com’s continuing reread posts for Words of Radiance, Carl Engle-Laird got to read about all the pretty eels. This week, in Chapter 31, Alice Arneson hangs out with Kaladin and Shallan as a highstorm approaches.
http://www.tor.com/blogs/2015/03/words-of-radiance-reread-chapter-31

My assistant Adam has updated the Twitter post archive for March.
http://brandonsanderson.com/tweets-march-2015/___

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2015-03-06 20:23:09 (14 comments, 7 reshares, 50 +1s)Open 

Three Stories in New Formats


Words of Radiance launched in paperback this week, so if you’ve been waiting to grab it, now might be a great time! (The ebook price was supposed to drop at the same time, but due to a glitch that won’t happen until Monday or Tuesday.)

I don’t usually do much of a heads-up on paperback releases, but I figured this would be a good time to talk about a few other re-releases we’ve got going on. For one, Shadows for Silence in the Forests of Hell (the novella I wrote for GRRM’s Dangerous Women anthology) just had its standalone release in ebook. I’ll do a blog post on that next week in depth.

For now, I wanted to talk about a new edition of Elantris, along with making a bit of confession to you. You see, I’ve done something dangerous. The new editions of Elantris and Words of Radiance both made me confront some of the problems inthe text, and... more »

Three Stories in New Formats


Words of Radiance launched in paperback this week, so if you’ve been waiting to grab it, now might be a great time! (The ebook price was supposed to drop at the same time, but due to a glitch that won’t happen until Monday or Tuesday.)

I don’t usually do much of a heads-up on paperback releases, but I figured this would be a good time to talk about a few other re-releases we’ve got going on. For one, Shadows for Silence in the Forests of Hell (the novella I wrote for GRRM’s Dangerous Women anthology) just had its standalone release in ebook. I’ll do a blog post on that next week in depth.

For now, I wanted to talk about a new edition of Elantris, along with making a bit of confession to you. You see, I’ve done something dangerous. The new editions of Elantris and Words of Radiance both made me confront some of the problems in the text, and I have decided to go ahead and fix them. (More on that below.)

Elantris 10th Anniversary

First, in relation to Elantris, May is the 10th anniversary of its release, my first published book! In celebration, we’ve been putting together a 10th Anniversary Edition, which is coming out later this year. It will be in trade paperback form (the paperback format which is more the size of a hardcover), and I’m hoping I can get Tor to print at least a few hardcovers for those who want to get them.

We’ve packed this edition with some cool extras. It includes the short story “The Hope of Elantris” as well as a new foreword by Dan Wells, a retrospective by myself, an Ars Arcanum appendix (as this was the only one of my Cosmere books not to have one), brand-new redone maps by Isaac Stewart, and a very short extra scene. In addition, as I mentioned, we’ve changed a few things.

Now, this is the dangerous thing I talked about above. We’ve seen in certain high-profile films that changes done by the creator many years later are controversial. It’s a slippery path. Part of creating a work of art is learning when to let it alone—most writers I know could just keep tweaking something forever. The quote (often attributed to da Vinci) that says “Art is never finished, just abandoned” is quite a true statement.

However, Elantris needed some attention. When I wrote it, I didn’t have access to a good cartographer who could make the continuity of my crazy map-based ideas for the story work out. I did my best, but it never quite clicked. The maps didn’t match the story, and the conceptualization of the ending was always kind of vague because of this disconnect.

Well, I have Isaac now, along with Peter who is really, really good with the minutiae of this sort of plotting. We’ve made two kinds of sweeping changes, then, to the text:

Map Continuity: We’ve had to shift the locations of some buildings and events as we’ve figured out a scale for the maps and for the city. We’ve tweaked the ending; the events are the same, but where certain things happen has been changed to fit. (Over the years, many of you have asked me about this, and I’ve had to admit that we just got it wrong.) This shouldn’t change the story in any significant way except that now it actually makes sense, but I thought you should know.

Language Changes: Peter has done a very, very thorough copyedit, and has made some stylistic changes to remove some of the quirks of my earlier prose. (Extraneous commas, for example.) Again, this shouldn’t change the story in any significant way except to make it more readable.

Right now the book looks like it’s scheduled for an October 20th release, but since that’s over half a year away, it could possibly end up coming out slightly earlier or later.

Words of Radiance Tweak

Moving on to Words of Radiance, as we were entering typo fixes for the paperback of this book, I made changes to a few lines near the end. This isn’t anywhere near as extensive as the changes in Elantris, but once again I figure I should be up-front about what I did and why I did it.

This part is going to have some spoilers for the book, so if you haven’t read it, please stop right here. I’ll put a number of blank lines here to prevent accidental spoilers. Scroll down if you’ve finished the book.














So, in Words of Radiance, I think the scene I worked on the longest both in my head and on the page was the final confrontation between Kaladin and Szeth.

There was something I wanted to do, and took a stab at it in the text, then backed off because I couldn’t make it work. It was important to me that Kaladin refuse to kill Szeth at the end. Kaladin is about protection, not vengeance, and once he realized that Szeth really just wanted to be killed, I wanted Kaladin to hesitate.

It didn’t end up working, and I moved on to a new version and submitted it. But this itched at me, and by the time the book was released, I felt I’d made the wrong choice for that scene. So I’ve taken this chance to roll it back to the previous idea, and written it in a new way, which I like much better.

The events are the same, except for that moment. Szeth is now killed by the storm instead of by Kaladin, which I think is more thematically appropriate.

The question this raises is about Szeth being stabbed by a Shardblade, then being resuscitated. I’m sad to lose this sequence, as it’s an important plot point for the series that dead Shardblades cannot heal the soul, while living ones can. I’m going to have to work this into a later book, though I think it’s something we can sacrifice here for the stronger scene of character for Kaladin and Szeth.

As I’ve said, it’s dangerous to tweak your work after it’s out. I realize this, and I hope you’ll give me some artistic liberty in this case. (Besides, with Tolkien’s after-publication tweaks to The Hobbit being so good, I think there is proof in the genre that changing the text here and there isn’t always bad.)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Hobbit#Revisions

Thanks, and as always I appreciate you reading and supporting me in this crazy thing that I do.

Brandon Sanderson
March 2015___

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2015-03-02 23:33:13 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

Writing Excuses episode on story structure + Updates

This month's Writing Excuses</a> syllabus topic is story structure. In Where is my Story Coming From?, we talk about where the story starts for the writer.
http://www.writingexcuses.com/2015/03/01/writing-excuses-10-9-where-is-my-story-coming-from/

The deadline for the 2015 Writing Excuses Retreat Scholarships is fast approaching. You can see the application details for the Carl Brandon Society Scholarship as well as the Out of Excuses Scholarship here. The application period for both scholarships ends at midnight (EST) March 14, 2015. Here is what each scholarship includes: Full tuition, a bed in a double-occupancy room, and up to $500 of travel expense to and from our departure port in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.
http://www.writingexcuses.com/2014/12/22/the-2015-writing-excuses-retreat-scholarships/

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Writing Excuses episode on story structure + Updates

This month's Writing Excuses</a> syllabus topic is story structure. In Where is my Story Coming From?, we talk about where the story starts for the writer.
http://www.writingexcuses.com/2015/03/01/writing-excuses-10-9-where-is-my-story-coming-from/

The deadline for the 2015 Writing Excuses Retreat Scholarships is fast approaching. You can see the application details for the Carl Brandon Society Scholarship as well as the Out of Excuses Scholarship here. The application period for both scholarships ends at midnight (EST) March 14, 2015. Here is what each scholarship includes: Full tuition, a bed in a double-occupancy room, and up to $500 of travel expense to and from our departure port in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.
http://www.writingexcuses.com/2014/12/22/the-2015-writing-excuses-retreat-scholarships/

Last week, in Tor.com's continuing reread posts for Words of Radiance, Alice Arneson waded through one of the filthiest sewers of the wickedest minds of Roshar. This week in Chapter 30, Carl Engle-Laird reads about all the pretty eels!
http://www.tor.com/blogs/2015/02/words-of-radiance-reread-chapter-30

I had my assistant Adam update the Twitter post archive for February and March.
http://brandonsanderson.com/tweets-february-2015/
http://brandonsanderson.com/tweets-march-2015/___

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2015-02-27 23:29:41 (8 comments, 0 reshares, 29 +1s)Open 

Steelhunt contest winners!

For those who were not aware, I ran some contests through Facebook and Twitter a few weeks ago. Winners receive a set of Epic stand-up die-cut cards, and all are collected below!

One contest was for people to tweet their favorite of David's bad metaphors from Steelheart and Firefight. Here are the winners (selected randomly). You can find a bunch more at the #steelhunt hashtag on Twitter.
http://brandonsanderson.com/steelhunt-contest-winners/

Kierstin Scharnitzke: "Megan's eyes could have drilled holes through butter."
Andrew Means: "Like a washing machine at a gun show."
Holden R Johnson</a>: "They looked so dangerous, like alligators. Really fast alligators wearing black. Ninja alligators."
Tim Bunker: "An off balance washing machine filed with a hundred epileptic... more »

Steelhunt contest winners!

For those who were not aware, I ran some contests through Facebook and Twitter a few weeks ago. Winners receive a set of Epic stand-up die-cut cards, and all are collected below!

One contest was for people to tweet their favorite of David's bad metaphors from Steelheart and Firefight. Here are the winners (selected randomly). You can find a bunch more at the #steelhunt hashtag on Twitter.
http://brandonsanderson.com/steelhunt-contest-winners/

Kierstin Scharnitzke: "Megan's eyes could have drilled holes through butter."
Andrew Means: "Like a washing machine at a gun show."
Holden R Johnson</a>: "They looked so dangerous, like alligators. Really fast alligators wearing black. Ninja alligators."
Tim Bunker: "An off balance washing machine filed with a hundred epileptic monkeys."
Robert Fowler: "The bed as large as a really, really big piece of toast."
Chase Wheatley: "I feel like a brick made of porridge."
Midobal: "That's an answer in the same way that ketchup can be hair gel."
Lisa Roush: "Like a catapult that shoots enormous grapes."
Hanna Mae: "I'll be quiet as a buttered snail sneaking through a Frenchman's kitchen."
Roy: "The sensation felt like an unbalanced washing machine with a hundred epileptic chimpanzees."


The next contest we did via Facebook was the easiest; all people had to do was share a link the events page on my website and say what event they were going to or wished they could go to.

