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Tweets October 2013


djembo76 Mon Sep 30
@BrandSanderson Reading Steelheart, you probably know, but a real southerner would never use y’all to refer to a single person. As a Southerner it’s jarring and breaks immersion, unless Cody isn’t Southern and it’s a clue to that fact. It’s a common mistake and one I see a lot. Anyway, huge fan, thought you should know. Otherwise, LOVE the book so far.

PetersonRoxanna Tue Oct 01
@djembo76 @BrandSanderson I had a teacher from Louisiana who would use “y’all” when referring to one person and “all y’all” for multiples.

BrandSanderson Tue Oct 01
@PetersonRoxanna @djembo76 I’m basing this on someone I knew who said Y’all was for “1–3” and all y’all was 4+. 🙂

BrandSanderson Tue Oct 01
Salt Lake City Airport Simply Books (Gate C6) has many signed books, including Steelheart & Rithmatist. Just hid 3 Steelhunt codes there.

BrandSanderson Tue Oct 01
Flying to Chicago, working on Words of Radiance, rocking out to this brilliantly awesome mashup: link

lilnightmusic Tue Oct 01
@BrandSanderson is this real brandon or fake brandon (peter)

BrandSanderson Tue Oct 01
@lilnightmusic Real Brandon. I think the only time Peter posts as me is when we put up a blog post, and he tweets it.

BrandSanderson Tue Oct 01
In case you missed it, I was featured in yesterday’s Penny Arcade (As a longtime reader of the comic, I’m flattered) link

Sellak Tue Oct 01
@BrandSanderson glad you have a sense of humor about it. As part of the Pro Sanderson group at PA we will keep trying to convert

BrandSanderson Tue Oct 01
@Sellak I honestly thought it was hilarious.

HunterFanbolt Tue Oct 01
@BrandSanderson Any thoughts on @TychoBrahe calling your books stupid? (I of course disagree)

BrandSanderson Tue Oct 01
@HunterFanbolt Well, remember that @TychoBrahe calls his best friend an illiterate beast-man in the very same comic. I’m in good company. 🙂

HunterFanbolt Tue Oct 01
@BrandSanderson You has requested it at the aMoL LA signing. I was a Memory Keeper. I sent it twice, never got confirmation of receipt.

BrandSanderson Tue Oct 01
@HunterFanbolt Blast. I remember that, but can’t find it now. I just hired a new assistant to help with email. Could you resend?

Cyliena Tue Oct 01
Best thing I grabbed at @Brilliant_Books today was an autographed copy of @BrandSanderson’s Steelheart! pic

BrandSanderson Tue Oct 01
@Cyliena @Brilliant_Books Yay!

AndersonsBkshp Tue Oct 01
Terrific news for our #YA fans: @BrandSanderson is coming tonight! He shares his new book, #Steelheart. link

BrandSanderson Tue Oct 01
Hey, all! Off to the Chicago area to sign tonight at @AndersonsBkshp. Tour details: link

LordSnow138 Tue Oct 01
@BrandSanderson Never been to a signing so I’m wondering, will you only be signing Steelheart or can I bring in Way of Kings & Mistborn too?

BrandSanderson Tue Oct 01
@LordSnow138 I will usually sign 3 books first time through the line. As many as you want if you wait until the end.

JeffWakefield Tue Oct 01
@BrandSanderson following the question from @LordSnow138 : Will you wait for 2nd pass, as with the WoT tour, for personalization requests?

BrandSanderson Tue Oct 01
@JeffWakefield @LordSnow138 No. That was to help Harriet get back to her hotel sooner, and became protocol for the entire tour.

BrandSanderson Tue Oct 01
@JeffWakefield @LordSnow138 We don’t need to do it this time around.

DeadlyApps Tue Oct 01
@BrandSanderson Do you have any plants to finish out alloy of the law or was that the last one?

BrandSanderson Tue Oct 01
@DeadlyApps There will be more.

BrandSanderson Tue Oct 01
Barnes & Noble’s exclusive edition of STEELHEART includes an annotated chapter in the back.

t3h_wookiee Tue Oct 01
@BrandSanderson will the annotations be online? I would rather purchase from a local bookstore. 🙁

BrandSanderson Tue Oct 01
@t3h_wookiee It’s only one annotation for one chapter. It will probably get posted eventually.

marcusk911 Tue Oct 01
@BrandSanderson With new exclusive editions of STEELHEART being released, can we get an exclusive Audible version read by Brandon Sanderson?

BrandSanderson Tue Oct 01
@marcusk911 Lol. I think you’d rather have me writing new books. 🙂

RobertM525 Tue Oct 01
@BrandSanderson Could you, by chance, post the final word count of AMoL for the WoT’s Wikipedia article? 🙂 (It’s the only one without one.)

BrandSanderson Tue Oct 01
@RobertM525 MS Word gives me 353,906—but that’s pre-copyedit.

BrandSanderson Tue Oct 01
Salt Lake City Airport Simply Books (Gate C6) has many signed books, including Steelheart & Rithmatist. Just hid 3 Steelhunt codes there.

ArcPGX Tue Oct 01
@BrandSanderson any books signed in Houston hobby or Dallas love recently?

BrandSanderson Tue Oct 01
@ArcPGX I think I was in IAH, unfortunately. But the bookstore in Houston (Murder by the book) might still have some signed copies.

Cyliena Tue Oct 01
Best thing I grabbed at @Brilliant_Books today was an autographed copy of @BrandSanderson’s Steelheart! pic

BrandSanderson Tue Oct 01
@Cyliena @Brilliant_Books Yay!

codybye Tue Oct 01
@BrandSanderson @Cyliena you’re making Cyliena geek out in our company work channel. 🙂

BrandSanderson Tue Oct 01
@codybye @Cyliena Ha! That is (part of) my job.

BrandSanderson Tue Oct 01
Chicago O’Hare has some mighty fine airport bookstores. Barbara’s books (Terminal 2, Gate E3) has many signed copies. 5 Steelhunt codes!

johnniebailey Tue Oct 01
@BrandSanderson when’s your flight!? I’ll head over in 10 minutes and would love to meet you

BrandSanderson Tue Oct 01
@johnniebailey I actually was coming in, and am now on my way to the hotel. Otherwise, I’d be happy to say hi.

ChrisWarcraft Tue Oct 01
@BrandSanderson D’awww, I was just there and didn’t see them, I even made sure to check. Ahhh, never mind, I was at the H gate one.

BrandSanderson Tue Oct 01
@ChrisWarcraft Lol. You want me to send you one?

ChrisWarcraft Tue Oct 01
@BrandSanderson Haha no worries. I’ll keep my eyes peeled for other new releases. Absolutely cannot wait for more Stormlight.

BrandSanderson Tue Oct 01
@ChrisWarcraft 🙂 Also, was that you I saw quoted in the Delta in-flight magazine?

ChrisWarcraft Tue Oct 01
@BrandSanderson I have no idea, was I? Haven’t been on a Delta flight for a while.

BrandSanderson Tue Oct 01
@ChrisWarcraft They were listing favorite quotes from reddit AMAs, and I think you were on the list.

