Fun Feature Friday

Contest

My friend Amie Borst is hosting a contest on her blog. The winner gets a query critique, Dove chocolate (my favorite), and a copy of Mockingjay! Even if you don’t want to enter yourself, I’d love it if you were to go follow her blog and say I sent you. If I win, I may even give away a copy of Mockingjay on my blog, because I know I’ll be buying one at midnight, free book on its way or not. 🙂 You won’t regret following her either–she says some interesting stuff.

Sadness and Woe–Losing your work

I recently read a post about someone who lost a chunk of her WIP by accident because she hadn’t backed it up recently. I use Dropbox, and I think every writer should. You download it to your computer, save your writing in the dropbox folder, and it automatically saves a backup online. If you delete it on your computer, it keeps the backup online. (Don’t worry, it’s secure too.) If you want to sign up, email me via my Contact Me page and I can send you a link that will get you more storage space online.

Steampunk Suggestions?

If anyone has a suggestion for a really fantastic steampunk YA novel, I’d love to hear about it. I already have Leviathan on my list, but will need some more. 🙂 Thanks!

Have a fantastic weekend everyone!

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About Karen Krueger

I write for teens when I'm not chasing after two cute kids. I love to sing and eat cereal (though not at the same time), and I most certainly am not a vampire because I'm addicted to sunshine.
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5 Responses to Fun Feature Friday

  1. I believe City of Ember is considered steampunk. And probably Incarceron.

  2. rbs says:

    Remembering I’m your mother’s or even your grandmother’s age, I am stumped about steampunk. What in the heck is that? A genre, I’m guessing.

    I’ll google it, but I wanted your take … along with Wikipedia’s! 😉

    • I’d go with Wikipedia. 🙂 I honestly had to look it up yesterday after seeing people’s comments on my Lady Jane post. Basically, it seems like it’s taking a historical context and adding technology (like steam-engine technology) to a time when it wasn’t originally there. One site said that The Golden Compass is an example, if you’ve read that.
      That’s really why I’m going to start reading steampunk books, so I can get a better grip on the genre and what it is.

      • rbs says:

        Thanks, Friend. I’ve read Golden Compass – and didn’t like that aspect of it. 😛 And so I, too would like to find some more examples!

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