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BrandSanderson Tue Dec 02
Cory Doctorow was on an episode of Writing Excuses. Also, some updates. link

BrandSanderson Thu Dec 04
Altered Perceptions ebook; net proceeds to charity. Has 6 chapters from original Way of Kings link pic

BrandSanderson Fri Dec 05
Missed it yesterday? Altered Perceptions ebook is out now, with 2002-draft Way of Kings chapters. link

BrandSanderson Fri Dec 05
Shelf Awareness is giving away 10 ARCs of Firefight to their newsletter subscribers (it’s free). Worldwide contest. link

BrandSanderson Fri Dec 05
Utah! I’m signing at the Orem Library tomorrow at 11:00 a.m. with a few other authors. link

BrandSanderson Fri Dec 05
Inside Flipboard did an interview with me: link

BrandSanderson Fri Dec 05
For the evening crowd: I’m signing with other authors at the Orem Library tomorrow at 11:00 a.m. link

BrandSanderson Sat Dec 06
Utah, I will be at the Orem library for the next two hours or so doing a signing. Books for sale!

BrandSanderson Mon Dec 08
New Twitter header photo for the new book. Out now (except in UK-associated territories). link pic

BrandSanderson Mon Dec 08
Dragonsbane by Barbara Hambly, the book that first got me into fantasy, is a $1.99 ebook today. link Thanks, @jswalden!

BrandSanderson Tue Dec 09
Writing Excuses had two new episodes in the past week: a Q&A episode, & about writing for people who know the tropes. link

BrandSanderson Tue Dec 09
Words of Radiance among Audible’s Best of 2014. Also, some updates.link

BrandSanderson Fri Dec 12
Worldbuilders has a signed set of The Way of Kings and Words of Radiance up for charity auction. Ends in 2 days. link

BrandSanderson Mon Dec 15
New Writing Excuses Episode + Updates.
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BrandSanderson Mon Dec 15
Crafty Games has Mistborn dice. Which symbols depends on how successful this Kickstarter is. link pic

BrandSanderson Tue Dec 16
The Steelheart ebook is $2.99 in the US and Canada up until the Firefight release January 6th. link pic

BrandSanderson Wed Dec 17
For some reason, Amazon has the whole Mistborn trilogy ebook at $5.75 today. link

BrandSanderson Wed Dec 17
Legion: Skin Deep free on Audible for just 1 more week. link (Should be for Canada too, but it’s not out in the UK/Aus/NZ.

BrandSanderson Wed Dec 17
Tune in to my Twitter feed around 4:30 p.m. Eastern time tomorrow (Thursday) for a big announcement!

BrandSanderson Wed Dec 17
Ah, looks like that big announcement Thursday will actually be at 4:00 p.m. EST (21:00 GMT). Watch this space.

BrandSanderson Thu Dec 18
That announcement today may be at 4:30 Eastern (21:30 GMT) after all. My assistant is getting conflicting information.

BrandSanderson Thu Dec 18
Doing a Twitter chat for the next half hour or so with @ibooks if you want to follow along. We’ll be talking about the new Mistborn books.

tordotcom Thu Dec 18
Mistborn fans will get two new novels by @BrandSanderson next year! link

nealhatchett Thu Dec 18
@tordotcom @BrandSanderson You’re tricksey. Never was a 3rd Wax and Wayne mentioned. No progress bar…nothing.

BrandSanderson Thu Dec 18
@nealhatchett @tordotcom The Shadows of Self bar moved slowly because I considered it to be for both books. 🙂

iBooks Thu Dec 18
[email protected] Great news about Book 6 in the Mistborn Series. How long has this been in the works? link

BrandSanderson Thu Dec 18
@iBooks So, there’s a story to this. You might want to sit back for a bit and listen, because this will probably take a number of tweets…

BrandSanderson Thu Dec 18
@iBooks It all started because I knew I wanted to do Shadows of Self, the second Wax and Wayne book, and fifth Mistborn book overall.

BrandSanderson Thu Dec 18
@iBooks I’d begun working on it back during the writing of the last Wheel of Time book, between drafts. When I came back to it this year…

BrandSanderson Thu Dec 18
@iBooks …getting into it again was tough. I always have trouble reconnecting with a book when I’ve done part of it, but not finished.