ChrisWarcraft Tue Oct 01
@BrandSanderson Ahhh, haha, that would make sense. I try to keep mine entertaining 🙂

BrandSanderson Tue Oct 01
It’s week 2 of the Steelhunt! Go here to see what the prize I’m hiding in books looks like, and where to find books. link

BrandSanderson Tue Oct 01
About an hour until my signing in the Chicago area. Hope to see many of you there! link

BrandSanderson Wed Oct 02
Skipped grabbing lunch to sign this endcap for you. Barbara’s Books, Chicago O’hare, Gate H/K3. Prizes inside! pic

BrandSanderson Wed Oct 02
A handsome endcap of my books (signed with a prize inside) at the Chicago O’hare airport Barbara’s books (gate G1)! pic

darcicole_ Wed Oct 02
@BrandSanderson I want to be a successful enough author that I can find my books in stores and randomly sign some. I love that you do 🙂

CarlHackman Wed Oct 02
@darcicole_ @BrandSanderson Ummm me too. But I am just a guppy in a huge pond for now 😉

darcicole_ Wed Oct 02
@CarlHackman Keep at it. If @BrandSanderson can be successful, so can we. *high five*

CarlHackman Wed Oct 02
@darcicole_ @BrandSanderson Woohoo *high five back at ya*

BrandSanderson Wed Oct 02
@CarlHackman @darcicole_ *Double High five*

BrandSanderson Wed Oct 02
Heritage books (B gates, Cincinnati CVG airport) has Signed Steelheart w/3 Steelhunt codes! Also Rithmatist in teen. pic

BrandSanderson Wed Oct 02
James Dashner and I interview each other about our new books, over at Amazon’s Omnivoracious blog. link

BrandSanderson Wed Oct 02
I also answered a few reader questions over at Suvudu. link

BrandSanderson Thu Oct 03
The Tor.com reread of THE WAY OF KINGS today covers Kaladin & a certain highstorm, and Jasnah teaching a Lesson. link

BrandSanderson Thu Oct 03
New Yorkers: November 16th I’ll be at the 92nd St Y with Christopher Paolini and James Dasher. More info & tickets: link

BrandSanderson Thu Oct 03
Here are a few more bookstores where I’ve left signed copies of STEELHEART and other books. link

BrandSanderson Thu Oct 03
On my way to Dayton for my reading/signing at Books and Co. (at the Greene.) 7:00! Steelhunt codes will be hidden in the store.

BrandSanderson Thu Oct 03
Publishers Weekly has an article about Steelheart and the #Steelhunt that I answered some questions for. Very cool! link

BrandSanderson Thu Oct 03
The exclusive @BooksaMillion edition of #Steelheart has a full-color profile of the High Epic Regalia who rules New York in the sequel.

tommartell Thu Oct 03
@BrandSanderson I’m bummed you will be around the corner from my apartment while I am playing in the PT in Dublin 🙁

BrandSanderson Thu Oct 03
@tommartell Ha! Well, you need to at least WIN then, all right?

clkelley713 Fri Oct 04
@BrandSanderson Will you be teaching your creative writing class at BYU next semester? I looked for it, but could not find it…

BrandSanderson Fri Oct 04
@clkelley713 Teaching winter. Should it be listed by now? My assistant might know. @peterahlstrom [Assistant Peter’s note: The lecture class 321 R is open enrollment but is full, and the workshop class 318 R is by application.]

Man999Pope Thu Oct 03
@BrandSanderson so when do you plan on coming out with the next book for The Stormlight Archive?

BrandSanderson Fri Oct 04
@Man999Pope March 4th.

BrandSanderson Fri Oct 04
Cincinnati airport, CVG, has signed copies of The Rithmatist at the news-stand style store by A gates! (Steelheart in the B gates bookstore)

BrandSanderson Fri Oct 04
And yes, by some miracle, I am awake at 9am eastern. (7am Utah time.) Have to catch a plane. This is about when I go to BED on many days…

BrandSanderson Fri Oct 04
Signing in Milwaukee at 7:00 tonight at Boswell Book Company (on Downer.) Hope to see many of you there!

BrandSanderson Fri Oct 04
A Mistborn at my signing tonight. (He got a Steelhunt code for being awesome.) pic

BrandSanderson Sat Oct 05
Today’s signing is at Indian Trails Public Library. (355 Schoenbeck Road in Wheeling, IL.) 2:00. Please come see me!

XandrePilon Sun Oct 06
@BrandSanderson My cat is loving Steelheart as much as I am! pic

BrandSanderson Sun Oct 06
@XandrePilon ha!

wwakefield Sun Oct 06
Need a new fantasy book/series. Something like #LOTR, #gameofthrones, #wheeloftime, #kingkillerchronicals, etc. Whatcha got tweeps?

markwyse Sun Oct 06
@wwakefield Anything @BrandSanderson writes is awesome. Mistborn trilogy is great. Way of Kings is epic high fantasy.

wwakefield Sun Oct 06
@markwyse @BrandSanderson read both of those series. Wish he would hurry up on the stormlight books though, lol

BrandSanderson Sun Oct 06
@wwakefield @markwyse March 4th! Sorry about the delay. Wot took some time to finish…

BrandSanderson Sun Oct 06
I’m on the west coast now! Portland Airport Powells (outside security!) has signed Amol, Kings, Rithmatist, Steelheart. (w/Steelhunt codes)

BrandSanderson Mon Oct 07
Catching up on @WritingExcuses episodes, we had one with Cherie Priest and one with Subterranean Press’s publisher. link

BrandSanderson Mon Oct 07
Tonight’s Portland area signing is at a Fred Meyer. 6–8pm. If you can’t come to Beaverton Tuesday, stop by tonight! link

ericpeters Mon Oct 07
@BrandSanderson So close to Seattle, yet so far 🙁

BrandSanderson Mon Oct 07
@ericpeters I’ll be there next week. 🙂

BrandSanderson Mon Oct 07
Okay! I’m here at Fred Meyer in Happy Valley, OR (Portland area). They have all of my books here, all 25% off. Will be here 2 hrs.

tcherokee Tue Oct 08
@BrandSanderson is there going to be a sequel to The Rithmatist?

BrandSanderson Tue Oct 08
@tcherokee Yes!

tcherokee Tue Oct 08
@BrandSanderson great, can hardly wait. Can I be one of your beta readers 🙂

BrandSanderson Tue Oct 08
@tcherokee Well, we can have Peter put you on the list. I have a lot of people who want to Beta for me, and only a few slots each book.

BrandSanderson Tue Oct 08
I’ve put up the first of my Wheel of Time Retrospective posts. The first one talks about the notes. link

MentalMegalodon Tue Oct 08
@BrandSanderson You sold us 1 post, and it’s turned into 3+. I find this slightly ironic, given the subject matter. 🙂

BrandSanderson Tue Oct 08
@MentalMegalodon Lol. Yeah…

Southpaw2014 Tue Oct 08
@BrandSanderson great post. Is there anyway u can discuss more of Demandred in one of your posts and what RJ had about him in notes?

BrandSanderson Tue Oct 08
@Southpaw2014 I will see if Harriet thinks it is okay.

Jonester Tue Oct 08
@BrandSanderson Possible World Builders donation percentage?

BrandSanderson Tue Oct 08
@Jonester I’ve considered it, but I don’t think this is the time. Perhaps someday.

erinedavis23 Tue Oct 08
@BrandSanderson so sad I’m missing your #Steelheart event tonight. I’ll be working at the downtown Powell’s. Enjoy Portland!

BrandSanderson Tue Oct 08
@erinedavis23 Sorry you couldn’t make it, but I suppose that is an excellent excuse!

