For the Shadows of Self release on October 6th, I’ll be touring several cities in the US. You can see my tour stops on Tor.com, and full details (such as bookstore ticketing policies) will be posted on my events page as they come in. (And you can also see on that page my UK stops as currently announced.)
The previous Writing Excuses episode on pacing covered the sense of progress. This week’s episode, How do I Control the Speed of the Story, talks about the passage of time. We discuss the tools we use, some of which are very mechanical (scene breaks, chapter breaks), and some of which are quite intricate and require finesse to get right.
Last week, in Tor.com’s continuing reread posts for Words of Radiance, we got to go back in time to see a young Shallan enjoy an afternoon with the two brothers she was able to help, and redeeming the one she couldn’t. This week, in Chapter 49, we get to see Shallan and Adolin go on their first real date and chat about poop.
My assistant Adam has updated the Twitter post archive for August.