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Tweets April 23-May 30


BrandSanderson Mon Apr 23
Ah, home. And by “home” I mean LAX. And by “Ah” I mean “Ahhhhhhh!”

TinkerPride Mon Apr 23
@BrandSanderson LA signing today?

BrandSanderson Mon Apr 23
@TinkerPride Just a layover. I should be through on the AMOL tour, though.

BrandSanderson Mon Apr 23
Actually, LAX wasn’t too bad. Under an hour to get through customs and security and to my gate. Missing Australian security lines, though.

TinkerPride Mon Apr 23
@BrandSanderson Will there be a tour for your upcoming, “The Emperor’s Soul”?

BrandSanderson Mon Apr 23
@TinkerPride Probably not, I’m afraid. Also, I’ve been meaning to mention. I do enjoy your theory tweets, even if I can’t often reply.

BrandSanderson Mon Apr 23
Sorry, LAX. I tried my best (well, my 26hrs-without-sleep version of best) to find a bookstore here for stealth signing, but failed.

BrandSanderson Mon Apr 23
Man. 44 people waiting on standby for this flight. Not many seats left. There will be some sad people.

Jess_Wade Mon Apr 23
TRUE LIFE GAME OF THRONES, FOLKS.

bredalot Mon Apr 23
@Jess_Wade Hunger Game of Thrones? Battle to the death, winners get seats as uncomfortable as the Iron Throne!

BrandSanderson Mon Apr 23
@bredalot @Jess_Wade Genius!

BrandSanderson Mon Apr 23
Favorite pun of the week comes from @bredalot: “Hunger Game of Thrones!” Man, somebody do a parody sketch of that…

BrandSanderson Mon Apr 23
And I am on the flight to Salt Lake. (Yay!)

hyrumt Mon Apr 23
@BrandSanderson Any MTG events coming up once you’re back?

BrandSanderson Mon Apr 23
@hyrumt Thinking of doing the pre-release this weekend. :)

jwhabich Mon Apr 23
@BrandSanderson how in the heck do the airlines get away with overselling a flight that much. Yikes.

BrandSanderson Mon Apr 23
@jwhabich Those were standby, so not oversold–just hopeful flyers.

BrandSanderson Tue Apr 24
A student is putting my creative writing class lectures online. Plus various updates. link

BrandSanderson Wed Apr 25
Mary Robinette Kowal is signing in SLC tonight at Weller Book Works (Sam Weller’s new location where there is parking). link

BrandSanderson Wed Apr 25
I am off to Mary’s signing at Trolly Square. If you are free tonight, you should come. There might even be a puppet show.

BrandSanderson Wed Apr 25
Shot of Mary (in her period dress, which she made herself) at the signing tonight. pic

BrandSanderson Thu Apr 26
Tor dot com has posted the single-scene excerpt from the prologue of A MEMORY OF LIGHT that Harriet read at JordanCon. link

BrandSanderson Thu Apr 26
Come play Magic with Dan & me for the Avacyn Restored prerelease Friday night. Last chance before Dan moves to Germany. link

BrandSanderson Thu Apr 26
I’ll be in Halifax in October for Hal-Con. See all my conventions this year here: link

BrandSanderson Thu Apr 26
Just heard that Steve Argyle, artist of many cards, will be at the prerelease Dan and I are going to tomorrow. Cool! link

BrandSanderson Fri Apr 27
Just a note for those who missed it. Playing Magic tonight in the SLC area. Details on my blog. Hope to see some of you there!

Theoryland Fri Apr 27
@BrandSanderson I called to secure my spot too late; I’ll catch you at the next one. Plus, I should probably be working on my reread.

BrandSanderson Fri Apr 27
@Theoryland Sounds good, but if you want to play, I will happily squeeze you in. Normal rules don’t count for personal friends.

Theoryland Fri Apr 27
@BrandSanderson Sounds good. I may drive down with my son and play off to the side and catch you for a game or two.

BrandSanderson Fri Apr 27
@Theoryland If you come, I’ll get you into the main thing if you need to. See you there. (Maybe.)

TrentHamm Fri Apr 27
@BrandSanderson Any chance you’ll play in a Magic event or two at Gencon?