Caitlin Schanaker
Jean Verney-Carron
Ross Newberry
Benny Junker
Brian Bowersox
Jeremy Guebert
Becca Horn
Heather Kirby
Sarah Casey


This next group of winners found out about this contest through my newsletter. So if you don't want to miss out in the future, sign up here.
http://brandonsanderson.com/newsletter-signup/

Greg Montoya
Becca Horn
Ross Newberry
Jeremy Guebert
Grant Wheeler
Jeff Wakefield
Gary Singer
Josh Mock
Karen Clarke
Mario Kadastik




The final contest was open to the readers of the Gollancz ediition (in the UK, Australia, or elsewhere)

@CrimL
@jimjollings
@12inater
@aussiekinga
@jgl_beer
@Un0ri
@ithilestante
@futuredreams35
@katernz
@stottcody88
@simpsonseattle


Congratulations to all the winners! Check your Facebook messages or Twitter direct messages for info on how to get your prize.

There was also a separate Steelhunt fan art contest that was run by the Adonalsium Tumblr page. You can see the results of that here.
http://adonalsium.tumblr.com/post/108678156562/adonalsium-steelhunt-winners___

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2015-02-24 00:15:31 (12 comments, 21 reshares, 113 +1s)Open 

Shadows of Self cover reveal + Updates

Shadows of Self, my new Mistborn novel coming out in October, now has an awesome cover by the ever-talented Chris McGrath. Tor.com has the full reveal.
http://www.tor.com/blogs/2015/02/brandon-sanderson-shadows-of-self-cover-reveal

I have more exciting news for the Reckoners series. Steelheart was nominated for the 2014-15 Georgia Peach Book Award for Teen Readers.
http://www.georgiapeachaward.org/?q=2014-15_nominees

In this week's Writing Excuses episode, Q&A  on Character, we answer topical questions from our attendees at the 2014 Out of Excuses Workshop:

– How do you have a character grow in power and/or expertise without needing to ridiculously overpower the villains?
– How do you give a flawed character a growth arc without changing what originally made that character likable?
– Whenyou ha... more »

Shadows of Self cover reveal + Updates

Shadows of Self, my new Mistborn novel coming out in October, now has an awesome cover by the ever-talented Chris McGrath. Tor.com has the full reveal.
http://www.tor.com/blogs/2015/02/brandon-sanderson-shadows-of-self-cover-reveal

I have more exciting news for the Reckoners series. Steelheart was nominated for the 2014-15 Georgia Peach Book Award for Teen Readers.
http://www.georgiapeachaward.org/?q=2014-15_nominees

In this week's Writing Excuses episode, Q&A  on Character, we answer topical questions from our attendees at the 2014 Out of Excuses Workshop:

– How do you have a character grow in power and/or expertise without needing to ridiculously overpower the villains?
– How do you give a flawed character a growth arc without changing what originally made that character likable?
– When you have a 1st person POV, how do you convey the emotional complexity of the non-POV characters
– How do you create an interesting an engaging story with a main character who is not the protagonist or hero of the story?
– Is there an easy way to tell when the plot is driving the character instead of the other way around?
– How do you write a character with egregiously offensive views without you, as the author, appearing to espouse or condone those views?
– How do you write a character who has a belief that is different from your own?
– What are some tips for writing a sympathetic antagonist?
http://www.writingexcuses.com/2015/02/22/writing-excuses-10-8-qa-on-character/

Tor.com is continuing their reread posts</a> for Words of Radiance. Last week, Carl Engle-Laird went on a small rant regarding the International Phonetic Alphabet and danced with beautiful con-women. This week, in Chapter 29, Alice Arneson gets in the unwholesome mind of our of favorite sleazeball, Sadeas.
http://www.tor.com/blogs/2015/02/words-of-radiance-reread-chapter-29

My assistant Adam has updated the Twitter posts archive for February.
http://brandonsanderson.com/tweets-february-2015/___

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2015-02-20 18:35:08 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 16 +1s)Open 

Chicago Signing Tonight. Huzzah!

When Firefight came out last month I didn't have a stop in the Chicago area, but I'll be there tonight at Anderson's in Naperville, before recording some Writing Excuses episodes in the next few days and doing a school visit early next week. If you're in the area, stop by the signing, but do note the ticketing policy below.

Signing details:

Date: Fri, Feb 20, 2015
Time: 7:30–9:30 p.m.
Place: Anderson's Bookshop
Address:123 West Jefferson Avenue
Naperville, IL 60540
Phone:(630) 355-2665


Signing Policy for Anderson's:
Anderson's DOES have a ticketing policy. In order to get anything signed, they require you to buy a book (by any author) in the store while you're there, or bring in an Anderson's receipt for Firefight. I will sign any number of books that Iw... more »

Chicago Signing Tonight. Huzzah!

When Firefight came out last month I didn't have a stop in the Chicago area, but I'll be there tonight at Anderson's in Naperville, before recording some Writing Excuses episodes in the next few days and doing a school visit early next week. If you're in the area, stop by the signing, but do note the ticketing policy below.

Signing details:

Date: Fri, Feb 20, 2015
Time: 7:30–9:30 p.m.
Place: Anderson's Bookshop
Address:123 West Jefferson Avenue
Naperville, IL 60540
Phone:(630) 355-2665


Signing Policy for Anderson's:
Anderson's DOES have a ticketing policy. In order to get anything signed, they require you to buy a book (by any author) in the store while you're there, or bring in an Anderson's receipt for Firefight. I will sign any number of books that I wrote, but will probably only personalize 3 books per person per time through the line. At 7:30 I’ll start with a reading, followed by a general Q&A and then the signing itself. The reading most likely won’t be from Firefight but will be from some other future project. I probably won’t decide what to read until right before the event, so it will be a surprise!

Check out my calendar to see if there’s another signing that will be more convenient for you.

href="http://brandonsanderson.com/events___

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2015-02-16 20:23:33 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

New Writing Excuses + Update

We at Writing Excuses are continuing February's focus on characters in this week's new episode, Who Are All These People?, where we explore some of the challenges involved in building a cast for your story. You need to know why you are putting your characters in your book and what the purpose each of them actually serves in your story.
http://www.writingexcuses.com/2015/02/15/writing-excuses-10-7-who-are-all-these-people/

The Rithmatist has been given the honor of placement on the 2016 Master List for the Rebecca Caudill Young Readers' Book Award in Illinois.
http://www.rebeccacaudill.org/2016-award

Tor.com is continuing their reread posts for Words of Radiance. Last week Alice Arneson had a large quantity of family feels at the Davar estate. This week, in Chapter 28, Carl Engle-Laird deals with boots, ships, beautiful... more »

New Writing Excuses + Update

We at Writing Excuses are continuing February's focus on characters in this week's new episode, Who Are All These People?, where we explore some of the challenges involved in building a cast for your story. You need to know why you are putting your characters in your book and what the purpose each of them actually serves in your story.
http://www.writingexcuses.com/2015/02/15/writing-excuses-10-7-who-are-all-these-people/

The Rithmatist has been given the honor of placement on the 2016 Master List for the Rebecca Caudill Young Readers' Book Award in Illinois.
http://www.rebeccacaudill.org/2016-award

Tor.com is continuing their reread posts for Words of Radiance. Last week Alice Arneson had a large quantity of family feels at the Davar estate. This week, in Chapter 28, Carl Engle-Laird deals with boots, ships, beautiful conwomen, men on horseback and torn bodices! Wait, no, not that.  He also goes on a small rant involving the International Phonetic Alphabet.
http://www.tor.com/blogs/2015/02/words-of-radiance-reread-chapter-28

My assistant Adam has updated the Twitter post archive for February.
http://brandonsanderson.com/tweets-february-2015/___

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2015-02-13 15:20:30 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 




My Schedule for the Taipei International Book Exhibition


Saturday, February 14

2015 TIBE Forum 12:30–1:30 pm
Book Signing TIBE Hall 1 2:10–3:30 pm
Panel Discussion & Signing in Eslite Bookstore 7:00–9:30 pm

http://brandonsanderson.com/upcoming-events/#7207




My Schedule for the Taipei International Book Exhibition


Saturday, February 14

2015 TIBE Forum 12:30–1:30 pm
Book Signing TIBE Hall 1 2:10–3:30 pm
Panel Discussion & Signing in Eslite Bookstore 7:00–9:30 pm

http://brandonsanderson.com/upcoming-events/#7207___

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2015-02-13 00:44:10 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

Brian McClellan's The Autumn Republic

Isaac here with the promised reminder that he Autumn Republic—the third volume of Brian McClellan's Powder Mage Trilogy—was released this week. Those of you who enjoy Brandon's fantasy novels will likely find a lot to sink your teeth into with Brian's. As we've mentioned before, Brian was a student of Brandon's back in the day and is writing some really good stuff.

Brandon gave the first book in the series, Promise of Blood, quite a nice cover quote. He said, "This book is just plain awesome. I found myself enjoying every moment of it. Innovative magic, quick-paced plot, interesting world. I had a blast." Adam and I reviewed the second book in the series—The Crimson Campaign—in a post a few weeks ago, lauding its readability, interesting characters, and fun twists.http:... more »

Brian McClellan's The Autumn Republic

Isaac here with the promised reminder that he Autumn Republic—the third volume of Brian McClellan's Powder Mage Trilogy—was released this week. Those of you who enjoy Brandon's fantasy novels will likely find a lot to sink your teeth into with Brian's. As we've mentioned before, Brian was a student of Brandon's back in the day and is writing some really good stuff.

Brandon gave the first book in the series, Promise of Blood, quite a nice cover quote. He said, "This book is just plain awesome. I found myself enjoying every moment of it. Innovative magic, quick-paced plot, interesting world. I had a blast." Adam and I reviewed the second book in the series—The Crimson Campaign—in a post a few weeks ago, lauding its readability, interesting characters, and fun twists.
http://brandonsanderson.com/woven-map-reveal-more-mcclellan-a-second-staveley-and-legos/

Now here we are with the third in the trilogy. Brian's writing has grown more confident and more powerful. The trilogy concludes with punch (think fist, not Kool-Aid), an ending that finishes things without the contrivance of feeling like it's wrapped up too nicely with a nice little happy birthday card attached. History, countries, characters, and lives all feel like they continue on beyond the pages of the trilogy, and there's some good suspense here, as we've learned from previous volumes that not all of Brian's characters are safe from bullet or sword.

