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  1. Starting a new podcast with a couple of friends, and have released the first of our monthly episodes today, talking about what the Cosmere is, and some recommendations for first time readers. We’d love to have your feedback, and questions, or something you want us to talk about. Appropriately, the release of episodes will be the 16th of each month.
  2. The guidelines listed here are still current as of January 2021. What is Reading Excuses? Reading Excuses is an online critique group and a spin-off of the popular podcast Writing Excuses (note: we are a fan group and not affiliated with the Writing Excuses podcast). In other words, we read each others' fiction to provide constructive criticism that will help improve your work. Reading Excuses is open to anyone. To join, send a PM to both Silk and Robinski with the email address that you'd like to receive submissions at, and one of us will add that email address to the group's email list. Discussion threads happen here on the forum; submissions are sent out by email each week. I will always respond to your request to join the group. I try to be reasonably prompt about doing so, and usually respond to requests in a couple of days. I do miss things sometimes, though, so if you haven't heard from me within a week, feel free to re-send the request. This group is meant for writers of all levels who intend their work for publication. Writers of any genre are welcome to join, but we're primarily science fiction and fantasy writers, so if you're writing outside of SFF you may find that we're not the audience you're looking for. The posts below tell you how the group operates. Please read the "How Do I Submit" and "Code of Conduct and Critiquing Guidelines" sections before submitting or critiquing. How Do I Submit? Formatting Submissions Length Guidelines Content Tags Naming Conventions How to Submit When to Submit FAQs Code of Conduct and Critiquing Guidelines Code of Conduct Critiquing Guidelines Receiving Critiques How Often Do I Need to Critique? Sharing Work From RE Other Resources RE Administravia Extra Credit Your opinion ... The Writing World
  3. Hey everyone, been lurking the forums forever, finally made an account cause after ROW I’ve got so many questions. Started reading Cosmere books back in 2013, loved it ever since. Lots of people do random facts: I live in California. I’m a video production manager. Love to surf (how original). Aaaaannnd I’ve got an outlandish theory that Hoid could be related to or is a dragon. That is all.
  4. Hello everyone! After lurking around Coppermind and 17th Shard for a while I thought I should join formally. Looking forward to seeing who might agree with my theories about where Stormlight Archive is headed, and who might also be pining for a Rithmatist sequel!
  5. Hello there! I'm a longtime fan of Sanderson, ever since I found the Alcatraz series at 12 I've avidly read everything I could get my hands on. I'm particularly anticipatory of Alcatraz 6, The Azlantian, and the Cosmere, which is why I'm creating this account now. Like many of you, I recently finished reading Rhythm of War (don't worry, no spoilers), and I was completely blown away, so much so that I decided to start editing on the wiki and join up here. I'm thrilled to be a part of the Sanderson fandom and am super enthusiastic to share all my crazy Cosmere theories with you all!
  6. Hello, I just signed up. I usually don't join forums, but the Cosmere novels are so expansive and incredible I made an exception to join this community. Mainly so I can speculate on mechanics and get bombarded with inevitable RAFOs.
  7. Hi team. Names Dan, Englishman living in sunny NewZealand. Long time fan of Brandon’s. Haven’t read his young adult books (except skyward and starsight) but have devoured his other works. Primarily listen to the audio books so I am also as big a fan of Michael Kramer and Kate reading haha. I’ve just started listening to “Shardcast” podcast too look forward to chatting to you all. P.s this is my first forum experience
  8. Hello everyone, I've been a fan of Brandon Sanderson for a long time, but I normally considered myself to be more of a casual fan. That, and my brother was VERY invested into every little bit of Cosmere, so if I had a question, I could just ask him. He has since become unavailable for the next few years. It wasn't until I started rereading some books that I decided to get this account sorted out. So here I am, filled with a few questions and interested in becoming a deeper part of the community. As a fun fact, I have met Brandon Sanderson in person, and got a picture with him at a books signing, he also answered quite a few questions and even gave a slight spoiler. I personally can't wait until I can meet him again with more questions.
  9. Hello everyone! I am Keria but I call myself KAJ. It stands for Keria's Art Journey. I just found out about the forum site when browsing to see if there were any artbooks out there for the stormlight archive series! I have to say I really really really enjoy the series! I first came across the book as a freebie on Kindle some years back. It was the first book "The Way of Kings". Ever since then I've been hooked! After I finish up some projects I plan on doing a fan art project for the character's culture and races extensively. Going to be fun gaucho!
  10. Hi, I'm pretty new to Brandon Sanderson, but I've been loving Mistborn. I thought it might be cool to talk to people as i continue my journey into the Cosmere.
