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FAQ Friday

Karen here:

Each week (or so) on Facebook, readers can suggest and vote on a question to add to the FAQ. I've added each in the category best suited to it, but I've also gathered them into a list here.

Disclaimer: Because of the other duties getting the books ready for publication, I'm not going to promise to be prompt in posting the answers in this section. Check on Facebook to get your weekly answers. 


April 13, 2018

Are Parshendi living computers with spren as variables in a computer system?

February 16, 2018

What did Lopen do to get on Bridge Four?

February 9, 2018

How are worldhoppers are able to understand languages on different worlds?

January 12, 2018

Do you ever have an idea for a book/magic system that you loved but just doesn't work?

October 27, 2017

Do your children sometimes inspire your writing?

September 7, 2017

What, for you, is the “core” to writing compelling fantasy?

September 1, 2017

What's your secret to inventing new magic systems?

August 25, 2017

How did you come up with The Stormlight Archive's gem magic/technology?

August 18, 2017

What is your most memorable gaming experience / best gaming memory?

August 4, 2017

Do You Ever Have Crazy Ideas That Are Too Crazy?

July 28, 2017

If you could bring one character from another universe into the Cosmere, who would it be?

June 23, 2017

If a fantasy book had an unhappy ending, would that affect how it was received by publishers and readers?

June 16, 2017

Would it be possible to have a Shardgun (Shardblade in the form of a gun)?

June 9, 2017

Can Holders Of Shards Give Them Up Voluntarily?

June 2, 2017
Do you ever change your mind about killing a character?

May 26, 2017
No question for Memorial Day weekend

May 19, 2017
Why didn’t Dalinar get the powers of a Stoneward when he bonded Taln’s Honorblade?

April 28, 2017
If you could have dinner with 3 characters from books (not just yours) who would you dine with and why. Plus what would you be eating!?

April 21, 2017
What would you change about the Cosmere?

April 7, 2017
Can I be one of your Beta Readers?

March 10, 2017
Are hemalurgic spikes fabrials? Is a body that has been spiked a fabrial? Are Koloss and Kandra also something similar?

March 17, 2017
What animal would you like as a magical pet?

March 24, 2017       
How do you apply your Three Laws of Magic to villains?

March 31, 2017
How do I make my work appealing to agents?