Very Inspiring Bloggers Award


Very Inspiring Bloggers Award

Loaded up this morning to discover that I was nominated for “The Very Inspiring Blogger Award” on Saturday by fellow blogger Angela of Angela’s World of Writing!  Thanks enormously Angela for this award.

According to the rules of the award, I’m now responding.


1)   Display the award logo,

2)   Link back to the person who nominated you,

3)   State 7 things about yourself,

4)   Nominate 15 other bloggers for this award and link to them.

7 Things

Thinking of seven things that you may not know about me isn’t too easy.  I mean, there’s tons but remembering what I may have divulged is not so simple.

1)  I have eclectic tastes in just about everything.  That’s always been true as far as music is concerned but has grown over the years in my reading tastes.

2)  I am an insomniac, and have been since my early teens.  That doesn’t help with creativity, unfortunately, as I’m often verging on total exhaustion.

3)  Jenny and I will have been married for 33 years at the end of June this year!  We have two sons and a daughter, two grandsons and three granddaughters, plus step-grandchildren.

4)  I am disabled, with post polio syndrome, with very limited mobility.  I contracted polio when I was 4 years old.

5)  Writing has been my ambition since my early teens, with jobs being taken, initially, just to cover until success arrived – I’m still waiting for my big break!  LOL!

6)  My eldest brother also showed an artistic bent, being an accomplished amateur dramatics actor.

7)  I have a deep love of Nature, thanks to my Dad, who opened my eyes to all  the wonders as a child.

Nominees (In no particular order)

  1. Patti Roberts – Paradox : The Angels Are Here One of the best indie author blogs, with interviews, reviews and more.
  2. Book Blogger Directory  A useful directory of book blogs.
  3. Hey Sweetheart, Get Me Rewrite!  “A Discussion of Writing For Those Who Have Spent Their Lives Writing”.
  4. Self-Publish 101  Fairly self-explanatory!
  5. Sethsnap  A gorgeous photoblog.
  6. Self Publishing Made Easy  Help for the self-publisher.
  7. Inspiring A World Of Listeners  ebook publishing articles.
  8. Cristian Mihai  A leading light’s blog.
  9. dribblingpensioner  A fun blog by a pensioner.
  10.  Tips, reviews and critiques in fiction writing.
  11. Wordplay  “Helping writers become authors”.
  12. Uncle Book  Book reviews, interviews and book promotions.
  13. Children’s Books For Life  The Steve Costello author Blog.
  14. Publishing… And Other Forms Of Insanity  The trials and tribulations of publishing.
  15. To Win The Lottery Of Words  Writing blog.

Congratulations to all of the nominees!

~ Steve

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About Steve

An author since the age of 13 years, writing again dominates my activities. My "Imagineer-ing" blog is my primary site. Also: Beginner knitter since November 2010. Favourite knitting techniques: cable and lace. Beginner cross stitcher. Beginner jewellery maker. With the promotion of self publication and all the other work that has been going on here, Dad decided around 2am this morning (22/11/2013) that it was time to begin his next adventure. He was seen off earlier the previous evening by myself, my brother, my sister in law, and my sister, as well as his wife (our mum), and an enigmatic being known only as A Lorraine. After this time of story telling, laughing, crying, joking and mickey taking, we saw how tired both mum and dad were, and we decided to leave them under the (sometimes) gentle care of The Lorraine. When Dad found the timetable for his travels, he let Mum know gently, which woke her from her drowsing, then, with the same gentleness he showed in this universe, he boarded his favourite mode of transport, the Interdimensional Steam Train, and set off with a smile and a wave. For those of us closest, that smile was a reminder that his pain has ended, and the wave, an indicator that he will pop in to all those that knew him, from time to time. Usually at the most inconvenient and in opportune moments he can. While we are sad that he is no longer here, we are happy he now has no pain, and is experiencing more extraordinary things that his writers mind will be frantically weaving into a new story. Posted by Son Damien

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