It’s certainly been a season for awards and the nominations have been rapidly piling up! I’m always delighted to be nominated and recognised by my fellow bloggers. I’m very pleased to announce I’ve been nominated for:
– One Versatile Blogger Award by the incredible Taylor Eaton
– One Family Award also by Taylor.
As these awards take quite a while to compile (or is that just me being slow?), I have put the awards all in a hat so the award I will respond to is….
… the Versatile Blogger Award!!!
The rules of this award are:
– You must thank the person who gave it to you, and include a link to their blog.
– You must tell the person who nominated you seven things about yourself
– You must then select fifteen blogs that you’ve recently discovered or regularly follow, nominate them for the award, and notify them of their nomination.
First of all, if you haven’t yet discovered Jennifer, Lindsay and Taylor, I’d suggest you visit their blogs (links above). These bloggers are really exceptional and there is superb writing on their sites.
My nominations for the Versatile Blogger are:
J.S. Collyer –http://jcollyer.wordpress.com/ For some of the best flash fiction I’ve ever read plus fantastic writing about writing. This post is one of my all-time favourites and will have you running out the door to seek inspiration!
Eternal Atlantis (Luciana Cavallaro) http://luccav.com/- Who doesn’t love mythology? Great posts about myths and the ancient world, plus links to this writer’s excellent fiction.
Gerard C Ryan https://gerardryan.wordpress.com/- This guy’s poetry is amazing. He has a mastery of words I’ll never have. They say writers should read more poetry, so look no further than here.
How Anxious http://howanxious.wordpress.com/- Another poet whose work consistently blows me away. How can you capture so much feeling and emotion in such few words? I’ll never be a poet and I am in awe of those who are.
Andy G Art http://andyyg.wordpress.com/- Amazing and mesmerising pen and ink sketches of landscapes and buildings. There is something so inspiring about handcrafted work that no computer program will ever match.
A.R. Neal http://caveofscribes.starvingactivist.com– One of the first bloggers I discovered on WordPress. Very fine writing here indeed.
Synapse on Fire http://synapseonfire.com/- Sometimes you read a story and it stays with you for a long time. This happened when I read ‘And the Day Passes’. I love writers who envelop their readers in place, landscape and emotion. Check out this writer’s work and you will see what I mean.
13th Floor Paradigm –http://13thfloorparadigm.wordpress.com/A great little writer hangout, often with story prompts and workshops to participate in.
Bruce Goodman – A story a day http://bbgoodman.wordpress.com/ This blogger posts a story a day! What more could you want!
I will have to stop there, and save up other bloggers for another time!
Now, here are seven facts about me:
1. I would like to have a pet, but I live in a small apartment. I live vicariously by patting other people’s dogs.
2. When I was a kid, I had a pet cow called Pinky.
3. I once went to Carnival in Germany dressed as a witch.
4. I almost ran away with the ballet. Ten years ago, I was living in the centre of Sydney and a ballet troupe was staying on a floor in my apartment building. I was in the lift one night and a man was saying goodbye to one of the dancers. He turned to me and said, “Are you with the ballet too?” Talk about temptation! Unfortunately I’ve never done ballet, and I feared I couldn’t pretend I had a sore foot all the time. Next time, I’m hoping the circus might come to town.
5. I’m not one for posting photos of myself, but just in case I am ever in the same airline/supermarket queue as you, this is what I look like:
6. I’ve never been kayaking.
7. I’m thinking of writing a cookbook for writers. Here are two of my save-money-and-buy-your-own-ingredients-at-the-market “writer at home” dishes.
Happy blogging everyone!