Thursday, February 07, 2008

Good Writing, Good Blogs

Well, whadda ya know. I’ve been awarded A Roar for Powerful Words Award. It was passed on to me by Puss Reboots. Thank you Puss…er, Mr./Ms. Reboots. Got a feeling Puss is a “she,” but I’m not positive.

Puss Reboots said the decision was based on three criteria: knowledge of your subject, passion for your topic, and a spark of creativity. (In case you’re wondering what that pink glow is emanating from your computer, it’s me, smiling.) Thank you again.

The rules are:
1. Link back to the person who tagged you.
2. List three things that you believe are necessary to make writing good and powerful.
3. Tag five others and comment on their blog informing them that they’ve been tagged with this award.

Okay, here are three things that I think are necessary to make writing good and powerful (and these served as the criteria I used to pass along this award to five others).
1. A sense of reaching out to a larger community,
2. Knowledge of the subject,
3. Love and passion for the topic, no matter what it is.

I now pass this award along to:

1. David Bowles of Writing the Westward Sagas. David writes about genealogy, history, his family. No matter the subject, he’s passionate.

2. Sylvia Dickey Smith is an author, speaker, teacher, and she used to be a mermaid. She blogs about her writing, her life, and even interviews other authors. Her blog is great fun to read.

3. Blog Book Tours. While they may not respond to being tagged, since each posting is an interview with an author, I’m still tagging them. So many interviews. So many great questions. So much information.

4. Paperback Writer. Here’s another almost all author-interview site, but you gotta love a blog that takes the time to ask the questions you would ask – if you could. And they interview authors who write a variety of books. You’ll probably find something there that will intrigue you.

5. Lastly, but not leastly, Rose Fox Reads. Probably futile to tag an editor of book reviews for Publishers Weekly, but how could I not? This blog fits the criteria – reaching out to a larger community, knowledge and love and passion for the topic.


  1. You're very welcome. I am a she. :)

  2. I guessed right!

    Thanks again for the Award.

  3. Thanks for the award, Helen, and I'm proud of you for catching on the pussreboots secrets-- She's a she!!

  4. Well, it wasn't a huge mental leap to that conclusion!

  5. thanks for the award Helen, do you know the html text behind the picture so that I can put it on a wordpress blog?

  6. I just copied it to my computer, then inserted it into my blog. Let me muck around, though, and see if I can figure it out.

  7. Thanks for the award, Helen. I've posted my response.

  8. I got the tag, too, and will get it on my blog this weekend. Gotta think about who else to tag, too! Thanks!


  9. Hi Dani! I keep recommending your site to authors interested in blog tours, especially your forum for authors to discuss blog touring.


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