BrandSanderson Tue Oct 08
Signing tonight is at one of my favorite stores! Powell’s Beaverton, in the Portland area. 7:00. Will read from Words of Radiance.

ibleedorange14 Wed Oct 09
@BrandSanderson They didn’t get the memo that the signing goes til 10.. yelled at me just for walking in at 9:04. Will you be back in PDX?

BrandSanderson Wed Oct 09
@ibleedorange14 Who yelled at you? Powell’s? I’ll be back to Portland in March.

DJ4TheAffair Wed Oct 09
@BrandSanderson Any updates on Words of Radiance? Just finished The Way Of Kings and I can’t wait!!!

BrandSanderson Wed Oct 09
@DJ4TheAffair March 4th!

BrandSanderson Wed Oct 09
Portland airport! Signed Steelheart in 2 Powell’s. One by the D gates. Four in the store outside security. Some have Steelhunt codes!

BrandSanderson Wed Oct 09
A couple Steelhunt codes in two stores. Also, THE EYE OF MINDS is out this week; buy it to make me Justin Bieber. link

BrandSanderson Wed Oct 09
Los Angeles! I’ll be at The Grove B&N tonight at 7:00. Will read from Words of Radiance. Details: link

BrandSanderson Wed Oct 09
Am at the Barnes and Noble at the Grove, LA. Will be reading from Words of Radiance. 7:00! Steelhunt codes will be hidden in the store.

lizlove6455 Wed Oct 09
@BrandSanderson Come visit North Idaho and/or Spokane, it would be really awesome if you signed one or all of my #mistborn books!

BrandSanderson Wed Oct 09
@lizlove6455 Was at Spokane three months or so back!

BrandSanderson Thu Oct 10
Tor.com’s reread of THE WAY OF KINGS reaches the flashback chapter where Kal learns what his parents really did. link

BrandSanderson Thu Oct 10
The second of my Wheel of Time retrospective posts is on the process. link

BrandSanderson Thu Oct 10
Shawn Speakman’s UNFETTERED anthology (with the AMoL deleted sequence “River of Souls”) has only 300 hardcovers left. link

haleshannon Thu Oct 10
On tour I appear to be following @brandonmull, @BrandSanderson, and @jamesdashner around. Hello, lads!

jamesdashner Thu Oct 10
@haleshannon @brandonmull @BrandSanderson I’m following you!

BrandSanderson Thu Oct 10
@jamesdashner @haleshannon @brandonmull *Looks over shoulder*

BrandSanderson Thu Oct 10
There are 5 Steelhunt codes in Petoskey, Michigan at McLean and Eakin Booksellers. Thanks, Zach! link

robinhobb Thu Oct 10
@brandsanderson So, I’m a grandparent volunteer at Scholastic Book Fair, and what am I hand-selling to mere children? Steelheart!

BrandSanderson Thu Oct 10
@robinhobb 🙂 Also…new Fitz books are coming? Did I hear right?

BrandSanderson Thu Oct 10
Powell’s has a bunch of signed copies of STEELHEART. Some random copies have Steelhunt codes. link

BrandSanderson Thu Oct 10
San Francisco airport Hudson News by gate 41 has three signed Steelheart with Steelhunt codes!

elektrotal Thu Oct 10
@BrandSanderson welcome to town!

BrandSanderson Thu Oct 10
@elektrotal Look forward to seeing you this weekend. Your offer of Magic tempts me.

ChrisWarcraft Thu Oct 10
Apropos of nothing, I really like how @BrandSanderson’s Steelheart is an allegory on how power corrupts by lessening empathy.

BrandSanderson Thu Oct 10
@ChrisWarcraft Thanks!

BrandSanderson Fri Oct 11
Missed it yesterday? Powell’s has 100 signed copies of STEELHEART & will ship. 10 random copies w/Steelhunt codes. link

BrandSanderson Fri Oct 11
Northern Californians: I’m signing in the Bay Area today and tomorrow. Details: link

BrandSanderson Fri Oct 11
Bay Books, in Half Moon Bay, is a delightful store. If you really want a Steelhunt code, they have 8. Stop by! pic

BrandSanderson Fri Oct 11
Tonight’s signing is at 7:00. Books Inc. In Mountain View, CA. Reading from the sequel to Way of Kings! @BooksIncMV pic

tms827 Fri Oct 11
@BrandSanderson @BooksIncMV I’ve been camping out since around 3 after driving down here. How many books are you willing to sign each?

BrandSanderson Fri Oct 11
@tms827 @BooksIncMV I will usually sign as many as you want, but may ask you to go through the line twice or wait until the end.

BrandSanderson Fri Oct 11
Have you arrived early at my Mountain View event? I gave 2 #steelhunt codes to an employee named Alex. Ask him if you can have one.

BrandSanderson Fri Oct 11
That didn’t last long. Alex’s steelhunt codes were gone within moments of the tweet going live.There are other codes in the store, though…

BrandSanderson Fri Oct 11
Check out this fanart at my Mountain View signing! By @workamaholic. pic

BrandSanderson Fri Oct 11
Check out the #newepics tweets some #Steelheart readers did this evening. The Great Salty One is amused. link [Note: Hardly any of these show up in a Twitter search anymore, unfortunately.]

BrandSanderson Sat Oct 12
Bay Area! I’ll be in El Cerrito at 5:00. Will read from Words of Radiance. Details: link

BrandSanderson Sat Oct 12
Palo Alto Books Inc at Town and Country village (pictured) has signed books with prizes inside! Two steelhunt codes. pic

TheOneTar Sat Oct 12
@BrandSanderson There were 3 books left when I got here, none w codes. I have no idea what the codes were though, just happy to get a book!

BrandSanderson Sat Oct 12
@TheOneTar the codes look like post cards and are only in copies of Steelheart. But glad you got a book! Thanks for reading.

TheOneTar Sat Oct 12
@BrandSanderson Ah! Found one and met more fans! We talked about the hunt & decided to leave the last code for another fan

BrandSanderson Sat Oct 12
@TheOneTar Nice! Very awesome of you.

Quake1983 Sat Oct 12
@BrandSanderson sometimes I stop writing just “cuz I dont feel like it” does this happen to you? if so how do you make yourself continue?

BrandSanderson Sat Oct 12
@Quake1983 Often, I just do it anyway, telling myself I can throw it away if it is bad. Listen to the Writing Excuses on writer’s block.

BrandSanderson Sat Oct 12
Kepler’s Books at Menlo Park (pictured) has many signed Sanderson books, with 2 #Steelhunt codes! pic

elektrotal Sat Oct 12
@BrandSanderson man, are you taking a tour of every store in the bay?

BrandSanderson Sat Oct 12
@elektrotal 🙂

BrandSanderson Sat Oct 12
Barnes and Noble in Redwood City, CA (pictured) has signed books w/prizes inside! 2 #Steelhunt codes in Steelheart. pic

Chandlej Sat Oct 12
@BrandSanderson Coming north of S.F. at all?

BrandSanderson Sat Oct 12
@Chandlej Not really, I’m afraid. Tonight’s signing is in El Cerrito (5pm). But nothing up north.

apaperture86 Sat Oct 12
@BrandSanderson you didn’t join the oktoberfest-ivities in Redwood cuty?

BrandSanderson Sat Oct 12
@apaperture86 Not really my style… 🙂

BrandSanderson Sat Oct 12
Barnes and Noble Hillsdale mall in San Mateo has many signed books, with prizes, and two Steelhunt codes in copies of Steelheart!

