Yup. I’m still catching up with blog tags and awards that I was linked on over the past few months. Today’s comes courtesy of Zezee @ Zezee with Books, and is one I hadn’t heard of before this nomination. The Starlight Blogger Award was created by Caroline @ Yesterday After to celebrate bloggers who inspire us with their creativity. So, thank you very much, Zezee, for your nomination. It means a lot to me. 🙂
Here are the rules for the Starlight Blogger Award:
- Thank the giver and link their blog to your post.
- Answer Caroline’s three original questions as well as the three new questions your nominator has given to you.
- Choose your 6 favorite bloggers and notify them of their nomination! In your nominees, think of “the light emanating from the stars,” the bloggers who truly touch your soul with their work, the ones that are the light for you – a true Starlight Blogger.
- Include the logo of the award in a post or on your blog. Also, never alter the logo, and never change the three original questions.
Also, per Caroline’s request, this note must be included in every Starlight Blogger Award post:
The design for the STARLIGHT Bloggers Award has been created from YesterdayAfter is a Copyright image you cannot alter or change it in any way just pass it to others that deserve this award.
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Now, let’s get to the questions! I’ll start with Caroline’s original trio, then go on to Zezee’s.
The Original Starlight Blogger Award Questions (from Caroline @ Yesterday After)
1) If you describe or picture your inner soul, how will you describe it?
I can’t picture it having a specific shape… But I know what its colors would be: mostly violet or indigo, with some magenta, blues, greens, teals, turquoise, with some specks of gold. I actually have a “gemstone” at home that contains all of these colors. It’s commonly known as chalcopyrite, or “peacock ore.” (See the Science Photo Library image on the right.)
Why these colors? Um, well, they’re all colors I love. (*blushes*) I don’t know how else to explain it, but violet and indigo are very “me” colors at the moment. These and a few of the colors mentioned above are also part of the blog’s color palette.
2) What are you working on right now?
Depends on what your definition of “right now” is. 😉 My biggest current writing project is Draft #3 of The Keeper’s Curse, which you can learn more about at the Novels page or through the Chronicling The Craft series. I also have a few blog posts in various stages of being drafted. So, at any given time, I’m working on quite a few things!
3) What is your creative dream project?
I don’t know if I have a single dream project. I want to write more books after The Keeper’s Curse. They would cover a wide range of fantasy subgenres (epic, contemporary, dark, and steampunk, for starters), and would be for teens or adults depending on the protagonist’s age and predicament. I’d also love to teach writing classes in the future – not in an academic setting, but as part of writing conferences, non-for-profit writing programs, or online.
Zezee’s Starlight Blogger Award Questions
1) Suppose you had to write a retelling of a fairy tale. Which fairy tale would you choose? Name one thing in that fairy tale that you would alter.
Hmmmm… the only one I can think of isn’t exactly a fairy tale. But I’d love to write a retelling of The Nutcracker someday. I’d like to watch the ballet performance and re-read the original story first, though. So, right now, the only change I foresee making to the story would be to have it set in modern times. And being a ballet dancer when I was a little girl, I definitely want to incorporate dance into the story. 🙂
2) What is your favorite quote?
It changes all of the time. (*lol*) But here’s one that I’ve loved for a while, and one that needs no explanation.
3) What story or poem do you turn to when you’re feeling down?
I found Sue Patton Thoele’s The Woman’s Book of Confidence wonderfully inspiring and thoughtful. It features short meditations, examples of life experiences, and affirmations that remind women to take care of themselves, use their intuitive wisdom, and overcome fears and anxieties. Talking about Confidence also reminded me that I’ve had Sue’s Woman’s Book of Courage on the backburner recently, so I’ve recently picked it up again and am reading one “meditation” each night.
My Nominees for the Starlight Blogger Award & My Questions for Them
Here are my six nominees for the Starlight Blogger Award. As always, please don’t feel obligated to accept and respond if you don’t have time or typically don’t do blog awards. Just know that I find your work inspiring and creative, and therefore worthy of this recognition. 🙂
- Alex Hurst @ Memories of a Time Hereafter
- Leanne Sowul @ Words from the Sowul
- Sarah Zama @ The Old Shelter
- Rae Oestreich @ The Wallflower
- Rebekah Hendrian
- Victoria Grace Howell @ The Wanderer’s Pen
And here are the three questions the nominees can answer, in addition to Caroline’s original questions:
- What inspired you to work on your current writing or creative project?
- What one person from your offline life inspires you to be the writer / creator you are today?
- What would your current WIP’s protagonist(s) choose as his/her favorite color? Why?
How about you? What color and/or shape would your inner soul look like? What retellings would you be interested in reading and/or writing? What story or poem cheers you up?