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Tweets November 14-16, 2011


pchobbit Mon Nov 14
@BrandSanderson #torchat —did you ever study a martial art yourself? Did studying a foreign language change the way you write?

BrandSanderson Mon Nov 14
@pchobbit My only martial arts study comes from reading and watching, with the occasional ‘one shot’ go learn some basics. #torchat

BrandSanderson Mon Nov 14
@pchobbit Studying a foreign language was extremely helpful in opening my eyes to other cultures, and my own language. #torchat

CorbyCampbell Mon Nov 14
@BrandSanderson #torchat do you decide what cosmere hints you’ll let out before going to events? Or just decide on the fly?

BrandSanderson Mon Nov 14
@CorbyCampbell A little of both. Usually, they pry more out of me than I’m planning, though. #torchat

craigtimmis Mon Nov 14
@BrandSanderson I’m watching the LOTR Two towers, what do you think of the trilogy?

BrandSanderson Mon Nov 14
@craigtimmis I think they are all very good, though I prefer the first two films to the last one. #torchat

elektrotal Mon Nov 14
@BrandSanderson Any chances of seeing the WoT series continue post AMoL ? #torchat

BrandSanderson Mon Nov 14
@elektrotal If it does, it will probably be in video game form. #torchat

tritlo Mon Nov 14
@BrandSanderson Nice! Another question, do you think you’ll eventually publish a “The World of Brandon Sanderson’s Cosmere”? #torchat

BrandSanderson Mon Nov 14
@tritlo Probably. Though first, we’d probably do TWOK and MISTBORN worldbooks. #torchat

mynameisdeuce Mon Nov 14
@BrandSanderson Since the series is almost complete, if RJ could read it how would he react to your contribution to his legacy? #torchat

BrandSanderson Mon Nov 14
@mynameisdeuce I honestly don’t know. I hope he’d be pleased, but I also feel he’d be sad that he didn’t get to do it himself. #torchat

BrandSanderson Mon Nov 14
@mynameisdeuce Harriet has said she thinks, from above, he’s looking down and this is his reaction: #torchat

BrandSanderson Mon Nov 14
@mynameisdeuce First, a “Who does that kid think he is?” followed soon by a proud “That’s my book, more or less.”

virtusetveritas Mon Nov 14
@BrandSanderson You mentioned how it’s not common in fantasy lit. to see magic be “discovered.” Do you have a story idea for that? #torchat

BrandSanderson Mon Nov 14
@virtusetveritas Several. We’ll see if/when I can write them. #torchat

elektrotal Mon Nov 14
@BrandSanderson will we ever explicitly find out who killed asmodean? #torchat

BrandSanderson Mon Nov 14
@elektrotal It is stated explicitly in Towers of Midnight’s appendix. #torchat

pwlynch Mon Nov 14
@BrandSanderson did the ending of AMOL surprise you? As a reader and lover of the series and world, was it fully satisfying? #torchat

BrandSanderson Mon Nov 14
@pwlynch I will say I found it more satisfying than surprising. There are shocking elements, but I’d read so many theories… (more)

BrandSanderson Mon Nov 14
@pwlynch That it was hard to be completely surprised by anything. (Even if some elements, like Verin, did surprise me.) #torchat

tritlo Mon Nov 14
@BrandSanderson Also, will you be able to fit the rest of Jordan’s notes into AMoL, or will they be released? #torchat

BrandSanderson Mon Nov 14
@tritlo There are way too many notes to fit into one book. Many will be in the encyclopedia that Harriet is doing. #torchat

coldthermistor
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BrandSanderson Mon Nov 14
@coldthermistor Yes. #torchat

ford_thomas Mon Nov 14
@BrandSanderson Do you have plans to continue stories in the Elantris (hope I spelled that right) world? #torchat

BrandSanderson Mon Nov 14
@ford_thomas Yes. I hope to write a sequel for the 10th anniv of the book’s release, which would be 2015. #torchat

tritlo Mon Nov 14
@BrandSanderson #torchat how is it that you’ve become so skilled? Lots of study and practice?

