I’ve been nominated by the capable and hardworking Sandra (My Writing Challenge) for this award. Thank you, Sandra.
The rules for accepting this award are as follows:
1. Thank the award-givers and link back to them in your post.
2. Share 7 things about yourself.
3. Pass this award along.
4. Contact your chosen bloggers to let them know about the award.
# 1 has been accomplished (Whew!)
So, I’d better get going with #2…
7 things about myself:
1. I turned 70 last January. That ought to be enough right there.
2. I have been painting watercolors for nearly 35 years now. http://www.flickr.com/photos/21521891@N06/sets/72157603373191723/
3. I have been writing all my adult life and still find it rewarding and challenging.
4. I used to be a rock climber, when younger, more daring, and definitely more fit.
5. In my main undergraduate college work, I majored for the first two years in music. Piano and voice. So like Sandra I play piano too. But unlike her I don’t presently have one. I hope to fix that regrettable situation one of these days.
6. I have a master’s degree in divinity (New Testament Greek major), which unfortunately doesn’t make me divine–or even necessarily look divine, but I have my moments.
7. I have two daughters, two sons-in-law, 6 grandchildren, a big black female Labrador that goes by the name of ‘Shadow,” and a cat named “Mr. Wuggles” (not my name firs t choice). I used to have a parakeet or three, but that’s another story.
My nominations for this award are–and as Sandra put in, in no particular order:
1. Ali Luke (Aliventures), novelist, writing coach, and freelancer, and probably the smartest gal on the Internet. Also creator of a fine community of writers, The Writers’ Huddle, which is constantly a help to me.
2. Sandra Madeira (My Writing Challenge)–she deserves to be nominated twice.
3. K. M. Weiland (Wordplay)–winner two years in a row of the Top Ten Blogs for Writers award two years in a row. She too deserves to win again. Wonderful posts on fiction writing wisdom.
4. Amy Deardon (Amy Deardon), novelist, blogger, and author of The Story Template, an excellent book on novel/story writing. I’m reading and enjoyng her novel A Lever Long Enough, as well as the Story Template book.
5. Ruth Zive (Ruth Zive Copywriting), who is not only a dynamite copywriter but also a generous and adept teacher of the craft with her constant and insightful posts.
6. Joanna Penn (The Creative Penn), also novelist, writing coach, and blogger who continually offers a mountain of good info to authors and would-be authors on fiction writing and publishing.
7. A. Victoria Mixon (Victoria Mixon), an all around nice gal who is a savvy writing editor and coach, with years of experience, who also shares insightful interviews with notable writers and has a lot to say on the subject of quality fiction herself.
Now to notify all these people…