I have been honored by Jeannie over at Where Romance Meets Therapy with the prestigious Superior Scribbler Award. Before I get into the details of the award however, I'd like to say a few thing about Jeannie. She is a character therapist (among so many other things), and you may be asking what that means. She has an incredible ability to take your character and help you figure out and understand what motivates them, what their little flaws are, what words you can use to bring your character fully to life. I had the opportunity to make use of her abilities for one of my characters, and it was amazing the insights and ideas she helped me realize. If you ever have a character whose personality you are struggling to nail down, Jeannie may be just the person to help you out.
As for the contest, she has evidently felt I am worthy of the Superior Scribbler Award (although I think if she had seen my handwriting, she would know how appropriate the moniker "scribbler" is). Thank you Jeannie, I appreciate the vote of confidence. This award was created quite some time ago by Melissa at The Scholastic Scribe, and I was amazed at the number of recipients. One of the requirements of the award is to "pay it forward" to five others, a task I found to be quite daunting. For one thing, many of you whom I would award this to are already on the list. The other problem is I am surrounded by so many talented and capable writers, it's really difficult to choose. Before I present my list however, here are the rules I was instructed to follow:
1. Each Superior Scribbler awardee must pass the award on to the 5 most deserving people they know.
2. Each Superior Scribbler must post a link to the author and blog that gave them the award.
3. Each Superior Scribbler must display the award with a link to the Scholastic Scribe's original post regarding the award.
4. Each Superior Scribbler must visit the link mentioned in #3 and add their name to the list of awardees.
5. Each Superior Scribbler must post these rules on their blog.
As I said, choosing five people to award this to was no easy task. There are so many people I learn from here, so many talented writers that I have come to know, and narrowing that down to five people is quite difficult. But a choice must be made, so here are the five people I have passed this award on to:
The Screaming Guppy - This talented writer has helped me in more ways than I can count. Of course, it helps that she is a Diet Coke with Lime drinker, but that had nothing to do with it. I promise.
The Lost Wanderer - Wanderer has a drive and commitment to quality writing that inspires me all the time. Her thoughts are insightful, and her will to continue the journey to publication is something to be proud of.
Beth - Writing It Out is a blog that I've found to be very useful. Beth is a truly talented individual that makes me think all the time, helping me improve the quality of my work.
Davin Malasarn - Davin has professed that my posts make him think, but the reality is quite the opposite. HIS posts make me think, and always in a very good way. Davin is one of three writers at The Literary Lab, and no offense is intended towards his fellow conspirators. All are equally talented writers.
Rebecca Woodhead - This list would not be complete without Rebecca. From Brain To Bookshelf is an example for us all. Not only is she currently a twitter celebrity (yes, I had to squeeze that in there), she has overcome incredible obstacles in her life and continues to work hard as a writer. To say she is an inspiration to me is an understatement.
There are so many more of you that I could give this to, and many of those have already been honored in this way. For those I didn't pick, do not take this as a dig. As I said, it has been difficult choosing. For my awardees, I leave it up to you as to whether you decide to continue this tradition of finding five others. I have chosen you because I do believe you are worthy of recognition.