BrandSanderson Mon Nov 14
@tritlo You’ve got it. Practice and study. I wrote 13 novels before publishing one (my six
th.) Practice, practice, practice. #torchat

ericpeters Mon Nov 14
@BrandSanderson What exactly is a dueling cane anyhow? #torchat

BrandSanderson Mon Nov 14
@ericpeters Depends. Some are flexible, like sparring swords, and are used for duels where blood is not needed. #torchat

BrandSanderson Mon Nov 14
@ericpeters Others are basically a big length of wood for hitting people, like a tonfa without the grip. #torchat

ericpeters Mon Nov 14
@BrandSanderson Do canes have a hilt like a sparring sword then? I always picture something like pic being used #torchat

BrandSanderson Mon Nov 14
@ericpeters Many have a hilt. However for most, there is no crossguard or the like. #torchat

BrandSanderson Mon Nov 14
@ericpeters And most don’t taper like that one. They are often of a uniform diameter all the way down. #torchat

GabrielRumbaut Mon Nov 14
@BrandSanderson How “bad” are your 1st drafts? Many authors say their 1st draft of a novel is always terrible. #torchat

BrandSanderson Mon Nov 14
@GabrielRumbaut They’re pretty bad. In a first draft, I focus on character arcs and laying down dialogue. #torchat

BrandSanderson Mon Nov 14
@GabrielRumbaut So the descriptions are sparse, and often they’re overly wordy to a huge fault. Drafts streamline. #torchat

athenainlove Mon Nov 14
@BrandSanderson Which author would you like to meet and get a book signed by him/her? #torchat

BrandSanderson Mon Nov 14
@athenainlove Alive? Terry Practhett. Dead? Robert Jordan. #torchat

BJPrice1 Mon Nov 14
Elantris is what drew me to you. I too would like a sequel. #torchat @BrandSanderson

BrandSanderson Mon Nov 14
@BJPrice1 I will do one eventually. Promise. #torchat

EricLake Mon Nov 14
@BrandSanderson Is Endowment’s holder female? #torchat

BrandSanderson Mon Nov 14
@EricLake RAFO. 🙂

Huckabeast777 Mon Nov 14
@BrandSanderson Who has been your favorite character to write in WoT? #TorChat

BrandSanderson Mon Nov 14
@Huckabeast777 Perrin has long been my favorite, and continues to be one. Mat was hard, but fun. #torchat

justin_9e Mon Nov 14
@BrandSanderson when writing WoT have you ever read RJ’s notes and think that you would have written the plot differently? #torchat

BrandSanderson Mon Nov 14
@justin_9e I wasn’t totally hip on the spanking scene in TGS. There is one other part that was tough. (Can’t say now.) #torchat

BrandSanderson Mon Nov 14
@justin_9e For the most part, though, I didn’t look at it that way. If it needed to be changed, I changed it—but only if the plot demanded.

BrandSanderson Mon Nov 14
@justin_9e I don’t look at this as “how would Brandon do it.” I look at it as “How should this work in the Wheel of Time?” #torchat

BrandSanderson Mon Nov 14
@justin_9e Certainly, I would have written a different series, as I’m a different person. I don’t want to impose that here, though. #torchat

Andrewcyr Mon Nov 14
@BrandSanderson any chance of there being a biography written about RJ and the writing of tWoT? #torchat

BrandSanderson Mon Nov 14
@Andrewcyr I think there is a good chance, though if it is done, I probably am not the right one to do it. #torchat

HeyMaryHi Mon Nov 14
@BrandSanderson When did Thom and Moraine’s romance develop? Came out of NOWHERE in ToM. #WoT #TorChat

BrandSanderson Mon Nov 14
@HeyMaryHi It’s in there, though subtle, in the earlier books. I’ll admit, I found the engagement sudden myself. #torchat

BrandSanderson Mon Nov 14
@HeyMaryHi However, fans have been expecting something there for years. RJ did foreshadow it, it was just subtle. #torchat

blan_Ryan7 Mon Nov 14
#torchat @BrandSanderson loved Way of kings, can you say where shard blades go when not summoned or is it a Rafo

