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Writer, dearest

I love blog awards, everyone likes to be appreciated and blog awards are a nice way of spreading love around amongst bloggers and readers. The Liebster, for me, means love. Not sure why, perhaps because it sounds like ‘liebe’ which takes me back to my German classes at school: ‘Ich liebe dich’. So I’ve always assumed the ‘Liebster Award’ meant roughly the ‘We Love You Award’. Wrong… a quick check with Google Translate tells me that Liebster means ‘Dearest’. So, thanks to April at April4June6, for nominating me for the Dearest Award! April has asked me 11 questions:- Do you think we should adapt our demands to our means, or the other way around? If we don’t adapt our demands to our means, the planet will be bankrupt. What does writing mean to you? Everything. It is who I am, I cannot imagine ever not writing. What are you doing on a sunny day? Ideally, sitting in the sun, reading. Really, sitting inside, writing. What future memory would you like to create? Looking back to the day my first novel, Ignoring Gravity, was published. The first of a successful eries. Would you date yourself were you a person of the
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Categories: Book Love and On Writing.

The Twitter Report

Aah, Twitter… how shall I count the ways? Five months tweeting… 877 tweets tweeted, more than some [I mean JK] but a lot less than others. 629 tweeters followed, mostly authors, journalists, book world people, Andy Murray and Yorkshire Tea. No free teabags yet… For future reference, in case we meet, I’m a Tiffie [tea in first] not a Miffie [milk in first]. I was brought up as a Miffie but have been served too many cups of weak tea in my life to put up with it any longer. So I did a U-turn and have never looked back. 343 tweeters following me. Thank you if you are one of them [you will know that my tweets are different from my blog]. Stay with me, this is where it gets interesting. My followers include… Friends and family [of course]… Writers [I know, I don’t know, I admire, I long to have written the books they have written]… Book lovers [they make my world go around]… Poets [a beautiful way to give my brain a rest from writing]… Lots of people who want to promote my book, for a small fee [uhm, I didn’t know there were so many out
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Categories: Book publicity.