February 11, 2012

Ten Things You Might Not Know About Me

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As part of getting the Kreativ Blogger and the Most Inspiring Blogger awards, I was asked to post ten things people don’t know about me.

Now, some of you might know some of this, so I guess it’s more of a “what most people don’t know about me” post. I’m just no good at keeping secrets.

Ten Facts about the Nacent Novelist
1. I used to be a violin teacher, and I loved it.
2. I used to play in a punk rock band.
3. I spent the fall of 2007 driving across America by myself.
4. I know the basics of trigger point acupuncture, and have sat needles on myself.
5. I played violin for a black metal band.
6. I hate when people use en-dashes instead of em-dashes. (It’s lonely being a nitpicker.)
7. I’m afraid of short heights. When I know that if I fall, I’ll hurt but survive, I’m terrified. When I’m so far up that falling would mean certain death, I’m okay with it.
8. I served as a member of Holmestrand city council for two years.
9. I used to write poetry, and even published a poem in a student paper.
10.I can’t jump. Remember the movie “White Men Can’t Jump”? I’m proof of that.


February 8, 2012

Blog awards

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Thank you so much to the lovely Kourtney Heintz for nominating me for both the Kreativ Blogger and the Very Inspiring Blogger award. It means incredibly much to me to be nominated for something like this. And even better: I get to pass it on!

As part of being nominated for these awards, I get to (1): nominate 6 others for the blog award, and (2): share 10 things that readers might not know about me. So, here we go:

I’m passing the Kreativ Blogger award on to:

1) Anne Marie Stamnestro. Writer, friend and amazing cook. She manages to mix taste and words in her fascinating blog. Check it out, and while you’re over there, try the apple pie.
2) Tiffany A White’s Ooo Factor serves me news of the best TV shows running, every week. For a small screen fan like myself, I love being able to geek out on shows with someone equally interested.
3) I love Julie R. Andersen’s blog According to Julie because she has a fresh view on anything from politics to coffee. Seriously, she’s the only one I know who can make rants about espresso interesting.
4) In addition to being awesome at Zombie dice, Joshua Alan Doetsch puts the romance back in necromancy with his novel Strangeness in the Proportion. His blog’s not half-bad either. Check it out!
5) Hayley Campbell is a wonderful writer who makes me laugh with every peek she gives me into Australian culture. She might not post often, but each post is worth the wait.
6) Laura B. Writer knows how to make marketing interesting. Check out her advice on blog layout! Seriously bridging the gap between creativity and practicality.

The Very Inspiring Blogger award, I’d like hand to:

1) Deborah Bryan’s blog The Monster in Your Closet is truly heartening. Her story, her words, and her series of For This I Am Thankful (Ftiat) continue to inspire and entertain me each week.
2) Tales of a Supernova’s Daughter is a blog filled with deeply personal musings on life, society and the big city. Shinseiko knows how to inspire and entertain.
3) Caleb J. Ross’ blog The World’s First Author Blog is filled with great tips on marketing your books, in addition to other writer related tidbits. Caleb inspires me to dare push myself and my writing out there.
4) Carol Tice’s blog Making a Living Writing is filled with useful tips on how to make money from your words. It’s a must-read for anyone interested in freelance writing.
5) Shotgun Shack is a blog from the insides of NGOs seen from the eyes of an aid worker. Insightful, inspiring, and thought-provoking.
6) Metaphortunate son is one of the few blogs about motherhood that I follow. Who knew you could write posts that are engaging, funny, and about babies. Keep up the good work!

As for the 10 things you don’t know about me…I’ll save those for next time.

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