BrandSanderson Sat Oct 12
Last stop before the signing at El Cerrito in an hour (where I will do a reading and Q&A) was in Mont Clair Oakland. pic

BrandSanderson Sat Oct 12
Go to “A great good place for Books” 6120 LaSalle (Oakland) to find signed Steelheart with 2 Steelhunt codes! @greatgoodplace

keightdee Sat Oct 12
[email protected] Lucky me, I happened to be in the area! @GreatGoodPlace pic

BrandSanderson Sat Oct 12
@keightdee Nice!

Lighttsout86 Sat Oct 12
@BrandSanderson Did Robert Jordan already have the names in place for the final 3 books or did you come up with them?

BrandSanderson Sat Oct 12
@Lighttsout86 He named AMOL. I named TofM and Harriet named TGS.

BrandSanderson Sat Oct 12
At the El Cerrito Barnes and Noble early for my signing? I just gave an employee named Kym 2 Steelhunt codes. Find her and ask for one!

BrandSanderson Sun Oct 13
Just hiked 45 min through San Fran to go to church…and the building is closed for construction. Sigh.

CPaule Sun Oct 13
@BrandSanderson You need no church to talk to god. Enjoy hiking all the way down 🙂

BrandSanderson Sun Oct 13
@CPaule Wise words. Though sitting down to rest for the service was sounding mighty good to me at the moment.

BigGiantCircles Sun Oct 13
@BrandSanderson Bummer man 🙁 At least SF is a nice city to walk through. Actually, I guess it depends on which part you’re in 😡

BrandSanderson Sun Oct 13
@BigGiantCircles It is nice indeed. But man, the HILLS.

BrandSanderson Sun Oct 13
SeaTac airport! Hudson Books by gate C2. Signed Rithmatist and Steelheart (2 steelhunt codes) on the teen table. Signed epics in shelves!

BrandSanderson Mon Oct 14
Seattle! Tonight I have a UBooks signing at University Temple Church. Tickets are $5, or buy STEELHEART at UBooks. link

BrandSanderson Mon Oct 14
A new Writing Excuses episode, plus all the stores I left signed books at over the weekend: link

BrandSanderson Mon Oct 14
Seattle, I am here to sign for you! Reading and Q&A at the church across the street from the University Bookstore. 7:00. See you there!

BrandSanderson Tue Oct 15
Have a military ID in the Tacoma area? Then you can get on base to see me at the Fort Lewis base exchange at 4:00. link

BrandSanderson Tue Oct 15
Here’s the third post in my Wheel of Time retrospective: the writing process for The Gathering Storm. link

BurstDragon Tue Oct 15
@BrandSanderson How many drafts do you intend to do for WoR? I think you’re on the 4th, how close does it feel to the final version? Thanks.

BrandSanderson Tue Oct 15
@BurstDragon Probably 2 more. It is close, but not there yet.

BrandSanderson Tue Oct 15
Today’s signing is at 4:00, but is on the Ft. Lewis military base—military ID required. First 5 who ask for a Steelhunt code get one!

JoshuaSHughes Tue Oct 15
@BrandSanderson just finished steel heart. Great book. I’ve read everything you’ve written now and can’t wait for more.

BrandSanderson Tue Oct 15
@JoshuaSHughes Thanks!

KomekoroKoa Tue Oct 15
@BrandSanderson Trying to cosplay Shallan for Halloween… Any art you could recommend for reference? Thanks!

BrandSanderson Tue Oct 15
@KomekoroKoa Email my assistant. We have some concep art we might be able to send you.

BrandSanderson Wed Oct 16
#Steelhunt stores in OR: Reader’s Guide (Salem) Klindt’s Booksellers (The Dalles) Bob’s Beach Books (Lincoln City). link

BrandSanderson Wed Oct 16
Vodník is compelling, interesting and darkly humorous. I think you’ll love it. It’s also $1.99 right now. link

BrandSanderson Wed Oct 16
San Diego! I’ll be signing at Mysterious Galaxy at 7:00 this evening. Details here: link Will read from Words of Radiance.

Sylar147 Wed Oct 16
@BrandSanderson I wanted to buy a copy of your mistborn signed books but the delivery to Ireland is almost as much as the book itself =/

BrandSanderson Wed Oct 16
@Sylar147 I know. 🙁 That is why we started offering book plates, though.

Sylar147 Wed Oct 16
@BrandSanderson Book plates? Sadly I dont know what those are =P Steelheart is the only book Ive read of yours after WoT want mistborn now!

BrandSanderson Wed Oct 16
@Sylar147 They are little sticky cards I sign and send to you to stick in your book. 🙂

Sylar147 Wed Oct 16
@BrandSanderson Haha oh right those would be cool to have, while I have your attention I must say you saved WoT and Im loving your books 🙂

BrandSanderson Wed Oct 16
@Sylar147 It was an honor. Thank you.

BrandSanderson Wed Oct 16
SeaTac airport! You’ve been VERY Brandalized. 6 #Steelhunt codes. Hudson by the “B” gates and Hudson Books Gate C2. pic

ojinrvk Wed Oct 16
@BrandSanderson Curious, do you let store personnel know who you are first, or do you just randomly start scribbling in books? 🙂

BrandSanderson Wed Oct 16
@ojinrvk Depends on how observant the employees are and how many books I find.

BrandSanderson Wed Oct 16
Seriously, I found a ton of my books in SeaTac airport. Rithmatist, all of my paperbacks, and—of course—Steelheart. Thanks, @HudsonBooks!

17thshard Wed Oct 16
@BrandSanderson The SeaTac airport was where I first discovered you and Elantris. No joke. —Eric

BrandSanderson Wed Oct 16
@17thshard Ha! Cool.

Smurfinablender Wed Oct 16
@BrandSanderson Chicago airport had a store with an entire section dedicated to you with a big “Staff recommended author” had EVERY BOOK!

BrandSanderson Wed Oct 16
@Smurfinablender Sweet! Barbara’s bookstore rocks.

BrandSanderson Wed Oct 16
Last signing of this very long tour is tonight in San Diego! (Though I will sign in Utah Thursday.) Mysterious Galaxy, 7:00.

BrandSanderson Wed Oct 16
There are two codes hidden in Mysterious Galaxy. Clue one: the force is strong here. The other is by something that wards against evil.

BrandSanderson Wed Oct 16
Also, Mysterious Galaxy ships books! Steelheart & TWOK. If you want one personalized, call 858.268.4747. I’ll put a code in a random order.

BrandSanderson Thu Oct 17
The Wheel of Time retrospective post #4: What I learned from writing THE GATHERING STORM. link

BrandSanderson Thu Oct 17
Tor.com’s reread of THE WAY OF KINGS reaches chapters 38 and 39, with Teft keeping secrets. link

BrandSanderson Thu Oct 17
Libros 2,84€ Elantris link Nacidos de la Bruma 1 link 2 link 3 link

BrandSanderson Thu Oct 17
Warwick’s Bookstore in the San Diego airport. (Pictured.) Many signed books; codes in Steelhearts on the back wall! pic

BrandSanderson Thu Oct 17
Almost home! In Salt Lake airport, I did find time to sign the books at Simply Books by Gate C7, though I’m out of codes for the moment.

