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Mistborn Deleted Scene #7

This scene comes from the one where Breeze and Vin visit the skaa soup kitchen to help with the recruitment efforts. As I’ve mentioned in the annotations, a major shift in drafting was to make Kelsier more interested in the army and less focused on the “heist” of stealing from the Lord Ruler. The heist Read the full article…


Mistborn Deleted Scene #6

Since we had such a long outage last week, I figured I’d throw up another of these to make up for it. See how much I love you! One of the pivotal places I changed the book during drafting, as has been discussed in the annotations, was during the scene where Kelsier first outlines the Read the full article…


Mistborn Deleted Scene #5

As requested, today I’ll post some more deleted scenes from Mistborn: The Final Empire. We’re getting into areas that include mild spoilers from the first quarter of the book, so if you haven’t read the novel, I suggest doing that first. Conveniently, it came out in paperback last week! (Note that Amazon still has hardcovers Read the full article…


Final Empire Prime Vin Scene

If you’ve been following the process, then you’ll remember that the book we now call Mistborn started out as two novels to me. I wrote rough drafts of both, wasn’t pleased with either one, and put them aside. Years later, I decided to try again, and (without looking back at the old two) combined the Read the full article…


Mistborn Deleted Scene #4

I’d almost forgotten about this one. The first time I tried to write a chapter from Vin’s viewpoint, she had a much, much different personality. My original goal was to have her be a very capable thief, leading the con against the priesthood. This chapter bothered me for a number of reasons. Explanation below: ——Begin Read the full article…


Mistborn Deleted Scene #3

This is the 3.0 version of the chapter, the last one before I switched over to the version that eventually saw print. More commentary below. If you haven’t read the previous two incarnations of this chapter, find them Here and Here. ——Begin excerpt—— Sometimes, I worry that I’m not the hero everyone thinks I am. Read the full article…


Mistborn Deleted Scene #2

Okay, keeping in line with the next month or so being “Mistborn 2 is coming out, everybody party!” month here, I’ve got more deleted goodness from the first Mistborn book. (Note the linkage at the bottom if you’re not aware of my two big signings coming up.) Monday, I showed you the very first draft Read the full article…


Mistborn Deleted Scene #1

Okay, welcome to the Mistborn One deleted scenes. Writing a book is quite the process, and ideas evolve and change. Sometimes, things get cut because I myself don’t like them. Sometimes, the edits come by suggestions from my editor or my agent. In these sections, I’m going to post some of the more interesting of Read the full article…


Mistborn Deleted Scenes Explanation

On this page, I’ll include an archive of links to Mistborn: The Final Empire deleted scenes, as I post them to my website. I’ve decided that the easiest way to do this is to point back at the original blog post where I show off the scenes and discuss them. I’ll leave the explanations to Read the full article…


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