BrandSanderson > Fri Apr 27
@TrentHamm More than likely I will.

BrandSanderson Sat Apr 28
Found freeway entrance closed. Followed detour. Led to another entrance–which was also closed. Sigh. Going to be late.

BrandSanderson Sun Apr 29
Stealth signed books. Hudson Booksellers Vegas airport. On the way to gates D30-D59.

SeanRyanIsGreat Sun Apr 29
@BrandSanderson Is that before or after security?

BrandSanderson Sun Apr 29
@SeanRyanIsGreat After, I’m afraid.

BrandSanderson Sun Apr 29
Though, actually, these weren’t so stealthy since I forgot my pen and had to ask the bookseller. :)

J_Jordan1985 Sun Apr 29
@BrandSanderson if you are looking for custom handmade writing instruments, I turn pens and pencils.

BrandSanderson Sun Apr 29
@J_Jordan1985 I feel so bad when I get a nice pen, as I’m too paranoid to bring it anywhere. I lose pens. A lot.

davemblack Sun Apr 29
@BrandSanderson I think it’s amazing that you stealth-sign. Checking out every airport bookstore with hopes of find a book you’ve signed. Unless, of course, you choose to come back to Denver at some point, in which case I’ll bring you one to sign :P

BrandSanderson Sun Apr 29
@davemblack I will get back to Denver soon. It’s practically in my backyard, after all.

Tlenze Sun Apr 29
@BrandSanderson You going through DC, LA, or Honolulu soon? I’m doing some flying. :-)

BrandSanderson Sun Apr 29
@Tlenze Afraid not. Next trip is the bay area, followed by San Diego.

Andrew_J_Parker Sun Apr 29
@BrandSanderson Hi Brandon. Any chance you can tell me whether Rand is a Hero of the Horn? Thanks!

BrandSanderson Sun Apr 29
@Andrew_J_Parker RAFO! :)

sobermoode Sun Apr 29
@BrandSanderson Just finished Towers of Midnight. Incredible. Congrats.

BrandSanderson Sun Apr 29
@sobermoode Thanks!

ZandarVTS Sun Apr 29
@BrandSanderson Any plans for the Ohio area?

BrandSanderson Sun Apr 29
@ZandarVTS Tor often sends me to an Ohio stop on tours. So probably in January.

BrandSanderson Mon Apr 30
There’s another creative writing class lecture of mine posted. Plus other updates. link

strages33 Tue May 01
@BrandSanderson really enjoying your creative writing classes! Watched the whole first lecture. May come in useful sometime :) ha and got a question: was tolkien more of a gardener or an architect?

BrandSanderson Tue May 01
@strages33 I actually don’t know. He sure did seem to plan a lot, which is more an outliner habit.

BrandSanderson Tue May 01
Tor dot com posted an excerpt from Dan Wells’ new book THE HOLLOW CITY. Check it out! link

van1rooney Tue May 01
@BrandSanderson Any chances of coming back to Florida? Please?

BrandSanderson Tue May 01
@van1rooney I hope so! No specific plans now, I’m afraid.

dswint916 Tue May 01
@BrandSanderson any chance you will land a signing here in Vegas before you head back to UT? Would Magic cards be a good enough bribe?

BrandSanderson Tue May 01
@dswint916 I will be doing an informal signing at my hotel. Did Peter tell you? Tomorrow evening.

BrandSanderson Wed May 02
Shot of Kevin presenting at Superstars Writing Seminars. pic

BrandSanderson Thu May 03
Tor dot com has revealed Michael Whelan’s cover art for A MEMORY OF LIGHT. link

BrandSanderson Thu May 03
Stealth signed books! Vegas airport OUTSIDE security. Hudson Booksellers by the Texas grill. Signed Kings and both WoT books. All paperback.

CaraArielLibner Sat May 05
@BrandSanderson The last WoT book is coming so soon and I am excited, though scared for them to end. Thanks for writing the rest for me.

BrandSanderson Sat May 05
@CaraArielLibner It has been an honor.

