Versatile Blogger Award Nomination

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…


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.

Only two?

Yeah. Organizing this tool kit takes time.


  1. I like to make costumes.
  2. I’ve been to 28 countries… I think.
  3. I have two pugs. This makes me lucky.
  4. I make a mean batch of stuffed mushrooms.
  5. I must get eight hours of sleep every night. Ten hours is better.
  6. I keep my calendar and daily to-dos in a notebook.  Paper and pens are my friends.
  7. 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

  1. 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.


    1. 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.


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