As I mentioned last week, my standalone novella Perfect State has been nominated for this year’s Hugo Award. In honor of that nomination, the ebook is now on sale at 99¢ worldwide (with some local variation). Check your region by using the widget to the right. I’ll soon post the deleted scene and the annotation that I mentioned, but I want to tweak the annotation a bit first.
There are a couple of new Writing Excuses episodes I haven’t mentioned yet. The first, Elemental Adventure Q&A, where we answer many of the questions you may still have questions about how to apply elemental adventure in your work. Hopefully your questions are similar to the ones we collected below, because these are the ones we answered:
What do readers like more: protagonists going through lots of different incidents and locations, or through a few that are similar to each other?
What lessons can we learn from adventure games?
How can we make action scenes that adventurous, but that are not fight scenes?
Are there tropes we should stay away from in adventure fiction?
Do you have suggestions for non-western styles of adventure fiction?
How do you safely skip the long, boring parts of a journey without missing out on necessary character development?
For the second episode, Elemental Horror, we’re joined by Steve Diamond, who helps us kick off our month on the elemental genre of horror. We explore the emotional components that readers seek from horror, and then drill down into the ways that we can create those reactions in our readers.
Last week, in Tor.com’s continuing reread posts for Words of Radiance, Shallan and Navani began their scholarly collaboration, while Kaladin started to take small steps back toward Honor. This week, in Chapter 78, Shallan gives Dalinar some truth and some defiance, and Parshendi are encountered.
My assistant Adam has updated the Twitter post archive for April.
Introduction I’m pleased, and proud, to announce that my novella Perfect State has been nominated for a Hugo Award. I look forward to seeing many of you in Kansas City, at this year’s Worldcon. I’ve prepared a deleted scene and annotation for Perfect State, which I’ll be releasing soon in celebration. I would normally put Read the full article…
I’m heading to Atlanta tomorrow to attend JordanCon (you can register at the door). The Guests of Honor are Catherine Asaro and John Picacio with Linda Taglieri as Toasmaster. You can see my event schedule below or on the upcoming events page on my website. I hope to see many of you there! JordanCon Place: Read the full article…
In this week’s new Writing Excuses episode, Adventure as a Subgenre, we explore using the element of adventure as an ingredient in something that has far more than adventure going on in it. Why do we like adventure? What draws the reader forward? Last week, in Tor.com’s continuing reread posts for Words of Radiance, Taravangian Read the full article…
Yesterday I announced the forthcoming Mistborn board game, Mistborn: House War. If you haven’t read that post yet, check it out! I hit two conventions recently, first Salt Lake City FanX and then up to Wisconsin for Odyssey Con this past weekend. (I will be at JordanCon in Atlanta next weekend.) Here’s a small sampling Read the full article…