BrandSanderson Thu Dec 18
[email protected] So I worked on the outline for the Wax and Wayne sequence to get myself back into the world. In doing so, I got excited about #6.

BrandSanderson Thu Dec 18
[email protected] So I started working on that one, and wrote the whole thing as a kind of “Warm up.” Once done, I was back into the world.

BrandSanderson Thu Dec 18
[email protected] That made it easy to jump back to book five and finish off that one, which I was now very excited about doing.

BrandSanderson Thu Dec 18
[email protected] So…yeah. I kind of wrote a book as a warm up to write a different book. My process can be crazy sometimes, but it really worked.

mikedorr77 Thu Dec 18
@BrandSanderson @iBooks is the 2nd Mistborn trilogy complete with Bands of Mourning, then?

BrandSanderson Thu Dec 18
@mikedorr77 @iBooks No, actually. There will be one more. I should post an answer to everyone about that.

ProfessorWC Thu Dec 18
@BrandSanderson @iBooks I am unbelievably excited. Any chance for another book in the same shard as Elantris?

BrandSanderson Thu Dec 18
@ProfessorWC @iBooks Yes, someday. (Blog post on all of this going up soon.)

ProfessorWC Thu Dec 18
@BrandSanderson Awesome. I got introduced to it by way of Graphic Audio right before it was announced you would finish WoT. Been a fan since

BrandSanderson Thu Dec 18
@ProfessorWC Thanks!

ProfessorWC Thu Dec 18
@BrandSanderson Absolutely welcome! I got 4 others at my office into Stormlight Archive. Has anyone approached you about Bubonicon in 2015?

BrandSanderson Thu Dec 18
@ProfessorWC No, they have not—but my 2015 is full already, so it’s unlikely I’ll make it. I did enjoy the con a lot, though.

BrandSanderson Thu Dec 18
@ProfessorWC I’m sure I’ll return someday.

BrandSanderson Thu Dec 18
[email protected] So, there will be a total of four Wax and Wayne era Mistborn novels. Alloy of Law, plus a Trilogy I plotted after finishing it.

NeoNoSeQue Thu Dec 18
@BrandSanderson @iBooks so this 5 and 6 are not the end of this era, there is one more we should wait for, right?

BrandSanderson Thu Dec 18
@NeoNoSeQue @iBooks Yes. The last of this era is tentatively called The Lost Metal.

famouskenneth Thu Dec 18
@BrandSanderson @iBooks
What is the next book you are going to write?

BrandSanderson Thu Dec 18
@famouskenneth @iBooks I will write Calamity (Reckoners three, and end of that series) then, Stormlight three.

BrandSanderson Thu Dec 18
[email protected] For fans asking about other sequels, my annual State of the Sanderson blog post answers many questions: link

annadala Thu Dec 18
@BrandSanderson @iBooks yay Mistborn! But me and my nephews want to know where our 5th Alcatraz book is.

BrandSanderson Thu Dec 18
@annadala @iBooks Coming! It’s being revised right now.

darci_cole Thu Dec 18
@BrandSanderson @annadala @iBooks Are you serious, or just teasing… I can never tell where Alcatraz is concerned.

BrandSanderson Thu Dec 18
@darci_cole @annadala @iBooks Serious. Book Five is finished. My big State of the Sanderson update on my website will delve into this.

den_down_unda Thu Dec 18
@BrandSanderson Any news on Stormlight #3?

BrandSanderson Thu Dec 18
@den_down_unda I will start that one in March, to be finished sometime next fall.

ShenandoahGrace Thu Dec 18
@BrandSanderson so is the Wax and Wanye trilogy the second trilogy in the Mistborn trilogy of trilogies?

BrandSanderson Thu Dec 18
@ShenandoahGrace No, it’s actually not. I’m going to need better terminology…

AdrickL Thu Dec 18
@BrandSanderson Super Exited for this. Any of this going to trigger some new content for the Mistborn Adventure Game as well?

BrandSanderson Thu Dec 18
@AdrickL I hope so!

iBooks Thu Dec 18
[email protected] Sounds like quite a process. We’re very excited to read the new books! What was your favorite sci-fi/fantasy book of 2014? link

BrandSanderson Thu Dec 18
[email protected] I would say my favorite sf/f book this year so far has been Fool’s Assassin by @robinhobb. I love her prose and her characters.

kript96 Thu Dec 18
@BrandSanderson Is there any news about the Mistborn Game? Thanks for your books, you are my favourite author!

