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THE BURNING WHITE: One Month From Release Day, an Excerpt, & FB Live

Hi friends!

The spectacular finale to the Lightbringer Series, THE BURNING WHITE, will be unleashed upon the world one month from today.

To celebrate, we’re sharing the two opening scenes from the book (for those of you who aren’t newsletter subscribers):

http://www.brentweeks.com/extras/lightbringer-extras/excerpts/burning-white-excerpt/

Also, the next Facebook LIVE Q&R is set for this Wednesday (25 Sept) at 2pm PDT. Bring your questions!

And just in case you haven’t pre-ordered your copy of the book yet, here’s how you can do that:

Where to Get a Signed Copy of THE BURNING WHITE

 

August Q&R video, White Hot Tour Dates

Hi friends!

Brent held the August edition of his monthly Q&R on Facebook LIVE last week. In case you missed it, see below, in all its unparalleled glory:

Aaaaaaaaand, we’ve announced details for Brent’s upcoming White Hot Book Tour, to promote The Burning White. Check out Brent’s events page!

If you’re going to one of Brent’s tour stops and you use Facebook, be sure to RSVP to the FB event and put the date on your calendar:

FB TOUR EVENTS

April Q&R video is live!

Just in case you hear screams in this episode, that is either Joe Abercrombie down in the basement… or it might be my children.

Show Notes below:

Which character do you relate most to in the Lightbringer series? – 0:51
How do you go about creating different emotional atmospheres for each character? – 2:33
Is there anything major in the Lightbringer series that you regret writing a certain way? – 4:15
How do you get the right dialog/action balance in your scenes? 7:13
What sort of conflicts inspire you the most? – 8:44
How do you approach writing female writers that are well-rounded and dynamic? – 10:07
Seriously, what’s the deal with the clock? – 12:18

Got more questions? Ask them in the comments below.

March Q&R video is live!

Well look at that–another Q&R video on Brent’s official Facebook page:

Show Notes:

.14: “What’s the deal with the clock, Brent?”
.42: “How often does a mirror like Janus Borig appear?”
1.03: “Do you have any idea where you’re going with your next series?”
1.28: “Are you playing D&D at the moment?”
2.44: “What is your background besides writing?”
2.55: “How long did you consider the concept of the Lightbringer series before writing it?”
5.08: “What was the biggest inspiration behind the drafters and their abilities?”
8.12: “Were the book four twists planned from the beginning?”

Additional Resources:
Home page for D&D online: http://ow.ly/dyea50nuof3
And speaking of D&D, here are Lightbringer Character Sheets: http://ow.ly/8UQG50nuof0
Gloomhaven: http://ow.ly/qJfF50nuof4
Further reading on The Medici Effect: http://ow.ly/LjB250nuof2
Further reading on Siddhartha: http://ow.ly/lllL50nuof1

February Q&R video is live!

After a brief break, we’re back to our regularly scheduled programming! Show notes below video:

*When I say “November 2018” I really meant February 2019. (Look, friends, I have books to write.)

1. “How do you create a training arc for a character who will eventually become a badass?” – .39

2. “How do you get through writing scenes that are emotionally charged?” – 3.50

3. “When you are writing your books, do you write in public spaces?” -7.18

4. “How long does it take to develop a character? What is your best advice for creating realistic, believable characters?” – 9.07

 

Also FTR a new poll question is live!

October Q&R Video

Surprise! I answered some more fan questions. Two months in a row!

The Facebook Q&R is embedded below for your enjoyment.

I also have a note about this video that I wanted to share. Around 1:30, I talk about biological versus adoptive parents. I used the phrase “real parents” intending obvious air quotes—the first time or so. I sort of lost that denotation as I referenced that a few more times and was thinking about other things. My point—which I hope I didn’t clumsily obscure—is that adoptive parents absolutely are real parents. Forgive my infelicitous phrasing around what can be a tender point.”