BrandSanderson Fri Oct 18
Well, the results are in: whose book sold best, James’s or Brandon’s—and the winner is Brandon…Mull. link

BrandSanderson Fri Oct 18
I’m signing in West Jordan at the Jordan Landing Barnes & Noble tomorrow at 6:00. I’ll read from Words of Radiance. link

BrandSanderson Sat Oct 19
I’ll read from Words of Radiance today at Jordan Landing. 6:00. B&N started handing out wristbands this morning. link

BrandSanderson Sat Oct 19
Signing today! West Jordan Barnes and Noble! 6–9pm.

BrandSanderson Mon Oct 21
More places to get signed copies of STEELHEART & #steelhunt codes. Also, Elantris & Mistborn ebooks in Spanish. link

BrandSanderson Mon Oct 21
This week’s Writing Excuses episode talks about how to tell your internal heckler from your internal editor. link

BrandSanderson Mon Oct 21
I am at home, tour finished, and happily back to the best part of the job—the writing. (Though edits loom.)

BrandSanderson Mon Oct 21
For those asking, over the weekend and today I’ve been writing the epigraphs for Words of Radiance. I suggest reading them carefully…

BrandSanderson Tue Oct 22
Here’s another Wheel of Time Retrospective post. This one is on the writing process for TOWERS OF MIDNIGHT. link

BrandSanderson Wed Oct 23
I appear in costume in this fantasy authors calendar for charity, now available. link pic

BrandSanderson Thu Oct 24
Here’s another of my Wheel of Time Retrospective posts. This is on what I learned & did wrong in TOWERS OF MIDNIGHT. link

LordGrimdark Thu Oct 24
I’m going to be so conflicted when I find out the @Pat_Rothfuss I follow is actually @BrandSanderson.

Pat_Rothfuss Thu Oct 24
@LordGrimdark Allow me to ease that pain a little. I tell you three times, I am not @BrandSanderson.

BrandSanderson Thu Oct 24
@Pat_Rothfuss @LordGrimdark What if I’ve secretly been Pat Rothfuss all along?

BrandSanderson Thu Oct 24
Tor.com’s reread of THE WAY OF KINGS reaches chapters 40 and 41, with the aftermath of the whitespine attack. link

BrandSanderson Thu Oct 24
Publisher’s Weekly has an article about the Bieberllama. link

BrandSanderson Thu Oct 24
I’ll be chatting w/Christoper @paolini in about 15 min. This will mostly be a discussion between us; follow on twitter using #fantasychat

BrandSanderson Thu Oct 24
I’d also like to give a shout out to some reviewers and readers who have been enthusiastic about Steelheart. (See next post.) #FantasyChat

BrandSanderson Thu Oct 24
Thanks: @Reader_Fictions, @MundieMoms, @booksandwine, @ScottReadsIt, @Pabkins,@wearedevilcow, @MMOGC, @TheSciFiChick, @IceyBooks Join in!

BrandSanderson Thu Oct 24
Okay! Time to start #fantasychat. FYI, most of these tweets will be direct at Christpher or Randomhousekids so I don’t spam your feeds.

BrandSanderson Thu Oct 24
For those wondering, the #fantasychat will involve us talking about some of our favorite books, and the fantasy genre in general.

BrandSanderson Thu Oct 24
So if you want to see the conversation, or ask questions (I can’t promise to answer everyone) follow with #fantasychat or on my feed. Onward

paolini Thu Oct 24
So, @BrandSanderson how is the tour for Steelheart going? I’ve seen lots of photos of you at various bookstores. #FantasyChat

BrandSanderson Thu Oct 24
@paolini The tour was LONG, but one of the easiest I’ve done. We’ve figured out over the years how to streamline things. #fantasychat

BrandSanderson Thu Oct 24
@paolini How you been, my friend? I love the advance copy of Eragon 10th Anniversary Edition you sent me! #fantasychat

paolini Thu Oct 24
@BrandSanderson I’ve been good, thanks! Busy as always. Actually finished up that project I showed you on on the plane. #FantasyChat

BrandSanderson Thu Oct 24
@paolini Excellent! *Rubs hands together* When do I get to read it? #secretproject #FantasyChat

paolini Thu Oct 24
@BrandSanderson Lol. I need to go over it one more time, but after that . . . And when do I get to read Words of Radiance?!!! #FantasyChat

BrandSanderson Thu Oct 24
@paolini Ha! I should have the last draft done within a week or two. If can make the computer work.We’re trying the new MS Word.#fantasychat

BrandSanderson Thu Oct 24
@paolini My assistant @PeterAhlstrom is doing copyedits while I revise. So we need the new Word’s Collaboration features. #FantasyChat

paolini Thu Oct 24
@BrandSanderson Always a challenge. Btw, last twitter chat I did, I made so many tweets, Twitter stopped me from posting! #FantasyChat

BrandSanderson Thu Oct 24
@paolini Yes, twitter cut me off once too. I was answering furiously in the middle of a Q&A with fans and then—nothing. #FantasyChat

paolini Thu Oct 24
@BrandSanderson I just read a ‘Stainless Steel Rat’ book by Harry Harrison. What have you been reading? #FantasyChat

RandomBookElf Thu Oct 24
@BrandSanderson, @paolini are amazing writers. What are you reading on those long fights?

BrandSanderson Thu Oct 24
@RandomBookElf @paolini I just finished a new book by a younger writer which was AWESOME. I hope she finds a publisher. #fantasychat

BrandSanderson Thu Oct 24
@paolini The other thing I’m reading is @brentweeks’s The Black Prism. Trying to get ready for his new book next year. #FantasyChat

paolini Thu Oct 24
@BrandSanderson Haven’t read that yet. I’m also reading the full version of the Count of Monte Cristo and some Lovecraft. #FantasyChat

BrandSanderson Thu Oct 24
@paolini Stainless Steel Rat, eh? A classic! Do you read many fantasy books from the pre 90’s era? #FantasyChat

paolini Thu Oct 24
@BrandSanderson Sure! Eddison, Peake, Le Guin, Moorcock, and so forth. A lot of good stuff. You? #FantasyChat

BrandSanderson Thu Oct 24
@paolini A lot of Moorcock, a fair amount of Le Guin. Also loved the Thomas Covenant books (which just ended this year.) #FantasyChat

BrandSanderson Thu Oct 24
@paolini A lot of my favorites are 90’s works. @guygavrielkay’s books got really good in that era and beyond, for example. #fantasychat

BrandSanderson Thu Oct 24
@paolini I’ve been thinking of digging into Saberhagen’s Swords books again. It’s been years. Might be my next “classic” read. #fantasychat

paolini Thu Oct 24
@BrandSanderson Any thoughts on length of books? Lot of early sci-fi/fantasy was really short. But good. Now long is in. #FantasyChat

BrandSanderson Thu Oct 24
@paolini Boy, that’s a good question. The obvious answer is “Whatever length is right.” But… #fantasychat

BrandSanderson Thu Oct 24
@paolini I had issues in my unpublished years not understanding the right length for a story, and going long for all of them. #fantasychat

paolini Thu Oct 24
@BrandSanderson Interesting. Still blows my mind the first Narnia book is only 36k. The Hobbit, 95k. #fantasychat

BrandSanderson Thu Oct 24
@paolini Yeah, some of the very best stories are slim. Though I do love me a big thick novel as well. #fantasychat

BrandSanderson Thu Oct 24
@paolini I do think the new era of ebook publishing might help with this, letting us go longer or shorter with more freedom. #fantasychat

