Sunday, March 14, 2010

Link Day

The awesome and excellent Jarmara Falconer has nominated me for the Prolific Blogger Award! I'm going to be a carmudgeon and not pass it on (it's mine! all mine!), but you should definitely hop on over to Jarmara's blog if you don't already read it.

Lisa Shearin, whose books I love (and I can't wait for the next one to be released next month!), is running a mini-synopsis workshop on her blog this week. I'll link to the first post, where she gives some thoughts on what makes a synopsis work, and the second post, the synopsis of her first novel, Magic Lost, Trouble Found. She's posted synopses for her other books too. It helps to have read her books, but even if you haven't, it's clear that she's captured the voice of her books. Thanks to her posts, Friday I wrote a synopsis for Bell-Men that A) doesn't suck, B) was a million times easier to write than I expected, and C) I actually am kinda proud of. Dang!

I mention Kingdom of Loathing a lot in my tweets and occasionally here in my blog, so I'll link to it today. It's an awesome, fun, free game. I have a KOL bumper sticker on my car, that's how much I love it.

And if you haven't been following Aaron Polson's blog lately, you really need to jump over there and read the serial story he's posting this week, "Howard's Game," starting with the first installment.

Oh, I almost forgot: Skunk Cat Book Reviews now has 100% more skunk cat pictures.


Danielle Birch said...

I need all the help I can get when attempting to write a synopsis. Thanks for sharing the link.

Fox Lee said...

Wow. Pepe Le'pew would be all over that cat!

Cate Gardner said...

Thanks for the links. :D

K.C. Shaw said...

Danielle--I hope it helps you the way it did me!

Natalie--Or vice versa.

Cate--Sure. :)

Lisa Shearin said...

Yea you! :D So glad it helped.

Aaron Polson said...

Thanks for the plug, KC. My favorite segment is up today (3/15). *evil laugh*

K.C. Shaw said...

Lisa--Thanks for all your help!

Aaron--Ooh,on my way now to read it. :)