Now let's hear from our resident McClellanite, Adam, with his take on The Autumn Republic:

It's awesome!

Now, I don't need to say any more than that to sum up my feelings on The Autumn Republic or the Powder Mage Trilogy as a whole, but I will. Just as Isaac said, there is some great suspense and the pacing is awesome. I found myself saying, "I will put it down after this chapter," only to read for another two hours. If you like Brandon's books you will enjoy these. Do take notice, they are grittier than Brandon's usually are but they stay pretty clean in other regards. Needless to say, I have been converted and have become a McClellanite and look forward to Brian's books in the future.

Other sites have done a good job of summarizing the book with the intent to excite readers—see the Kirkus and Publishers Weekly reviews. If you've read the first two books, by all means check out the conclusion, and if you haven't read Brian's books before, and you enjoy fantasy novels—especially fantasy with a bit of a historic feel to it—then check out Brian's first book, Promise of Blood. The story is a lot of fun, and I have it on good authority that the maps aren't anything to scoff at either.
https://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/brian-mcclellan/the-autumn-republic/
http://www.brianmcclellan.com/blog/publishers-weekly-on-autumn-republic___

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2015-02-09 20:16:46 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 18 +1s)Open 

Greetings from Taiwan! I will be attending the Taipei International Book Exhibition (TIBE) this week. I'll have more information on my exhibition schedule later this week. Watch this space for details. For those who want to attend, here's address:

Taipei World Trade Center
10F., No.180, Section 1, Keelung Road
Taipei City, Taiwan 110

The Writing Excuses writing advice show has a new episode this week, The Worldbuilding Revolves Around Me (The Magical 1%). Dan, Mary, Howard, and I were lucky enough to have Max Gladstone sit in with us and talk to us about worldbuilding and how genre settings seem to revolve around whatever gifted, magical or otherwise special sort of people our heroes and villains happen to be.
http://www.writingexcuses.com/2015/02/08/writing-excuses-10-6-the-worldbuilding-revolves-around-me-the-magical-1/

Tor.com continues reread posts... more »

Greetings from Taiwan! I will be attending the Taipei International Book Exhibition (TIBE) this week. I'll have more information on my exhibition schedule later this week. Watch this space for details. For those who want to attend, here's address:

Taipei World Trade Center
10F., No.180, Section 1, Keelung Road
Taipei City, Taiwan 110

The Writing Excuses writing advice show has a new episode this week, The Worldbuilding Revolves Around Me (The Magical 1%). Dan, Mary, Howard, and I were lucky enough to have Max Gladstone sit in with us and talk to us about worldbuilding and how genre settings seem to revolve around whatever gifted, magical or otherwise special sort of people our heroes and villains happen to be.
http://www.writingexcuses.com/2015/02/08/writing-excuses-10-6-the-worldbuilding-revolves-around-me-the-magical-1/

Tor.com continues reread posts on <i>The Way of Kings</i>. Last week Carl commiserated with Adolin's discovery of the shallowness of his friends, balanced by the depth of his bond with his lovely Ryshadium, Sureblood. This week, in Chapter 27, Alice Arneson returns to Shallan's past in the pleasant, homey estate of the Davar family in Jah Keved.
http://www.tor.com/features/series/words-of-radiance-reread-on-torcom

My assistant Adam has updated the Twitter posts archive for Tweets February 2015.
http://brandonsanderson.com/tweets-february-2015/___

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2015-02-02 23:26:19 (3 comments, 5 reshares, 107 +1s)Open 

Here are some of the awesome things I saw on my Firefight tour!

Here are some of the awesome things I saw on my Firefight tour!___

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2015-02-02 23:21:08 (1 comments, 4 reshares, 21 +1s)Open 

In this week's Writing Excuses episode, What Do You Mean My Main Character Is Boring?, we lead off February's Master Class with the exploration of a common problem: the main character is often the least interesting person in the story. It's something that each of the hosts has struggled with, and we talk about the solutions we've arrived at (insomuch as we've managed to solve the problem) and what sorts of things you can do in order to solve them too.
http://www.writingexcuses.com/2015/02/01/writing-excuses-10-5-what-do-you-mean-my-main-character-is-boring/

Tor.com is continuing their reread posts on Words of Radiance. Last week, Alice got to play with all the pretty ponies. This week, Carl Engle-Laird discusses Chapter 26, and only gets to play with one of the pretty ponies. Luckily it's Sureblood who is prettiest of them all!... more »

In this week's Writing Excuses episode, What Do You Mean My Main Character Is Boring?, we lead off February's Master Class with the exploration of a common problem: the main character is often the least interesting person in the story. It's something that each of the hosts has struggled with, and we talk about the solutions we've arrived at (insomuch as we've managed to solve the problem) and what sorts of things you can do in order to solve them too.
http://www.writingexcuses.com/2015/02/01/writing-excuses-10-5-what-do-you-mean-my-main-character-is-boring/

Tor.com is continuing their reread posts on Words of Radiance. Last week, Alice got to play with all the pretty ponies. This week, Carl Engle-Laird discusses Chapter 26, and only gets to play with one of the pretty ponies. Luckily it's Sureblood who is prettiest of them all!
http://www.tor.com/blogs/2015/01/words-of-radiance-reread-chapter-26

My assistant Adam updated the Twitter posts archive for January.
http://brandonsanderson.com/tweets-january-2015/___

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2015-01-26 23:10:08 (6 comments, 1 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

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.)

http://brandonsanderson.com/upcoming-events/

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 aticke... more »

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.)

http://brandonsanderson.com/upcoming-events/

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 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?

http://www.writingexcuses.com/2015/01/25/writing-excuses-10-4-qa-on-ideas/

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.

http://www.tor.com/blogs/2015/01/words-of-radiance-reread-chapter-25

Today is the final day to find The Rithmatist audiobook on sale for just $6.95 (at least in the US) on Audible.

http://brandonsanderson.com/books/the-rithmatist/the-rithmatist/

My assistant Adam has updated the Twitter post archive for January.

http://brandonsanderson.com/tweets-january-2015/___

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2015-01-24 17:10:49 (3 comments, 3 reshares, 36 +1s)Open 

Crafty Games' Mistborn dice Kickstarter campaign is ending in just 10 hours. They're about to reach the funding level where all backers get 12 dice in their set, and can vote on what symbol appears on two of those dice. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/craftygames/mistborn-allomancy-dice

Crafty Games' Mistborn dice Kickstarter campaign is ending in just 10 hours. They're about to reach the funding level where all backers get 12 dice in their set, and can vote on what symbol appears on two of those dice. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/craftygames/mistborn-allomancy-dice___

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2015-01-21 23:44:02 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 18 +1s)Open 

Firefight Tour, Award Nomination Season + Updates

My tour for Firefight continues through the rest of this week: Find the full tour schedule and details by following the link below.

-Tonight (1/21) at the Changing Hands Bookstore in Tempe, Arizona at 6:00 p.m.
-Friday, January 23 at Murder by the Book in Houston, Texas at 6:30 p.m. (They also have hardcovers of Mitosis available, and   they'll ship signed copies.)
-Saturday, January 24 at the Barnes &amp; Noble in Newnan, Georgia at 3:00 p.m. (possibly actually more like 3:30)

http://brandonsanderson.com/upcoming-events/


Writing Excuses put up two new episodes. The first one is on Lovecraftian Horror, where we, with the help of Cherie Priest, discuss what it is, the influence it’s had on genre fiction, and the tools if offers to modern writers. The second is a mini-episode talking aboutSh... more »

Firefight Tour, Award Nomination Season + Updates

My tour for Firefight continues through the rest of this week: Find the full tour schedule and details by following the link below.

-Tonight (1/21) at the Changing Hands Bookstore in Tempe, Arizona at 6:00 p.m.
-Friday, January 23 at Murder by the Book in Houston, Texas at 6:30 p.m. (They also have hardcovers of Mitosis available, and   they'll ship signed copies.)
-Saturday, January 24 at the Barnes &amp; Noble in Newnan, Georgia at 3:00 p.m. (possibly actually more like 3:30)

http://brandonsanderson.com/upcoming-events/


Writing Excuses put up two new episodes. The first one is on Lovecraftian Horror, where we, with the help of Cherie Priest, discuss what it is, the influence it’s had on genre fiction, and the tools if offers to modern writers. The second is a mini-episode talking about Shadows Beneath's 2015 Hugo Award eligibility, which I mentioned on the blog earlier this week when I talked about my eligible works.
http://www.writingexcuses.com/

Tor.com is continuing their series of re-read posts for Words of Radiance. This week, Carl Engle-Laird discusses Chapter 24, which is mostly talk about cons and curry.
http://www.tor.com/blogs/2015/01/words-of-radiance-reread-chapter-24

A couple months back I was featured on the school library TV show Bookends. You can watch the video by following the link below.
http://epresence.psdschools.org/1/watch/2020.aspx

The Mistborn dice Kickstarter from Crafty Games is in its final 3 days. If 158 more people back it, they will add Atium and Gold dice to every set.
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/craftygames/mistborn-allomancy-dice

My assistant Adam updated the Twitter posts archive for January.
http://brandonsanderson.com/tweets-january-2015/

Sign up to my newsletter.
http://brandonsanderson.com/newsletter-signup/___

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2015-01-15 16:17:05 (4 comments, 3 reshares, 32 +1s)Open 

Firefight Tour, a new Writing Excuses episode + Updates

Firefight was released last week in the US and UK and the tour is underway. You can see the full tour schedule here.

http://brandonsanderson.com/upcoming-events/#5408

My next tour stop will be at Powell's in Beaverton, Oregon on January 16th at 7:00 p.m. It looks like this isn't a ticketed event, so I will sign any book I wrote that you bring, but it's awesome to show support for the store by buying your books there (ahead of time, if you want to read it before the signing). If you can make it, I hope to see you there, and many more of you throughout the rest of my tour in the US.

There's a new Writing Excuses episode, I have an Idea; What Do I Do Now? We talk about our various approaches to the next critical step: What to do once you've got an idea that has story-legs. Many of which... more »

Firefight Tour, a new Writing Excuses episode + Updates

Firefight was released last week in the US and UK and the tour is underway. You can see the full tour schedule here.

http://brandonsanderson.com/upcoming-events/#5408

My next tour stop will be at Powell's in Beaverton, Oregon on January 16th at 7:00 p.m. It looks like this isn't a ticketed event, so I will sign any book I wrote that you bring, but it's awesome to show support for the store by buying your books there (ahead of time, if you want to read it before the signing). If you can make it, I hope to see you there, and many more of you throughout the rest of my tour in the US.

