Current Projects
Stormlight 4 & 5 outlining
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Starsight (Skyward 2) 5th draft
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Stormlight 4 rough draft
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MTG: Children of the Nameless release
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Fantasy Magazine interview with Leigh Butler + Updates

Leigh Butler interviewed me for Fantasy Magazine. The interview talks about THE ALLOY OF LAW, the Stormlight Archive, the Wheel of Time, THE RITHMATIST, and rules of magic among other topics. It’s fairly extensive, so check it out. This week’s Writing Excuses podcast episode features Patrick Rothfuss’s assistant Valerie Dowbenko and my assistant Peter Ahlstrom. Read the full article…

Another Long and Rambling Post™ on Future Books

All, Let’s do a quick (okay, it’s me, so it won’t be quick) update to let everyone know what’s going on here at Dragonsteel Entertainment HQ. (Also known as me sitting on a chair in my bedroom while my eight-month-old son throws half-eaten graham crackers at me.) Warning, this is another of my trademarked long Read the full article…


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…

Another Long-Winded Explanation of Various Things

A few quick items. Hero of Ages has won the Romantic Times editor’s choice award. Huzzah! I wasn’t certain if I could announce this, but it looks like the magazine has shipped, so I think I can say it now. I’m deeply honored. The Romantic Times has done a very good job reaching across genre Read the full article…

Scribbler Chapter Three

So, the outage hasn’t actually happened yet. I missed posting yesterday because I’m lazy. I tell ya, a guy’s wife leaves town and he regresses completely back to bachelorhood in like less than ten seconds. Sleeping on the couch, eating fast food, playing video games all day, forgetting to update his blog…. Here’s a new Read the full article…

Scribbler Chapter 2 + Conduit

Here’s a new sample chapter: Scribbler Chapter Two I’ll post one more of these next week before moving on to doing some bonus Warbreaker material the week after that. Also, I’ve got a really cool reading of Elantris chapter one that someone did and I’m trying to find a good day to post it. Probably Read the full article…

Scribbler Chapter One

As I said, on Wednesdays I want to see if I can provide some sort of new goodie or writing sample each week. Partially because I enjoyed releasing Warbreaker like I did, and partially so that I can involve my readers a little bit more in the process. So, I’ll be releasing a few chapters Read the full article…

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