For Aspiring Writers

The Versatile Blogger Award

I’ll begin by saying, as I did in my comment at David’s blog, that this was a shocker! Having tried and failed at blogging many a time, I must say that, without being too cheesy, that hard work pays off. Being committed to this blog for only a few weeks now, David McGowan has very kindly nominated me for The Versatile Blogger Award.

Check out his blog to delve yourself into a world of great writing posts, not without a touch of humour and a load of assistance for any writer out there: http://davidmcgowanauthor.com/

By receiving this nomination, I’ve been required to say seven things about myself. Here goes:

  1. I talk in my sleep
  2. I was born in Scotland but moved too young and unfortunately lost an accent I wish I had 😦 When I did move, a fellow classmate told off me because he couldn’t understand what I was saying
  3. The story I’m currently writing is called ‘Rupert McLong’s Extraordinary Dying Wishes’ (and I love it!)
  4. I watched at least one Criminal Mind’s episode everyday from January 9th to April 9th, until I finally caught up with the TV timings
  5. Without the Books and Authors section on Yahoo! Answers, my life would not be the same
  6. My enneagram personality type is Type 3
  7. My current favourite song is Don’t Look Back in Anger by Oasis

Here the fifteen nominees I have chosen to win The Versatile Blogger Award

  1. For the best writing prompts, updated every day of the week, visit Writer’s Block Busters (http://helpfromcyranette.wordpress.com/)
  2. For some of the coolest, most original and most interesting articles on writing, visit thestorytelling nomad (http://storytellingnomad.wordpress.com/)
  3. To follow the journey of an aspiring writer that will help you with your own path, visit A Serendipitous Happenstance (http://aserendipitoushappenstance.wordpress.com/)
  4. For one of the most visited blogs about every aspect of writing you can imagine, visitSara Flower‘s blog (http://saraflower.wordpress.com/)
  5. To help overcome the obstacles you face as a writer, visit WritingStruggles(http://writingstruggles.com/)
  6. For one of the best, in depth blogs about the elements of writing and not without a touch of humour, visit The Flores Factor (http://floresfactor.wordpress.com/)
  7. For a great site that answers some of the most important writing questions, and with a ton of advice, click on novels form the ground up(http://novelsgroundup.wordpress.com/)
  8. Christi Corbett’s blog is best if you’re looking for a different tangent on writing, a real personal perspective on books and the best writing quotes (http://christicorbett.wordpress.com/).
  9. The Write Life follows the journey of an aspiring writer working towards being published and that’s not without the writing advice and experiences she has encountered herself (http://janeswritelife.wordpress.com/)
  10. Pany (My observations of life) Reading Pany’s thoughts has been a delight. It’s a different sort of  blog than I would already read, but nonetheless, as interesting 🙂 (http://pany123.wordpress.com/)
  11. Bare Knuckle Writer is a blog that I personally put under the category of expert blogging. Her style of writing, full of both a witty conversational tone and evident intellectualism is a must read (http://bareknucklewriter.com/)
  12. ArabWriterChick is only a recent blog I’ve been following – I love her poems. It’s as simple as that (http://arabwriterchick.com/)
  13. Nothing to Read Here is another blog about a writer’s journey to be published. I love it. A lot of things are things I can relate to, and knowing there’s another person out there who feels the same is just great. (http://taureanw.com/)
  14. I think I’ve left one of my favourite’s till last. Kathryn’s Inbox’s tagline is: A Cooler Kind of Blog. I couldn’t agree more. Adding interested and much needed reviews of books, her own experience as a writer, interviews, literary quotes, Kathryn’s blog ticks pretty much all the boxes! (http://kathrynwhiteauthor.blogspot.co.uk/)

VBA Rules

If you are nominated, you’ve been awarded the Versatile Blogger award.

  •  Thank the person who gave you this award.
  •  Include a link to their blog.
  •  Next, select 15 blogs/bloggers that you’ve recently discovered or follow regularly.
  •  Nominate those 15 bloggers for the Versatile Blogger Award
  •  Finally, tell the person who nominated you 7 things about yourself.


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11 thoughts on “The Versatile Blogger Award

  1. Pany on said:

    Thank you very much for nominating me! I’ll definitely re-blog when I can. And congratulations to you, too!
    Oh, and I love Scottish accents :D.

  2. christicorbett on said:

    Wow! Thanks so much for the award!

    Christi Corbett

  3. Thank you. i am deeply humbled

  4. Thank you very much! Loved it!

  5. Thank you so much for the blog award. 🙂 I enjoyed reading some fun facts about you. Do you plan on visiting Scotland?

  6. You’re welcome everyone 😀 I think the blog award’s a great concept to inspire bloggers and keep them going (and helping with traffic!). I was glad not only to receive the nomination but also to pass the award on to others!

    @ Sara Flowers: Thanks! I visited Scotland two years ago, the first time since I moved to England, and loved it. It was almost an alien place, I have to admit, having moved at five and forgotten a lot about it, but it’s still nice calling it the place I’m born! Have you been?

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  9. Wow! Thank you so much. You just made my day 🙂 And I know how you feel about losing an accent. My English accent is long gone, which is a bit sad. But I reckon my Aussie one is an okay replacement 🙂

  10. You’re welcome 😀 Oh, an Aussie replacement accent is more than okay! Lucky you! I live in England now, but we don’t have much of an accent at all in Leicester 😦

  11. Hi there, just became aware of your blog through Google,
    and found that it’s really informative. I’m gonna watch out for brussels.
    I will appreciate if you continue this in future. Many people will be benefited from your writing.

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