There's a new Writing Excuses episode, I have an Idea; What Do I Do Now? We talk about our various approaches to the next critical step: What to do once you've got an idea that has story-legs. Many of which center around finding the person or people most affected by the thing our idea conjures into their world.

http://www.writingexcuses.com/2015/01/11/writing-excuses-10-2-i-have-an-idea-what-do-i-do-now/

Tor.com is continuing their series of re-read posts for Words of Radiance. In the last chapter we were left hanging with word of an assassin in the palace. This week, Alice Arneson discusses Chapter 23, where we discover what the attempt involved and what the fallout was.

http://www.tor.com/blogs/2015/01/words-of-radiance-reread-chapter-23

Another thank you is in order; Words of Radiance was voted as the winner for Best Novel in 2014 by the r/Fantasy community on Reddit. Thank you for your continued support in this, my lifelong dream of being a professional writer. I couldn't do it without you!

http://http://www.reddit.com/r/Fantasy/comments/2rh018/best_of_rfantasy_2014_the_results_thread/

My assistant Adam has updated the Twitter post archive for January.

http://brandonsanderson.com/tweets-january-2015/" title="Tweets January 2015___

2014-12-31 00:45:38 (4 comments, 5 reshares, 18 +1s)Open 

All, this is your last chance to get The Way of Kings ebook for free from the iBookstore (with a US-linked iTunes account). This deal only goes through December 31st 2014, so you should hurry up and get it here: https://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewFeature?id=881209503&at=10l6oF (It's DRM-free so you can sideload it to another platform if you prefer. If you don’t see The Way of Kings on that list and you are in the US, use this link instead: http://itunes.apple.com/book/id376229549?at=10l6oF In other countries you’ll see different books, such as Robin Hobb’s excellent Assassin’s Apprentice if you’re in the UK.)

A new Writing Excuses episode is up, a Capstone to Season 9, where we talk a bit about what we’ve each learned this year and how we have changed as writers in 2014. Hopefully this discussion will bring some insight to how your own writing hasdeveloped, ... more »

All, this is your last chance to get The Way of Kings ebook for free from the iBookstore (with a US-linked iTunes account). This deal only goes through December 31st 2014, so you should hurry up and get it here: https://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewFeature?id=881209503&at=10l6oF (It's DRM-free so you can sideload it to another platform if you prefer. If you don’t see The Way of Kings on that list and you are in the US, use this link instead: http://itunes.apple.com/book/id376229549?at=10l6oF In other countries you’ll see different books, such as Robin Hobb’s excellent Assassin’s Apprentice if you’re in the UK.)

A new Writing Excuses episode is up, a Capstone to Season 9, where we talk a bit about what we’ve each learned this year and how we have changed as writers in 2014. Hopefully this discussion will bring some insight to how your own writing has developed, and how you might take steps to develop it in the future. http://www.writingexcuses.com/2014/12/29/
• Howard explained the surprising changes that came with a change in his work space
• Mary told us how she reached a new understanding of pacing
• Brandon talked about how recent time pressures have informed his writing process
• Dan learned why he is writing

The time is fast approaching for the release of Firefight next week. We’ve been told the tour will be announced tomorrow, so watch my feed.___

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2014-12-31 00:39:38 (14 comments, 15 reshares, 176 +1s)Open 

My family commissioned this for me as a birthday/Christmas gift. This handcrafted chest was made by my uncle and now holds all my favorite Magic: The Gathering cards.

My family commissioned this for me as a birthday/Christmas gift. This handcrafted chest was made by my uncle and now holds all my favorite Magic: The Gathering cards.___

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2014-12-22 22:49:25 (10 comments, 8 reshares, 43 +1s)Open 

Legion: Skin Deep free on Audible + Updates

If you haven't heard yet, Legion: Skin Deep is free on Audible (outisde the UK/Aus/NZ etc.) until Wednesday December, 24th. Get it with the link below.
http://brandonsanderson.com/books/legion/legion-skin-deep/

Firefight's release is two weeks away, and Audible has put up an audio preview that you can hear below. Links for preordering are below.
http://brandonsanderson.com/books/steelheart/firefight/

In the latest Writing Excuses episode, Dan, Howard and I talk about writing for nothing more than the fun of it.
http://www.writingexcuses.com/2014/12/21/writing-excuses-9-53-writing-for-fun/

Tor.com is continuing their re-read posts for Words of Radiance. Last week Carl Engle-Laird discussed Chapter 22 where we watch a number of threads plot along, then are surprised by an assassin.... more »

Legion: Skin Deep free on Audible + Updates

If you haven't heard yet, Legion: Skin Deep is free on Audible (outisde the UK/Aus/NZ etc.) until Wednesday December, 24th. Get it with the link below.
http://brandonsanderson.com/books/legion/legion-skin-deep/

Firefight's release is two weeks away, and Audible has put up an audio preview that you can hear below. Links for preordering are below.
http://brandonsanderson.com/books/steelheart/firefight/

In the latest Writing Excuses episode, Dan, Howard and I talk about writing for nothing more than the fun of it.
http://www.writingexcuses.com/2014/12/21/writing-excuses-9-53-writing-for-fun/

Tor.com is continuing their re-read posts for Words of Radiance. Last week Carl Engle-Laird discussed Chapter 22 where we watch a number of threads plot along, then are surprised by an assassin.
http://www.tor.com/blogs/2014/12/words-of-radiance-reread-chapter-22

My assistant Adam has updated the Twitter post Archive for December.
http://brandonsanderson.com/tweets-december-2014/___

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2014-12-16 18:06:03 (4 comments, 3 reshares, 47 +1s)Open 

Steelheart ebook sale + Mistborn dice Kickstarter

The release of Firefight is just three weeks away! My book tour should be announced very soon. And for the next few weeks up until the Firefight release, the first book in the Reckoners trilogy, Steelheart, has its ebook on sale for $2.99 in the US and Canada. (Check the country tabs here to see what your local price is: http://brandonsanderson.com/steelheart-ebook-sale-mistborn-dice-kickstarter/ ) If you haven’t read it (or Mitosis, the $1.99 ebook novelette that goes between the two books), now is a great chance!

There’s also something cool for Mistborn fans that just started this week. Crafty Games is putting out more Mistborn dice (for use with the Mistborn Adventure Game or any other game with dice). They’re normal 6-sided dice, but since each Mistborn metal symbol has a dot in it, the one-dot side of the die is replaced witha met... more »

Steelheart ebook sale + Mistborn dice Kickstarter

The release of Firefight is just three weeks away! My book tour should be announced very soon. And for the next few weeks up until the Firefight release, the first book in the Reckoners trilogy, Steelheart, has its ebook on sale for $2.99 in the US and Canada. (Check the country tabs here to see what your local price is: http://brandonsanderson.com/steelheart-ebook-sale-mistborn-dice-kickstarter/ ) If you haven’t read it (or Mitosis, the $1.99 ebook novelette that goes between the two books), now is a great chance!

There’s also something cool for Mistborn fans that just started this week. Crafty Games is putting out more Mistborn dice (for use with the Mistborn Adventure Game or any other game with dice). They’re normal 6-sided dice, but since each Mistborn metal symbol has a dot in it, the one-dot side of the die is replaced with a metal symbol. To determine quantities and how many different metal symbols to use, Crafty is running a Kickstarter campaign. Since the campaign went live yesterday it has already funded, but the stretch goals add to the number of symbols included. Right now each set of eight dice has four symbols in it, but each goal adds a symbol until they get up to ten dice with ten symbols—with additional campaign-exclusive dice possible after that if the total goes high enough.

The campaign runs for 39 more days. Check it out here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/craftygames/mistborn-allomancy-dice___

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2014-12-15 18:30:01 (5 comments, 9 reshares, 30 +1s)Open 

Crafty Games has Mistborn dice, and which symbols get made depends on how successful this Kickstarter is.

We're live! Get some! http://mistbornrpg.com/___Crafty Games has Mistborn dice, and which symbols get made depends on how successful this Kickstarter is.

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2014-12-15 18:20:25 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

New Writing Excuses Episode + Updates

In this week's new Writing Excuses episode, From the Page to the Stage, we were lucky enough to have Allison W. Hill and Austin Hill sit down with us to talk about turning A Night of Blacker Darkness, by Dan Wells, into a stage play.
http://www.writingexcuses.com/2014/12/14/writing-excuses-season-9-52-from-the-page-to-the-stage/

Words of Radiance has been selected for inclusion into the iBookstore Best of 2014 list.
http://itunes.com/ibooksbestof2014

The Legion sequel, Legion: Skin Deep, is available now (except for in the UK and associated territories). Go get it now!
http://brandonsanderson.com/books/legion/legion-skin-deep/

The Firefight tour should be announced soon.  Watch this space for details.
http://brandonsanderson.com/books/steelheart/firefight/

The Twitter archive for December... more »

New Writing Excuses Episode + Updates

In this week's new Writing Excuses episode, From the Page to the Stage, we were lucky enough to have Allison W. Hill and Austin Hill sit down with us to talk about turning A Night of Blacker Darkness, by Dan Wells, into a stage play.
http://www.writingexcuses.com/2014/12/14/writing-excuses-season-9-52-from-the-page-to-the-stage/

Words of Radiance has been selected for inclusion into the iBookstore Best of 2014 list.
http://itunes.com/ibooksbestof2014

The Legion sequel, Legion: Skin Deep, is available now (except for in the UK and associated territories). Go get it now!
http://brandonsanderson.com/books/legion/legion-skin-deep/

The Firefight tour should be announced soon.  Watch this space for details.
http://brandonsanderson.com/books/steelheart/firefight/

The Twitter archive for December has been updated by my assistant Adam.
http://brandonsanderson.com/tweets-december-2014/___

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2014-12-09 22:26:56 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 45 +1s)Open 

Words of Radiance among Audible's Best of 2014 + Updates

It was a close call this year, but thanks to your voting, Words of Radiance is #1 in Listener Favorites and Fantasy on Audible’s Best of 2014. It’s a great way to follow up 2013′s Listener Favorites win with Steelheart. Thank you!
http://www.audible.com/mt/Best-of-2014-Listener-Favorites/