BrandSanderson Mon Nov 14
@blan_Ryan7 It is RAFO, but one that will be answered for sure. #torchat

BrandSanderson Mon Nov 14
@blan_Ryan7 It is a RAFO, but one that will be answered in the books eventually. #torchat

pyper134 Mon Nov 14
@BrandSanderson Has any recent progress been made on the WoT movie? #torchat

BrandSanderson Mon Nov 14
@pyper134 There was a script done this summer, but it went to revisions. #torchat

Shadowsofink Mon Nov 14
@BrandSanderson Complex “magic” system in Mistborn, & the complex one in Elantris, what base ideas do you build from for this? #torchat

BrandSanderson Mon Nov 14
@Shadowsofink For Mistborn, Alchemy and biological metabolism. For Elantris, Chinese linguistics and geometry mixed. #torchat

WinesprngBrothr Mon Nov 14
@BrandSanderson Hey, Brandon! how’s it going? would a keeping weave protect the seals on the dark one’s prison? #torchat

BrandSanderson Mon Nov 14
@WinesprngBrothr No, it would not. #torchat

irothtin Mon Nov 14
@BrandSanderson Kel said he ended atium production for a few hundred years. Will atium reappear in Alloy & such, or did Sazed move the Pits?

BrandSanderson Mon Nov 14
@irothtin RAFO. 🙂 #torchat

virtusetveritas Mon Nov 14
@BrandSanderson You’re known for your inventive magic systems—how was it using RJ’s in WoT, which is a more traditional system? #torchat

BrandSanderson Mon Nov 14
@virtusetveritas RJ’s system was very rule-based and innovative for its time. It is part of what inspired me to do the systems I do #torchat

BrandSanderson Mon Nov 14
@virtusetveritas I’ve enjoyed it, though you will see me ‘brandonizing’ a few little things, like the usage of gateways. #torchat

gandy93 Mon Nov 14
@BrandSanderson Will we ever meet Elend and Vin again? Will we see more prequels/off-spins to WoT? Do you plan a trip to Slovakia? #torchat

BrandSanderson Mon Nov 14
@gandy93 Elend and Vin have had their stories told. WoT spin-offs are unlikely. (Sorry.) I’d love to visit Slovakia. #torchat

BrandSanderson Mon Nov 14
@gandy93 I’m actually reading a book about Slovakia right now, written by a friend who lived there. (It’s called Vodnik.) #torchat

Fyodor32768 Mon Nov 14
@BrandSanderson, in alloy of law are people still Snapping? #torchat

BrandSanderson Mon Nov 14
@Fyodor32768 Sazed chose to alter the way Snapping works. It bothered him. It does happen, but differently. #torchat

Fyodor32768 Mon Nov 14
@BrandSanderson, it seems that TLR still needed to store age “normally” but less. Did Miles ever have to store healing? #torchat

BrandSanderson Mon Nov 14
@Fyodor32768 Yes. He did, but not in the normal way. #torchat

mynameisdeuce Mon Nov 14
@BrandSanderson Do you see WoT making its way to a video format like a Song of Ice and Fire? Or did that show hurt its chances? #torchat

BrandSanderson Mon Nov 14
@mynameisdeuce I hope that show increases the chances. But we shall see. It’s not impossible, but a feature is more likely. #torchat

BenjaminSRawlin Mon Nov 14
@BrandSanderson how old were you when you first started writing? any advice for young writers, given economy at the moment? #torchat

BrandSanderson Mon Nov 14
@BenjaminSRawlin I started at age 15 or 16, but didn’t finish a novel until in my 20s. As for new writers, don’t worry about the money.

