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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Emails!

Since Mr. Card posted his review of ELANTRIS on his site, I have started receiving a lot more emails through contacts on this website. Thank you all so much for your interest in the book, and for your enthusiastic words! I’m getting through the emails as quickly as I can. I do intend to respond Read the full article…


Orson Scott Card Review Up

Orson Scott Card has posted his review of ELANTRIS on his website. You can find it here. Once again, you have no idea how exciting it is for me to have one of my all-time favorite authors praise my novel. Even having him read ELANTRIS is an honor that, just a few years ago, I Read the full article…


EUOlogy #8 Annotation

New EUOLogy is up. This one doesn’t quite belong on brandonsanderson.com–I kind of wanted my articles and ideas here to be more writerly. However, this isn’t just a video game review. It’s more a discussion of how my mind works, and how entrancing the entire process of killing things on screen can be. It makes Read the full article…


Election

I have to say, I am a bit surprised that this whole election thing is over. I honestly expected it to go on and on for days, like it did the last time. I want to say this for Kerry–conceding and not drawing us through all of that confusion has to be one of the Read the full article…


Science Fiction vs the university

So, one of my students asked me to write him a letter of recommendation. He wants to get into a MFA program. He writes fantasy. Good luck. I applied to MFA programs too–I know how he feels. There is a strong prejudice against genre fiction at universities. Honestly, I’m not sure if they would let Read the full article…


Orson Scott Card

You have no idea how excited I am. I just heard back from Orson Scott Card, to whom we’d given a copy of ELANTRIS for a possible cover quote. Scott is very discerning on the kinds of books he gives quotes, and if any of you frequent his site, you know that he isn’t afraid Read the full article…


Nachos=Cheese

So, some friends and I went out to eat tonight. We chose a Mexican place that I had never been to–it came at Dan’s recommendation, who said he wanted to get a particular sandwich there. (Mexicans eat sandwiches, apparently. Who knew?) Anyway, the place was rather authentic–proven by the fact that it was a run-down Read the full article…


EUOLogy #7 Annotation

So, I hesitated to post this column. After all, I thought, do I really want to expose to the world just how much of a geek I am? Then I paused for a moment. I’m a PROFESSIONAL FANTASY AUTHOR. I don’t really think I’m fooling anybody (leather jacket and convertible notwithstanding.) So yes, I’ll admit Read the full article…


Copy Edit Done

Well, that was an interesting experience. You see, as a writer, you get accustomed to being right. You can do things poorly in your fiction, but you can’t ever really be ‘wrong.’ Whatever you say a character’s personality is, that’s what it is (even if you don’t have the skill to convey it properly.) You Read the full article…


New Toy

Well, here I am, riding in the car on my way home, writing a blog entry. How is this possible, you ask? Well, I am the proud new owner of a BlackBerry Mobil phone. Full wireless Internet acess. Very cool. It’s still a little tough to type with, but I’m getting used to it. What Read the full article…


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