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Emirates Literature Festival + Updates

I am currently in the air, on my way to the Emirates Literature Festival in Dubai, and I have been getting questions about the schedule for the festival. My assistant Adam has updated it on my website, so if you want to see full details, take a look at my Upcoming Events page. Here is a brief summary:

Friday, March 11

Words of Radiance: Brandon Sanderson’s Fantastic Cosmere
Time: 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Location: Al Rimal

Time: 12:30–1:00 p.m.
Location: Book Signing Area

Sanderson’s Laws of Fantasy Writing
Time: 1:30–3:00 p.m.
Location: Al Wihaw

Time: 3:30–4:00 p.m.
Location: Book Signing Area

Saturday, March 12

Questions from Other Worlds: Fantasy in Arabic and English Fiction
Time: 10:00–11:00 a.m.
Location: Al Ras

Time: 11:00–11:30 a.m.
Location: Book Signing Area

In this week’s new Writing Excuses episode, Idea, as Genre, with Nancy Fulda, Nancy Fulda joined us in the dark dungeons of Dragonsteel Entertainment to discuss the elemental genre of Idea. It’s tricky, because “Idea” in the elemental genres model isn’t quite the same as “Idea” in the M.I.C.E. quotient. There’s a lot of overlap, of course, but the differences are significant.

We talk about stories in which the driving force is “Ooh, let’s think about this for a while,” and how we might go about instilling this sense of fascination in our readers.

Last week, in’s continuing reread posts for Words of Radiance, we left Kaladin hanging as the highstorm struck. This week, in Chapter 73, we still leave him hanging, as we return to the Davar estate, one year ago, for Shallan’s final flashback chapter.

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