Thursday, November 08, 2007

I'm a Power Queen

It must be true, cos Minx says so.

It doesn't mean I can change a plug (though I can).
Or that I'm ruler of all that I survey (cos I ain't).

Apparently it means I've been awarded a roar for powerful words.
A pink lion, no less, from the Shameless Lions.

So now I have to come up with 3 things I deem essential for powerful writing:
  1. Trust your instincts - even when your rational self says they're leading in you in a weird direction.
  2. Learn to distinguish between your inner critic and your inner editor. (See here.)
  3. You have to care about what you are creating - write from the heart, not from some idea of what might be commercially viable.
So - now I have to nominate 5 other recipients for a pink roar:

Dina Rabinovitch - whose powerful words will live on even though she's no longer able to acknowledge the award.
Absolute Vanilla - who's never afraid to speak her mind.
Rachel North - an inspiration who's been missed during her recent break from blogging but who is triumph-over-adversity incarnate and is back with an articulate argument on behalf of thinking bloggers and writers everywhere.
Sharon J - ditto re the triumph bit.
Zinnia Cyclamen - who's one of my favourite people at the moment and who gives us a window into the life of a funeral celebrant. And you can't get much more powerful than that, can you?


Sharon J said...

OMG! You've nominated me and now I've no idea what I'm meant to do. HELP!!!

Debi said...

Haha! Drew you out! *evil laugh*

Shameless said...

Nice list Debi,
I also love the label at the end! lol

Sharon, check out the writing circle for instructions on what needs to be done. :-) And well done on the award! I will be checking out your writing asap.

Absolute Vanilla (and Atyllah) said...

Aw gee! Thank you!!! Big hug! That's so sweet of you. Rooooaaaaar right back at ya! :-) And let me tell you, your roar is very well deserved!

Verilion said...

Congratulations Debi, you definitely deserve this.

Sharon J said...

Right. Done it. I think.

Zinnia Cyclamen said...

Just catching up with your blog... thank you!