Anonymous asked: I was wondering, do you keep the false starts and revisions prior to re-writes. As in, since you are starting Touch over again, do you still hold on to the versions that it was prior to final product?
Anonymous asked: I am a long standing addict to the cast series but for unknown reasons never dived into the sun sword series. Recently I was short of reading stock and decided to try this. First, I need to say that I thought it absolutely superb. Second, I was astonished to find several of the books near impossible to purchase legitimately in ebook format. In particular book 4 but also book s 3 and 5 are widely...
Anonymous asked: I know this isn't really a question, but I want to let you know I just got my copy of Cast in Peril and I can't wait to read it! (The book store I use tends to get things in early :) )
I gotta tell you, I just think to look across the room and automatically assume...– David Foster Wallace
The failure mode of clever is “asshole.– John Scalzi
Anonymous asked: Will you write a book providing more details on the hawk lord and his people and also a book with more details on the Lord of the Wolves? thanks
Anonymous asked: So I just finished re-reading the Cast series in preparation for the new one, and since I finished early, I went and re-read Skirmish. And I realized that each of these books really takes place over a grand total of a week at most. (Skirmish is what, 6 days?) If it wouldn't be considered spoiler-ish, how long are _Peril_ and _Battle_? As in, how many days does their action span?
Shannon Hale: Why boys don't read girls... →
This. Although I will append a funny story about “like a girl” commentary from around my dinner table. My younger son and his classmates were using googlechat to discuss a project they were working on. There were two girls and at least two boys who were working on this project together. The day after one of these chats, one of the boys came up to my son to express his dismay at my son’s typed...
Anonymous asked: Are there different covers for Hunter's Death? :S I was ordering Hunter's Oath & Death on amazon and then I remembered seeing a different cover here. Well not really different but the background art has been darkened over (same for Chapters Indigo as well). Which is a shame, I love the art.
Anonymous asked: When Kaylin is learning about the Tha'alan she learns of a race of gryphon like beings that were exterminated by the then "chosen", are there any other races that we haven't been introduced to yet? Living races?
Anonymous asked: I've seen a cover for Cast in Peril on goodreads, however since I have not been able to find this image anywhere else I was wondering if it was accurate.
Anonymous asked: When will Cast in Peril first chapter been on your website?
And a second piece of Cast art work →
New Cast art work by Mathia Arkoniel →
Anonymous asked: What's the difference between being just a Dragon vs. Dragon Lord? Does Lord have a special meaning among Dragons? Can female be called Lords, like the Barrani, regardless of gender?
Anonymous asked: This may be a bit spoiler-ish for Cast in Peril but I am current re-reading all the Cast books and while I am in the middle of Courtlight, I was wondering how much of Courtlight plays a part in Peril and Sorrow? In other words should I be looking for "easter eggs"? -- Thanks, Genna
ggreyes8 asked: When you wrote Cast in Shadow, did you know where the series was going? I mean if you didn't have to deal with publishers and their acceptance of x amount of books, did you have a rough idea of how you wanted Kaylin's life to play out? Were the any characters and their personal development that you honestly didn't expect- possibly besides the dragons because I just think their...
Anonymous asked: While I was re-reading Cast in Ruin, I realized that we were never formally introduced to the other Barrani Hawks. Are we going to learn more about them in the future? I would personally like to meet some of them, and I would like to know why they, like Teela and Tain joined the Hawks.
Anonymous asked: I read somewhere (Blog, comments, yahoo group), that you didn't expect Tiamaris to take the tower. Can you at this point in time talk about who you had thought would take it and why Tiamaris ended up with the tower?
Anonymous asked: As a person who is probably as ignorant in clothes shopping as Kaylin, with regards to brands, what is Yorkville? Also, in Elantra, where would you go shoping for clothes?
Anonymous asked: Kaylin, Teela, and Bellusdeo are going shopping for "appropriate" clothing to wear at the Dragon Court. a) If they were in our world, where would they be shopping (Walmart? Gap? Macy's?)? b) who loses their temper (or gets painfully frustrated) first?
This Friday, I Bring To You
This could be me, except not nearly as funny >.> sarahreesbrennan: A highly scientific look into a writer’s life. SARAH: Self, today’s the day, you’re going to finish the short story. Okay you know just what to write and it’s going to be lots of fun! SARAH: I love writing. Everything is wonderful. SARAH: … Very long. THIS IS GETTING VERY LONG. I shouldn’t have written this story. I...
Anonymous asked: Do you have a process for world building? For instance, do you write a bit, see what makes the scene interesting and create cultures and people out of that type of brainchild, or do you build it all before and then place your characters within the world? Or perhaps some of both? Your worlds feel so authentic to me that I'm curious about how they're created. -Jane
Chibi Elantra by Mathia Arkoniel →
I also want to bookmark this because I’ve had to look it up a dozen times today already. I adore it; every time I look at it, it makes me smile. There’s something about fanart that really makes me happy - possibly because I have no visual artistic talent whatsoever. I see the world in words. I fix things I see in my mind with words or descriptions or even metaphors. Also, my oldest son thought it...
Ta-Nehesi Coates on Privilege →
This is bookmarked for me, so I can find it later if I need it. Over the course of the past few years, very few people have impressed me quite as much as he has.
Art has no function. It is not necessary. It has nothing to do with what anyone...– Gertrude Stein about art, as given to Eileen by Avram Davidson, and cribbed from Scott Edelman
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I haven’t used Tumblr for much, but one of the ways in which I’ve seen it used is to ask questions. I’m going to try to use Tumblr for that, going forward, so if you have a question that isn’t related to a particular blog post, etc., ask it here :)