Current Projects
Stormlight 4 & 5 outlining
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Starsight (Skyward 2) final proofread
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Stormlight 4 rough draft
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MTG: Children of the Nameless release
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Shadows of Self Previews + Updates

In case you missed my tweets about it, has put up a few excerpts from Shadows of Self, which will be released in October. You can read the prologue, chapter one, and chapter two here.

At Comic-Con this past weekend, Joel Cunningham of Barnes & Noble interviewed me about this book and its sequel. Watch it here.

The last Writing Excuses episode in June was a Q&A on scenes and description Here are some of the questions:

  • How do you “Show, don’t tell” a character’s thoughts?
  • How do you describe a character’s appearance when they’re in their own POV?
  • What’s the difference between scene and setting?
  • How does your writing environment affect the scene you’re writing?
  • Can an evocative fantasy setting be described effectively in a short story?

In chapter 44 of’s continuing reread posts for Words of Radiance, Kaladin and some of his men began Shardblade training. Chapter 45 goes back in time to a festival in Jah Keved, attended by the Davar family.

My assistant Adam has updated the Twitter archive for June.

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