Wednesday, November 21, 2007


The Shameless Lion Award

I've received this award for good, powerful writing from Venessa Gebbie, and I'm honored! I'm also a Leo, zodiac-cally speaking, and thus shameless. Part of the rules are that I must pass it along to five other bloggers.

Those people I've given this award to are encouraged to post it on their own blogs; list three things they believe are necessary for good, powerful writing; and then pass the award on to the five blogs they want to honour, who in turn pass it on to five others, etc etc. Let's send a roar through the blogosphere! The image above can be copied and pasted onto other blogs. Also, a small size of the award for sidebars can be found over at the writing circle site.

So, before I list who I have given this award to, here are the three things I believe are necessary for good, powerful writing:(I have borrowed these from the source site in order to preserve the integrity and intentions of this award).

1)Innovation: I love writing that doesn't rely on tired, easy phrases. I love a unique look at things, an attack on clichés and turns of phrase that have lost any punch. I need to see good grammar, but I love a writer who challenges me, who takes me on a journey into the fresh unknown!

2) Truth: I need to sense that there is some truth in what is being written. This doesn't necessarily mean I have to agree with what's being written, or that things have to be proven as true; but I do need to get the feeling that the words were absolutely true for the writer. I need to feel the conviction and passion that motivated the writer to choose those particular words.

3) Humanism: I need to feel that the writer has an idea about human nature, that as the author of work intended for human consumption, the writer has a grip on the mechanisms, sensitivities that strike a universal chord in all of us. The work that stays with me is often something that has enhanced my understanding - or triggered my curiosity - on the question of who we are.

So here's my list of bloggers that I admire and enjoy:

Barbara Klaser
Hari Bhajan
Sharon Hurlbut
Maryanne Stahl
Cliff Garstang


I am honored; thank you. now to come up with 5 more bloggers! lol
Thank you!
Thanks, Bev! Kay Sexton nominated me, too. I hope that doesn't mean I have to nominate 10 bloggers?! And I'm afraid it will be a while before I can fulfill my end of the bargain . . .
Wow! An award! Do I get a statuette? Really, thanks. I think it's a great idea and I will pass on the honor. In gratitude.
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