Thursday, January 20

Posted by Laurel Garver on Thursday, January 20, 2011 14 comments
I am so thankful to be part of a community that supports and celebrates one another and even gives virtual pats on the back. Yes, friends, I'm talking blog awards.

Wise Writer

The effervescent Shannon at Book Dreaming gave me this flattering award eons ago. The two rules are to name one (or more) favorite writing resources and pass the award along to other bloggers who've stimulated your thinking and whose wisdom has helped you along the way.

These are some of the titles most thumbed through and scribbled in among my collection:

The Scene Book by Sandra Scofield
Manuscript Makeover by Elizabeth Lyon
Plot and Structure by James Scott Bell
Beginnings, Middles and Ends by Nancy Kress
Actually, all Nancy Kress writing books are gold. She's my hero.

I pass this one along to the following sage ladies (no offense to the gentlemen, I just liked the assonance):

Angela at My Poetry and Prose Place
Faith at Faith Elizabeth Hough
Mary at Play off the Page
Laura P. at Exercising the Right to Ramble
Saumya at Left and Write Brained

Making Smiles

The "Making Smiles on Faces Award" is all about happy (and a smidge wordy, but if there's one thing happiness makes us do, it's gush, right?) This one came from the lovely Lisa at Read. Write. Repeat.

I pass this one along to the following cheer bringers:

E. Elle at The Writer's Funhouse
Janet at Musings of a Children's Writer
JEM at Can I get a side of reality with that?
Laura M. at Wavy Lines
Lynn at Place to Create

What are your favorite writing resources? What made you smile today?
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  1. awesome--congrats to the winners. My smile today = a short youtube clip from My Fair Lady... :D <3

  2. These are great awards. Thanks so much for giving me the "Thinker." I need to write an awards post - maybe on Friday. It is a good week to spread some cheer and encouragement. It's been way too cold. We're in the winter schlumps. Most people are feeling badly about not meeting their New Year's goals. Cheers!

  3. Thank you so much Laurel. I am truly flattered!

  4. Thanks, Laurel! I'm so glad I can bring a smile to your face. :)

  5. Congrats to you and the recipients of the awards. :)

  6. Well you just put a smile on my face, too. Thank you!

    And I do love this community. So much support!

  7. Congrats to you and the winners! :)

  8. You made me smile Laurel! Thank you. Now off to the winners places.

  9. Congrats on your awards! They are well deserved and thanks for passing one on to me! Wow!

  10. Leigh: YouTube is a wonderful place to get a lift.

    Mary: Well said. I've been sick on top of the winter blues. Talk about discouraging. :-(

    Angela: You're welcome. In enjoy your thoughtful posts and poetry.

    E. Elle: Even your blog name "Writer's Funhouse" makes me smile.

  11. GE: Thanks. I hope you go meet some of these folks you don't yet know.

    Janet: You're welcome. These virtual back-pats are enouraging, aren't they?

    Bethany: Thanks. Hope you're doing well.

  12. Karen: Thanks so much. Have a great weekend.

    Lynn: Your recent post on aliens really made me smile. And so does your warm personality.

    Laura: You're most welcome. I hope you get lots more visitors checking out your wonderfully meaty posts.

  13. Congrats on your well-deserved awards, Laurel! Thank you so much for passing one on to me. :) It's such a fun award and put a big smile on my face! Have a great weekend!