I sent a set of signed copies of The Way of Kings and Words of Radiance to Patrick Rothfuss’s Worldbuilders charity. Anyone who donates $10 or more to the Worldbuilders charity drive has the chance of winning the set or any of the other donated prizes. The drive ends next Monday.
https://fundraise.heifer.org/events/worldbuilders-fundraiser-2014/e37546

The Twitter archive for December has been updated by my assistant Adam.
http://brandonsanderson.com/tweets-december-2014/

Words of Radiance among Audible's Best of 2014 + Updates

It was a close call this year, but thanks to your voting, Words of Radiance is #1 in Listener Favorites and Fantasy on Audible’s Best of 2014. It’s a great way to follow up 2013′s Listener Favorites win with Steelheart. Thank you!
http://www.audible.com/mt/Best-of-2014-Listener-Favorites/

I sent a set of signed copies of The Way of Kings and Words of Radiance to Patrick Rothfuss’s Worldbuilders charity. Anyone who donates $10 or more to the Worldbuilders charity drive has the chance of winning the set or any of the other donated prizes. The drive ends next Monday.
https://fundraise.heifer.org/events/worldbuilders-fundraiser-2014/e37546

The Twitter archive for December has been updated by my assistant Adam.
http://brandonsanderson.com/tweets-december-2014/___

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2014-12-09 22:21:15 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

Last week there were two Writing Excuses episodes, a little surprise for you who were wanting an extra dose. Both episodes were recorded at the Out of Excuses Workshop and Retreat in front of a live audience. The first one talked about how to effectively write for readers who are familiar with the genre or story structure in which we're writing. The second one was a Q&A episode touching on the following questions:

•Given the trend toward moral ambiguity, is there still a place for an unquestionably evil character?
•Should you publish a first book that isn’t in the style or genre that you’re ultimately interested in?
•Is it possible to write epic fantasy with a single POV?
•Of all of the myriad talents of the literary agents you work with, what’s the one that makes you stick with your agent?
•How do you maintain your writing chops when you’reburied in the res... more »

Last week there were two Writing Excuses episodes, a little surprise for you who were wanting an extra dose. Both episodes were recorded at the Out of Excuses Workshop and Retreat in front of a live audience. The first one talked about how to effectively write for readers who are familiar with the genre or story structure in which we're writing. The second one was a Q&A episode touching on the following questions:

•Given the trend toward moral ambiguity, is there still a place for an unquestionably evil character?
•Should you publish a first book that isn’t in the style or genre that you’re ultimately interested in?
•Is it possible to write epic fantasy with a single POV?
•Of all of the myriad talents of the literary agents you work with, what’s the one that makes you stick with your agent?
•How do you maintain your writing chops when you’re buried in the research phase of a project?
•What are some issues a short story writer should be aware of when tackling a novel?
•How do you go about discovery writing characters?
When you build a story, does the foreshadowing go in during the first pass, or in later edits?___

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2014-12-08 18:57:25 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 50 +1s)Open 

New Google+ header photo for the new book, available now (except in UK-associated territories).

New Google+ header photo for the new book, available now (except in UK-associated territories).___

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2014-12-05 20:50:52 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

Utah! I'm signing at the Orem Library tomorrow at 11:00 a.m. with a few other authors. http://brandonsanderson.com/upcoming-events

Utah! I'm signing at the Orem Library tomorrow at 11:00 a.m. with a few other authors. http://brandonsanderson.com/upcoming-events___

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2014-12-05 18:25:27 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 20 +1s)Open 

If you missed it yesterday— Altered Perceptions is now available as a DRM-free ebook.

Chapters from the original draft of The Way of Kings now available in the Altered Perceptions anthology
 
Earlier this year I told you about an IndieGoGo project to produce an anthology that would contain chapters from my original 2002 version of The Way of Kings (sometimes called Way of Kings Prime). Well, the anthology is finished, and IndieGoGo backers received their ebook copies a few weeks ago. The hardcovers have also been printed and right now I’m signing the ones that I was supposed to sign. The books will ship out this week and next.

For those of you who weren’t involved in the IndieGoGo campaign, a DRM-free ebook of the finished Altered Perceptions anthology is now available. You can buy it at the usual ebook stores—links are here:
http://brandonsanderson.com/?=7161
The ebook sale is being run by Waygate Foundation, a public charity that was founded by prominent Wheel of Time fans, for which I sit on the Board of Directors. Waygate Foundation, in turn, will donate 90% of the net proceeds from the ebook sale to Robison Wells’s chosen charity, Bring Change 2 Mind.
http://waygatefoundation.org
http://bringchange2mind.org

Thirty-one different authors (including Dan Wells, Mary Robinette Kowal, Howard Tayler, Shannon Hale, Larry Correia, Brandon Mull, and Seanan McGuire among many others) came together to make this anthology happen. It contains original stories, deleted scenes, and essays from the contributors about how mental illness has affected their lives and the lives of their loved ones.

I talked more about the concept for the anthology here:
http://brandonsanderson.com/?p=6393
and you can read a snippet of my Way of Kings Prime excerpt here:
http://brandonsanderson.com/?p=7128
Included in the book are six chapters totaling 31,000 words (or a little shorter than The Emperor’s Soul). In the first, the young spearman whose name I later changed to Kaladin made a choice that was opposite a pivotal choice Kaladin makes in the version of The Way of Kings that was eventually published. The next five chapters chronicle his adjustment to his new way of life, including his training under a certain grumpy swordmaster who you met in Words of Radiance and elsewhere.

I do want to make clear that these chapters are not even close to canon and can’t be considered to be very good. It’s obvious that I made the right choice to shelve this version of The Way of Kings and rewrite it from scratch years later, after I felt my writing skills had improved to the extent that I could do justice to the ambitious project that is the Stormlight Archive. These chapters are meant, like all my other deleted scenes, as a curiosity, a look at what might have been.
http://brandonsanderson.com/library/#deleted-scenes

More important is the Altered Perceptions anthology’s glimpse at how the lives of so many people, including people I care about deeply, are affected by mental illness. There are some fantastic and heartbreaking essays here, and I hope you read every one.___If you missed it yesterday— Altered Perceptions is now available as a DRM-free ebook.

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2014-12-05 00:38:43 (0 comments, 4 reshares, 24 +1s)Open 

Chapters from the original draft of The Way of Kings now available in the Altered Perceptions anthology
 
Earlier this year I told you about an IndieGoGo project to produce an anthology that would contain chapters from my original 2002 version of The Way of Kings (sometimes called Way of Kings Prime). Well, the anthology is finished, and IndieGoGo backers received their ebook copies a few weeks ago. The hardcovers have also been printed and right now I’m signing the ones that I was supposed to sign. The books will ship out this week and next.

For those of you who weren’t involved in the IndieGoGo campaign, a DRM-free ebook of the finished Altered Perceptions anthology is now available. You can buy it at the usual ebook stores—links are here:
http://brandonsanderson.com/?=7161
The ebook sale is being run by Waygate Foundation, a public charity that was founded bypromin... more »

Chapters from the original draft of The Way of Kings now available in the Altered Perceptions anthology
 
Earlier this year I told you about an IndieGoGo project to produce an anthology that would contain chapters from my original 2002 version of The Way of Kings (sometimes called Way of Kings Prime). Well, the anthology is finished, and IndieGoGo backers received their ebook copies a few weeks ago. The hardcovers have also been printed and right now I’m signing the ones that I was supposed to sign. The books will ship out this week and next.

For those of you who weren’t involved in the IndieGoGo campaign, a DRM-free ebook of the finished Altered Perceptions anthology is now available. You can buy it at the usual ebook stores—links are here:
http://brandonsanderson.com/?=7161
The ebook sale is being run by Waygate Foundation, a public charity that was founded by prominent Wheel of Time fans, for which I sit on the Board of Directors. Waygate Foundation, in turn, will donate 90% of the net proceeds from the ebook sale to Robison Wells’s chosen charity, Bring Change 2 Mind.
http://waygatefoundation.org
http://bringchange2mind.org

Thirty-one different authors (including Dan Wells, Mary Robinette Kowal, Howard Tayler, Shannon Hale, Larry Correia, Brandon Mull, and Seanan McGuire among many others) came together to make this anthology happen. It contains original stories, deleted scenes, and essays from the contributors about how mental illness has affected their lives and the lives of their loved ones.

I talked more about the concept for the anthology here:
http://brandonsanderson.com/?p=6393
and you can read a snippet of my Way of Kings Prime excerpt here:
http://brandonsanderson.com/?p=7128
Included in the book are six chapters totaling 31,000 words (or a little shorter than The Emperor’s Soul). In the first, the young spearman whose name I later changed to Kaladin made a choice that was opposite a pivotal choice Kaladin makes in the version of The Way of Kings that was eventually published. The next five chapters chronicle his adjustment to his new way of life, including his training under a certain grumpy swordmaster who you met in Words of Radiance and elsewhere.

