Awards

Unique blogger award

Wow, this is so crazy, I’ve never actually had my writing recognised like this before so this is a totally new experience to me. So a huge thank you to A Writer’s Beginning for nominating me. It’s really encouraging and so motivating, this is the first time I have really put myself out there for other writers, up until now I mostly just wrote for myself and a very few select group of friends. It is an extraordinary honour, incredibly flattering and a little unbelievable. The kind words and support you have given me, mean more to me than I could ever hope to describe. 

Rules:

  1. Link to the blogger who has shown love to you by nominating you.
  2. Answer the questions you are given.
  3. In the spirit of sharing love and solidarity with our blogging family, nominate 8-13 people for the same award.
  4. Ask the people you nominate 3 new questions.

I had better just get on and answer the questions; 

  1. Can you remember the first story you ever wrote? Can you remember what triggered it/influenced it? Or are you more like me – writing so much that you can’t remember that far back?

I genuinely can’t remember, I’m sure somewhere my mum has a scruffy notebook full of scribbled stories written about my toys, as long as I can remember I’ve been a reader and a writer.

2.Why do you write online, opposed to keeping your writing to yourself? I only ask because I used to be very private about my writing. I didn’t have the courage to show anyone because I was too scared that they’d criticise it. Was it the same for you?

I am still very private about my writing, only a handful of people know about my blog, I started to write online so I could express myself to the people who mean the most to me. If you read through my blog you’ll see it’s all very personal about my deepest emotions. 

I entered the writing competition on creative writing prompts with a lot of support and encouragement from my sister and a few friends, I’ve recently tried to write a book and wanted some feedback on my writing and this response has, truly astounded me.

3.Which one of these do you think is the more powerful – a sad story that makes the tears flow, or a story that fills you with confidence and determination? I think it’s interesting; obviously both are powerful, because they affect us so much, but which does so more?

I think this is an incredibly hard question to answer because it’s all so individual, it depends on the reader and what they take away from any piece of writing. I think personally for me, although I write a lot more sad/ teary pieces, I think the ones that lift you up are more powerful, because the take away feeling (hopefully) lasts longer. 

 

And now it is my turn to nominate others but here is a disclaimer, I’ve always kept pretty much to myself online so I don’t have a huge range of followers to choose from but here a few I have really enjoyed recently:

  1. The Unedit
  2. Word of Atlas
  3. ricableknotblog
  4. It means happy one
  5. WRITE OF HAND
  6. booksforlife
  7. mental illness talk

 

My questions to you guys are;

  1. How do you find/ what gives you the courage to write such personal things and put it online for everyone to see? I still struggle with sharing my work so would love to hear from you
  2. What gives you motivation and inspiration to write? I know those two are very different but I want to know.
  3. Something a little different; If you were only allowed to read/ write one genre for the rest of your life, what would it be?

I really look forward to seeing all your answers and hope you enjoy answering them as much as I enjoyed thinking of them! And again a huge thank you to A writers beginning and I’m sorry I didn’t manage to get the full 8 nominations, hopefully next time (if there is one) I will have mingled a little more and have some more blogs to recommend.

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