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:
- Trust your instincts - even when your rational self says they're leading in you in a weird direction.
- Learn to distinguish between your inner critic and your inner editor. (See here.)
- You have to care about what you are creating - write from the heart, not from some idea of what might be commercially viable.
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?