I do want to make clear that these chapters are not even close to canon and can’t be considered to be very good. It’s obvious that I made the right choice to shelve this version of The Way of Kings and rewrite it from scratch years later, after I felt my writing skills had improved to the extent that I could do justice to the ambitious project that is the Stormlight Archive. These chapters are meant, like all my other deleted scenes, as a curiosity, a look at what might have been.
http://brandonsanderson.com/library/#deleted-scenes

More important is the Altered Perceptions anthology’s glimpse at how the lives of so many people, including people I care about deeply, are affected by mental illness. There are some fantastic and heartbreaking essays here, and I hope you read every one.___

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2014-12-02 19:29:18 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 20 +1s)Open 

Cory Doctorow on Writing Excuses + Updates

If you missed it last week, the Legion sequel, Legion: Skin Deep, has been released (except for in the UK and associated territories). Go get it now in all formats!
http://brandonsanderson.com/books/legion/legion-skin-deep/

Cory Doctorow joined the Writing Excuses crew at Westercon 67 to talk with us about the Neurobolics of Characters—the techniques and methods writers use to help our readers care about the characters we create.
http://www.writingexcuses.com/2014/11/30/

My assistant Adam has updated my Twitter posts archive for October and November.
http://brandonsanderson.com/category/tweet-archive/

The Macmillan audio edition of Words of Radiance, read by Michael Kramer and Kate Reading, made it onto the AudioFile Magazine Best of 2014 list.
http://www.audiofilemagazine.com/bestof/

BothS... more »

Cory Doctorow on Writing Excuses + Updates

If you missed it last week, the Legion sequel, Legion: Skin Deep, has been released (except for in the UK and associated territories). Go get it now in all formats!
http://brandonsanderson.com/books/legion/legion-skin-deep/

Cory Doctorow joined the Writing Excuses crew at Westercon 67 to talk with us about the Neurobolics of Characters—the techniques and methods writers use to help our readers care about the characters we create.
http://www.writingexcuses.com/2014/11/30/

My assistant Adam has updated my Twitter posts archive for October and November.
http://brandonsanderson.com/category/tweet-archive/

The Macmillan audio edition of Words of Radiance, read by Michael Kramer and Kate Reading, made it onto the AudioFile Magazine Best of 2014 list.
http://www.audiofilemagazine.com/bestof/

Both Steelheart and The Rithmatist were voted onto the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) Teens’ Top Ten list, and they've posted an interview with me. Check it out here: http://www.yalsa.ala.org/thehub/2014/11/26/___

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2014-11-28 18:44:14 (2 comments, 2 reshares, 34 +1s)Open 

Black Friday + Signing in Idaho Falls on Saturday

I hope everyone is having a great Black Friday—as a reminder, my store has some awesome new items. See here for details:
http://brandonsanderson.com/new-in-the-brandon-sanderson-store-updates/
And my book Legion: Skin Deep was released this week. See my previous post for details on that.
http://brandonsanderson.com/introducing-legion-skin-deep/

Tomorrow, I'm signing in Idaho Falls. Details are below.

Idaho Falls, ID - Barnes & Noble Booksellers
Date: Saturday, November 29, 2014
Time: 2:00–4:00 p.m.
Place: Barnes & Noble – Grand Teton Mall
Address: 2300 East 17th Street Suite #1101
Idaho Falls, ID 83404
Phone Number: (208) 552-1452

The bookseller says: Join us for an afternoon with bestselling author Brandon Sanderson. Line tickets will be available topick ... more »

Black Friday + Signing in Idaho Falls on Saturday

I hope everyone is having a great Black Friday—as a reminder, my store has some awesome new items. See here for details:
http://brandonsanderson.com/new-in-the-brandon-sanderson-store-updates/
And my book Legion: Skin Deep was released this week. See my previous post for details on that.
http://brandonsanderson.com/introducing-legion-skin-deep/

Tomorrow, I'm signing in Idaho Falls. Details are below.

Idaho Falls, ID - Barnes & Noble Booksellers
Date: Saturday, November 29, 2014
Time: 2:00–4:00 p.m.
Place: Barnes & Noble – Grand Teton Mall
Address: 2300 East 17th Street Suite #1101
Idaho Falls, ID 83404
Phone Number: (208) 552-1452

The bookseller says: Join us for an afternoon with bestselling author Brandon Sanderson. Line tickets will be available to pick up Friday, November 28 at 6:00 a.m. Don’t miss your chance to meet this amazing author!

Notes: I'll sign any book that I wrote that you bring, but it's nice to support the store hosting me by buying something in the store while you're there. I'll also be doing a reading and a group Q&A.

Check out my calendar to see if there's another signing that will be more convenient for you. http://brandonsanderson.com/upcoming-events___

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2014-11-25 19:00:42 (5 comments, 2 reshares, 34 +1s)Open 

Introducing Legion: Skin Deep

Available now. Links here: http://brandonsanderson.com/?p=6592

About two years ago, I wrote a little novella called Legion about a man with a very strange psychological makeup. Part of my goal in writing it was to see if I could make my personal brand of . . . whatever it is I do work in a more contemporary story. The greater goal (as it always is) was to get this idea out of my head and onto the page so it would stop pestering me.

Well, the story of Stephen Leeds was not only very popular with readers, it was quite fun for me to write. As many of you know, I keep myself fresh and excited as an author by making certain that when I end one project, I have something very different queued up to try next. Lately, this has meant jumping from epic fantasy to teen adventure, and then back to epic.

Legion was different enough to really give me a change ofpa... more »

Did you like my novella Legion? The sequel is twice as long and you can preorder the DRM-free ebook now (including on Google Play). Go here for worldwide links: http://brandonsanderson.com/books/legion/legion-skin-deep

If you ordered the limited edition hardcover directly from Subterranean Press, those start shipping next week, and they'll send you a free copy of the ebook.

Here's the description:

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Brandon Sanderson, Stephen Leeds is back in a new, double-length novella that Library Journal says has "the pulse of a thriller and the hook of a fascinating hero balancing on the edge of psychosis."

It's not his own genius that Stephen Leeds gets hired for. Clients want to tap into the imaginary experts that populate his mind—and it's getting a bit crowded in there.

Now Stephen and his internal team of "aspects" have been hired to track down a stolen corpse—but it's not the corpse that's important, it's what the corpse knows. The biotechnology company he worked for believes he encoded top-secret information in his DNA before he died, and if it falls into the wrong hands, that will mean disaster.

Meanwhile, Stephen's uneasy peace with his own hallucinations is beginning to fray at the edges, as he strives to understand how one of them could possibly have used Stephen's hand to shoot a real gun during the previous case. And some of those hallucinations think they know better than Stephen just how many aspects his mind should make room for. How long will he be able to hold himself together?

Read a preview of the book here: http://brandonsanderson.com/legion-skin-deep___Introducing Legion: Skin Deep

Available now. Links here: http://brandonsanderson.com/?p=6592

About two years ago, I wrote a little novella called Legion about a man with a very strange psychological makeup. Part of my goal in writing it was to see if I could make my personal brand of . . . whatever it is I do work in a more contemporary story. The greater goal (as it always is) was to get this idea out of my head and onto the page so it would stop pestering me.

Well, the story of Stephen Leeds was not only very popular with readers, it was quite fun for me to write. As many of you know, I keep myself fresh and excited as an author by making certain that when I end one project, I have something very different queued up to try next. Lately, this has meant jumping from epic fantasy to teen adventure, and then back to epic.

Legion was different enough to really give me a change of pace—but it also had all of the things that really excite me about writing. So it’s not surprising that, over the last two years, I began writing another story about Stephen. I wrote big chunks of it on plane flights, particularly the takeoff and landing portions where they made me put away my laptop. (So this story was about 50% handwritten in its original form.)

At long last, I’m proud to present it to you. Clocking in at about twice the size of the first, Legion: Skin Deep is the story of a missing corpse—and the information that corpse knows. Stephen Leeds returns, a man who “is not crazy, just compartmentalized.” He can become an expert in virtually any subject in a short amount of time—but that knowledge manifests as a hallucination with a personality that can act as an expert on that subject.

The second story stands very well on its own, if you haven’t read the first. (Though I think you’ll enjoy both.) The only print edition currently is the leatherbound, limited-edition hardcover available through Subterranean Press—but you can find the audiobook on Audible and an inexpensive ebook version on your favorite ebook vendor’s website. (See links here: http://brandonsanderson.com/books/legion/legion-skin-deep )

An apology to people in the UK/Ireland/Australia/New Zealand: I’ve given my UK publisher publication rights on this story, as they did a very nice job with the print edition of the first, and I can’t quite promise when they’ll be releasing it. They’re moving as quickly as they can, and I’m sure they’ll do a wonderful job. I realize this is frustrating—but on the flip side, they did just release the only print edition of the Reckoners story “Mitosis,” which you can get and nobody else can. So there is that. http://brandonsanderson.com/books/steelheart/mitosis

Regardless, please check out the book! Hopefully it will tide you over until Firefight (sequel to Steelheart) launches in early January.

Brandon

Read an excerpt: http://brandonsanderson.com/legion-skin-deep

Listen to an excerpt: http://soundcloud.com/audible/legion-skin-deep/s-7sgzP

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2014-11-22 17:41:53 (9 comments, 13 reshares, 84 +1s)Open 

Did you like my novella Legion? The sequel is twice as long and you can preorder the DRM-free ebook now (including on Google Play). Go here for worldwide links: http://brandonsanderson.com/books/legion/legion-skin-deep

If you ordered the limited edition hardcover directly from Subterranean Press, those start shipping next week, and they'll send you a free copy of the ebook.

Here's the description:

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Brandon Sanderson, Stephen Leeds is back in a new, double-length novella that Library Journal says has "the pulse of a thriller and the hook of a fascinating hero balancing on the edge of psychosis."

It's not his own genius that Stephen Leeds gets hired for. Clients want to tap into the imaginary experts that populate his mind—and it's getting a bit crowded in there.

Now Stephen and hisi... more »

Did you like my novella Legion? The sequel is twice as long and you can preorder the DRM-free ebook now (including on Google Play). Go here for worldwide links: http://brandonsanderson.com/books/legion/legion-skin-deep

If you ordered the limited edition hardcover directly from Subterranean Press, those start shipping next week, and they'll send you a free copy of the ebook.

Here's the description:

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Brandon Sanderson, Stephen Leeds is back in a new, double-length novella that Library Journal says has "the pulse of a thriller and the hook of a fascinating hero balancing on the edge of psychosis."

It's not his own genius that Stephen Leeds gets hired for. Clients want to tap into the imaginary experts that populate his mind—and it's getting a bit crowded in there.

Now Stephen and his internal team of "aspects" have been hired to track down a stolen corpse—but it's not the corpse that's important, it's what the corpse knows. The biotechnology company he worked for believes he encoded top-secret information in his DNA before he died, and if it falls into the wrong hands, that will mean disaster.

Meanwhile, Stephen's uneasy peace with his own hallucinations is beginning to fray at the edges, as he strives to understand how one of them could possibly have used Stephen's hand to shoot a real gun during the previous case. And some of those hallucinations think they know better than Stephen just how many aspects his mind should make room for. How long will he be able to hold himself together?

Read a preview of the book here: http://brandonsanderson.com/legion-skin-deep___

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2014-11-20 20:23:28 (5 comments, 3 reshares, 58 +1s)Open 

Rejoice! My Reckoners short novelette Mitosis was finally released today by Gollancz in the UK, Australia, New Zealand, and Ireland (and other Commonwealth countries, plus everywhere outside the US/Canada). Check the store links in the various tabs to the right here: http://brandonsanderson.com/mitosis-released-in-the-ukaustralianew-zealandireland/

Mitosis takes place between Steelheart and Firefight, which will be released on January 6 in the US and January 8 in the UK. It's a little something to tide you over until then.

