- Share something about yourself others don’t know.
- Link seven posts from your blog that you think are worthy.
- Nominate seven other blogs for the award that haven’t received it yet.
Share something about yourself that others don't know.
I think everyone here knows I'm dyslexic, I've mentioned it a few times. I didn't really learn to read in anything approaching ease until about third grade. I still don't read out loud for anyone -- it's like word salad when I do. Sequence means nothing to me! But recently, I discovered I can read out loud... If I read with an accent! What accent? Well, a kind of accent succotash: like everything I've heard on the BBC + Portuguese in-laws English + being raised among people who shun the word knew in favor of its much-maligned cousin: knowed. I have several theories on why this works, and they largely involve synapses firing through the right brain to make use of creativity. I still sound nutty, but the laughter induced isn't so much of the OMG She can't read! reaction to the... OMG What's she been smoking!? reaction.
Seven posts. . . of spotty quality...
- The Art of Critique
- Writing Lingo for New Writers
- Book Review: Writing for Emotional Impact
- Messed Up Dreams (I told you I didn't have 7 worthy posts!)
- Proactive Characters (Eh, there may be something worthy here, past the whining)
- Dreaming Stories (I talk dreams a lot. Sleep is fun. Whee!)
- Maximum Overdrive (Sorry, this movie is awesome. Horrifying. Cheesy. Awesome.)
Kiwibird aka Faye/Serenity -- 2011 was Kiwi's year. She shot into the spotlight with several ePubs, dishes out fantastic advice, and still has time to do some hand-holding for those times when the doubt ravens are pecking at your eyeballs. Yes, I upgraded my doubt crows to the more awesomely Poe-ish versions that eat your eyeballs. And your SOUL.
Ju Dimello -- Newly sold author and buddy! Her blog ranges from tales from the writing trenches to blog tours in support of other authors.
Jolley Old Time -- A New Voices 2011 entrant who has also recently been snatched up by a publisher. Not a lot of posts there yet, but she has a lovely voice and she is also from the other side of the equator/international date line to me, so she uses language I don't understand and I DIG THAT about her :D
Libby Mercer -- Another NV 2011 entrant who shot right into publication. Lovely voice, funny, a little off the wall(I love that) and she sent me a book! Obviously, you should visit Libby :D
Aspiring Romance Writers -- A rockin new hangout for writers of romance, complete with blogs, tips, and a forum for sharing info and support. Definitely worth checking out.
Missed Periods and Other Grammar Scares -- Okay, so I don't really comment there(When people get hundreds of followers, I get stage fright). But I read every post and so should everybody else. Does that count?
Three Chapters and a Synopsis -- Started by an entrant in New Voices 2010, Nadia works both nonfiction and fiction, and her posts have a delightful wry quality to them that makes me grin.