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New Writing Excuses, Firefight tour photos + Updates


In this week’s Writing Excuses episode, What Do You Mean My Main Character Is Boring?, we lead off February’s Master Class with the exploration of a common problem: the main character is often the least interesting person in the story. It’s something that each of the hosts has struggled with, and we talk about the solutions we’ve arrived at (insomuch as we’ve managed to solve the problem) and what sorts of things you can do in order to solve them too.

Tor.com is continuing their reread posts on Words of Radiance. Last week, Alice got to play with all the pretty ponies. This week, Carl Engle-Laird discusses Chapter 26, and only gets to play with one of the pretty ponies. Luckily it’s Sureblood who is prettiest of them all!

My assistant Adam updated the Twitter posts archive for January.

I finished the Firefight tour a few days ago. While at signings or cons I am often surprised by my readers who bring me small gifts or make elaborate and time-consuming costumes. I’m deeply grateful for the time and thought put into these, and I try to post photos of them from time to time (at least the photos that manage to focus properly). My Firefight tour was no exception. Here are some of the small gifts and cool things I saw while on tour!

Many amazing gifts here: chocolates for my wife, a hand-drawn piece of art of a smiling Steel Inquisitor and Hounded by Kevin Hearne, gummy bears (that my family has been devouring), Magic: The Gathering cards and doll, origami, and a numbered ARC of Knife of Dreams (sorry, it was washed out when I took the photo!). As well as this amazing Mistborn blanket! Thank you all so much!

Firefight tour, January 16, 2015 at Powell’s Books in Beaverton, Oregon – Epics!

Firefight tour, January 5, 2015 at Barnes & Noble in West Jordan, Utah – Bridge 4 Guard

Firefight tour, January 16, 2015 at Powell’s Bookshop – Mistborn

Firefight tour, January 17, 2015 at Barnes & Noble in El Cerrito, California – Mistborn

Firefight tour, January 17, 2015 at Barnes & Noble in El Cerrito, California – Wooden Shardblade

Firefight tour, January 17, 2015 at Barnes & Noble in El Cerrito, California – Jonathan Phaedrus cosplay.

Firefight tour, January 20, 2015 at Mysterious Galaxy in San Diego, California – Mistborn

Firefight tour, January 20, 2015 at Mysterious Galaxy in San Diego, California – Shallan

Firefight tour, January 20, 2015 at Changing Hands Bookstore in Tempe, Arizona – Mistborn

Firefight tour, January 20, 2015 at Murder by the Book in Houston, Texes – Mistborn with glass knives

Firefight tour, January 20, 2015 at Murder by the Book in Houston, Texes – Mistborn with metal vials

Firefight tour, January 20, 2015 at Barnes & Noble in Newnan, Georgia – Lerasium pendant

Salt Lake Comic Con FanXperience 2015 – Jasnah Kholin

Salt Lake Comic Con FanXperience 2015 – Mistborn

Salt Lake Comic Con FanXperience 2015 – Mistborn

Salt Lake Comic Con FanXperience 2015 – Mistborn

Salt Lake Comic Con FanXperience 2015 – Shallan


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