In addition to the ebook and audiobook that the US and Canada received, Gollancz has also released a spiffy little hardcover. See the photo (alongside the Steelheart editions that the UK got).

If you live in the US or Canada and are jealous of a print version of Mitosis, you might consider importing it via The Book Depository, which has free worldwide... more »

Rejoice! My Reckoners short novelette Mitosis was finally released today by Gollancz in the UK, Australia, New Zealand, and Ireland (and other Commonwealth countries, plus everywhere outside the US/Canada). Check the store links in the various tabs to the right here: http://brandonsanderson.com/mitosis-released-in-the-ukaustralianew-zealandireland/

Mitosis takes place between Steelheart and Firefight, which will be released on January 6 in the US and January 8 in the UK. It's a little something to tide you over until then.

In addition to the ebook and audiobook that the US and Canada received, Gollancz has also released a spiffy little hardcover. See the photo (alongside the Steelheart editions that the UK got).

If you live in the US or Canada and are jealous of a print version of Mitosis, you might consider importing it via The Book Depository, which has free worldwide shipping. http://www.bookdepository.com/b/9781473209350?a_aid=Dragonsteel___

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2014-11-15 16:53:31 (21 comments, 6 reshares, 75 +1s)Open 

Today only, The Rithmatist is on sale at US ebook stores for $2.99. You can find links to all the stores here: http://brandonsanderson.com/books/the-rithmatist/the-rithmatist

Today only, The Rithmatist is on sale at US ebook stores for $2.99. You can find links to all the stores here: http://brandonsanderson.com/books/the-rithmatist/the-rithmatist___

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2014-10-29 16:28:24 (6 comments, 20 reshares, 70 +1s)Open 

Just a quick note: the ebook of The Rithmatist is on sale today for $1.99 in the US and Canada, and it looks like it's €1.78 in continental Europe. Check your local region to see the price there—links are here: http://brandonsanderson.com/?p=77. I don't know how long this lasts, but I'm guessing it's just today.

And if you didn't notice, last week I put out a new novella out in its own ebook: Sixth of the Dusk. Available worldwide. http://brandonsanderson.com/sixth-of-the-dusk-ebook

Additionally, The Way of Kings ebook is still free in the US on the iBookstore and Amazon until the end of the year. http://brandonsanderson.com/the-way-of-kings-free-on-itunes/

Just a quick note: the ebook of The Rithmatist is on sale today for $1.99 in the US and Canada, and it looks like it's €1.78 in continental Europe. Check your local region to see the price there—links are here: http://brandonsanderson.com/?p=77. I don't know how long this lasts, but I'm guessing it's just today.

And if you didn't notice, last week I put out a new novella out in its own ebook: Sixth of the Dusk. Available worldwide. http://brandonsanderson.com/sixth-of-the-dusk-ebook

Additionally, The Way of Kings ebook is still free in the US on the iBookstore and Amazon until the end of the year. http://brandonsanderson.com/the-way-of-kings-free-on-itunes/___

2014-10-28 16:23:18 (9 comments, 10 reshares, 73 +1s)Open 

Grammy Awards Nominations: Mistborn

This is something that doesn't apply to many of you, but if you're a voting member of The Recording Academy, and you're a Mistborn fan, you may want to take a look at your ballot.

57th GRAMMY AWARDS – For Your Consideration:
MISTBORN – THE FINAL EMPIRE by Brandon Sanderson in 5.1 Surround Sound DTS

The Graphic Audio editions of the Mistborn books (and Elantris and Warbreaker — http://www.graphicaudio.net/our-productions/authors/a-e/brandon-sanderson.html ) aren't your average audiobooks—they're full-cast recordings with some sound effects, though they're still nearly unabridged; only a few things such as dialogue tags ("she said") get trimmed out, since by the voice actor you can know who's talking.

If you've never experienced one, check it out below. And if you're anAcademy... more »

Grammy Awards Nominations: Mistborn

This is something that doesn't apply to many of you, but if you're a voting member of The Recording Academy, and you're a Mistborn fan, you may want to take a look at your ballot.

57th GRAMMY AWARDS – For Your Consideration:
MISTBORN – THE FINAL EMPIRE by Brandon Sanderson in 5.1 Surround Sound DTS

The Graphic Audio editions of the Mistborn books (and Elantris and Warbreaker — http://www.graphicaudio.net/our-productions/authors/a-e/brandon-sanderson.html ) aren't your average audiobooks—they're full-cast recordings with some sound effects, though they're still nearly unabridged; only a few things such as dialogue tags ("she said") get trimmed out, since by the voice actor you can know who's talking.

If you've never experienced one, check it out below. And if you're an Academy voter, I hope you'll give it a listen as you consider the applicable category. Best of luck to everyone on the ballot in every category!___

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2014-10-22 23:41:51 (21 comments, 7 reshares, 159 +1s)Open 

New Google+ cover image for the release of Sixth of the Dusk!

New Google+ cover image for the release of Sixth of the Dusk!___

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2014-10-21 18:12:01 (9 comments, 16 reshares, 109 +1s)Open 

Mistborn Adventure Game Alloy of Law supplement, New Allomancer Jak story + Giveaway

A few weeks ago, Crafty Games, the makers of the Mistborn Adventure Game, released their second supplement for the game (after the Terris supplement). This new one covers the Alloy of Law era. http://MistbornRPG.com

As in the original adventure game book, where I wrote a short story for the volume that features Kelsier (http://brandonsanderson.com/the-eleventh-metal ), I’ve written a new piece for this supplement that features everyone’s favorite Roughs hero and correspondent: Allomancer Jak! These episodes follow his appearance in The Alloy of Law. Includes bonus annotations by Handerwym, Jak’s faithful Terris steward! Check out a preview here: http://brandonsanderson.com/allomancer-jak-and-the-pits-of-eltania

You can buy the Mistborn Adventure Game and the Alloy of Law supplementnow. ... more »

Mistborn Adventure Game Alloy of Law supplement, New Allomancer Jak story + Giveaway

A few weeks ago, Crafty Games, the makers of the Mistborn Adventure Game, released their second supplement for the game (after the Terris supplement). This new one covers the Alloy of Law era. http://MistbornRPG.com

As in the original adventure game book, where I wrote a short story for the volume that features Kelsier (http://brandonsanderson.com/the-eleventh-metal ), I’ve written a new piece for this supplement that features everyone’s favorite Roughs hero and correspondent: Allomancer Jak! These episodes follow his appearance in The Alloy of Law. Includes bonus annotations by Handerwym, Jak’s faithful Terris steward! Check out a preview here: http://brandonsanderson.com/allomancer-jak-and-the-pits-of-eltania

You can buy the Mistborn Adventure Game and the Alloy of Law supplement now. This week, Tor.com is running a contest to give away both books, and they’re also including a trade paperback of Mistborn. Their contest is open to residents of the US and Canada (but not Quebec). To enter, post a comment here: http://www.tor.com/blogs/2014/10/mistborn-adventure-game-prize-pack-sweepstakes

Here’s what Crafty has to say about the new supplement:

SECURE YOUR VIALS AND STRAP ON YOUR SIX-GUNS!

It’s 300 years after the fall of the Lord Ruler. The Final Empire is a distant memory, and the heroes who brought it down are legend. The rebels and thieving crews of old have been replaced with gunslingers, bounty hunters, shysters, and lawkeepers, and around every corner is a land of wild adventure, unlimited opportunity, ancient mystery, and ever-present danger. This is The Alloy of Law.

Alloy of Law is a core supplement for the Mistborn Adventure Game, helping players leap headlong into the thrilling world of the fourth book in Brandon Sanderson’s best-selling Mistborn series. This 320-page supplement features a wealth of new world information, game rules, and advice for playing this Old West-styled era, including:

• An exclusive original story from Mistborn creator, Brandon Sanderson!
• A comprehensive overview of the people, society, and history of the remade Scadrial, with new information not seen in the novel
• Updated character and Crew creation. Play a metalmind-slinging Ferring, one of the powerful koloss-blooded, or a Twinborn — master of Allomancy and Feruchemy alike
• Magic of The Alloy of Law era, including updates for all three Metallic Arts and rules for the godlike power of Compounding
• Rules for technology, guns, and gunplay — with a magical twist
• A gazetteer of the towns, cities, and key locations of the Elendel Basin and Roughs
• An exploration of the faiths, politics, and secrets of The Alloy of Law…and beyond
• Advice and inspiration for Narrators on running campaigns in The Alloy of Law era
• A rogues’ gallery of noted personalities in the era, including novel heroes Wax, Wayne, and Marasi
• Did you enjoy reading The Alloy of Law? Now you can make your own Mistborn stories.

Already play Brandon Sanderson’s Mistborn Adventure Game? This book more than doubles the supplemental setting material.

Alloy of Law is available at fine book stores and hobby shops worldwide. You can also order print and digital (PDF) copies directly from the publisher, Crafty Games. http://MistbornRPG.com

If you are a store owner and would like to discuss wholesale orders, please contact marketing@crafty-games.com___

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2014-10-15 16:36:09 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 19 +1s)Open 

Writing Excuses Episodes & Caribbean Retreat

There are two new Writing Excuses episodes to talk about:
• Fan Writing, with Chris Garcia
• The Convention-Author Relationship, with Deirdre Saoirse Moen
Both episodes were recorded at Westercon/FantasyCon earlier this year in front of a live audience. Chris has worked in fanzines for years (and won a Hugo Award for Best Fanzine), and Deirdre runs conventions. Both have lots of great stuff to say, so check the episodes out. http://www.writingexcuses.com/2014/10/

The Writing Excuses anthology, Shadows Beneath, is still included in StoryBundle.com's NaNoWriMo Writing Tools Bundle of DRM-free writing advice ebooks, as well as through the standard ebook vendors that you can see at the following link. We also still have some copies of the hardcover (with the ebook included).htt... more »

Writing Excuses Episodes & Caribbean Retreat

There are two new Writing Excuses episodes to talk about:
• Fan Writing, with Chris Garcia
• The Convention-Author Relationship, with Deirdre Saoirse Moen
Both episodes were recorded at Westercon/FantasyCon earlier this year in front of a live audience. Chris has worked in fanzines for years (and won a Hugo Award for Best Fanzine), and Deirdre runs conventions. Both have lots of great stuff to say, so check the episodes out. http://www.writingexcuses.com/2014/10/

The Writing Excuses anthology, Shadows Beneath, is still included in StoryBundle.com's NaNoWriMo Writing Tools Bundle of DRM-free writing advice ebooks, as well as through the standard ebook vendors that you can see at the following link. We also still have some copies of the hardcover (with the ebook included). http://brandonsanderson.com/shadows-beneath

Writing Excuses also announced last week that the September 2015 Out of Excuses Writing Workshop and Retreat will take place not in Chattanooga as in previous years, but on a cruise ship in the Caribbean, with many more participant slots available. If that sounds interesting to you, check out the description: http://www.writingexcuses.com/2014/10/09/ and the registration page: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/wx-13091479969___

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2014-10-14 17:04:55 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 24 +1s)Open 

The Accident Highwayman by Ben Tripp

Find links for buying the book here: http://brandonsanderson.com/the-accidental-highwayman/

I blurbed a book! I know, I know. That doesn’t happen very often these days, but Susan, my YA editor at Tor, approached me with a project she is very excited and passionate about: The Accidental Highwayman by Ben Tripp. And after reading it, I have to highly recommend it—Susan has discovered a gem.

