, the Paolini family’s official website, launched earlier this week with an incredible response of support and fanfare from fans around the world! With so much great content available on the site during its launch (and even more coming in the weeks and months ahead), we thought fans may appreciate a guide to finding this content!

Christopher discusses his current writing project – It’s one of the most frequently asked questions: what’s your next project?! Christopher filmed a video for fans discussing his next project, a sci-fi novel, and what you can expect to see!

The Writers Corner – Christopher wrote Eragon at the age of fifteen before going on to self-publish, and eventually sell the rights to a major publisher. With over a decade of writing experience between Christopher and his entire family, the family has decided to offer a section dedicated to aspiring writers with advice, tools, and articles exploring writing, world building, and more.

Christopher discusses finishing the Inheritance Cycle and moving on to a new project – Christopher discusses what it was like to finish the final book in the Inheritance Cycle and the writing process that led him to his current sci-fi writing project, including several short stories, in an essay on!

“Christopher on Story” – Christopher shares an essay with fans discussing what makes a story interesting, both from the perspective of an author and of a fan.

“Christopher on World Building” – Christopher shares an essay discussing world building, including his thoughts on the process as he embarks on new writing projects.

“Christopher’s Writing Tips” – Looking to jump into writing or needing advice for your current writing project? Christopher shares eleven great writing tips in this essay. Newsletter – This newsletter promises readers access to major announcement and content 48 hours before it’s posted on the blog! Additionally, fans who sign up for the newsletter have access to a newsletter-only piece of never-before-seen art by Christopher in addition to multiple social media kits allowing you to have some really nifty Inheritance-themed banners and icons on your Facebook and Twitter profiles!

The Educators section – The educational content found on is largely derived from many of the lessons Christopher’s parents used while homeschooling Christopher and Angela. Educators, as well as interested readers, can find lots of great resources in addition to Talita Paolini’s first book in the Educators section!

Six Races of Alagaesia party ideas – Talita Paolini, Christopher’s mother, has put together an incredible set of party ideas based on the six races of Alagaesia. Whether you’re looking to host a memorable birthday party or themed Halloween get-together, you can find some great ideas from these six race-themed parties!

Be sure to continue visiting the website, following on Facebook and Twitter, and staying tuned to Shur’tugal – lots more exciting content will be hitting the web in the coming weeks and months!

Now we ask: What’s your favorite content? What would you like to see on the website in the future?