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Turn of the Story, Part XII

Originally published at Sarah Rees Brennan. You can comment here or there.

It’s still Tuesday nightish! Nobody will be surprised to find that it ran long and I was wrestling it into shape. My dears, I wrote the start of this story when I was having a tough time writing anything, and it reminded me I love writing, and I continued because I love y’all. Thank you for coming on this (WAY LONGER THAN YOU EXPECTED) adventure with me.

Part I of Turn of the Story

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Since this is the last, I will answer any questions people have not as coyly as before! And since there may well be spoilers for Wings in the Morning, the capstone story about Luke out in the anthology Monstrous Affections just today... spoilers are totally allowed, but for the unspoiled it'd be great if you'd just pop in a line of
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    For links to the whole story, plus an extra short story, links to the sequel, and art and readalongs, go to the master post of the entire completed story, with additional info on the sequel, the extra short... another short I haven't put up yet... and me begging you not to illegally download the sequel or call either story fanfiction because... they're not, and I was reduced to such a state that I had Elliot slag off wizards to make that clear... Master post right here.

    Turn of the Story, Part XI

    Originally published at Sarah Rees Brennan. You can comment here or there.

    Edited to Add: A livejournal crackle and pop deleted this post briefly, I put it back up, and now it is restored I keep both because I deeply value the learned discussion from my sweet readers! I hope this is not conflizzing to anyone.

    I’m sorry for the delay on this! I am sick, and also I had to accept there would be another part after this. I’M A MONSTER! But I hope you enjoy.

    Since I posted the last part, I’ve had the chance to talk to lots of lovely readers in person about Turn of the Story, and so this part is dedicated to them: all of you are darling petals.

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    Turn of the Story, Part XI

    Originally published at Sarah Rees Brennan. You can comment here or there.

    I’m sorry for the delay on this! I am sick, and also I had to accept there would be another part after this. I’M A MONSTER! But I hope you enjoy.


    Since I posted the last part, I’ve had the chance to talk to lots of lovely readers in person about Turn of the Story, and so this part is dedicated to them: all of you are darling petals.


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    The August Unmade Snippet

    Originally published at Sarah Rees Brennan. You can comment here or there.

    So Unmade is out next month, and I have an event with Maureen Johnson TONIGHT at which an exciting thing might happen. ;) I hope to see some of you guys there tonight, and I thought as today was a special day it called for the August snippet of Unmade. So soon now, you will all read it, and I will officially have two trilogies out. Like a grown-up writer or something? Maybe!

    For those of you wondering if I will ever return to the US after all my UK jaunting this spring and summer, I WILL. In fact, here are a list of places I will be to provide you with a signed Unmade (or a signed any other book. I’ll sign Fifty Shades of Grey. I’ll sign a baby’s face.)

    EVENT WITH MAUREEN JOHNSON
    Venue:
    Waterstones Piccadilly, London
    Date:
    28 Aug 2014
    Event time:
    18:30

    LAS VEGAS BOOK FESTIVAL
    SATURDAY OCTOBER 18TH
    (Me, Ally Carter, Sherry Thomas, Sophie Jordan, Tessa Gratton… So many cool people!)

    The Magic of the Paranormal 12:00PM in YA Tent 1.

    Brodi Ashton
    Sarah Rees Brennan
    Teri Brown
    Tracy Deebs
    Nancy Holder
    Justina Ireland
    Brigid Kemmerer
    Emily McKay
    moderator: Shallee McArthur

    Followed by a signing at 1PM at Signing Tent 1.

    MONSTROUS AFFECTIONS TOUR

    Wednesday, Oct. 22, 7 p.m.
    Brookline Booksmith, 279 Harvard St, Brookline, MA 02446 – (617) 566-6660
    Attendees: Kelly Link, Gavin J. Grant, M. T. Anderson, Sarah Rees Brennan, Joshua Lewis

    Tuesday, Oct. 28, 7 p.m.
    McNally Jackson Books, 52 Prince St, New York, NY 10012 – (212) 274-1160
    Attendees: Kelly Link, Gavin J. Grant, Alice Sola Kim, Joshua Lewis, Greg Purcell, Sarah Rees Brennan

    Unmade comes out September 23rd. Monstrous Affections, the anthology with the story in it that you guys maaaaaay have noticed me writing a book-length prequel to hereabouts, comes out September 9th. (This means the next two parts… I know! I’m sorry! I’m a disaster!… of Turn of the Story will be put up before then.) So I figured, go over and have illustrious company and sign everything in sight!

    For now, enjoy. Or suffer. Sufjoy. Let’s spend a little time with Ash Lynburn.

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    THE JULY UNMADE SNIPPET

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    We are at the point of bidding July goodbye, so I figured it was time for an Unmade snippet! I have been super out of it lately, with a trip to Texas for RWA (which was awesome! I didn’t know about the Riverwalk and the Alamo! And despite the MANY BETS LAID AGAINST ME, I did not fall into that river!) and with the fact I’ve been signing thousands of tip-in sheets for the Bane Chronicles.

    Tip-in sheets are papers that are bound into the book later, and Cassie and Maureen have already signed them, so I am in a DODGY STATE because I am super in trouble if I spill apple juice or get Nutella on them. I’m also not used to the fanciness of signing thousands of pages at once, so my signature has degraded to the point where it looks like ‘Some Red Buttons’ and I also keep trying to copy MJ or Cassie’s signature a little bit to seem more FANCY. (But I always swoosh the R of Rees. That’s my THING.)

