Friday, August 26, 2011
The 7 X 7 Link Award
Many thanks to Carrie Butler at So You're a Writer for this Award. It is pretty simple. This award deals in superlatives. So I will link you to 7 old blog posts (Most Beautiful, Most Helpful, Most Popular, Most Controversial, Most Surprisingly Successful, Most Underrated, Most Prideworthy).
I had a website long before I discovered blogger so I had re-posted some of my old website blog posts on blogger back when the lovely and brilliant Nancy Thompson was my single reader. I'm going to take this opportunity to link you back to a few of those old, mostly unread blog posts.
Then I will pass this award on to a few other bloggers and ask them to highlight some older but awesome posts!
1. Most Beautiful:
This is a tough one as many writers (myself included) have trouble viewing their own work as beautiful. I know I am always tinkering. But if I had to choose it would be A Word About Perspective. Or: How To Do Your Worst.
2. Most Helpful:
I would say the Hook for Your Book Contest since it gave writers an opportunity to land an agent. I will use this opportunity to plug the upcoming Hook for Your Book Contests for unagented Fantasy, Romance and Historical Romance novelists. Check it out, spread the word, polish your pitch and enter!
3. Most Popular:
Oddly enough, it was Sample (Starting with A Question) where I posted the first chapter of a book I started but haven't finished. I figured this was way too long and that people might not read it but it has the most pageviews.
4. Most Controversial:
No idea (everyone on blogger has been so agreeable!) but I'll pick two unread posts which talk about what I think are mildly controversial topics: How You Know When You're Ready and Readers and the Rule of Three.
5. Most Surprisingly Successful:
Since I posted this on my website, it is the single most-read blog post on my website although I'm not sure why: The Perfect Writing Space.
6. Most Underrated:
Sh*t My Inner Critic Says
7. Most Prideworthy:
This is my all-time favorite: A Word About Rejection
There you have it. I'd like to pass this along to the following bloggers:
Jeff King at Author's Union
L.J. Cohen Once In A Blue Muse
Tara at More Than Fiction
L.G. Smith at Bards & Prophets