BrandSanderson Tue May 08
Two more creative writing class lectures, one featuring @EricJamesStone. Plus ALCATRAZ annotation and Writing Excuses. link

BrandSanderson Thu M
ay 10
Q&A with N. K. Jemisin on Reddit happening soon. She’s a great writer with interesting things to say. Have a look. link

TheJoshuaTSmith Fri May 11
@BrandSanderson Planning my first convention visit (since @CONduitsf over ten years ago) @JordanConInc in 2013; please say you’ll be there?

BrandSanderson Fri May 11
@TheJoshuaTSmith I will be there!

BrandSanderson Mon May 14
There’s a new ALCATRAZ VERSUS THE EVIL LIBRARIANS annotation that covers breaking out of the Librarians’ holding cell. link

BrandSanderson Mon May 14
This week’s Writing Excuses episode talks about about writing carthartic horror. link

BrandSanderson Mon May 14
Scott Ashton has uploaded another of my creative writing class lectures. This one covers plotting. (Part 3 broken atm.) video

BrandSanderson Mon May 14
Richard Allred sent me a recording of a Mistborn Adventure Game session. Pretty cool. (Almost 3 hours long.) audio

BrandSanderson Mon May 14
At Gen Con I’ll be playing the Mistborn Adventure Game, hosted at the Crafty Games booth. Want to play with me? link

BrandSanderson Tue May 15
How does tin enhance your senses in Mistborn? Tor dot com’s new science blogger has some ideas. link

BrandSanderson Wed May 16
I’m sorry I don’t have more specific WoT posts for you–I know that Harriet prefers me to be more closed-mouthed. However… (more)

BrandSanderson Wed May 16
Maria from Team Jordan has finished her revision notes for the entire book, as has Harriet herself. So we’re only waiting on Alan’s notes.

BrandSanderson Wed May 16
As he’s playing “Great Captain” for me on AMoL, his notes are vital–and he needs to be detailed. When I get them, I can finish revising.

The81stShepard Wed May 16
@BrandSanderson Forgive me for not understanding, but what does this mean? Release date’s not going to change, is it?

BrandSanderson Wed May 16
@The81stShepard Probably not. It’s just a progress update, so people know things are still moving behind-the-scenes.

robsainz Wed May 16
@BrandSanderson sooooo…there might be a sooner release date than the current for January?

BrandSanderson Wed May 16
@robsainz It is possible, but I don’t know how likely.

robsainz Wed May 16
@BrandSanderson darn, i need to haste to be ready for AMoL once it releases. Is there gonna be a ebook version along with the physical book?

BrandSanderson Wed May 16
@robsainz (Winces.) Harriet has a distrust of ebooks; she prefers to delay the release. It is her call. (Ebook is a few months later.)

Terez27 Wed May 16
@BrandSanderson Do we have chapter names yet? Or do you know how many chapters there will be? Or is that a secret?

BrandSanderson Wed May 16
@Terez27 No chapter names yet, as it won’t be until this draft is finished that I settle on the number of chapters. Some are being combined.

DFaninFla Wed May 16
@BrandSanderson @Terez27 im truly hoping this book is 1/3 battles/fights

BrandSanderson Wed May 16
@DFaninFla @Terez27 More than 1/3, I’d say…

Collett19 Wed May 16
@BrandSanderson How’s The Stormlight Archive coming? I need more.

BrandSanderson Wed May 16
@Collett19 AMoL comes first. I will get to the next Stormlight book soon, but not until AMoL is done to my satisfaction.

TyJaxson Wed May 16
@BrandSanderson any word on what’s happening with WoK??? please and thank you!

BrandSanderson Wed May 16
@TyJaxson Stormlight 2 will be my next project.

carryfiasco Wed May 16
oooh i didn’t know @BrandSanderson had twitter. exciting! :D

BrandSanderson Wed May 16
@carryfiasco I know! If only he didn’t post about Magic the Gathering so often! :)

thechrisvasko Wed May 16
@BrandSanderson At the very least can you talk to Pat Rothfuss about getting his book done a little faster?

BrandSanderson Wed May 16
@thechrisvasko :) Pat is a true craftsman. He labors over his prose, and I feel his work pays off. Every line is a delight in his novels.

BrandSanderson Wed May 16
@thechrisvasko Unfortunately, that level o
f workmanship takes time. Pat isn’t slow; he’s precise.