    So, I know you guys have been slightly worried about Jared, and this snippet is all about him and bound to make you feel bet…

    Whoop, back to signing.

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    Turn of the Story Part X

    Turn of the Story, Part IX

    Originally published at Sarah Rees Brennan. You can comment here or there.

    This part’s a little different from the others, but I hope you still enjoy it, my petals. You know the drill by now: free book-length story about the crankiest boy in a fantasy land.


    This part is also dedicated to Courtney and Jen Lynn, who convinced me to go on.


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    IMPORTANT: There is no link to Chapter Eleven from Chapter Ten, because Chapter Ten is TOO LONG. To my shame! You can go to the master post of the entire completed story, with additional info on the sequel, an extra short story, art and readings, and me begging you not to illegally download the sequel or call either story fanfiction because... they're not, and I was reduced to such a state that I had Elliot slag off wizards to make that clear... Master post right here.

    FATHER’S DAY SNIPPET

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    It seemed an appropriate time for a snippet. Kami’s parents are designedly very present-and-not-evil in the Lynburn Legacy, and in Unmade Jon Glass gets plenty to do, so here’s…

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    I have kept adding to two posts about writerly appearances, one srs bzness and one a list of my dreadful misadventures, and I decided to combine them. ;) Guess which post was longer. Guess how many dreadful misadventures I have had.

    1) Travelling with Holly Black and Our Friend Plague Through England

    So Holly Black and I decided, as we would both be at the WFC last winter, that we’d do a mini tour through England together.

    At the World Fantasy Convention there were many fancy people, like Frances Hardinge and Garth Nix and Neil Gaiman and Elizabeth Bear and Scott Lynch and Joe Hill. Since Holly is fancy, she knew many of them. But even the fanciest of people can bear terrible disillusionment with them!

    JOE HILL: Hi, Holly.
    HOLLY: Hi, Joe.
    SARAH: Nice to meet you.
    SARAH: Oh you’re wearing a Watership Down T-shirt. I love Watership Down! Who is your favourite rabbit? Mine is Bigwig.
    (I keep talking and slowly it becomes clear to me, as both shuffle their feet and look shifty, that NOBODY ELSE has actually read Watership Down.)
    SARAH: … This is quite simply an outrage. I go to be alone with my rabbit feelings.
    JOE HILL: I’ve read all the other books I have t-shirts for.
    SARAH: Please, sir. You wear a t-shirt of lies.

    I also moderated a panel in which I came up with titles for everyone on the panel (Frances Hardinge, or the Duchess of Darkness, seemed to like hers) and had dinner with Barry Goldblatt, Agent Extraordinaire, and Genevieve Valentine, whose fiction is even better than her funny reviews. (YOU’RE WELCOME IN ADVANCE!!)

    Everything was lovely except–I fell ill. I had pneumonia and then bronchitis once in overly quick succession (long story short: I spent one Christmas a couple of years ago not sleeping in order to fulfill work obligations, and thus took a pickaxe to my health) and that means these days whenever I get a cold things get serious fast. (Moral of the story: do not skip sleep to work! The work ended up being scuppered anyway, so it was a whole goblet full of pointless. PS take vitamins, I guess? I should take vitamins… PPS If someone finds a whole bunch of vitamins but they’re really dusty, should they take them? I’m, uh, asking for a friend.)

    I spent the last day of the Brighton WFC in bed. I did get up at one point to go to the pharmacy. It was shut. I leaned my face against the glass and waited for it to be open. The pharmacist was QUITE STARTLED to see me, but I think relieved that I was not one of the first zombies heralding the apocalypse.

    Medicated up, Holly and I PROCEEDED on our tour! In London at the amazing Foyle’s bookshop (where you can always find all my books signed because… I come there and sign them by force!) we met up with some beautimous bloggers before the Main Event. They asked us many insightful questions.

    SARAH: *at one point tries to answer but coughs too hard*
    HOLLY: Are you okay?!
    SARAH: go on… without me… save yourself… talk about… narrative tropes…
    SARAH: Oh no, is there mascara all over my face?!
    LOVELY BLOGGERS: No, there isn’t any mascara on your face.
    SARAH: *feeble fistpump* Forgot to… put on mascara.. again, thank God for my… lackadaisical beauty regime!

    My eyes were super watery, which meant add contact lenses and everything had a gentle suffusive glow. Holly had her hair dyed a beautimous blue for the tour, and I was so happy because it meant I could always see her.

    I have problems with faces at the best of times, and never more so when there is a line of people whisking by.

    (ACTUAL REAL LIFE SIGNING IN DUBLIN
    SARAH: And who shall I make this out to?
    OFFENDED LADY: YOUR MOTHER.
    SARAH: … *winning smile* And how do you spell that?
    OFFENDED MOTHER: I brought you into this world and I can take you out of it by stabbing you through the eye with your autographing pen.)

    So I shamed myself by not recognising several lovely people who came out to see me, and also… developed amnesia.

    LOVELY BLOGGERS RECORDING THE EVENT: Sarah did a mime of running away from her critique partners as if she was a fugitive fleeing from justice.
    SARAH: … I have no memory of that.
    SARAH: This is very exciting! I wonder what I will do next.

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    As I prepare to jaunt down tomorrow to the Hay on Wye Festival of Books, it seemed an AUSPICIOUS TIME to put up the Holly and Angela snippet I had promised.

    Looking forward to seeing you, Walesians! Looking forward to seeing you, town of books and books and books!

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