BrandSanderson Thu Oct 24
@paolini What do you think? Your books seemed to get thicker as you progressed. Am I right? #fantasychat

paolini Thu Oct 24
@BrandSanderson I’m doing my best to fight the trend! I think it comes down to how much you show vs. tell. #fantasychat

paolini Thu Oct 24
@BrandSanderson For me narration takes up less space than sinking deeply into a character’s viewpoint. #fantasychat

DianaIlinca Thu Oct 24
@paolini @BrandSanderson do you guys have any tips on show vs tell? #FantasyChat

BrandSanderson Thu Oct 24
@DianaIlinca @paolini A big problem a lot of writers have, myself included, is sometimes telling something—then showing it. #fantasychat

BrandSanderson Thu Oct 24
@DianaIlinca @paolini It’s as if we don’t trust our own writing. I’ve learned to watch for this as a show/tell issue. #fantasychat

BrandSanderson Thu Oct 24
@DianaIlinca @paolini I just say try to focus on character—how would they see/say/notice things? That makes me show more. #fantasychat

BrandSanderson Thu Oct 24
@paolini Tell me. How many drafts is common for you on a project like #secretproject? #FantasyChat

paolini Thu Oct 24
@BrandSanderson Depends. My first draft tends to be several drafts combined. But most projects 3-4 drafts total. #secretproject #FantasyChat

Dezzles Thu Oct 24
@BrandSanderson Are you coming to Australia any time soon? #FantasyChat

BrandSanderson Thu Oct 24
@Dezzles Not soon, I’m afraid. Next year’s overseas trips are both Europe, I believe. Sorry. 🙁

MundieMoms Thu Oct 24
Who was your favorite literature fantasy character growing up? #FantasyChat @BrandSanderson @randomhousekids

BrandSanderson Thu Oct 24
@MundieMoms @randomhousekids Oh, I have a TON of those. I’ll need a full tweet to get into some of them. #fantasychat @paolini

Socrates72 Thu Oct 24
@paolini @BrandSanderson Have y’all tried reading through The Silmarillion? #fantasychat

BrandSanderson Thu Oct 24
@Socrates72 @paolini I succeeded once! And that was all that I needed…

BrandSanderson Thu Oct 24
Favorite fantasy characters growing up: Lessa—Dragonriders, Josua Lackhand—Memory and Thorn. And, of course, Silk. #fantasychat @paolini

gregoryrichards Thu Oct 24
@BrandSanderson @paolini does bouncing count?

BrandSanderson Thu Oct 24
@gregoryrichards @paolini Best quip in a fantasy series of all time. #FantasyChat

GabeEggers Thu Oct 24
@BrandSanderson @paolini Lessa was so great! The Pern series was my gateway into SFF.

BrandSanderson Thu Oct 24
@GabeEggers @paolini Pern was my main gateway as well. And I love how the books hold up to reading as an adult. Truly classics

KSIGoldElite Thu Oct 24
@BrandSanderson @paolini @GabeEggers do you mean the dragon riders of pern series?

BrandSanderson Thu Oct 24
@KSIGoldElite @paolini @GabeEggers Yes.

paolini Thu Oct 24
@BrandSanderson Muad’dib, Steerpike, Ged, and Meg from Wrinkle in Time. Also the Horse from Narnia. #FantasyChat

BrandSanderson Thu Oct 24
@paolini The horse from Narnia is okay…but is no Bela. #wotnerdsrepresent. #FantasyChat

paolini Thu Oct 24
@BrandSanderson Silk was pretty cool. 🙂 #FantasyChat

BrandSanderson Thu Oct 24
@paolini Silk was the original cool fantasy dude. A little one-dimensional, like many Eddings characters—but I still love him #FantasyChat

gamer_lady Thu Oct 24
@BrandSanderson @MMOGC @paolini The banter in Eddings books made them something I could re-read often. Silk was also a favorite.

BrandSanderson Thu Oct 24
@gamer_lady @MMOGC @paolini He was excellent with dialogue—most certainly his greatest strength. #fantasychat

casl1976 Thu Oct 24
@BrandSanderson Silk was always my favorite. Until Mat Cauthon came along

BrandSanderson Thu Oct 24
@casl1976 Agreed.

jeremyrclifford Thu Oct 24
@BrandSanderson Why did Demandred have to fight 3 1:1 fights in AMOL? #fantasychat Significance in the num 3?

BrandSanderson Thu Oct 24
@jeremyrclifford Yes.

jeremyrclifford Thu Oct 24
@BrandSanderson Any news on a WoT movie? #fantasychat

BrandSanderson Thu Oct 24
@jeremyrclifford Afraid not. Last I heard, they were debating a television show—but that was six months ago. #fantasychat

Seerows_Law Thu Oct 24
@BrandSanderson @jeremyrclifford television show would work much better than movie IMO.

BrandSanderson Thu Oct 24
@Seerows_Law @jeremyrclifford Yes, I’ve said that to them from the beginning. Game of Thrones might finally budge them. #fantasychat

djf137 Thu Oct 24
@BrandSanderson Or what about a Legion TV show?

BrandSanderson Thu Oct 24
@djf137 Working very hard on a Legion TV show. It’s moving, but slowly.

BrandSanderson Thu Oct 24
For those who don’t know, I’m doing an event w/Christopher @paolini and @jamesdashner next month in NYC: #fantasychat link

darci_cole Thu Oct 24
@BrandSanderson Q: What made you choose to be Bieber for Twitter-ween? (Or did someone else change it for you? *side eyes @PeterAhlstrom*

BrandSanderson Thu Oct 24
@darci_cole @PeterAhlstrom It was a bet between me and Dashner. (I did a post on it last week.)

BrandSanderson Thu Oct 24
@paolini I’ve got one for you. Do you have an opinion on the the more gritty trend in fantasy during the last decade or so? #fantasy [Note: Christopher probably didn’t see this question.]

xerocube Thu Oct 24
@BrandSanderson are you planning any more novels based in the #mistborn world? #fantasychat

BrandSanderson Thu Oct 24
@xerocube Yup! Blog post next week will talk about it. #fantasychat

paolini Thu Oct 24
@BrandSanderson It seems to me that the classic fairytale style narration has fallen out of style

BrandSanderson Thu Oct 24
@paolini That’s an interesting point, regarding the classic narrative style, I haven’t considered. It works great in Hobbit

BrandSanderson Thu Oct 24
@paolini I wonder if the style could be updated to feel modern, but retain some of its style to create something new. #fantasychat

paolini Thu Oct 24
@BrandSanderson Not sure. How many modern authors would leave the big battle at the end off-screen (re: The Hobbit)? #fantasychat

BrandSanderson Thu Oct 24
@paolini Well, ahem, Twilight did it… #fantasychat

paolini Thu Oct 24
@BrandSanderson I wouldn’t write about Vampires because they suck. And they’re a pain in the neck. Shall I go on in that vein? #fantasychat

BrandSanderson Thu Oct 24
@paolini Pun score: D–. (You decide if that’s a good or bad rating for a pun.) #fantasychat

AbelUndercity Thu Oct 24
@paolini No, but fangs a lot. @DesslynStorm @BrandSanderson

BrandSanderson Thu Oct 24
@AbelUndercity @paolini @DesslynStorm Nice.

