Is Brandon Sanderson planning to write a book following Hoid's story? I heard somewhere that he was, but I'm not sure.

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    I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because "future production" types of questions are not on topic here. – Möoz Oct 15 at 20:31
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    @Möoz In most cases, I might agree, but Brandon Sanderson has laid out a pretty specific timeline of his future books. Therefore, you can objectively say one way or the other if he's planning on writing such a book, which he is. – Alarion Oct 15 at 20:51
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    paging u/mistborn...oh, does that not work here? – Alarion Oct 15 at 21:01
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Yes, kinda.

Dragonsteel won't be about Hoid exclusively, but it will be set on his homeworld and it will feature him as a major character/narrator.

Dragonsteel
This story (the story of the shattering of Adonalsium, as told by Hoid) is next-to-last in my sequence of cosmere novels (though it’s first chronologically). So don’t expect it until Stormlight 10 is done.

Status: A long way off. Though it might still beat that one book by that other author.
State of the Sanderson - 2016

And then he is supposed to be a main character towards the end of Mistborn.

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When are we going to get Hoid’s book?

Brandon Sanderson
Hoid has 6 books, they are the 3 books of Dragonsteel, which are prequels and the last Mistborn trilogy of the nine book arc will have him as a main character. I won't say they're "his" books, but he is one of the primary protagonists.
Words of Radiance Signing - Arcanum

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    Worth noting that his comment about the Mistborn Arc has changed slightly since he made that comment. Mistborn is now planned as a 13 book Arc instead of nine, because Alloy of Law spawned a second Era that was not part of his original arc. – JMac Oct 16 at 14:41

Yes, Brandon is planning on writing a book series called Dragonsteel which is Hoid's origin story as well as the story of

the Shattering of Adonalsium

Brandon's 2016 State of the Sanderson says this will be "as told by Hoid" which I take to mean he's either the POV character or narrator. The 2017 State of the Sanderson simply says it's Hoid's origin story.

Either way, he's been pretty consistent that it won't be written until The Stormlight Archive is done, so we're probably looking at a few decades before we see it.

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