New Podcast – Writing Excuses.

When I was out at worldcon this year, I got to meet up with Brandon Sanderson.

This was pretty cool for me, because I’ve really enjoyed his books so far. Most notably the Mistborn series. Though Elantris was really good as well.

I’ve recommended his books on the blog before, so I won’t go all gushy again. But I have to say, his stuff is really good. Irritatingly good. Plus he writes really fast, which is nice as a reader because he has more books out. But irritating as a writer, because it makes people like me look bad.

Anyway, he does a writing podcast with a few co-conspirators, and they asked me if I wanted to be their guest for an episode and talk about exposition and stuff.

So I did.

Here’s the link, if you’re interested.


This entry was posted in Interviews, meeting famous people, recommendationsBy Pat12 Responses


  1. Jana
    Posted September 20, 2008 at 3:59 PM | Permalink

    it’s so interesting to hear how you get me [the reader] to be curious and get engaged in the story and i don’t even realize it. very sneaky. and i never noticed how you do the short descriptions of characters, but i feel like i would know them all if i met them on the street…

  2. Pamala Knight
    Posted September 20, 2008 at 4:15 PM | Permalink

    This podcast was so chocked full of great information and for that I thank you for sharing.

  3. shadowwhys
    Posted September 20, 2008 at 5:37 PM | Permalink

    An interesting bunch of people… Not to mention the information they passed along… Obviously, they don’t consider you an amateur, even though this is your first published novel. :-) (Those years of polishing really do pay off…)BTW, I could have sworn he almost asked you for any <>farting<> comments at the end…

  4. James
    Posted September 21, 2008 at 12:22 AM | Permalink

    Crazy. I like Sanderson’s and your work. I’m eagerly waiting The “Hero of Ages” and “The Wise Man’s Fear”. Reading Elom in the time between. Need to find another book to help me wait. Any suggestions?

  5. Anonymous
    Posted September 21, 2008 at 3:14 AM | Permalink

    I love it when my favorite authors team up. It’s like when superheros join forces….

  6. Dischord
    Posted September 22, 2008 at 11:18 AM | Permalink

    I was already a subscriber to this one, so I was glad to hear you on it. Great interview!

  7. Anonymous
    Posted September 22, 2008 at 2:19 PM | Permalink

    i was just on sanderson’s blog before i came here coincidence?

  8. Bonnie Hynes
    Posted September 23, 2008 at 1:31 AM | Permalink

    I was flipping through a magazine and saw a really neat mention of the book. In the november 08 issue of playstation magazine, The Name of the Wind made their top 10 list!

  9. Pat
    Posted September 23, 2008 at 3:16 AM | Permalink

    Wow. Thanks for letting me know. Now I have to go out and get a copy….

  10. M
    Posted September 23, 2008 at 5:18 AM | Permalink

    Am reading yr book now — I like it, but I doubt either Kvothe or Chronicler would commit so many solecisms to the page — “two minute’s worth” rather than “two minutes’ worth”; “one of those people who knows” rather than “one of people who know”; & several more errors of punctuation & subject/verb agreement. I hope you’re assigned a better copy editor next time if you can’t find time to bone up with a style manual.

  11. marky
    Posted September 23, 2008 at 11:01 AM | Permalink

    Brandon Sanderson added to the Amazon wish list. I bought a new bookcase at the weekend and the first book to be placed on it was……Tad Williams. Memory, sorrow and thorn.Sorry Pat. I couldn’t get the glass case in the shrine opened to put TNOTW in the book case. ;-)

  12. elodin98
    Posted September 20, 2010 at 9:37 PM | Permalink

    hi my name is derek and i am a 12 years old boy i lived in veracruz mexico i am interested in literature i write poems novels and short storys i love the book of the name of the wind it is my favorite book and i would like to know when does the wise man fear book eould be abble to bought here in mexico in spanis cause i have read the first book two times and i still thinking is great i cant wait any longer for the second part because i am inside the book .

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