KikiGurl720 Thu Oct 24
Have each of you read all of each other’s books? @paolini @BrandSanderson #FantasyChat

BrandSanderson Thu Oct 24
@KikiGurl720 @paolini I’ve really enjoyed Christopher’s work. It’s particularly impressive when compared to my work at his age. #fantasychat

paolini Thu Oct 24
@BrandSanderson Sometimes I get so deeply into the POV of a character, I lose all sense of pacing. #fantasychat

JAbramBarneck Thu Oct 24
@paolini @BrandSanderson I think that is good. You can fix pacing in an edit. But getting really deep into a character brings them to life.

BrandSanderson Thu Oct 24
@JAbramBarneck @paolini This is a very good point. #fantasychat

BrandSanderson Thu Oct 24
@paolini That’s an issue for epic fantasy in general, I think. Robert Jordan and GRRM both talked about digging in deep. #fantasychat

BrandSanderson Thu Oct 24
@paolini It’s a challenge to balance pacing and immersion, but I think it’s something we can get better at as a genre. #fantasychat

paolini Thu Oct 24
@BrandSanderson Agreed. I’m really trying to keep my fiction sharper and tighter moving forward. #fantasychat

BrandSanderson Thu Oct 24
@paolini What I read of #secretproject on the plane that once was very tight. So I think you’re doing well by that… #fantasychat

BrandSanderson Thu Oct 24
@paolini I think @longshotauthor (Jim Butcher) has really managed to get this one right in his epics. #fantasychat

FairyTalesImage Thu Oct 24
@randomhousekids @paolini @BrandSanderson who creates the wonderful art work on your book covers? FANTASTIC! #FantasyChat @FairyTalesImage

BrandSanderson Thu Oct 24
@FairyTalesImage @paolini It’s often a team, with the art director and an illustrator and the editor working together. #fantasychat

BrandSanderson Thu Oct 24
@FairyTalesImage My books have had different illustrators, depending . @paolini has had the excellent John Jude Palencar. #fantasychat

xerocube Thu Oct 24
@BrandSanderson @paolini if either of you had to pick your most influential author, who would it be? #fantasychat

BrandSanderson Thu Oct 24
@xerocube @paolini Most influential writer? Mine’s easy, and perhaps a little obvious. Robert Jordan. #fantasychat

BrandSanderson Thu Oct 24
@xerocube @paolini But the way Melanie Rawn did magic in her Sunrunner books was an influence on my magic system development. #fantasychat

paolini Thu Oct 24
@xerocube @BrandSanderson Frank Herbert, Tolkien, McCaffery, Brian Jacques, Jane Yolen, Le Guin, Tad Williams, Eddings, Fiest. #fantasychat

BrandSanderson Thu Oct 24
@paolini @xerocube Man, I totally forgot to mention Yolen. SO GOOD. Dragon’s Blood, right? Man, I loved that book. #fantasychat

KikiGurl720 Thu Oct 24
What do you think is the hardest part of writing? @paolini @BrandSanderson #FantasyChat

BrandSanderson Thu Oct 24
@KikiGurl720 @paolini Revisions are toughest for me. Getting a good book to be excellent takes a lot of effort. #fantasychat

Enchantedbooks Thu Oct 24
@BrandSanderson Would you ever collaborate with another author, on writing a book? @paolini #fantasychat @randomhousekids

BrandSanderson Thu Oct 24
@Enchantedbooks @paolini Collaboration is TOUGH. I tried it once (excluding the Wot) on a book, and it didn’t turn out well. #fantasychat

BrandSanderson Thu Oct 24
@Enchantedbooks @paolini That’s not to say I wouldn’t try again, but it would have to be just the right project. #fantasychat

cfaitha42 Thu Oct 24
@BrandSanderson @Enchantedbooks @paolini Would you recommend it for beginner writers though? #FantasyChat

BrandSanderson Thu Oct 24
@cfaitha42 @Enchantedbooks @paolini I would not recommend it, personally. Everyone I’ve talked to says it’s very hard. #fantasychat

BrandSanderson Thu Oct 24
@cfaitha42 @Enchantedbooks @paolini If you have a good reason, such as a it works for you individually, do it. #fantasychat

BrandSanderson Thu Oct 24
@cfaitha42 @Enchantedbooks @paolini I wouldn’t say it’s a go-to suggestion that people try. It’s often twice the work, not half.#fantasychat

BrandSanderson Thu Oct 24
If you weren’t aware, @paolini has a cool 10th Anniversary edition of Eragon. He just posted a picture he did for it. pic

paolini Thu Oct 24
@BrandSanderson The drawing is actually of my dad. I just put a beard on him. lol #fantasychat

BrandSanderson Thu Oct 24
@paolini That’s awesome. We were flipping through the book, and my illustrator commented on how good you’ve gotten. #fantasychat

BrandSanderson Thu Oct 24
Fun story. Twice now, I’ve gotten on a plane and unexpectedly found @paolini in a seat near me. We sat together instead. #fantasychat

paolini Thu Oct 24
@BrandSanderson You’re my special stalker, aren’t you? … Or maybe I’m stalking you! #fantasychat

BrandSanderson Thu Oct 24
@paolini Lol.

paolini Thu Oct 24
@BrandSanderson So what’s your latest book right now? Steelheart, right? #fantasychat

BrandSanderson Thu Oct 24
@paolini Yes, my latest book out is Steelheart—with Words of Radiance in March. #fantasychat

BrandSanderson Thu Oct 24
@paolini And you have that shiny 10th anniversary edition of Eragon. When does it come out? #fantasychat

lilnightmusic Thu Oct 24
@paolini @BrandSanderson If you could go back to in time and meet any writer, who would you choose? #FantasyChat

BrandSanderson Thu Oct 24
@lilnightmusic @paolini Another boring answer, I’m afraid. Robert Jordan. To ask about some of the things in the last book. #fantasychat

BrandSanderson Thu Oct 24
@lilnightmusic @paolini Wouldn’t mind a nice chat with Moses either… #fantasychat

feuermathdoc Thu Oct 24
@BrandSanderson How do you define the difference between high fantasy and epic fantasy?

BrandSanderson Thu Oct 24
@feuermathdoc It’s just a personal definition for me. High=other world, lots of magic, fantastical setting.

BrandSanderson Thu Oct 24
@feuermathdoc Epic means large cast and/or fate of the world. Also with an extended story.

BrandSanderson Thu Oct 24
@feuermathdoc Many epic fantasies are also high fantasy, but not all. You could write an epic fantasy with low magic or in our world.

deafdragonrider Thu Oct 24
@paolini @BrandSanderson when you will write a book with a deaf character? #fantasychat

BrandSanderson Thu Oct 24
@deafdragonrider @paolini Original draft of The Way of Kings had Taravangian as a deaf man, but I felt I did it poorly. #fantasychat

BrandSanderson Thu Oct 24
@deafdragonrider @paolini I have a second story I’m planning with a deaf protagonist, but I need to do more research. #fantasychat

gamer_lady Thu Oct 24
@BrandSanderson @paolini @guygavrielkay The Darkest Road is one of the first books I can remember not being able to put down.

