Current Projects
Stormlight 3 first draft
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Shadows of Self proofread
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The Bands of Mourning 2nd draft
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Calamity 2nd draft
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Legend Award Voting, Writing Excuses, Defending Elysium Audio, Shallan’s Lullaby

Voting for the David Gemmell Legend Award ends on Saturday, and anyone can vote for free. If you’ve read the nominated works, I encourage you to vote. The nominees are: The Republic of Thieves by Scott Lynch Emperor of Thorns by Mark Lawrence The Daylight War by Peter V. Brett War Master’s Gate by Adrian Read the full article…





Signed Perrin T-Shirt Charity Auction & Updates

Some quick updates today. But first, if you haven’t seen the STEELHEART teaser trailer, the prologue, or teaser chapters, please go give them a look! The release date is fast approaching, so think about preordering the book from your favorite vendor. (Amazon, Barnes & Noble, IndieBound, Audible, Apple, Kobo, Google Play.) If you would like Read the full article…


Updates Catch-Up + Michael Whelan Stormlight 2 Cover

Playing catch-up with the Writing Excuses podcast, we did episodes on both Writing Reluctant Characters and Combining Dialogue, Blocking, and Description. We also did a Q&A session at the Out of Excuses Retreat that touches on these questions: To Dan: How did you go about selling your first trilogy in Germany before selling it in Read the full article…