Well, People, I was nominated for the Versatile Blogger Award (Thank you, Thomas M. Watt!).
According to The Rules, and in good ol’ chain letter fashion, I am to nominate some bloggers I regularly follow for the award and list seven things about myself. So here we go…
BLOGS I FOLLOW
I check in regularly with these folks. (If you’ve been here on Mondays, you’ll probably recognize them):
Brian McDonald‘s blog, Invisible Ink – I love how he lives in a state of continuous learning, and I love how he reminds us that there’s a lot to be learned from older and long-gone craft masters, some of whom I’d never know about if it weren’t for this blog.
Larry Brooks‘ blog, Story Fix – The storytelling light bulb really brightened when I discovered this blog. Click through his archives; his earlier posts on plot and character are the best.
Yeah. Organizing this tool kit takes time.
7 THINGS ABOUT ME
- I like to make costumes.
- I’ve been to 28 countries… I think.
- I have two pugs. This makes me lucky.
- I make a mean batch of stuffed mushrooms.
- I must get eight hours of sleep every night. Ten hours is better.
- I keep my calendar and daily to-dos in a notebook. Paper and pens are my friends.
- I have about six hummingbirds that do loop-the-loops for me (yes, for me) on my walk with the pugs every day.
Thanks again, Mr. Watt!
2 thoughts on “Versatile Blogger Award Nomination”
I’m happy to hear you’re a big fan of Larry Brooks. “Story Engineering” was the book that finally made me realize I needed to learn more about the craft of writing if I ever wanted to succeed at telling good stories. It’s a shame that so many aspiring writers assume that implementing mechanics and devices into their stories will take away from their artistic merit.
I agree. Nowadays I actually try to write in the smallest 4-sided box I can make for myself, because then I’m forced to see just how deep that box can go… the deeper I get, the more impressive the creativity. imho.