BrandSanderson Thu Oct 24
@gamer_lady @paolini @guygavrielkay Have Under Heaven? It was one of the most beautifully written books I’ve ever read. #fantasychat

lilnightmusic Thu Oct 24
Looking back on your published books, do you have any regrets or things you would change? @paolini @BrandSanderson #FantasyChat

BrandSanderson Thu Oct 24
@lilnightmusic @paolini There are things I wish I’d done differently. (Ending of Elantris has some confusing elements.) #fantasychat

suvudu Thu Oct 24
@BrandSanderson @paolini what are you favorite final sentences in SFF? #FantasyChat

Pabkins Thu Oct 24
@suvudu What an excellent question! #fantasychat Or wittiest retort! @BrandSanderson @paolini #fantasychat

BrandSanderson Thu Oct 24
@Pabkins @suvudu @paolini Wittiest retort has already been posted by someone else, IMHO. “Does bouncing count?” —Silk #fantasychat

paolini Thu Oct 24
@suvudu @BrandSanderson Too many to pick, but always been fond of the end of The Hobbit. #fantasychat

BrandSanderson Thu Oct 24
@paolini @suvudu Oh, boy. Hm… Last sentence of 1984 has to be one of the all-time greats, and may be my favorite. #fantasychat

paolini Thu Oct 24
@BrandSanderson @suvudu Also the end of Fahrenheit 451. #fantasychat

BrandSanderson Thu Oct 24
@paolini @suvudu Oh, boy. That’s a great one too. (Re: Fahrenheit 451.)

DesslynStorm Thu Oct 24
Was great to see this chat. As @BrandSanderson is my fav author. Looking forward to words of radiance #fantasychat

BrandSanderson Thu Oct 24
@DesslynStorm Thanks!

steelofkalahan Thu Oct 24
@BrandSanderson #fantasychat Would you post any more of your writing sessions on @YouTube ? Thanks for that. How did you get that idea?

BrandSanderson Thu Oct 24
@steelofkalahan @YouTube Yes, I will. I got the idea from artists who record their painting sessions. #fantasychat

paolini Thu Oct 24
@BrandSanderson Btw, congrats on your Penny Arcade strip. You must be perversely proud of that! #fantasychat

BrandSanderson Thu Oct 24
@paolini When I heard about it, my initial feeling was complete horror—then pride. Then I read it, & nearly lost it laughing. #fantasychat

BrandSanderson Thu Oct 24
@paolini Farewell, & good night, sir! I’m going to finish fan questions, then get to work. We doing dinner in NYC next month? #fantasychat

paolini Thu Oct 24
@BrandSanderson Of course! Looking forward to it. Farewell for now! #fantasychat

BrandSanderson Thu Oct 24
Thanks, all! I’ll answer a few more, then turn in. Be sure to read Steelheart, pick up the new Eragon, and see us in NYC! #fantasychat

cfaitha42 Thu Oct 24
@BrandSanderson @paolini Thank you for keeping us entertained and sharing this evening! Enjoyed it very much!

BrandSanderson Thu Oct 24
@cfaitha42 @paolini My pleasure.

word_thief Thu Oct 24
@BrandSanderson I believe most of your novel worlds are connected. What would happen if a Mistborn ingested the metal of a Shardblade/plate?

BrandSanderson Thu Oct 24
@unosoid A shardblade is invested. A Mistborn isn’t likely to have a tie to that type of Investiture. So probably nothing would happen…

graymorality Thu Oct 24
@BrandSanderson Emperors Soul helped my mom through a tough time recently. She will be sending you an email but I want to say thanks as well

BrandSanderson Thu Oct 24
@graymorality It is an honor. Thank you for reading. #fantasychat

DesslynStorm Thu Oct 24
What’s up your avatar? Lol couldn’t stop laughing when I realized what it was @BrandSanderson #fantasychat

BrandSanderson Thu Oct 24
@DesslynStorm Lost a bet. (See my blog post last week.)

Dagryme Thu Oct 24
@BrandSanderson #Steelheart was it human nature or the nature of their abilities. Ultimate power corrupts absolutely?

BrandSanderson Thu Oct 24
@Dagryme It’s a plot point for the series. That question made me want to write the book, though. #fantasychat

Enchantedbooks Thu Oct 24
@BrandSanderson Hopefully it won’t be long before you’re back in the UK? #fantasychat

BrandSanderson Thu Oct 24
@Enchantedbooks Next summer at the latest, I believe. Was going to go this year, but deadlines were too crazy. #fantasychat

FairyTalesImage Thu Oct 24
@BrandSanderson @paolini @randomhousekids SO AWESOME your books :O) congrats on your writing skills and awesome work guys! @FairyTalesImage

BrandSanderson Thu Oct 24
@FairyTalesImage @paolini @randomhousekids Thanks!

darci_cole Thu Oct 24
QUICK QUESTION: Is James Dashner on Twitter? Anyone know? #fantasychat @BrandSanderson @paolini

BrandSanderson Thu Oct 24
@darci_cole @jamesdashner Yes, that’s him. Throw something at him for me. 🙂

BrandSanderson Fri Oct 25
OK, this is something awesome a reader just emailed to me. Thanks Stephen M! pic

BrandSanderson Mon Oct 28
I added a video to a @YouTube playlist link Book Event: Brandon Sanderson Reads Words of Radiance & Shadows of Self

BrandSanderson Mon Oct 28
Lots of awesomeness coming in from readers these days. Check out this cake! pic

BrandSanderson Tue Oct 29
Two more Mistborn books! Here’s Tor’s announcement: link Here’s my explanation: link

BrandSanderson Tue Oct 29
Tor is doing a pilot with the Kindle MatchBook program on three of my books: Mistborn 1, The Way of Kings, and Warbreaker. If you buy or bought the Tor print version from Amazon, you can get the Kindle version for $2.99. (This offer may be US-only.)

Also, if you bought the US print version of The Emperor’s Soul from Amazon, you can get the Kindle version for free. (And if you bought the US print version of Legion or The Emperor’s Soul from somewhere else, you can get the ebook for free by emailing. Details here — I did enroll Legion in the Kindle MatchBook program as well, but Amazon has never directly sold the US print version of Legion, so it didn’t actually work.)

BrandSanderson Wed Oct 30
If you haven’t been following #TheRealRothfuss game on Twitter, you’re missing out on great stuff. Voting is open now link

BrandSanderson Wed Oct 30
This Wheel of Time Retrospective post talks about Perrin and Egwene in A MEMORY OF LIGHT. Spoilers! link

BrandSanderson Wed Oct 30
Tor.com articles on the magic in the Stormlight Archive: the first one talks about Stormlight and the Nahel bond. link

BrandSanderson Thu Oct 31
Surprise! THE WAY OF KINGS is now $1.26 on Kindle (maybe only in the US?) I currently have no idea why. link

BrandSanderson Thu Oct 31
This week’s THE WAY OF KINGS reread post on Tor.com covers chapters 42 and 43, featuring truthberry jam. link

SC_Payne Thu Oct 31
@BrandSanderson Bastille, Knight of Crystallia, sworn to protect any occulator pic

BrandSanderson Thu Oct 31
Awesome costume! RT @SC_Payne @BrandSanderson Bastille, Knight of Crystallia, sworn to protect any occulator pic

BrandSanderson Thu Oct 31
Farscape and Stargate fans: Guess who’s narrating my novella “Shadows for Silence in the Forests of Hell” in the DANGEROUS WOMEN audiobook? [Note: Yes, Claudia Black. It’s not up for preorder on Audible yet.]

BrandSanderson Thu Oct 31
Way of Kings has hit number 50 in the US Kindle store. I don’t know if it got that high on first release. $1.26 crazy link [Note: This sale is over now.]


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