From the back of the book:

“In eighteenth-century England, young Christopher “Kit” Bristol is the unwitting servant of notorious highwayman Whistling Jack. One dark night, Kit finds his master bleeding from a mortal wound, dons the man’s riding cloak to seek help, and changes the course of his life forever. Mistaken for Whistling Jack and on the run from redcoats, Kit is catapulted into a world of magic and wonders he thought thestuff of fa... more »

The Accident Highwayman by Ben Tripp

Find links for buying the book here: http://brandonsanderson.com/the-accidental-highwayman/

I blurbed a book! I know, I know. That doesn’t happen very often these days, but Susan, my YA editor at Tor, approached me with a project she is very excited and passionate about: The Accidental Highwayman by Ben Tripp. And after reading it, I have to highly recommend it—Susan has discovered a gem.

From the back of the book:

“In eighteenth-century England, young Christopher “Kit” Bristol is the unwitting servant of notorious highwayman Whistling Jack. One dark night, Kit finds his master bleeding from a mortal wound, dons the man’s riding cloak to seek help, and changes the course of his life forever. Mistaken for Whistling Jack and on the run from redcoats, Kit is catapulted into a world of magic and wonders he thought the stuff of fairy tales.”

We’ve seen the story of the servant taking up the master’s mantle before. But the twist caught my attention. Kind of like becoming the Dread Pirate Roberts, only you didn’t mean to, and now all England is looking to put you in prison for the crimes your master committed. Something in between The Princess Bride and The Fugitive with the charm of Stardust and the snark of Terry Pratchett—if he wrote Robert Louis Stevenson fan fiction. The Accidental Highwayman should be judged on its own merits, of course, but comparing it to those books and authors is the best way to give you the feel of this novel in a way that will catch the attention of those readers who will enjoy it the most.

At the beginning of the book, author Ben Tripp purports only to be the editor of notes he found in a chest belonging to one of his ancestors. The story begins in an affected voice meant to sound like something from the eighteenth century, but laced with enough humor and snark that you feel the author is subtly looking at you from behind the words and shooting you an anachronistic wink. Tripp has mastered the balancing act of making the prose sound archaic while at the same time being palatable to modern readers. Take a gander at Tripp’s website (http://kitbristol.com )—you can tell he’s something of a character.

So, yes, I recommend this book. Like I said to my editor, The Accidental Highwayman is “Delightful and charming. A swashbuckling adventure in the vein of Robert Louis Stevenson.”

Take a look at what other reviewers have said:

“Readers will root for star-crossed lovers, Kit and Morgana, and delight in their ‘opposites attract’ romance, drawn onward by a rollicking plot.... Fantasy readers, especially fans of Catherynne Valente’s work, will enjoy the author’s elegant turns of phrase. A first purchase for all fantasy collections.” —School Library Journal, Starred Review

“Spells, wishes and fantastical creatures aside, this rollicking yarn owes more to R.L. Stevenson than J.K. Rowling. Kit’s wry voice provides a fine pastiche of old-fashioned tale-telling... enlivened by breakneck pacing, colorful similes and a sly wit aimed at modern sensibilities.... Kit himself is as brave, clever and good-natured an orphan lad as ever buckled a swash. The promise of more adventures to come provides happily-ever-after enough. They can still write ’em like they used to; hurrah!” —Kirkus Reviews

“While the journey isn’t quick, it never grows tedious—danger, magic, and intrigue wait at every turn. Tripp infuses his story with whimsy, humor, and derring-do, and his miniature spot illustrations and handful of lovely full-page pieces add to the overall charm.” —Publishers Weekly

“Tripp builds a richly imagined fantasy world, captured both in Kit’s dry, witty first-person narrative and Tripp’s detailed illustrations. The complex political machinations... make for a compelling and quietly sinister background thrum that builds until the exciting concluding battle, which handily leaves room for more adventures in the planned trilogy. Fans of classic adventure will find plenty to like here.” —Booklist

Want to check out an excerpt? The first two chapters are on Amazon’s “Look Inside” feature http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00J6TWHOS?tag=brandsande-20 , and you can read chapters three through eight on Tor dot com: http://www.tor.com/tags/The%20Accidental%20Highwayman___

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2014-10-09 22:50:08 (13 comments, 27 reshares, 106 +1s)Open 

Mitosis audiobook free on Audible

I’m happy to announce that Mitosis (the novelette that takes place between Steelheart and Firefight) has been released as an audiobook. What’s more, Audible is putting it up for free for a limited time: http://www.qksrv.net/links/7225758/http://www.audible.com/Mitosis

The talented Macleod Andrews returns as the audiobook’s narrator—and he will return for the Firefight audiobook as well, which comes out in January and which you can preorder here: http://brandonsanderson.com/books/steelheart/firefight

Here’s an audio preview for Mitosis: http://soundcloud.com/audible/mitosis Since the novelette takes place after Steelheart, the preview contains major spoilers for that book, so be warned! If you haven’t read Steelheart yet, there’s an audio preview for it here: http://soundcloud.com/audible/steelheart

Mitosis audiobook free on Audible

I’m happy to announce that Mitosis (the novelette that takes place between Steelheart and Firefight) has been released as an audiobook. What’s more, Audible is putting it up for free for a limited time: http://www.qksrv.net/links/7225758/http://www.audible.com/Mitosis

The talented Macleod Andrews returns as the audiobook’s narrator—and he will return for the Firefight audiobook as well, which comes out in January and which you can preorder here: http://brandonsanderson.com/books/steelheart/firefight

Here’s an audio preview for Mitosis: http://soundcloud.com/audible/mitosis Since the novelette takes place after Steelheart, the preview contains major spoilers for that book, so be warned! If you haven’t read Steelheart yet, there’s an audio preview for it here: http://soundcloud.com/audible/steelheart___

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2014-10-08 22:30:44 (18 comments, 8 reshares, 158 +1s)Open 

Mistborn Trade Paperbacks + New York Comic Con Schedule

Back in May I mentioned the new trade paperbacks for the Mistborn trilogy that were coming out, starting with the first book. Since then, The Well of Ascension was released in August, and The Hero of Ages came out this week.

All three books have gorgeous Sam Weber cover art, and Isaac Stewart drew updated versions of the maps. The three books are shelved in the YA section of the store (next to Steelheart and The Rithmatist), but aside from the cover, maps, and some longstanding typos that my assistant Peter got fixed, they’re identical to the versions shelved in the adult science fiction/fantasy section. If you know teenagers who like to read, this new version might be a good one to give them. Check the “Trade Paper” links in the widgets for each of the three books on my website.http:... more »

Mistborn Trade Paperbacks + New York Comic Con Schedule

Back in May I mentioned the new trade paperbacks for the Mistborn trilogy that were coming out, starting with the first book. Since then, The Well of Ascension was released in August, and The Hero of Ages came out this week.

All three books have gorgeous Sam Weber cover art, and Isaac Stewart drew updated versions of the maps. The three books are shelved in the YA section of the store (next to Steelheart and The Rithmatist), but aside from the cover, maps, and some longstanding typos that my assistant Peter got fixed, they’re identical to the versions shelved in the adult science fiction/fantasy section. If you know teenagers who like to read, this new version might be a good one to give them. Check the “Trade Paper” links in the widgets for each of the three books on my website. http://brandonsanderson.com/books/mistborn/

This Saturday I will be at New York Comic Con. My schedule is below. I hope to see many of you there! Unfortunately, I’ve heard that Saturday passes are already sold out.

New York Comic Con
Date: Saturday, October 11, 2014
Place: New York Comic Con
Address: Javits Center
655 W 34th St
New York, New York 10001

Schedule:
2:00–3:00 p.m., Tor Booth #2223
Brandon Sanderson Signing
We’ll have plenty of Brandon Sanderson’s titles both old and new available for purchase. Free The Way of Kings/Mistborn sampler with every purchase!

4:00–4:45 p.m., Room 1A18
Villains: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
Darth Vader, the Evil Queen, Hannibal Lecter, Nurse Ratched . . . let’s face it, being a villain is way more fun sometimes. Join Waltury Jury & Sarah Fine (Scan), Lexie Dunne (Superheroes Anonymous), Matthew Cody (Villainous), Brandon Sanderson (Steelheart and Firefight), Peter Moore (V is for Villain), and Anna Schumacher (End Times) as they discuss with Anna Jarzab (Tandem) what makes a villain memorable, why we need them, and if the tables were turned, would they be the heroes of their own tales?

5:15–6:15 p.m., Autographing Table 19
Villains: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly Author Autographing

http://brandonsanderson.com/mistborn-trade-paperbacks-new-york-comic-con-schedule___

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2014-10-01 17:21:20 (2 comments, 29 reshares, 52 +1s)Open 

Writers! StoryBundle is running a NaNoWriMo Tools bundle that includes Shadows Beneath: the Writing Excuses Anthology. Lots of great books about writing here! Name your price, DRM-free. http://storybundle.com/nano

Writers! StoryBundle is running a NaNoWriMo Tools bundle that includes Shadows Beneath: the Writing Excuses Anthology. Lots of great books about writing here! Name your price, DRM-free. http://storybundle.com/nano___

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