BrandSanderson Thu Dec 18
@kript96 We’re in talks with a different developer than we’d had working on it in the past, so it could start moving again soon.

BrandSanderson Thu Dec 18
[email protected] It’s very rare for a fantasy series to really follow a character through their life like these books have.

BrandSanderson Thu Dec 18
[email protected] Even the Wheel of Time only encompassed a few years in-world. In the Fitz books, we’ve been able to see him as youth, young man…

BrandSanderson Thu Dec 18
[email protected] …and now as middle-aged adult with grown children. It’s not something we get often enough in epic fantasy, and she is masterful.

BrandSanderson Thu Dec 18
[email protected] The runner up is probably the Accidental Highwayman, a teen book that was very fun to read. I quite enjoyed it.

BrandSanderson Thu Dec 18
[email protected] I also read a few books that have been on my shelf for many years, but I never got around to, including His Majesty’s Dragon.

BrandSanderson Thu Dec 18
[email protected] Very good book, though now ten years old or so.

jim_carnes Thu Dec 18
@BrandSanderson Hi! I’d love to have a conversation with you sometime. I think we have a lot in common.

BrandSanderson Thu Dec 18
@jim_carnes 🙂

jim_carnes Thu Dec 18
@BrandSanderson Would it bother you to learn if another author had a series out that was similar to one you were developing?

BrandSanderson Thu Dec 18
@jim_carnes Probably a little, but the truth is that even if they have similarities, they’re likely to be different enough.

BrandSanderson Thu Dec 18
@jim_carnes The Lies of Locke Lamora came out close to Mistborn, and both are fantasy heist stories–and I thought I was being very original

BrandSanderson Thu Dec 18
@jim_carnes But they are very different, and it’s not a big deal. Same with me and @BrentWeeks doing color magic at the same time.

draQeSimba Thu Dec 18
@BrandSanderson by any chance, do you have hardcover editions of all Mistborn available to sell? I would like ’em very much.

BrandSanderson Thu Dec 18
@draQeSimba We do have them for sale on my website, signed and shipped to you. 🙂

Dev_Chatelain Thu Dec 18
@BrandSanderson Have we met Odium’s champion yet?

BrandSanderson Thu Dec 18
@Dev_Chatelain RAFO!

jaggi_christian Thu Dec 18
Can you give us any hint what Hoid is, and if youll ever tell us his whole story? @BrandSanderson

BrandSanderson Thu Dec 18
@jaggi_christian You will get the whole story someday. He is a person who turned down what others accepted eagerly.

CharlesHorikami Thu Dec 18
@BrandSanderson any info on TV shows or movie adaptations?

BrandSanderson Thu Dec 18
@CharlesHorikami Hope to have some good news about those soon. But nothing I can say right now.

MentalMegalodon Thu Dec 18
@BrandSanderson Tour dates coming soon? I need to know if you’re coming here or if I need to convince my mom to let me buy a plane ticket…

BrandSanderson Thu Dec 18
@MentalMegalodon Very soon.

Rushlimbang Thu Dec 18
@BrandSanderson Are you going to sue Pixar for ripping off Legion in their upcoming film?

BrandSanderson Thu Dec 18
@Rushlimbang It looks very different. 🙂

BrandSanderson Thu Dec 18
Okay, I’ve got to run off to another meeting. Remember, the Way of Kings is free on @iBooks right now! Please share: link

jim_carnes Thu Dec 18
@BrandSanderson If I might ask another question, do big time authors all tend to know each other?

BrandSanderson Thu Dec 18
@jim_carnes Depends. I know a lot of people in sf/f, but not a lot of people outside of it.

BrandSanderson Thu Dec 18
If you missed it earlier: My 2014 State of the Sanderson post is up. News on 2 new Mistborn books and more. link

GgGgtexs Thu Dec 18
@BrandSanderson I tried to pre-order Firefight #ed and signed but I didn’t see the email until I left work. I am heartbroken! no more #ed?

BrandSanderson Thu Dec 18
@GgGgtexs For some reason, Random House would only let us do 200 this time, though we wanted far more. However, (more)

BrandSanderson Thu Dec 18
@GgGgtexs the signing on release day at the Barnes & Noble will be a numbered edition also. I’ll bet you can order one from that store to be shipped.