BrandSanderson Mon Nov 14
@BenjaminSRawlin It will probably take a few years to get published, or to be making money, so focus on the craft first. #torchat

BrandSanderson Mon Nov 14
@BenjaminSRawlin Think of becoming a writer like becoming a doctor. It can take 6-8 yrs. Who knows what the economy will be like? #torchat

RachelxRussell Mon Nov 14
@BrandSanderson How does your approach differ in writing science fiction and then fantasy? Both stylistically and conceptually. #TorChat

BrandSanderson Mon Nov 14
@RachelxRussell For SF I take many more things for granted, meaning I focus more on story and less on worldbuilding. #torchat

BrandSanderson Mon Nov 14
@RachelxRussell In SF, I will also generally focus on a handful of ideas instead of a whole ton of them. #torchat

BrandSanderson Mon Nov 14
@RachelxRussell This usually makes my sf shorter than my fantasy. #torchat

KASkjong Mon Nov 14
@BrandSanderson Are there any plans for a Mistborn video game? #torchat

BrandSanderson Mon Nov 14
@KASkjong I signed a
deal for one last week! Details forthcoming, but I will be heavily involved. #torchat

sleepinghour Mon Nov 14
@BrandSanderson You already mentioned the Perun-Perrin connection. Any other myths we should read up on before AMoL? #torchat

BrandSanderson Mon Nov 14
@sleepinghour Oh, let’s see. Lots.The valkyrie myth makes a brief cameo. Have a look at that one. #torchat

BrandSanderson Mon Nov 14
I can only go another 5 min on the #torchat, as I have an interview to do. So I’ll finish the next few questions, then I have to run

? Mon Nov 14
@BrandSanderson #torchat [unknown tweet. Not from tritlo. Something about translating Brandon’s books in other languages. This may be two different questions.]

BrandSanderson Mon Nov 14
@tritlo The publisher in the country you want to translate. Look on my rights page for info (at the bottom): link

BrandSanderson Mon Nov 14
@tritlo If it’s not in your language yet, it’s tougher, as you’d have to find someone to buy the rights and publish it. #torchat

JesseGodek Mon Nov 14
@BrandSanderson Do you have an idea of how many books you want to write for The Stormlight Archive?

BrandSanderson Mon Nov 14
@JesseGodek Two sets of 5. #torchat

keebler980 Mon Nov 14
@BrandSanderson I like that you are very involved with the fans. I want to start reading your books. What’s the first one to start with?

BrandSanderson Mon Nov 14
@keebler980 If you want more action, Mistoborn. If you want a slower, more thoughtful pace, Elantris. Thanks! #torchat

ordinarycrook Mon Nov 14
@BrandSanderson so Demandred will be awesome in #AMoL, right? 😛 #torchat

BrandSanderson Mon Nov 14
@ordinarycrook Yup. #torchat

GabrielRumbaut Mon Nov 14
@BrandSanderson I know you plan your plot beforehand, but do you ever find yourself changing parts of ur plot in rewrites? #torchat

BrandSanderson Mon Nov 14
@GabrielRumbaut Frequently. Even a heavy outliner can’t be afraid to change the story at any point in the process. #torchat

JordanHusband Mon Nov 14
@BrandSanderson Do you struggle to write Cadsuane from an unbiased perspective, since she’s not a favorite of yours? #torchat

BrandSanderson Mon Nov 14
@JordanHusband I thought I would, but she has such a strong personality, she’s actually easy. #torchat

BrandSanderson Mon Nov 14
@JordanHusband The ease of writing a character has more to do with how proactive they are and how easy it is to get into their head.

JordanHusband Mon Nov 14
@BrandSanderson Have you learned anything about writing (or about writing her) from dealing with her in TGS and ToM? #torchat

BrandSanderson Mon Nov 14
@JordanHusband I’ve learned a lot about her, and about writing, from the series. #torchat

HolkorS Mon Nov 14
@BrandSanderson Do Shardblades go to the Spiritual Realm when they haven’t been summoned? #torchat

BrandSanderson Mon Nov 14
@HolkorS The answer is in future books. #torchat

CorbyCampbell Mon Nov 14
@BrandSanderson #torchat ‘IronEyes’ at the end of AoL is actually Marsh? It could be any kandra could it not?

