News organizations are reporting that Carter Blanchard (of the new Independence Day and Glimmer) has been tapped by Fox as the screenwriter for the Steelheart movie adaptation currently under development for Shawn Levy’s 21 Laps. (Shawn Levy is the director/producer of Real Steel and Night at the Museum.) You can read one story at this link.
In this week’s Writing Excuses episode, Q&A on Middles, with Marie Brennan, Marie joins us again to help us field your questions about middles. Here are your questions that we collected from social media:
How do you maintain interest without having something explode every other chapter?
In short fiction, how do you prevent try-fail cycles from bloating the story?
How do you prevent the introduction of POVs during the middle of the story from being jarring?
How do you keep subplots from turning into side quests?
In longer stories, how important are “breather” chapters that ease the tension?
Do you have methods for weaving plot and subplot threads together? Do you outline this, or keep it in your head?
Last week, in Tor.com’s continuing reread posts for Words of Radiance, Kaladin went out for drinks with the guys and met some decidedly problematic patriots. This week, in Chapter 47, Shallan continues her researches into Urithiru and Lightweaving, with dubious help from Pattern.
My assistant Adam has updated the Twitter post archive for July.
As I tweeted about a couple of weeks ago, io9.com revealed the cover for Calamity. They also posted the prologue and first two chapters for you to sink your teeth into. We have some more fantastic news about Steelheart: it received another nomination for a state book award. This time it’s the Green Mountain Book Read the full article…
Over the last few months I’ve mentioned various awards that some of my books have been up for or won. Here’s some more news and a few award photos for you. It’s been a particularly exciting time for Steelheart as it has been nominated (along with The Rithmatist) for the 2016 Oklahoma Sequoya Award (one Read the full article…
In case you missed my tweets about it, Tor.com has put up a few excerpts from Shadows of Self, which will be released in October. You can read the prologue, chapter one, and chapter two here. At Comic-Con this past weekend, Joel Cunningham of Barnes & Noble interviewed me about this book and its sequel. Read the full article…
I’m at Comic-Con today and tomorrow doing a couple of signings and panels. Hope to see a number of you there! For future events, keep an eye on my events page. San Diego Comic-Con International 2015 Date: Fri, Jul 10, 2015 – Sat, Jul 11, 2015 Address: San Diego Convention Center 111 W Harbor Dr Read the full article…