BrandSanderson Sun May 20
So, Baby Meatloaf somehow ended up with this for his lunch… pic

BrandSanderson Mon May 21
ALCATRAZ VERSUS THE EVIL LIBRARIANS annotation covers the Alivened attack. (Monsters made from bad romance novels.) link

BrandSanderson Mon May 21
Newest Writing Excuses podcast covers Howard’s Hugo-nominated Schlock Mercenary volume Force Multiplication in depth. link

BrandSanderson Mon May 21
Got some fan mail recently, including 9th grade ELANTRIS poetry and a message from the dinosaurs to the Librarians. link

RunePaladin Mon May 21
@BrandSanderson I’m starting my teaching career soon and have been trying to think of ways I can make large books (bigger than 400 pg) work.

BrandSanderson Mon May 21
@RunePaladin Well, you could do something like teach the intro to Dragonflight (which won a hugo.) Then…

BrandSanderson Mon May 21
@RunePaladin …put the book up on the shelf as a challenge to those who want to read it. Find big books with self-contained intros, maybe?

RunePaladin Mon May 21
@BrandSanderson Any chance you’d be willing to hook me up with the email for that teacher who used Elantris?

BrandSanderson Mon May 21
@RunePaladin As for the email, let me see what I can do.

JETROCKETSKATES Mon May 21
[currently protected tweet]

BrandSanderson Mon May 21
@JETROCKETSKATES Yes, one is.

BigGiantCircles Mon May 21
@BrandSanderson 85% through Hero of Ages. You’ve already thoroughly blown my mind so much by this point that I just have no words left. :)

BrandSanderson Mon May 21
@BigGiantCircles Thanks! Music continues to be awesome. I love impostor nostalgia.

LionwalkerFSF Mon May 21
Watching @BrandSanderson’s lecture series, I’m humbled by his utter lack of spelling ability. Their’s hoop four us al.

BrandSanderson Mon May 21
@LionwalkerFSF Curiously, I spell far better when I’m typing than I do when writing longhand. Muscle memory? :)

LionwalkerFSF Mon May 21
@BrandSanderson And more legibly :) That could be the future, how long do you think before people only know how to type? Dystopian future where people only know how to type on computers then lose all power and with it ability to write :)

BrandSanderson Mon May 21
@LionwalkerFSF I think I’m there already… :)

FantasyFaction Mon May 21
Michael J. Sullivan is one Self-Published to Published Author who has done EVERYTHING right–link

BrandSanderson Mon May 21
@FantasyFaction @Autumn2May All of this makes me want to make a thread in the self-pub section about a book I’m self-pubbing in July.

BrandSanderson Mon May 21
@FantasyFaction @Autumn2May Then you’d have an example of an author who could be #1 on the NYT, and still belong in the self-pub section.

BrandSanderson Mon May 21
@FantasyFaction @Autumn2May Of course, I don’t have 92k twitter followers, so maybe I’m not a big enough deal to count.

Autumn2May Mon May 21
@BrandSanderson @FantasyFaction I’m sure we can still find a place for you. You’ll be that big…some day. ;)

BrandSanderson Mon May 21
@Autumn2May @FantasyFaction Done!

BrandSanderson Mon May 21
You already know most of these projects, but I did a post on @FantasyFaction about what I have coming out this year. link

20four12 Mon May 21
@BrandSanderson Do you see the speed your books get published at changing w/ the end of WoT? Seeing as how editing WoT takes so much longer?

BrandSanderson Mon May 21
@20four12 Yes, I do. Getting WoT right takes about double the time it takes to do my own works, so we shouldn’t have any more no-book years.

HunterFanbolt Mon May 21
@BrandSanderson So does this mean we get Stormlight 2 and 3, Elantris 2, and the entire new Mistborn trilogy in 2013?

BrandSanderson Mon May 21
@HunterFanbolt lol

20four12 Mon May 21
@BrandSanderson That’s great news! I was curious if you might do another post simila
r to this fairly old one sometime: link

BrandSanderson Mon May 21
@20four12 I will do one like that after WoT is done, and I sit down to start other projects.

WolfInASuit Mon May 21
@BrandSanderson With the whole self-pub thing in debate…Does that mean that it is more desirable to do that, rather than traditional?

BrandSanderson Mon May 21
@WolfInASuit Depends on circumstances. I think there are excellent arguments for either choice.

