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?


Anonymous 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*

S. Kearney 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.

Unknown 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!

Unknown said...

Congratulations Debi, you definitely deserve this.

Anonymous said...

Right. Done it. I think.

Zinnia Cyclamen said...

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