BrandSanderson Fri Dec 19
Missed it yesterday? 2 Mistborn books. Tor: link Plus my writing plans: link pic

BrandSanderson Fri Dec 19
Audible has an audio preview of Firefight. Comes out January 6th. link Preorder here: link

BrandSanderson Fri Dec 19
And here is Gollancz’s announcement of the UK/Ireland/Australia/New Zealand publication dates for new Mistborn books. link

kevinschawinski Tue Dec 30
@brandsanderson What in the publication process takes ~10 months? When I publish science articles and they are in print in weeks…

BrandSanderson Tue Dec 30
@kevinschawinski Marketing, getting shelf space from Bookstores, getting reviews, printing books and getting them distributed, etc.

kevinschawinski Tue Dec 30
@brandsanderson Ah so lots of real-world logistics. Makes sense. Thanks!

BrandSanderson Tue Dec 30
@kevinschawinski Yeah. If we self-publish an ebook, without worrying about print editions, it can go live as soon as copyedit/cover are done

BrandSanderson Tue Dec 30
@kevinschawinski But if we want physical products in bookstores, there’s a lot to do. And reviews add on another three month or so delay.

BrandSanderson Fri Dec 19
Thanks so much for the Birthday greetings, all! I wish I could respond individually, but I’m overwhelmed! Happy Koloss Head-Munching day.

BrandSanderson Fri Dec 19
BYU students! Remember, the application deadline for my creative writing class is December 22nd. How to apply: link

BrandSanderson Sat Dec 20
Application deadline for my BYU writing class is Monday. Evening Classes students (easy to become one) are welcome. link

BrandSanderson Sat Dec 20
Awesome birthday cake made by my sister-in-law, thanks, Lisa! pic

BrandSanderson Mon Dec 22
Reminder: Application deadline for my BYU creative writing class is today. link

BrandSanderson Mon Dec 22
Legion: Skin Deep free on Audible + Updates link

BrandSanderson Tue Dec 23
Want to order a signed copy of Firefight? I’ll stop by The Signed Page the day after release. They ship worldwide. link

BrandSanderson Fri Dec 26
Have I mentioned the Steelheart ebook is currently £1.99 in the UK and $2.99 in the US? Links: link Sequel comes Jan. 6th.

JonMichaud91 Tue Dec 30
I feel almost criminal. Never been so happy to have grabbed a book off the shelf. @BrandSanderson pic

BrandSanderson Tue Dec 30
@JonMichaud91 Ooh. That’s my signature from a few years ago, when the “B” part of my initials was still pretending to be an actual letter

BrandSanderson Tue Dec 30
Read Andy Weir’s The Martian over the holidays at @howardtayler’s suggestion. Really enjoyed it. (Note: It contains strong language.)

BrandSanderson Tue Dec 30
I’ve finished the outline for Calamity (Reckoners 3) and am now officially writing! New folder for it on Dropbox. pic

joelcobbs Tue Dec 30
@BrandSanderson that Stones Unhallowed folder looks lonely. You should pay it a visit. 🙂

BrandSanderson Tue Dec 30
@joelcobbs 🙂 Do be aware that lots of the prep-work on the Stormlight books happens in our internal wiki, which is in another folder.

walkerb Tue Dec 30
@BrandSanderson Ooh, what caused all your old books to have been modified at various times in 2014?

BrandSanderson Tue Dec 30
@walkerb That’s just the folder, which often contains many documents. Sometimes, it’s Peter adding proofreading notes for new editions.

BrandSanderson Tue Dec 30
@walkerb For Words of Radiance, I think it was Peter adding in the Tor ebook to our archive of editions.

ElShawermanator Tue Dec 30
@BrandSanderson Curious as to why AMoL has been accessed recently :p

BrandSanderson Tue Dec 30
@ElShawermanator We got a new ebook edition from Tor, which we archived in the folder. (Sorry, nothing exciting.)

BrandSanderson Tue Dec 30
My uncle handcrafted this sweet chest to keep my favorite Magic cards in. So many thanks! pic

BrandSanderson Tue Dec 30
Tomorrow (Dec. 31st) is the last day to get The Way of Kings ebook free in the US on iTunes. link link

FayLyth Tue Dec 30
@BrandSanderson Boo


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