BrandSanderson Mon May 21
@WolfInASuit Which is great, since once, there wasn’t a choice at all. There was really only one way to do it.

WolfInASuit Mon May 21
@BrandSanderson yes, that is true. However, the logistics of agent finding, and such if trad pub seems far more navigable to me personally.

BrandSanderson Mon May 21
@WolfInASuit Sf/F writers are lucky in that agents and editors are very easy to find and approach.

ChasinSquirrels Mon May 21
@BrandSanderson Any word on when to expect something new for The Way of Kings?

BrandSanderson Mon May 21
@ChasinSquirrels It is next, starting on it in July or August, hopefully.

BrandSanderson Mon May 21
WoT update: Today, I added a new Rand scene to the book. One of many I’ve been working on, but this one came together first.

DFaninFla Mon May 21
@BrandSanderson What made you add it?

BrandSanderson Mon May 21
@DFaninFla Rand needs to be the focus of this book. As such, I wanted to spend a little extra time with him.

simondraper Mon May 21
@BrandSanderson When is the last book being published? I can’t beleive it’s the end of the series already.

BrandSanderson Mon May 21
@simondraper January.

salmidach Mon May 21
@BrandSanderson ? is it a complete NEW scene? if so is it because the editors thought it would fit into the book more, is this the 2nd draft

BrandSanderson Mon May 21
@salmidach New scene. We often add new scenes in the second, third, or even last drafts of a book.

glindsey212 Mon May 21
@BrandSanderson feel free to add as much as the binding will allow!! Thanks for everything! Btw u have an updated word count estimate?

BrandSanderson Mon May 21
@glindsey212 No updated count yet. We’ll see how much more I add this time around–I’m cutting it too.

The81stShepard Mon May 21
@BrandSanderson Can/Will you tell us anything about it? Please? :)

BrandSanderson Mon May 21
@The81stShepard I’m afraid I can’t say much. I try to be extra-careful with WoT scenes out of respect for Harriet.

RunePaladin Mon May 21
@BrandSanderson What’s the name of the wiki program you use for your outlining? You mentioned it in a podcast once, but I don’t remember…

BrandSanderson Mon May 21
@RunePaladin Wikidpad

AllieGough Mon May 21
@brandsanderson you are fantastic :) loved the mistborn trilogy. Can’t wait to see what happens when tarmon gaidon finally happens!

BrandSanderson Mon May 21
@AllieGough Thanks!

The81stShepard Tue May 22
@BrandSanderson Just had an idea for the e-book thing that works for video games quite well. When I bought #ME3, I got a code for free DLC that was printed on the receipt itself. Using this model, you don’t have access to the e-book until you PURCHASE the HC. That way, everyone wins. TOR and Harriet get their cut and fans can get a minimum cost/free ebook. Maybe tie it into registration on TOR’s website so it can only be used once. Works quite well for DLC on videogames. That way, even if the book “DLC” gets given away, someone’s still had to pay for something, and true fans get their ebook. (So I can read it on my phone :) ) If you use my idea, could you use my name as an Asha’man? :) Didn’t find out about the auction until too late :(

BrandSanderson Tue May 22
@The81stShepard Your suggestion is a great one–the problem is, it’s one I have to convince Tor (and the booksellers) to get behind.

BrandSanderson Tue May 22
@The81stShepard That may be beyond me. Really, I’m trying to find something that I can do myself. But I’ll see what I can do.

BrandSanderson Wed May 23
Tor dot com’s science writer Lee Falin has ideas about how copper Allomancy works. link (and Tin here: link)

BrandSanderson Wed May 23
Spent the afternoon with Steve Argyle (artist of many Magic car
ds) and his wife. Wonderful people. And, somehow, I came home with cards. :)

bmoorebooks Wed May 23
@BrandSanderson Hey–sent you an email. You going to be around Tues or Wed?

BrandSanderson Wed May 23
@bmoorebooks I believe that I will be back from the bay area on Tuesday, so I should be free Wednesday. Lunch?

SCHirst Thu May 24
Little bro came looking for a book to read. He’s left with @BrandSanderson Mistborn trilogy. I think he’ll like it. :D

BrandSanderson Thu May 24
@SCHirst Thanks for loaning them out!

