IwoniwoniwoniwoniwoniwoniwonIWON! I WON! Oh, and you'd never guess that I'm excited about it, I'm sure.
What did I win? I won a download of Holly Lisle's ebook Create a Character Clinic through a contest held last week at PaperBackWriter's blog.
I have just now successfully downloaded this ebook and done a quick scan through it, and I am really excited about reading through slowly and thoroughly. I'm at just the right stage in Puppet Prince to make excellent use of Holly's resource, and I'm sure I'll find parts that will help me with revisions on *the others* as well. I'll get back to you all when I've had a closer look.
I'm particularly excited about the timing of this because I had finished reading Talyn just a couple of days previously. Reading this fat and fulfilling fantasy reminded me once again of the excellence of Holly Lisle's worlds and characters. If you like fantasy, READ THIS BOOK. If you've been wondering about whether or not you might like fantasy but don't know where to start, READ THIS BOOK. To be fair, there is sexual content in the novel; if that makes you uncomfortable, you may want to pass. The sex isn't gratuitous, however.
So a big thank you to Holly Lisle for three specific items at the moment: Talyn, Create a Character Clinic, and for being the visionary orignial developer of my favorite hang out on the Web, Forward Motion Writer's Community. Hats off to you, Holly.