ON WRITING

“It’s very easy to quit during the first ten years of writing. Nobody cares whether you write or not, and it’s very hard to write when nobody cares one way or the other. You can’t get fired if you don’t write, and most of the time you don’t get rewarded if you do. But don’t quit.” Andre Dubus

Friday, 3 June 2011

I've been tagged again, but this one is a riot!

The champagne-quaffing Francine from Romancing the Blog tagged me, and before I posted my tag, Nancy Williams came knocking at my door, so I can just do this once! There are 8 things to do for this tag: here they are . . .

1. Do you think you're hot?

Ans: Heck yeah, Australia is one of the hottest places on earth and I live in my own sweaty little patch. You know what the song says - if you're hot you're hot, if you're not you're not.

2. Upload a picture or wallpaper you're using at the moment.


Ans: You might have noticed this picture on several blogs. This is a group of romantic fiction writers - guys and gals - who write 400 words on a Friday. Getting the word out. Seeing it for the first time? Hop on over and see what all the excitement is about (and it's not just because 3 guys have joined us!) Today, Friday (it is so Friday in Oz at least!) new posts go up. I wonder who will be the Featured Writer of the Week?

3. When was the last time you ate chicken meat?

Ans: Are you kidding? Since my mother served me whizzed up brains and crumbed them and said they were chicken nuggets I never touch the stuff.

4. The song you listened to recently.





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http://youtu.be/9sKQ5KGXess

5. What were you thinking as you were doing this?

Ans: Don't Francine and Nancy know I've got a truckload of stories to write before I sleep? Or get on the plane?

6. Do you have nicknames? What are they?

Ans: Francine has bragging rights for 'bubbles,' but I'm staying way away from alcohol this post. Got into enough trouble last tag time. Oh man, what is that song again - but I never drink red wine, so relax!

Oh? Nickname was it? Just plain boring ole 'Den' or 'Deni.'


7. Tag eight bloggers

OK folks, you're tagged!

1. Sylvia Ney


2. Beverly Deihl

3. Tony Benson at Fireside Park

4. Ann Best

5. Clarissa Draper

6. Nas Dean


7. Michael at ...in time

8. Deniz Bevan

9.  Ellie Garret (I added Ellie coz I saw her enjoying another blog tag so I have an extra!)


8. A few questions about your tagged friends...
Who's listed as number one?
Sylvia Ney does a mighty fine job interviewing authors/writers. A service all my writer friends should appreciate.

Say something about number 5.
Clarissa is an inspiration. She is a great writer and her blog is a magnificent place to learn all kinds of sciency and writerly stuff.

How did you get to know number 3?
When his lovely wife Margo Benson hit blogger land, I was the first blogger she followed and Tony was hot on her dancing heels. Such a lovely couple from Devon.

How about number 4?
Who could inspire me more than Ann Best! Publishing your first book at 70! All that energy! And caring for her adult daughter Jen who has a disability. I love Ann's writing and know her memoir In The Mirror is going to be a great success and I'm looking forward to receiving my copy!

Leave a message for number 6.
Hello Nas! Thanks for inviting me to stay with you in Fiji! Can't wait!

Leave a lovey-dovey message for number 2.
Sweet Beverly! Thank you so much for signing up for Romantic Friday Writers and supporting our little shindig! Great to have you on board!

Do number 7 and number 8 have any similarities?
Well, they're both writers, both dedicated to their art and are sure to be huge successes in their writing careers! They both comment on my posts on a regular basis and I value their support in whatever I'm writing about. Watch this space! 



And hey what about number 9?
Ellie is one of the young-uns that I have tagged who has a great future ahead of her. Can't wait to read her first novel! With her imagination and dedication it's going to be a blast.

Now everyone, I'm looking forward to reading your responses. Please let me know when you post...



26 comments:

  1. It is a fun tag. Loved your answers.

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  2. This is probably the third time I've seen this tag today; awesome! I love reading people's answers to the questions and seeing who they tag. :D

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  3. Haha! I love the song, 'Red, Red Wine.' UB40 are great.

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  4. This tag is running and running! MrB is away until tomorrow (or maybe today in OZ!) but he'll love being tagged by you!

    Thank you for your kind comments :-)

    Excellent UB40 clip!!

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  5. Have you ever tried to sing Red, Red Wine? It's a tough song!

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  6. Denise: You say the nicest things about me and everyone!

    I just saw your comment on my post. I got tagged last week with these same questions by Danette. I think I told her I was so inundated I didn't get to them. It's even worse today. Do you mind if I pass? YOU have more energy than I do. And your answers sparkle, which means you have a sparkly personality (this comment isn't related to what I guess is your love of the bubbly stuff?! LOL)

    Ann :)

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  7. Alex: I can sing Red Red Wine! Use my American accent. 'Waaarnnne'.

    Ann:I understand. Now get back to your writing.

    Margo: glad Tony will play along.

    Suze: It is fun.

    Golden: Yep. These tags are all over.

    Lynda: I'll drop by.

    Denise<3

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  8. That song made me nostalgic for my youth - for about five seconds :)

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  9. Hi Denise ....

    This is like the fourth time I've been tagged with this one. I loved your answers.... Too fun!

    Yours and Danette's are recent so sometime next week I will most certainly play along.

    Thank you for the sweet things you said about me. I really appreciate it.

    Michael

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  10. I'm Tagged!!!!!!!!! What do I do?

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  11. Hi,

    Hee hee, "Red Red Wine": a great song for when you're slightly tipsy and in good company on the way home from a party! ;)

    best
    F

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  12. I can finally comment. Bad, bad Blogger!

    I've had so much fun reading all these tags and now I've finally been tagged myself. Yay! I shall schedule it for next Friday.

    Loved reading your answers and I'm blushing at your comments about me.

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  13. Thanks for tagging me. Someday when I have more time I will post something for your romantic writer's group. I will try to do this tag next week if I can. I hope you are able to join my group.

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  14. You don't eat chicken? I love chicken! How could you? :)

    PS - Please feel free to write about my cover saga in whatever way you choose. Happy weekend!

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  15. Ooooh, that's a good way to NOT eat chicken!

    I like the original Red Red Wine too!

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  16. Nice answers! I love UB40 songs. Hasn't it cooled down in Australia yet?

    :-)

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  17. LOL! I just got tagged with one of these too. My post goes up in a few days. Love the nickname. :)
    Edge of Your Seat Romance

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  18. Denise!
    Your answers to that tag were delightful!

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  19. Great to get to know you better...this is a great tag!

    Daily (w)rite

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  20. Squee! Thanks for the vote of confidence Denise! I only ever got called Deni by my best friend in high school, but it was my favourite nickname. Mm, hot Australia... would love to visit someday!

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  21. Looking forward to your game picks for Monday's blogfest!

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  22. I loved your answers. Congratulations on your writing award!
    I am enjoying catching up on some of your posts I have missed:)

    http://www.doreenmcgettigan.com

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  23. You poor woman! I can't believe your mom faked you out like that. No way I'd ever eat chicken again if someone had done that to me. Yuck.

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  24. I loved the song; one of my favorites. Your answers to this game were fun and interesting.

    ......dhole

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  25. I love your answers to the tag. Thanks for tagging me - sorry I took a while to answer, but I've been away. It's fascinating seeing what pictures people post in their answers.

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  26. I love seeing the various answers to the "hot" question.

    Um, that's a crazy chicken nugget story. I'd be scarred for life!

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