BrandSanderson Thu May 24
I’m heading to the Bay Area for BayCon this weekend. I’m Writer Guest of Honor and I’ll also play Magic. My schedule: link

MGallowglas Thu May 24
@BrandSanderson See you there. Looking forward to chatting in an environment less chaotic than WorldCon.

BrandSanderson Thu May 24
@MGallowglas Hey! I didn’t even think to consider that you would probably be there. Cool.

AEMarling Thu May 24
@BrandSanderson If I have to kill a man to play in your Magic tourney, I’ll do it. Will the format by Avacyn Restored draft, or intro packs?

BrandSanderson Thu May 24
@AEMarling Should be draft. I think there will be a sign up at registration. If you ask early, you shouldn’t have a problem getting in. :)

chunkybudz Thu May 24
@BrandSanderson any Orlando trips? Missed getting my sons in wot name game. Kaeden woulda fit. Other son is Elyas. so, guess he won anyway!

BrandSanderson Thu May 24
@chunkybudz Well, the fam wants to hit Disney next year, so Orlando is in the cards for sure.

chunkybudz Thu May 24
@BrandSanderson I’m not weird enough to stalk you and fam at disney for autograph lol. Hope u all have a blast tho! Love ur work. Thx 4 wot!

BrandSanderson Thu May 24
@chunkybudz Well, often when I do something with family, I like to stop and do a signing too. So I’ll post if I do.

rj_chap Fri May 25
@BrandSanderson You ever go to Comicon in Phoenix?

BrandSanderson Fri May 25
@rj_chap I think I’m going next year, actually. (Might be this year. I believe they invited me one of the two.)

BrandSanderson Fri May 25
Baycon has been awesome so far! My room is sweet. It’s also a suite.

johnnyeponymous Sat May 26
Just interviewed @brandsanderson for #HardCopyPodcast! It was the best interview I’ve ever done!

BrandSanderson Sat May 26
@johnnyeponymous It was a blast! Thanks again for inviting me.

BrandSanderson Sat May 26
In the Bay area? Like Magic? There are slots in my draft tonight (9pm); Baycon will let you in to play. Tweet/facebook/email me for info.

elektrotal Sat May 26
@BrandSanderson do i have to buy a con pass to come in?

BrandSanderson Sat May 26
@elektrotal They say that they’ll give you a night pass for $10. So, with entrance to the draft, total is $25.

bmoorebooks Sat May 26
@BrandSanderson I’d play if you were here. :-)

BrandSanderson Sat May 26
@bmoorebooks :)

BrandSanderson Sun May 27
Off to church with a random LDS family I found at the con. (Either that, or they are secretly murderers who lied to lure me into their van.)

RutabagaLover Sun May 27
@BrandSanderson really should reply to me. #ANGRYALCATRAZ

BrandSanderson Sun May 27
@RutabagaLover But you told me not to contact you, lest I blow your cover and make the Librarians realize you wrote the books…

BrandSanderson Sun May 27
Donna at Basement Books has 4 hardcover Way of Kings signed by both me and Michael Whelan, if any of you want a copy. Tsbooks@mindspring.com

BrandSanderson Mon May 28
The first baby Mistborn baby outfit I’ve ever seen! pic

BrandSanderson Tue May 29
San Jose airport has two stealth-signed copies of Towers of Midnight. Authors bookstore near gate A9.

BrandSanderson Wed May 30
Check out this cool artist I met at Baycon. (Note the Stormlight fanart at the top.) link

Feeki_Lin Wed May 30
@BrandSanderson Hey, Brandon, ca
n I ask you some questions? I want to do a report about you. Thanks.

BrandSanderson Wed May 30
@Feeki_Lin For you, Feeki? Sure thing. :)

BlackkHawkk Wed May 30
@BrandSanderson Hey Brandon, is there any estimated date of release to Stormlight 2? I haven’t found any info about it in your webSite.

BrandSanderson Wed May 30
@BlackkHawkk The problem is, I don’t QUITE know how long AMoL will take to finish, so picking a date has to wait until it is done.

BrandSanderson Wed May 30
@BlackkHawkk Sometime around fall next year would be my goal, but might not be possible.