Thursday, August 4, 2011

Blog Award!

Nina Powers , who recently joined this cozy little Leaky Pencil group, has nominated this blog for an award! These are great little moments to share appreciation, and help generate traffic and followers for our fellow writers, so a big Thank You to Nina.

Now - to work:

The rules of the award are:

1. Thank the giver and link back to the blogger who gave it to you.
2. Reveal your top 5 picks and let them know by leaving a comment on their blog.
3. Copy and paste the award on your blog.
4. Have faith that your followers will spread the love to other bloggers.
5. And most of all - have bloggity-blog fun!

There's one last "unwritten" rule, in the spirit of helping your fellow writer's grow - it's meant for blogs with less than 200 followers.

So, my picks (they're numbered, not ranked.)

#1 David Barber's Fiction World - the editor of the Flash Fiction Offensive, and a damned fine writer in his own right. Check out "The Two Blokes". Trust me.

#2. Steven Chapman (writer) - full of insight, laughs, and commiseration on the periods of futility that all writers go through

#3. Erin Cole Writes - Author of "Grave Echoes", and contributor to my own anthology "Eight Days of Madness", Erin muses on muses and writes on writing. Meet her!

#4. R.S. Bohn - you want stories with edge? With heart? With "Holy $#% what did I just read?" - Check out the writing of Ms Bohn.

#5. Calling Shotgun - Laurita Miller is a fellow Canadian, an writer of amazing diversity, and as eloquent a blogger as you'd want to read. (So start readin'!)

Thanks again, Nina!


  1. Thanks Chris! Liebster Award, hmmm...

  2. Like Mr. Chapman, I also initially read Lobster Award, and I thought that was pretty cool. It would be hard to type with lobster claws, though, and there's that perpetual fear of being boiled, so the Liebster Award is far superior. Thank you!

  3. Congrats on the award! The blogs you listed sound great. I'm going to have to go check them out!

  4. Thanks! (You can probably tell by now that I'm playing catch up). Less than 200 followers? Maybe we should pool them, eh? We're small but mighty! :)