I was nominated for this award by Sirenia at My Own Avalon.
Many thanks to her, this is the first award that I have been nominated for, for my poetry and while really shocking and surprising it’s also really awesome! If you’re fans of meaningful words then you should definitely go and visit her blog! 🙂
1. What was the most scariest moment in your life?
When I lost my way in life and found myself in a really dark place.
2. What or who inspires your writing?
My feelings inspire me to write. I never found it easy to open up and talk to people about how I was feeling, I’d just let it all build up inside and writing down how I felt helped me get my feelings out. Putting them into words and more specifically poems/lyrics was a constructive way to deal with what was going on inside.
3. How have you overcame writers block?
I haven’t had writers block as I wouldn’t class myself as a writer, I’m merely a guy who writes down his feelings in words.
4. Are you published, would you like to be published?
No, I’m not published and I know my writing isn’t good enough to ever be. If a miracle did happen it would be really great to get a poem published and I’d love to see a snippet of one of my book reviews in a book, that really would be awesome!
5. What do you think is your best poem or short story?
I’m not sure about the best so I’ll tell you the most meaningful and they would be The Departed which was written for my father after he died from cancer, here you can find a link to a post I wrote not long after I started blogging and it may give you some insight into the meaning that went into the poem. And more recently Goodbye which was written two months after Sully my dog had to be put to sleep.
6. Your favourite novel?
Hhmm, that’s a really tough one but I’d probably go with The Stand by Stephen King.
7. If you could meet an author who would you meet?
This one changes quite alot but at the moment it would be Mark Lawrence, all his books are amazing and I’d like to meet him to shake his hand and congratulate him on the awesomeness that is The Wheel of Osheim and thank him for the many hours of enjoyment all his books have given me.
8. If you were trapped on an island what three items would you have?
Hhhmm, a crossbow (to hunt), a nubile maiden and a bottle of Jack Daniels Honey! 🙂
9. What is one thing in the world you’d like to change?
Tolerance, I feel that people should be more tolerant of each others differences and beliefs.
10. How long have you been writing?
Sporadically on and off for years, though until the turn of the year it had been a few years since I’d really wrote anything of meaning and I guess it’s just progressed since then, I’ll blame the blog for making me more creative!
Ten random facts about me:
- I’m shy.
- I have tattoos-hence my blogs name! 🙂
- I prefer the cold to the warm.
- I despise the wind, stupid, howling, gusting thing it is!
- I’m an only child or as we’re more commonly known a brat.
- I’m a huge Justin Bieber fan!!!……Muhaha gotcha I’m a Rock and Metal fan!
- I’m an animal lover.
- I don’t like seeds or eating things with seeds in them, yuck!
- I’m sarcastic.
- I’m a Sagittarius.
I’m not going to nominate any singular person or blog, I’m not sure who’s been awarded before and I don’t like to intrude on bloggers by tagging them if there busy writing posts so my nominations are……….anyone who puts pen to paper or finger to keyboard and writes, you all deserve it! 🙂
If you wish to take part then use the same questions I did and here are the rules:
Than the person who nominated you and post a link to their blog on your blog. Try to include a little promotion for the person who nominated you. They will thank you for it and those who you nominate will also help you out as well.
Display the award on your blog — by including it in your post and/or displaying it using a “widget” or a “gadget”. (Note that the best way to do this is to save the image to your own computer and then upload it to your blog post.) At the bottom of this post I’ve included a whole lot of images you can use for your 2016 Liebster Award.
For the 2016 Liebster Award I will be shaking things up! Write a 150-300 word post about your favourite blog that is not your own. Explain why you like the blog, provide links.
Provide 10 random facts about yourself. (This year I’m making this optional. If you wish to engage with your readers it’s a great idea to include random facts about you.)
Nominate 5 – 11 blogs that you feel deserve the award, who have a less than 200 followers. (Note that you can always ask the blog owner this since not all blogs display a widget that lets the readers know this information!)
List these rules in your post (You can copy and paste from here.) Once you have written and published it, you then have to:
Inform the people/blogs that you nominated that they have been nominated for the Liebster award and provide a link for them to your post or mine if you don’t have all the information so that they can learn about it (they might not have ever heard of it!)