  11. Hello everyone! I am a Cosmere (and generally Brandon) addict. I have read all of the cosmere, the YAs, watched Brandon's videos, lectures, Shardcast, lurked in this forum, dreamt about Odium and spent several showers theorising about realmatics ...and I just can't get enough.
  12. Hello, My name is Mathis and while I am new to this forum, I have been reading Sanderson novels since my mom introduced them to me when I was 15 or 16. I met Vin when I needed her and became a fan of his books. I have since read Elantris and Warbreaker, as well as the Wax & Wayne books. I didn’t realize there was a bigger universe at play until I read Mistborn: Secret History. If there’s one thing I love, it’s expansive fictional universes. I immediately picked up The Way of Kings, and I have just finished my second read through of all three SLA books. I am very excited for book 4!
  13. I'm too shy and have no idea how to do this, but hello. I fell in love with the Cosmere with Mistborn The Final Empire about a year ago, but took me till now to read all the books. I guess I want to try and be a part of this awesome community.
  14. Hi! I’ve been lurking here for a bit and decided I should finally make an account. I’ve read a good few of the Cosmere books and really enjoy them. Unfortunately, my copy of Oathbringer got left behind in my quarantine exodus a month ago, but today I got The Alloy of Law in the mail. Hopefully it can stave off my desire to get back to Stormlight:) Fun fact: Brandon Sanderson did a visit in a random small city by me last year and I found out the day after he was there! Lots of regrets on that one
  15. Hello guys! Unfortunately, I'm not a long-time fan of Brandon's works like most of you, but for sure I'm lucky to experience them for the first time. My friend recommended me to read the Stormlight Archive since foreeever. When I eventually get started, I knew it was worth it! It's wondrous. A bit about me - I'm from Poland and I love both reading and worldbuilding. I have a little project on my own. That was also crucial why I finally reached for Sanderson - the richness of his projects and his mind. So that's my hello, have a nice week!
  16. Greetings people of the 17th Shard! I love Brandon Sanderson and making fanart, so quarantine has been good for me I've already posted some art before making my official introduction (whoops) but wanted to let y'all know I exist!
  17. So, ah... I've actually been here for a little while. I've never even bothered to look at this forum, preferring to stick to other places (my fav. being the forum games). Nonetheless, I decided I might as well let people know who I am. That being the case: Hello! M'names Channelknight. Fadran's just an alibi, as writing under my actual name or in first person makes me uncomfortable. I can write in first person if people don't know what my actual name is, though; hence the username. I've read every cosmere book there is (I think), except for Warbreaker, which I'll get around to eventually. I've also read the Skyward series to where its at, the Reckoners, and the kind of elusive Rithmatist. I've heard that there're other books by Brandon, but I think I'll settle for torturing myself out of impatience for the next Stormlight work. In the meanwhile, I like writing fantasy books, ranging from a sort-of-award-winning "The Stellamancer" (it got honorary mention in Scholastic Arts and Writing Comp. Dunno if that counts) to this horrid thing called "Spelltaken" back from 2015 (don't go looking for it. Even if I could get it published I could get sued form at least seven people). Some people have lifelong dreams to do something or other. Me? I've only wanted to be an author for about a year or so. Since then, I've hammered through fourteen failed editions of what has come to be known as the "Iconar Collective," from which my idea of the Channelknights originate. Look for me anywhere that calls for writing, because if I know about it, then I'm there (Writing Prompts and Responses are one of these). That being said... Hello from Fadran. And Welcome to the Cosmere.
  18. Hello All I Recently finished 6th of the dusk which was the last on my list for published cosmere books. I listened to Sando's works mostly with Graphic Audio but generally looked up maps on the net to make sure I'm not missing anything. Finally planned to do more than cremposting and actually try to learn more about cosmere magic systems and conspiracy theories so that's why I'm here. I made a thread here some time ago asking a question but haven't followed up just yet. Here some random cosmere info I think is correct about me: Favorite series: Stormlight Archive Favorite Shard: Devotion Desired Radiants Order: Releasers Desired Twinborn: A Pewter F Gold Favorite emotional manipulation effect: The Thrill which I sometimes get during competitive sports especially volleyball or video games, Though I have tried alcohol and Cannabis so I can sorta tell what being under the effects of emotional manipulation feels like. Resisting the effect is harder than it sounds though not impossible, Most effective way I found to resist is a sudden influx of intense rage/thrill or fear. I can kinda understand Koloss better now. Brandon Sanderson and his writers have really thought about these things... Favorite Character: The Fused, Just like them I also know what it feels like to be stuck in an endless fantasy battle hating your enemy and hostile with your allies, forever fighting yet going nowhere. This is because I play competitive league of legends. Jokes aside I can partly connect with Kaladin, Elend and Shallan in certain ways but The character I best connect with will probably be Lightsong though I'm not as bold as he is.
