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How Do You Plant Secrets That Won’t Be Revealed Entirely Until 5 Books From Now?

Yes. I don’t generally change the secrets I’m planting, but I have begun to plant more subtle ones for those who like to dig. I like to have a variety of secrets in my books, with a variety of difficulty levels in figuring them out. I would hope that reading something like  The Way of Kings will meet everyone’s needs when it comes to discovering things. For those who really want to dig, there will be some really deep secrets that you can unearth, talk about, and theorize about and eventually be proven right. There will be things that the casual reader will figure out three pages before the answer is revealed, that others will have figured out ten chapters ahead of time. I like that variety because t’s hard to fool everybody all the time, but hopefully I can have enough different secrets that they will each fool a few people.

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