So I owe a real blog post, but edits and other things have EATEN MY BRAIN this week.
- First, that thing you have to write that is similar to an outline and also summarizes your book? It was decided by Twitter this week that the proper form of that word is synopsi. Technically, that would be the plural of synopsis, but I don’t think synopsis quite conveys the amount of evil that synopsi does. Synopsi sounds like something slithery, like something that has tentacles, or tentacles with those gross sucker things attached.
So, y’know. Just in case you didn’t know what to call it. There’s also a hashtag. #downwithsynopsi
Man, someone should really draw a picture of what a synopsi looks like in its naturally slimy habitat.
- I saw this article earlier in the week, and thought it was just amazing. You should go check it out.
- And my Rebels video went up a few days early this week. I talked about religion and morality in YA, and sadly had to cut out a lot of what I had to say to keep it under 4 minutes. Sadsigh. But check it out, and weigh on your opinion. Should YA books have a moral lesson, or not? Are writers responsible for showing that all actions have suitable consequences?
And your moment of zen: