Current Projects
Skyward second draft
100 %
Oathbringer (Stormlight 3) release
100 %
Legion 3 second draft
100 %
Secret Project
2 %

Warbreaker

This post originally appeared at Borders’ Babel Clash blog. This is the part where I pitch my book, apparently. Only, I’ll admit, I’ve never been that great at this part of the whole process. I once heard a wise man (Robert Jordan) say something along the lines of “Well, I wrote the series as long Read the full article…


Types of Series

This post originally appeared at Borders’ Babel Clash blog. Because of the excellent discussion we had here about the whole series vs. standalones idea, I thought it would be interesting to delve into the types of series out there and talk a little about how I envision each one. This is kind of off the Read the full article…


The YA Invasion

This post originally appeared at Borders’ Babel Clash blog. When I was in high school, I spent some time doing service at a local library. For the most part, this meant re-shelving books or looking through the stacks to make certain everything was in order. I remember being asked to shelve a copy of Dragonflight, Read the full article…


Steampunk/Gearpunk

This post originally appeared at Borders’ Babel Clash blog. Talking about people taking chances with fantasy and pushing the genre in interesting places has me thinking about one of my favorite spec-fic subgenres: Steampunk. I’ve been fascinated by the Steampunk (and its younger cousin gearpunk/springpunk/whatever you want to call it) since my early days enjoying Read the full article…


Guns and Words

This post originally appeared at Borders’ Babel Clash blog. I can still remember the first fantasy novel I read that used gunpowder. It was one of the Robin McKinley books, The Blue Sword or The Hero and the Crown. I’ve mentioned before in one of these posts just how wrong that felt to me. And Read the full article…


The Journey in Fantasy

This post originally appeared at Borders’ Babel Clash blog. I think it’s easy to understand why the concept of the journey is so intriguing in fantasy novels. There are few things which separate our modern world from previous eras more than that of distance and travel. To us, all things are close. The other side Read the full article…


The Fantasy Series

This post originally appeared at Borders’ Babel Clash blog. I’m in the middle of an experiment. My newest book, Warbreaker, is a standalone epic fantasy, much as my first book Elantris was. Obviously, I’m not the only one to release standalones in this genre. There’s a grand tradition of it, and some of my personal Read the full article…


Letting Magic be Magical

This post originally appeared at Borders’ Babel Clash blog. Some who have followed my website probably know how the concept of using magic in fantasy novels intrigues me. It’s probably my favorite aspect of writing in this genre, and is what keeps me firmly fixed here. I’m not likely to wander to other types of Read the full article…


The Mystique of Dragons

This post originally appeared at Borders’ Babel Clash blog. I realized that back in my first post on Monday, I included dragons in the post title–then proceeded to ignore them completely in the text of the post. Well, there’s a reason for this. The title was suggested to me by the blog administrators as a Read the full article…



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