  19. Hello! I am an aspiring author/illustrator who has decided she needs to gather a few more book-loving friends. I only discovered Brandon Sanderson last year (the Mistborn trilogy) and have been listening to Writing Excuses like an addict since last summer. I'm generally not one for forums, but this appears to be an encouraging place filled with like-minded people, where I can learn how to become a better writer, as well as rant about my favorite subject: books. I am ALWAYS on the hunt for book recommendations, especially series. Some of my favorite books include (but certainly not limited to): Anything by Brandon Sanderson himself (can we talk about an addictive author!?) The Dragonriders of Pern series by Anne McCaffery Ender's Game series by Orson Scott Card The Last Unicorn by Peter S. Beagle (not to mention the movie!) The Queen's Thief series by Megan Whaler Turner Shades of Magic series by V.E. Schwab Temeraire series by Naomi Novik Winternight Trilogy by Katherine Arden The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker Seven Realms series by Cinda Williams Chima Many of Sarah Dunant's works, like In the Name of the Courtesan Harry Potter and Inkheart series (ah, my childhood!) When I am not writing, reading, or drawing, I enjoy hanging out with my ball python, riding horses, and walking around with my head in the clouds.
  20. Hi

    Hey everyone. Long time Sanderson fan and lurker, first time poster. The Shardcast made me finally break down and check out the forum and I'm kicking myself for not doing it earlier.
  21. Hi. I initially decided not to post in this forum till I finish all of cosmere. But after finishing Oathbringer, I felt too discussy as a lot has happened in Stormlight. Especially when the 4th book is coming after the impossible labours of 30 Dec. So, anyone willing to discuss any cosmere are welcome. Refrain from posting spoilers of Mistborn era 2, Edgedancer and Arcanum Unbounded, as that's all left
  22. Long time lurker and obsessive and im finnaly cosmere aware enough to possibility get involved with discussions! Honestly I don't know how you people come up with the theories and even the information on the cosmere! I've read all the books at least once and still don't know half as much as you guys here! These forum posts have been invaluable in gaining understanding of what happens where and when and even sometimes who! Thanks to all contributors especially those who provide the all important WOBs and i look forward to existing speculation and all the speculation yet to come!
  23. Greetings everyone! I was introduced to Brandon Sanderson about a year ago by a close friend outright begging me to read The Way of Kings, and since then I've devoured that as well as Words of Radiance, Oathbringer, the original Mistborn trilogy, The Alloy of Law, and Warbreaker. I've immensely enjoyed each work I've read, and also I've discovered the recordings of Sanderson's BYU lectures, which are also phenomenal and have helped me greatly in bolstering the quality of my writing. I've been a hobbyist writer on and off since middle school, with a primary interest in fantasy and science fiction with the occasional dabble in short-form horror (my attempts at long-form horror all become dark fantasy) and general rambling. I'm currently unpublished with no completed novels, but I plan on fixing both of those issues in the future Outside of Sanderson, I also enjoy the works of Tad Williams, Robert McCammon, Ursula K. Le Guin, Stephen King, and Hayao Miyazaki (yes, I know, not primarily a writer, but his movies capture the spirit of fantasy perfectly), and would consider them along with Brandon Sanderson to be the primary influences on my writing, along with the many hours of my childhood spent playing video games. The Legend of Zelda, Mass Effect, Dragon Age, and Bloodborne are some of my all-time favorites on that front. Aside from that, it seems like it may be prudent to share a little about myself while I'm here. I work as a technical solutions engineer at a healthcare IT company, so I know a little bit about medicine, a little bit about software, and a lot about their intersection (although if you need someone with in-depth knowledge of either, I'd ask a clinician/programmer, not me). In my "abundant" free time, I play guitar/percussion, scour the Internet for good music (wide variety of genres, prefer non-electronic, have recently been on a binge of metal/post-rock/piano jazz), indulge in tabletop RPGs, cook tasty food, hike, and dote on my lovely fiance. If you need input on any of those things or would simply like to chat, feel free to hit me up! I'm looking forward to being part of the 17th Shard, and to getting to know all of you!
  24. Hello, I just registered. I am kinda new since I just starting to read his works. Hopefully we can discuss and have fun.
  25. i'm kind of a newbie in Sanderson's works, having only read Mistborn and the first book of Wax and Wayne, but i hope to catch up with the latest releases as soon as possible