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Snapshot novella release
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Arcanum Unbounded release (including Edgedancer)
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New Writing Excuses, #FaqFriday Poll Results + Updates


In this week’s new Writing Excuses episode, Narrative Bumper Pool, with Bill Fawcett and Carrie Patel, Brandon, Mary, Mary Anne, and Wesley talk revision. Revision: it’s when you make a too-short piece longer, or a too-long piece shorter. (It’s also a great many other things, suggesting that this description is a too-short piece in need of revision.)

Last week, in Tor.com’s continuing reread posts for Warbreaker, those in positions of theoretical authority moved toward taking actual responsibility. This week, in chapters 34 and 35, Vivenna and Vasher rescue an innocent victim and spike one of Denth’s plans.

The Twitter post archive for June is up to date.

Today’s poll, to be answered Friday, June 14th, has a few of the more random questions I could put together. As always, if you have a question you’d like to get answered by Brandon, please leave a comment in whichever location (Facebook, Twitter, Google +, or Instagram) and I will add it to the list of potential questions.

Full questions:

  • Why do you think there are so many Mormons in sci-fi/fantasy?
  • Do you prefer Bread & Butter or Meat & Potatoes?
  • Have you considered developing a full language for one of your worlds (like Tolkien did)?
  • If you could World-hop one character from another universe into the Cosmere, Who would it be and where would you have them Visit?
  • What Allomantic ability would you want to have and why?


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