BrandSanderson Mon Nov 14
@CorbyCampbell It could be a kandra, but I will tell you specifically that this time it is not. It is him. #torchat

elektrotal Mon Nov 14
@BrandSanderson thoughts on the upcoming mistborn rpg? #torchat

BrandSanderson Mon Nov 14
@elektrotal Very excited for its release. I think it is well done and fun. #torchat

BrandSanderson Mon Nov 14
I’m very sorry, but I do have to stop. I’ll try to get to other questions later. Thanks for your participation, and for reading! #torchat

BrandSanderson Mon Nov 14
Also, if you know anyone in Lexington, send them to my signing tonight at Joseph-Beth! 7:00. Thanks!

BrandSanderson Mon Nov 14
It appears that people in Lexington don’t eat late lunches. Both room service and the pizza place near are closed fr lunch already.

BrandSanderson Mon Nov 14
Pizza hut it is. And, it looks like (for the first time on the tour) I have a chunk of time to write. I’ll get to it, then.

srabbelier Mon Nov 14
@BrandSanderson Enjoyed reading your #torchat. Kudos! Want to
read your book but hesitant to start an unfinished series for obvious reasons. I did read (well, listen to) Elantris and Warbreaker, really liked those :).

BrandSanderson Mon Nov 14
@srabbelier The original Mistborn trilogy is finished. The new book is set hundreds of years later with different characters.

BrandSanderson Mon Nov 14
I am at Joseph Beth in Lexington. Will be signing here until nine or ten. Stop by!

BrandSanderson Tue Nov 15
Layover in Atlanta; signed the books in the Buckhead bookstore near the center of the B Gates. I hid a code in one. This is behind security.

BrandSanderson Tue Nov 15
Just got recognized on the plane by a reader. He should have asked for a #wotgh code. Anyone grab that one in the atlanta airport yet?

TheMikaus Tue Nov 15
@BrandSanderson book and code acquired. Glad I checked twitter before I got on the plane!

BrandSanderson Tue Nov 15
Looks like @TheMikaus got the Atlanta code. Nice work! #wotgh. I’m off to Houston, assuming this plane ever takes off…

BrandSanderson Tue Nov 15
There’s a hilarious new Blood and Bloody Ashes shirt at Ta’veren Tees. pic link

BrandSanderson Tue Nov 15
THE ALLOY OF LAW is a Goodreads Choice Award semifinalist (it got enough write-in votes). You can vote here. link

BrandSanderson Tue Nov 15
I’ve uploaded the illustrations from THE ALLOY OF LAW especially for you ebook readers who have been squinting. +more. link

BrandSanderson Tue Nov 15
By the way, you can also get broadsheet artist Ben McSweeney’s autograph at today’s Houston signing.

vetemix Tue Nov 15
@BrandSanderson Me and my wife love Mistborn, reading it each night loud for each other. Found you through Jordan. You’re so epic, awesome! But one disturbance. How do you reason using such specific historic terms as “Messiah” & “utilitaristic” in Mistborn world?

BrandSanderson Tue Nov 15
@vetemix What you are talking about is sometimes called the “translation question” in regards to fantasy novels.

BrandSanderson Tue Nov 15
@vetemix The book—and the dialogue—weren’t in English & had to be translated. The translation uses similar English words to the originals.

BrandSanderson Tue Nov 15
@vetemix So when the book uses a word like those, the translator from the original Mistborn language feels it is the closest approximation.

chrisoubre Tue Nov 15
@BrandSanderson how long will you be at the signing in Houston? I want to come by but may be delayed

BrandSanderson Tue Nov 15
@chrisoubre I should be there until 9:00 at least, maybe later. If you can show up by nine, you will be safe. You could always call ahead.

BrandSanderson Tue Nov 15
Ha! So a guy who recognized me on the plane must have friends who follow my posts; he asked for a code after the flight to give to a pal.

BrandSanderson Wed Nov 16
Have landed in Houston and am on my way to Murder By the Book for my signing tonight. Will probably be a little late. Flight delays.

BrandSanderson Wed Nov 16
If you are coming in Houston to see me tonight bring your copies of the Way of Kings, as Ben—who did Shallan’s sketchbook pages—is coming.

BrandSanderson Wed Nov 16
For those asking, yes I gave the dude on the plane a code. How could I not?


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