As I mentioned last week, the midnight release at the BYU Store for the next Mistborn book, Shadows of Self, is using a digital line. If you plan to come to the midnight release, sign up for a line number now at this link.
Last Thursday I went up to Weller Book Works to sign 750 copies of Shadows of Self. They have a few books left, and Weller can ship one to you worldwide, targeting arrival on October 6th. See ordering details here. . I will also be doing quite a few other US and UK signings in October; see my events page for details.
In this week’s new Writing Excuses episode, How Does Context Shape Dialog?, we continue our Master Class course on context. Specifically, the way dialog between characters may change meaning depending upon the context you create for them. This context may be the setting or genre, and it may also be the “beats” in which you describe what a person is doing while speaking. We talk about how to make this work for you, how to avoid some of the common pitfalls in writing dialog.
Last week, in Tor.com’s continuing reread posts for Words of Radiance, Shallan came to a sobering realization about the gentle disposition of the Ghostbloods and her preparedness to interact with the organization. This week, in Chapter 55, things lighten up as her next date with Adolin goes unexpected places, and meets unexpected people.
My assistant Adam has updated the Twitter post archive for September.