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’. liebster award logo 22-9-14So, 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.

[photo: tripadvisor.co.uk]

[photo: tripadvisor.co.uk]

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 opposite sex?
Probably not.
What is success to you?
Being satisfied with what I’ve achieved in life, working hard to meet my goals.
What does this award mean to you?
It made me smile, and feel proud of my little blog. Thanks, April!

[photo: biggs.telegraph.co.uk]

[photo: biggs.telegraph.co.uk]

Make a wish
I wish Andy Murray [above, winning Wimbledon 2013] would win the Grand Slam in 2015.
Fulfil someone’s wish
Not sure how to do this… it could get into quite dangerous territory.
What is your favourite place?
Flamborough Head, East Yorkshire, England. Below is a view of Filey Brigg, from Bempton Cliffs. Bempton - view of Brigg1 29-10-13The award rules are:
– Thank your nominator and post a link to his/her blog.
– Display the award on your blog.
– Answer the 11 questions provided by the nominator.
– Nominate 5-11 blogs which have less than 1000 followers, and let them know they’ve been nominated.
– Make up and post 11 questions for your nominees to answer.
– Post these rules on your blog.

My nominations, all writers, are:-
Garrulous Gwendoline
Cindy Bruchman For my review of Cindy’s novel, The Knife with the Ivory Handle, click here.
Andrea Stephenson
Bryan Hemming
Jacke Wilson

My 11 questions to my five nominees all require quickfire, short answers:-
Which book do you love the most?
Who is the fictional character you most resemble – be honest!
Which book would you love to have written?
What are you reading now?
And what’s next on your To-Read pile?
Paperback/hardback, or e-book? Why?
Where is your favourite place to read?
Best film from the book?
What are you writing today?
Do you plan your story, or let it flow?
Who is your key character, and what makes him/her tick?

Comments

  1. I enjoyed your insights! Thank you for the recognition Sandra, and my apologies that I cannot join along at the moment as travelling saps my free time for coming up with reasonable answers and passing on the love. Also Internet access has been sporadic, so only just catching up with blogging and commenting. Off to France on Saturday for the next adventure.

  2. Thanks for your nomination, Sandra. I’m just about to post my answers to the quiz. They might not be quite as brief as you would have liked, but then it’s always unwise to invite an anarchist to a knees-up in Sarajevo, if you get my drift.