Current Projects
Firefight 2nd draft
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Sixth of the Dusk 3rd draft
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Legion: Skin Deep 1st draft
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Rithmatist 2 prewriting
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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…




AMoL Q&A time change! Also, Waygate Foundation & Updates

Planning to attend the midnight release of A MEMORY OF LIGHT at the BYU Bookstore? Want to see Robert Jordan’s wife Harriet McDougal at the event? Then be sure to check out the newest details. Harriet can’t stay up for the midnight release itself, but she will be pre-signing the books with me, and we Read the full article…



Interviews + Updates

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


Creative Writing Class Lectures + Updates

I arrived home from Australia yesterday to find that yet another surprise home makeover had taken place. (The previous one was after my New York Comic-Con trip.) In this week’s Writing Excuses podcast episode, Larry Correia joins Mary, Howard, Dan, and me in front of a live audience at Life, the Universe & Everything to Read the full article…