The Authors Of The Kingkiller Chronicle And An Ember In The Ashes Offer Writing Advice In This Fun Chat

The Authors Of The Kingkiller Chronicle And An Ember In The Ashes Offer Writing Advice In This Fun Chat

Video: In a lively, adorably nerdy chat, fantasy authors Sabaa Tahir (An Ember in the Ashes) and Patrick Rothfuss (The Kingkiller Chronicle) discuss the pressures of following a successful debut with a sequel, take on topics like writer’s block (and whether or not it actually exists), and answer Twitter-submitted fan questions. Yes, Rothfuss’ majestic beard gets a shout-out.

It’s long, but it’s very inspiring and totally worth it. Even if you haven’t read books by either writer (fun fact: Rothfuss’ series trails only Game of Thrones in modern epic fantasy book sales), watching this video will make you curious enough to seek out their works. Tahir’s follow-up to Ember, titled A Torch Against the Night, was released at the end of August, while Rothfuss is currently working on the much-anticipated third book in his Kingkiller series, after The Name of the Wind and The Wise Man’s Fear.